Nintendo Wii Black Wii Sports Resort Pack £99.99 @ Bestbuy (Thurrock) (Limited availability) - HotUKDeals
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Nintendo Wii in Black for only £99.99. Includes console, remote, nunchuk, motionplus, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. Deal is for Best Buy Thurrock from 7am 30th & limited availability.
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#1
Didn't know Best Buy was coming to the UK. Sweet!

Hopefully a store will open in Belfast sometime. Hot deal though.
#2
Some people are voting this cold! I'll be going there to get one as it's £40 cheaper than HMV!
#3
Bargain
#4
Hot! Shame i am nowhere near. Anyone fancy getting me one if going themselves?
#5
Good sign! They offered some bonus items on Blu-ray eg Lost TV Series, so I'll await them with interest and hope they spread to t'North. Maybe the Dog will have a big rival for films again - can only be good for rip-off UK.:thumbsup:
#6
Best Buy are opening several stores in the UK but you can't buy from their website yet.
They are here to take advantage of rip-off Britain as they won't be selling at USA prices.
#7
Gort1951
Best Buy are opening several stores in the UK but you can't buy from their website yet.
They are here to take advantage of rip-off Britain as they won't be selling at USA prices.


Totally agree.

I dont understand why electronics and hard ware has to be soooooooooo expensive in the UK in comparison to other countries. However, the only cheap things in Britan we get are on food items and on clothing from local brands when they are on sale. We should atleast be thankful for that.
#8
It's something to do with the 40% mark up some retailers think they can get away with on electronic goods.

See - people say that it's the economy - it's the retailers that are causing the problem.

Will be interesting to see DSG get a good kicking tho, which is what i suspect Bestbuy will do :)

Paul
banned#9
Got to love the blue shirts!
#10
The whole of Europe is so much more expensive than Japan, USA or Hong Kong! That is really unfair!

Anyway, what is it all about this Best Buy? I have never heard of them.
#11
Great deal but funny feeling it will be like the Currys megastore opening where queues go around the car park twice for 20 x 37" tv's. :S
#12
You people have a lot to learn about basic economics.

As a general rule, 1GBP=1USD is very fair pricing and has been for years. Things will always be cheaper to buy in different countries with different currencies and different financial climates, it's nothing to do with "rip-off Britain" - it's just because things are VERY different here.
#13
Good find, a wii console and game cheaper than you can get a ds lite for :thinking:
#14
I assume this is a opening day special? If thats the case I would expect there to be only a few available to those who are queuing before 7am.

Not voted either way, good deal but i suspect practically unavailable.
#15
sirlukas
The whole of Europe is so much more expensive than Japan, USA or Hong Kong! That is really unfair!

Anyway, what is it all about this Best Buy? I have never heard of them.


How can you possibly make the first claim clearly without first hand experience? Best Buy is one of THE largest retailers in North America. If you haven't heard of them, you can't possibly have any idea of pricing comparisons.
#16
Would love to know if they have any DSi or DSi XL's on offer
#17
ro53ben
You people have a lot to learn about basic economics.

As a general rule, 1GBP=1USD is very fair pricing and has been for years. Things will always be cheaper to buy in different countries with different currencies and different financial climates, it's nothing to do with "rip-off Britain" - it's just because things are VERY different here.


You're right. Here we just let people walk over us. In other countries (France for example) they actually believe in standing up for what they believe in.

I guess it's after years of having it beaten into us.

Anyhow, this is a bargain thread, not a place for discussing the ways of the world :)

Paul
#18
One opening at Merry Hill and saw one down at Portsmouth the other day too
#19
toibs
You're right. Here we just let people walk over us. In other countries (France for example) they actually believe in standing up for what they believe in.

I guess it's after years of having it beaten into us.

Anyhow, this is a bargain thread, not a place for discussing the ways of the world :)

Paul


No, we do stand up for what we believe in, that's why prices are high!

Like I said, lot to learn.
#20
ro53ben
How can you possibly make the first claim clearly without first hand experience? Best Buy is one of THE largest retailers in North America. If you haven't heard of them, you can't possibly have any idea of pricing comparisons.


I am not talking about Best Buy prices, but prices for electronic equipment in general.
I can compare warehouseexpress with B&H Photo store, why not? Miles difference in price and always has been regardless of the exchange rate!
#21
sirlukas
I am not talking about Best Buy prices, but prices for electronic equipment in general.
I can compare warehouseexpress with B&H Photo store, why not? Miles difference in price and always has been regardless of the exchange rate!


Yes, that's because of the vastly different economies.

As a general rule, a $1000 TV in the US could be sold for £1000 in the UK and it's a very fair price.
#22
ro53ben
Yes, that's because of the vastly different economies.

As a general rule, a $1000 TV in the US could be sold for £1000 in the UK and it's a very fair price.


Not really fair, as they earn more in the US, if 1 = 1.
#23
sirlukas
Not really fair, as they earn more in the US, if 1 = 1.


1) They don't earn more in the US at all. An easy example is the national minimum wage.

In the UK, this is currently £5.80 per hour - $8.84
In the US, this is currently $7.25 an hour - £4.75

They also have to pay for healthcare out of this, we have an NHS which means our doctors appointments and hospital treatment are free. Just one example of our excellent social system at work.

2) There's a lot more to pricing than how much people earn.
#24
sirlukas
Not really fair, as they earn more in the US, if 1 = 1.


Taxes are Higher in the UK than US, Salaries for High skilled (people with Uni degrees) are Crap.

Britain is a Paradise only if you live of Benefits, are a banker or a Builder (or Similar)
#25
ro53ben
1) They don't earn more in the US at all. An easy example is the national minimum wage.

In the UK, this is currently £5.80 per hour - $8.84
In the US, this is currently $7.25 an hour - £4.75

They also have to pay for healthcare out of this, we have an NHS which means our doctors appointments and hospital treatment are free. Just one example of our excellent social system at work.

2) There's a lot more to pricing than how much people earn.


BS a Fastfood worker (Mcdonalds) earns 11 USD an hour

Are you Familiar with news about Barrak new Health Care System? also the private one is not expensive and normally included in you work packet.

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1 Like #26
andycorleone
Taxes are Higher in the UK than US,

Absolutely, and our country is much better as a result. This is slowly beginning to change in the USA, especially with the recent Healthcare reform.


Salaries for High skilled (people with Uni degrees) are Crap.

Graduates are not "high skilled" unless they read a vocational degree. For those people, doctors, dentists etc., wages are just fine thanks.

If your degree doesn't provide you with a skill, just knowledge, you aren't a skill person. Period.


Britain is a Paradise only if you live of Benefits, are a banker or a Builder (or Similar)


I'm none of the above and it's working fine for me.
#27
ro53ben
1) They don't earn more in the US at all. An easy example is the national minimum wage.

In the UK, this is currently £5.80 per hour - $8.84
In the US, this is currently $7.25 an hour - £4.75

They also have to pay for healthcare out of this, we have an NHS which means our doctors appointments and hospital treatment are free. Just one example of our excellent social system at work.

2) There's a lot more to pricing than how much people earn.

So, now you compare earning after exchange rate, yet when it comes to pricing you said that 1.000 = 1.000 and it is fair. Hmmm ?
#28
andycorleone
BS a Fastfood worker (Mcdonalds) earns 11 USD an hour

And? What if they do? McDonalds workers can earn well here too.


Are you Familiar with news about Barrak new Health Care System? also the private one is not expensive and normally included in you work packet.
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Very familiar, my parents moved to the US in 1998. Healthcare, especially prescriptions, cost an absolute fortune when compared to the UK. They even pay tax on postage stamps out there.
#29
toibs
You're right. Here we just let people walk over us. In other countries (France for example) they actually believe in standing up for what they believe in.

I guess it's after years of having it beaten into us.

Anyhow, this is a bargain thread, not a place for discussing the ways of the world :)

Paul


Just to add on that one:
I live in Belgium and I do order a lot of electronics from the UK, it works out cheaper even with the postage cost. So I would say for electronics, the UK is actually quite cheap (of course helped by the current Euro/Sterling exchange rate. Just check for example Amazon.co.uk against Amazon.fr or Amazon.de

To stay with the Wii example:
Amazon UK: £149.98 (at today's exchange rate around Euro 173)
Amazon DE: Euro 189.90
Amazon FR: Euro 191.29

So stop complaining guys and enjoy the fact that there is a healthy competition in Britain!
#30
sirlukas
So, now you compare earning after exchange rate, yet when it comes to pricing you said that 1.000 = 1.000 and it is fair. Hmmm ?


No, not at all.

If we say a TV is $1000 and US minimum wage is $7.25/hr (ignoring deductions) it will take around 138hrs to earn enough money to buy the TV.

If pricing were equal, in the UK it would take a minimum wage worker just 113hrs to pay for the same $1000 TV set.

End result. UK people earn more than in the US.

There are a lot of additional factors that make a 1 to 1 comparison on pricing more than fair.
#31
best Buy ....Sweet!
#32
MarvinHC
Just to add on that one:
I live in Belgium and I do order a lot of electronics from the UK, it works out cheaper even with the postage cost.
[snip]
So stop complaining guys and enjoy the fact that there is a healthy competition in Britain!


Indeed, the UK is good value right now.
1 Like #33
ro53ben - rep left.

You are dead right.

There are problems in this country - but it is more to do with people wanting everything, and wanting it for less.

If prices were cheaper here, but there was no NHS, then people would sharp complain.

The two economies are very very different (USA is much more of a "hands off" government) and it is unfair to do a direct comparison and simply say "USA is cheaper, how unfair".

For example, inequality is MUCH more pronounced over there.
#34
MarvinHC
Just to add on that one:
I live in Belgium and I do order a lot of electronics from the UK, it works out cheaper even with the postage cost. So I would say for electronics, the UK is actually quite cheap (of course helped by the current Euro/Sterling exchange rate. Just check for example Amazon.co.uk against Amazon.fr or Amazon.de

To stay with the Wii example:
Amazon UK: £149.98 (at today's exchange rate around Euro 173)
Amazon DE: Euro 189.90
Amazon FR: Euro 191.29

So stop complaining guys and enjoy the fact that there is a healthy competition in Britain!


Ahh - thats the euro for you!!! Glad we havent joined that yet - it'll be another excuse for price rises!
banned#35
So will Bestbuy come here and offer these great prices forever or just build up market share and slowly put the prices up to match that of other UK retailers?
#36
.....yeah anyways....back to the deal....voted hot but only for those few crazy sonsa-biatches who are willing enough to wait in line for several hours then race each other to the (probably) very limited Wii's in stock!
1 Like #37
sirlukas
The whole of Europe is so much more expensive than Japan, USA or Hong Kong! That is really unfair!

Anyway, what is it all about this Best Buy? I have never heard of them.


I thought Best Buy was a fictional store for the show Chuck...
#38
ro53ben
No, not at all.

If we say a TV is $1000 and US minimum wage is $7.25/hr (ignoring deductions) it will take around 138hrs to earn enough money to buy the TV.

If pricing were equal, in the UK it would take a minimum wage worker just 113hrs to pay for the same $1000 TV set.

End result. UK people earn more than in the US.

There are a lot of additional factors that make a 1 to 1 comparison on pricing more than fair.


But the TV would be £1000 here, not $1000. So it would take the UK minimum wage earner 172 hours to pay for the TV. So we don't earn more than those in the US.
#39
Back on track......... is there any other offers going on when this opens on friday?
1 Like #40
toibs
Ahh - thats the euro for you!!! Glad we havent joined that yet - it'll be another excuse for price rises!


To be honest, I wish we would join up...assuming HM The Queen is retained on our bank notes.

People make FAR too much money from money and not having to convert between these currencies would be much better in the long term and help trading between nations.

Paying around 3% commission to convert your money when going on holiday and the same again when you return is just crap.

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