so how long will i be waiting?

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#1 Posted by sum_guy09 (482 posts) -

i made the mistake of not pre-ordering a Wii U sooner & i'm wanting a 32g(black) but i refuse to pay "extra" to get one. so how long can i expect to wait for them to get more instock? im not gonna freak out if i have to wait a week or something but its gonna suck if im waiting a month or two

#2 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8226 posts) -
U could still try Walmart. They were taking lay away preorders like 3 days ago you could of still got one.
#3 Posted by spike6958 (4716 posts) -

I think most places in the US have sold out, some are still doing pre-orders but not many from what I've read on here. You're best bet if you can't find one of these places still taking orders is to camp outside the store for a few hours before there midnight openings (and try to be one of the first there) as some often have a couple extra systems that wheren't available for pre-order for people in your situation, otherwise it might not be possible to get one until next year, though I doubt they'll really let it get as out of hand as the Wii shortages did.

#4 Posted by sum_guy09 (482 posts) -

i went to walmart to ask about the preorder & the guy said that they were never taking preorders in the store.. he sounded pretty sure of himself so idk if its just with particular walmart stores or if that guy didn't know what he was talking about. im tempted to try again

#5 Posted by sum_guy09 (482 posts) -

I think most places in the US have sold out, some are still doing pre-orders but not many from what I've read on here. You're best bet if you can't find one of these places still taking orders is to camp outside the store for a few hours before there midnight openings (and try to be one of the first there) as some often have a couple extra systems that wheren't available for pre-order for people in your situation, otherwise it might not be possible to get one until next year, though I doubt they'll really let it get as out of hand as the Wii shortages did.

spike6958
im not quite desperate enough to wait outside the store for hours especially when there's no guarantees.. otherwise id be the 1st one there. i don't wanna walk in just to be asked "did you have a preorder?"
#6 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8226 posts) -

i went to walmart to ask about the preorder & the guy said that they were never taking preorders in the store.. he sounded pretty sure of himself so idk if its just with particular walmart stores or if that guy didn't know what he was talking about. im tempted to try again

sum_guy09
pretty sure he didn't know what he was talking about. It was a walmart ad.
#7 Posted by sum_guy09 (482 posts) -

well im on my way back to walmart now & this time im not taking no for an answer

#8 Posted by spike6958 (4716 posts) -
[QUOTE="spike6958"]

I think most places in the US have sold out, some are still doing pre-orders but not many from what I've read on here. You're best bet if you can't find one of these places still taking orders is to camp outside the store for a few hours before there midnight openings (and try to be one of the first there) as some often have a couple extra systems that wheren't available for pre-order for people in your situation, otherwise it might not be possible to get one until next year, though I doubt they'll really let it get as out of hand as the Wii shortages did.

sum_guy09
im not quite desperate enough to wait outside the store for hours especially when there's no guarantees.. otherwise id be the 1st one there. i don't wanna walk in just to be asked "did you have a preorder?"

Well, i'm just saying in my experience, most places usually do have extras. That was how I managed to get my Wii at launch, as I wasn't sure until pretty much the day before it's release if I'd have the money to buy it at launch. One other thing you could do is visit places the day after launch and ask if they have any in. It's sometimes the case that people will pre-order and either, end up not have the money to get it, or forget about it. At that point you could go in and ask if this has happened and see if you can get lucky.
#9 Posted by sum_guy09 (482 posts) -

well apparently not every walmart is taking preorders in-store because the guy said he had never seen anything about it & he's been working there awhile.. checked his computer & everything. then he told me it was first come first serve.. but he didn't sound too sure of himself, so idk! guess ill try some more stores tom & see what they say.

#10 Posted by sum_guy09 (482 posts) -
[QUOTE="sum_guy09"][QUOTE="spike6958"]

I think most places in the US have sold out, some are still doing pre-orders but not many from what I've read on here. You're best bet if you can't find one of these places still taking orders is to camp outside the store for a few hours before there midnight openings (and try to be one of the first there) as some often have a couple extra systems that wheren't available for pre-order for people in your situation, otherwise it might not be possible to get one until next year, though I doubt they'll really let it get as out of hand as the Wii shortages did.

spike6958
im not quite desperate enough to wait outside the store for hours especially when there's no guarantees.. otherwise id be the 1st one there. i don't wanna walk in just to be asked "did you have a preorder?"

thxs for the advice.. i may have to try that if all else fails Well, i'm just saying in my experience, most places usually do have extras. That was how I managed to get my Wii at launch, as I wasn't sure until pretty much the day before it's release if I'd have the money to buy it at launch. One other thing you could do is visit places the day after launch and ask if they have any in. It's sometimes the case that people will pre-order and either, end up not have the money to get it, or forget about it. At that point you could go in and ask if this has happened and see if you can get lucky.

#12 Posted by TwistedShade (3155 posts) -

Sadly i didn't preorder one when i should have either. Hopefully Nintendo is just lowering preorder stock to hype demand. And hopefully i can find one within a reasonable time period.

#13 Posted by ch2423 (1949 posts) -

well apparently not every walmart is taking preorders in-store because the guy said he had never seen anything about it & he's been working there awhile.. checked his computer & everything. then he told me it was first come first serve.. but he didn't sound too sure of himself, so idk! guess ill try some more stores tom & see what they say.

sum_guy09
Every walmart is taking the layaway preorders. From posts on here and CAG, most employees were never informed of this and have turned people away. If you go back, go to the layaway desk and not the electronics section.
#14 Posted by ZIMdoom (8355 posts) -

well apparently not every walmart is taking preorders in-store because the guy said he had never seen anything about it & he's been working there awhile.. checked his computer & everything. then he told me it was first come first serve.. but he didn't sound too sure of himself, so idk! guess ill try some more stores tom & see what they say.

sum_guy09

Not sure where you are from, but I'm Canadian and got the same response. Guy said that he heard some Walmarts were taking pre-orders but not that particular store. He wasn't sure why some were or weren't and what the rationale was behind it.

#15 Posted by mariokart64fan (19389 posts) -

maybe 1 month maybe 3 or maybe even 6 , depends on how good they sell ,

i got my 360 6 months after launch -due to moving ,

my ps3 2 months after launch

i found a spare wii 5 months after launch -with luck i guess ,

3ds i seen on shelves since its launch same for vita and xl

youll just have to wait and see go to a store that does not do preorders get there early and there you go

#16 Posted by sum_guy09 (482 posts) -

so i just got back from another walmart 30 minutes away & was able to secure a preorder for a deluxe Wii U (32g blck) via layaway :P

id suggest everybody try this if u're still looking.. apparently not every walmart has a little layaway center because it was the 1st time i ever seen it, but im happy now :D i wonder if i need to preorder sum games now??

#17 Posted by yokofox33 (29406 posts) -

I was going to say, you have to go to the layaway section in Walmart. You can't secure a pre-order in the electronics section. But it seems you got one. Congrats!

#18 Posted by wiifan001 (18381 posts) -

so i just got back from another walmart 30 minutes away & was able to secure a preorder for a deluxe Wii U >sum_guy09

Dandy!

#19 Posted by AGM3002 (893 posts) -

Just got back from walmart and just got it pre-order and yea have to go to the layaway! yay!

#20 Posted by Elaisse (33 posts) -

I almost lost my pre order. I called up to put the rest of the money down on it and they mistakenly cancelled my order. Not once but twice.