Mario Kart 8 - Wii U - £34.98 - Zavvi
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Mario Kart 8 - Wii U - £34.98 - Zavvi

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Found 30th May 2014
Good price considering its release day! Cheaper than pre-order!

Any Zavvi points or a 10% code to use?!

162 Comments

Editor

It's hard to work out how this deal is going to go......it's definitely one of two ways.

1) Nintendo Fan(boys) have been sat at the front door waiting for the postman to arrive since Tuesday, and/or have been sat in front of their Wii U since midnight which will decrease votes....

or

2) Red Hot

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Edited by: "BuzzDuraband" 30th May 2014

This is hot considering the free game promotion. 2 good games for £35.

cheapest around I think. Wonder if amazon will match it?

good deal, the more people with this game the better

It's probably worth buying this just for the free game. Then trading this back in if you don't want to play it.

Banned

All Nintenders need now to save the U from imminent death is Luigi's Mansion.

BACONIZGUD4ME

All Nintenders need now to save the U from imminent death is Luigi's … All Nintenders need now to save the U from imminent death is Luigi's Mansion.



Agree

Toad all the way. I'm the best!!

tom1107

It's probably worth buying this just for the free game. Then trading this … It's probably worth buying this just for the free game. Then trading this back in if you don't want to play it.



It's arguably the best game on WiiU! Well worth keeping even if it's just for when you have a few mates over. The free game is just an awesome bonus.
Edited by: "lucifon" 30th May 2014

Think mine came in today (If it has, wow Tesco I am impressed) so looking forward to burning round and being terrible at it tonight.

As iffy as Zavvi is, wouldn't blame anyone jumping on this,

£31.48 with Student Discount, wow. Current £27 trade in at GAME meaning that I could get W101 for £4.50. The problem is the trade in price will probably decrease rapidly with the amount of people that will be trading in spare MK8 copies.

Decisions, decisions.

naomihughes80

Agree


:O Luigi's Mansion is awesome! Hopefully they release a third one for the U

Kais

£31.48 with Student Discount, wow. Current £27 trade in at GAME meaning t … £31.48 with Student Discount, wow. Current £27 trade in at GAME meaning that I could get W101 for £4.50. The problem is the trade in price will probably decrease rapidly with the amount of people that will be trading in spare MK8 copies.Decisions, decisions.



you can only register one MK8 to your account and therefore get one free game. so as far as I am aware you can't buy multiple MK8s get all the free games therefore I don't think there will be many MK8 trade-ins at all.

CowPuncher

you can only register one MK8 to your account and therefore get one free … you can only register one MK8 to your account and therefore get one free game. so as far as I am aware you can't buy multiple MK8s get all the free games therefore I don't think there will be many MK8 trade-ins at all.



Its not hard to register another Club Nintendo account, just use a spare email address.

Kais

Its not hard to register another Club Nintendo account, just use a spare … Its not hard to register another Club Nintendo account, just use a spare email address.



I made the presumption that Nintendo would have been wise enough to not let the offer be redeemed multiple times but perhaps they haven't!

Kais

£31.48 with Student Discount, wow. Current £27 trade in at GAME meaning t … £31.48 with Student Discount, wow. Current £27 trade in at GAME meaning that I could get W101 for £4.50. The problem is the trade in price will probably decrease rapidly with the amount of people that will be trading in spare MK8 copies.Decisions, decisions.



Try it, CEX are doing £32 for credit - price match it with GAME.

Rizsparky

Try it, CEX are doing £32 for credit - price match it with GAME.



No CEX in my area unfortunately. Anyway I've gone for it, I'm sure I can always sell the game for at least £25 if all else fails.

Kais

Its not hard to register another Club Nintendo account, just use a spare … Its not hard to register another Club Nintendo account, just use a spare email address.



Would it not be registered to a different Nintendo ID and therefore you'd have to sign in and out just to play the other game?

Can't imagine GAME shifting many secondhand copies for a couple of months, who'd pay £27 plus their mark up for a secondhand copy with no free game.

Also can't see many people buying the game just to get the free game and then trade it. For a start you are only getting Game credit, which is worth less than real money. And if you don't want Mario Kart, why are you wanting one of the other games.

Can't see many people saying I don't want MK8 but I do want to play Game&Wario

montblanc

Would it not be registered to a different Nintendo ID and therefore you'd … Would it not be registered to a different Nintendo ID and therefore you'd have to sign in and out just to play the other game?



No. The download code will be sent to your second Club Nintendo email address. Once you have this you put the code in on the Wii U you want the game on and then anyone can use it on that console.

mocmocamoc

Can't imagine GAME shifting many secondhand copies for a couple of … Can't imagine GAME shifting many secondhand copies for a couple of months, who'd pay £27 plus their mark up for a secondhand copy with no free game.Also can't see many people buying the game just to get the free game and then trade it. For a start you are only getting Game credit, which is worth less than real money. And if you don't want Mario Kart, why are you wanting one of the other games.Can't see many people saying I don't want MK8 but I do want to play Game&Wario



They won't. They will buy more than one copy of MK to get the free games and then trade in or sell their spare copies. eBay will be flooded with them.

Anyone know of any physical shops doing a good price on the game? I wanted to pick it up today.

Got it for just over £31 using myUniDays... so glad I didn't preorder! thanks op

Definitely a good price if you missed out on the Tesco Direct deal and happen to have a 10% code for Zavvi... but by the looks of Zavvi's / Zavvi help twitter feed customers are complaining that their pre-orders have yet to be dispatched despite pre-ordering months ago.

I've given up trying to contact customer service about delayed dispatches of pre-orders - you get the same old non-answer every time... 'We'll be dispatching it as soon as we get it from our suppliers.' Takes them about a day to reply as well.

The worrying thing is that The Hut group, who own Zavvi and multiple other online retail sites, also run Nintendo's Online Store. Needless to say their service is no better there either - people who pre-ordered Mario Golf World Tour didn't receive their orders on release. Luckily Nintendo stepped in and gave customers a digital code to download from the eshop whilst they wait for the physical copy to arrive so they ended up quids in with two copies in the end.

Fingers crossed that other, more reliable, retailers will price match soon

Bakagaijin

Definitely a good price if you missed out on the Tesco Direct deal and … Definitely a good price if you missed out on the Tesco Direct deal and happen to have a 10% code for Zavvi... but by the looks of Zavvi's / Zavvi help twitter feed customers are complaining that their pre-orders have yet to be dispatched despite pre-ordering months ago. I've given up trying to contact customer service about delayed dispatches of pre-orders - you get the same old non-answer every time... 'We'll be dispatching it as soon as we get it from our suppliers.' Takes them about a day to reply as well. The worrying thing is that The Hut group, who own Zavvi and multiple other online retail sites, also run Nintendo's Online Store. Needless to say their service is no better there either - people who pre-ordered Mario Golf World Tour didn't receive their orders on release. Luckily Nintendo stepped in and gave customers a digital code to download from the eshop whilst they wait for the physical copy to arrive so they ended up quids in with two copies in the end. Fingers crossed that other, more reliable, retailers will price match soon



Yep, Hut preorder I made for £32 in November still wasn't dispatched yesterday so I cancelled. Although I heard, anecdotally, that Zavvi had got better in the last year or so, but perhaps not! The Hut website certainly hasn't, and can't see any reason why Zavvi would be any different.

Think Nintendo Store orders went our via courier yesterday, according to a user on another forum.

Original Poster

Who REALLY cares if a street date is broken to make sure buyers get stuff on or before release date?!!

Pretty sad really

northlondon01

. Yep, Hut preorder I made for £32 in November still wasn't dispatched … . Yep, Hut preorder I made for £32 in November still wasn't dispatched yesterday so I cancelled. Although I heard, anecdotally, that Zavvi had got better in the last year or so, but perhaps not! The Hut website certainly hasn't, and can't see any reason why Zavvi would be any different.Think Nintendo Store orders went our via courier yesterday, according to a user on another forum.



Yeah, I cancelled Wednesday after contacting CS about my November pre-order too. As soon as they gave a vague answer of 'dispatching soon' I knew release date delivery was not happening. Had my back-up Tesco direct copy arrive this morning. It was a couple of quid extra mind, but got some cash back through quidco.

Zavvi used to pretty good with pre-orders, even after being bought out by the Hut group, but, like all mergers, they eventually got downsized and integrated with their other entertainment retailers and now they are essentially the same lackluster company.

I'm not surprised the Nintendo store sent orders out via courier. Arguably the biggest Wii U release of the year and right before E3. Nintendo don't want the negative press or angry customers posting on twitter /FB and they definitely don't want to have to send out free eshop codes for MK8 if The Hut couldn't deliver.

pre ordered this off zavvi and just got an email - sorry we cannot guarantee it on day of release have 10% off your next order... doubt ill be using zavvi again ever. whats the point of pre ordering it only for it not to turn up. dissapointed kids useless zavvi.

That free game promotion is a fantastic one - just got my Pikmin 3 downloaded.

Got to love the small print though - if you redeemed the promo before 10 this morning you were excluded from getting the free game. Don't know why it just didn't cover the whole of today and onwards.

KrisLeeds

Who REALLY cares if a street date is broken to make sure buyers get stuff … Who REALLY cares if a street date is broken to make sure buyers get stuff on or before release date?!!

Just about everybody in the supply chain. If one company delivers early, it gives them an unfair advantage over all those companies that stick to the rules. Let one company get away with it too often and all the others will be very unhappy.

Anyone confirm if ive got coming the MK8 bundle and I buy this also how I can get both free games onto the same Wii U console ?

GQ Man

Anyone confirm if ive got coming the MK8 bundle and I buy this also how I … Anyone confirm if ive got coming the MK8 bundle and I buy this also how I can get both free games onto the same Wii U console ?



Can't confirm if this will work on Wii U or with this promotion but it worked on other free game promotions on 3DS. If you register the game on two separate Club Nintendo accounts i.e. Registered to two different email addresses, then it should allow you two download two free games to the same console by inputting the free download codes on the eshop.

Club Nintendo does not allow you to register two physical copies of the same game to the same account, although it does allow you to register a physical copy and an eshop copy of the same game, probably because the eshop copy auto registers on your club nintendo account.

5% discount at Zavvi for New Customers by using code WELCOME after registering (register first before buying the game) at checkout. Brings the price down to £33.23

Brodie4ever

Got to love the small print though - if you redeemed the promo before 10 … Got to love the small print though - if you redeemed the promo before 10 this morning you were excluded from getting the free game. Don't know why it just didn't cover the whole of today and onwards.


It does state that but people I know who registered early have been able to get the download still (weirdly enough a person who registered at 00:01 today has not but a person who did so on Wednesday has).

HereIsNoWhy

Anyone know of any physical shops doing a good price on the game? I … Anyone know of any physical shops doing a good price on the game? I wanted to pick it up today.


Tesco was £40 yesterday. Argos is £43 with "free" Metroid Other M. Don't know if those are good enough.

ordered! thank you :0)

HereIsNoWhy

Anyone know of any physical shops doing a good price on the game? I … Anyone know of any physical shops doing a good price on the game? I wanted to pick it up today.



I can't recommend thegamecollection.net highly enough, especially after reading about Zavvi Ordered MK8 from them at 13:40 yesterday for £36.95, dispatch notice an hour later and it landed on my doorstep a few hours ago. If you order before 3pm you'll probably have it tomorrow if that helps...

wish they had of put Mario kart 8 as it would of come up in the search I done then

So I just got an email from Zavvi saying that they failed to deliver any preorders of this for day of release and that they've included a key ring with my order. Sweet.

I also got sent a 10% code that is useless to me as I already get student discount. So if anyone wants it then just fire me a PM.

EDIT: Code gone now. Sorry
Edited by: "Kais" 30th May 2014

Kais

So I just got an email from Zavvi saying that they failed to deliver any … So I just got an email from Zavvi saying that they failed to deliver any preorders of this for day of release and that they've included a key ring with my order. Sweet.I also got sent a 10% code that is useless to me as I already get student discount. So if anyone wants it then just fire me a PM.



Ill have the 10% code if you've still got it please

We spent all morning trying to register, impossible. Same thing happened when I tried to register the Wii. Nightmare.
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