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LOVETHATPOLY
10-28-2006, 11:29 AM
They are taking Pre-orders tomorrow at the stores. I guess each store is only taking 4-10 per system(some are taking even less). I really wanted to pre-order a Wii, but there is no way I will fight the crowds. I read on another board that some stores already have people camped out. That is such a small # of systems for the demand. I also called and they will have TMX Elmo's tomorrow too!! I really wonder what their plan is to handle this? There will be all of these gamers, Ebayers, moms, ect, waiting in line for these hard to find items. I guess I will just have to wait until launch day and hope that they have enough Wii's so that I can purchase one. I had heard that they would have enough and that the PS3 would be the hard one to find. Anyways, I thought I would post this just in case anyone want's to go wait in the line. Good luck!

LisaNJ25
10-28-2006, 01:12 PM
Yep, Most people are camping out tonight. My store is getting 8 ps3's. They are handing out numbers at the door for the ps3, Wii and Elmos.

Toby'sFriend
10-28-2006, 01:39 PM
yep, believe it or not I drove past a TRU and saw 2 guys already there. I'm just not in the mood to stand in line all night - freezing cold and semi-rainy here. If you want one bad enough to do that, more power to you. I think that eventually these stores are going to have to develop some kind of lottery system for these events because it is just getting out of hand. Eventually, there is going to be some kind of fight where somebody gets seriously injured or killed.

I've read that TRU has been stockpiling their Elmo shipments and they will have a pretty good supply to sell tomorrow.

LOVETHATPOLY
10-28-2006, 02:11 PM
Yes, I think it is crazy too. I also feel that someone could get hurt. People are nuts. I did call another Toys R Us and the manager told me that there was a line and yes, they only are selling a few preorders. He also told me that the Wii should not be hard to get at all. They should have plenty of them at lauch. It will be the PS3 that is hard to come by. I hope so. Even if they did not, I would not go camp out. That is just nuts!!

debabe723
10-28-2006, 05:33 PM
I just drove by our TRU and there are 7 people in line. I told DS16 that I 'might' be willing to check it out at 6am (its just a few blocks away) but I am not going to be in line all night. I'd rather just wait and take my chances ordering one online.

minniebeth
10-28-2006, 05:53 PM
Yup, they're campin' out here in Ohio too.... I wondered what all the hubub was at Toys R Us today was all about. I'm just searchin' for a little ol' Littlest Pet Shop! (The Chinchilla!)

jama
10-28-2006, 05:56 PM
What time do your stores open? The one near me doesn't open til 12 noon on Sunday.

LisaNJ25
10-28-2006, 06:25 PM
I just spoke to my mom who works for TRU.. she has had a guy there since 11am.

Opps. Just called my sister who is working now.. she said they have 8 guys already in line lolol people are nuts...

waltdisneyworlddreamer
10-28-2006, 06:33 PM
Probably should know but what is a Wii??? :confused3

lost*in*cyberspace
10-28-2006, 06:51 PM
I think that eventually these stores are going to have to develop some kind of lottery system for these events because it is just getting out of hand.

Things really haven't changed. I remember waiting outside of a Toys R Us to pre-order the very first Playstation, more than 10 years ago! I got one.

drgnfly30
10-28-2006, 06:51 PM
i really hope Wii is easy to find.. it's really the only thing DS16 wants for Christmas & I hate hate hate when the whole supply/demand thing comes into play during the holidays.

HayGan
10-28-2006, 07:32 PM
I had to got to TRU twice today (don't ask) and there were 5 people waiting outside since before noon. Now it is really cold and windy here today as well as we have had freaky rain/sleet/snow storms throughout the day.

Those people are nuts to put themselves through all that to actually spend hundreds of dollars on a game system that will be available to all in a short period of time.

Adi12982
10-28-2006, 08:16 PM
i really hope Wii is easy to find.. it's really the only thing DS16 wants for Christmas & I hate hate hate when the whole supply/demand thing comes into play during the holidays.

The Wii will be easier than the PS3 - the guy at game stop told me that nintendo already had TONS just sitting in a wearhouse waiting for the release date.

katrina4
10-28-2006, 09:15 PM
theres people camping out at TRU here in california too...crazy people! ;)

Adi12982
10-28-2006, 09:27 PM
Do you think there's a chance to get one going in the am??

katrina4
10-28-2006, 09:41 PM
i guess it depends on your area that you live in. But it doesnt hurt to try so maybe, GOODLUCK!

torinsmom
10-28-2006, 09:41 PM
I was told that the Wii would be easy to get too. I'll just be out on launch morning and make the rounds. Hopefully, I will get one, because that is all my son wants for Christmas as well.

Marsha

Delilah Bleu
10-28-2006, 10:20 PM
I saw people outside of Toys R Us this afternoon and wondered what they were waiting in line for. It seemed kinda early to line up for over night (it was only 4 PM.)

Sirron
10-28-2006, 10:21 PM
Regarding Wii, they are having 6-8 million at release. I don't think you'll have a problem getting one on the first day.

summerrluvv
10-29-2006, 05:53 AM
Regarding Wii, they are having 6-8 million at release. I don't think you'll have a problem getting one on the first day.

Ha...that's what you think! The ebay shoppers will buy them all up and there will be none left at the stores ;)

maggiew
10-29-2006, 07:32 AM
I'm only looking for a Wii, so I will wait on it. I am NOT standing out in the cold all night.

Why would they do preorders for the Wii AND the Playstation 3 on the same day?????????????

Maggie

LisaNJ25
10-29-2006, 07:36 AM
I'm only looking for a Wii, so I will wait on it. I am NOT standing out in the cold all night.

Why would they do preorders for the Wii AND the Playstation 3 on the same day?????????????

Maggie

Because they are both in the Big Book and it came out today.

Plantlady
10-29-2006, 07:41 AM
I'm hoping to get a Wii for the boys for Christmas, but I refuse to go fight the masses for it. I figure if it's not there when I go and buy one, it wasn't meant to be, and it might even be cheaper for next christmas.

Adi12982
10-29-2006, 09:35 AM
Got in line 10 minutes to 7 (new time) this morning and we were ale to resere a Wii (we were third to last) we were also able to pick up some elmo's. My Toys r us was only taking 8 PS3 reservations and 20 Wii reservations. The first 8 people that got the PS3's spend the night there!! I want to get one but I'm not about to get sick to get something. . . we can wait. The first guy in line got there at 10am YESTERDAY! He was out there for 24 hours!

michboro
10-29-2006, 09:36 AM
I went to Toys R Us at 9:00 this morning in the hopes of getting my son a preorder for the Wii, but they were sold out. They said that people were camping out in tents overnight and at 6 in the morning they handed out tickets for people to come back later to get their order. Someone said that they thought most of the people were there to buy and resell on Ebay. If I had known about the vouchers, I would have came at 6 am just to get the voucher and then come back later to place the order. I'm hoping once it is released we'll be able to get the game system.

Disneyglobegirl
10-29-2006, 10:29 AM
I am sick this weekend and could not sit out all night at TRU for a chance to preorder :guilty:

I wanted to get the TMX Elmo for my nephew who is autistic and LOVES Elmo - if I can't get him one for Xmas I will get him one for his birthday in March.

My DS wants a Wii for Xmas also so I am hoping that the rumors that there will be plenty available is true - I do not need to have one at launch - I just hope to find one before Christmas. I will not resort to Ebay and pay inflated prices either.

The second choice on his list is a PSP - so if I can't get him the Wii it will have to be a PSP ( which he is currently saving for now) but I figured if I can't get the Wii but get the PSP instead then he can use the money he is saving and buy the Wii after Xmas. It will work out one way or another.

Michelina
10-29-2006, 11:14 AM
DH went to our Toys r Us this morning to try to reserve a Wii. It's the only thing I want for X-mas! The lady said they had 50 guys camped out since 3 a.m. and only had 20 available for pre-order. I checked them out on eBay just out of curiosity and they are going for around $450! That's just nuts.

S. C.
10-29-2006, 11:36 AM
Probably should know but what is a Wii??? :confused3
I was wondering the same thing so i googled it.

http://i.walmart.com/i/if/hmp/fusion/RVL_hardware_photo29540X478.jpg

Nintendo Wii - Coming Soon!
It will bring together new games and old. Give people worldwide access through wireless Wi-Fi connections. And open the world of video games to everyone.

Nintendo's 'Wii' ushers in a new era of gaming.



Features

Boasts 512 megabytes of internal flash memory, two USB 2.0 ports and built-in Wi-Fi capability
Intuitive control for anyone using the physical motion of the main Wii Remote
The wireless signal can be detected within 10 meters of the console.
Both the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers include a three-axis motion sensor.
The Wii Remote also includes a speaker, rumble feature and expansion port, and can be used as a pointer within 5 meters of the screen
Single self-loading media bay will play single- or double-layered 12-centimeter optical discs for Wii
Wii can communicate with the Internet even when the power is turned off.


Controller
Nintendo created Wii to fit everyone's ideal break away from the everyday
The wireless, freehand Wii Remote makes games easy to play and more fun
Using the sense of touch in the game lets you feel the heat of emotion with each movement
Up to four players can grab a Wii Remote and play
The Wii Remote frees you from cords and excessive, complicated buttons
The motion sensors contained within the controllers add new interactions to existing games
Wii makes your senses come alive!






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tinksmygal
10-29-2006, 10:38 PM
I'm so annoyed. Went by TRU on Friday to ask if they would be taking pre-orders on Sunday, the guys in electronics tell me that they don't know anything about it. Today I go by this am and of course they were sold out. :furious:

I also stopped by Best Buy and talked to them. They said they would be getting a large shipment in on the 19th, but if I wanted to guarantee it I better camp out. :guilty: