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Nintendo's Wii console

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Found 15th Sep 2006
Over the next few days I'm guessing stores will take pre orders, the reccomended retail price is £180 and released on 8th December. ]Link Here

Basically can people keep an eye out for places on pre order so we can find the cheapest pre order price after vouchers/quidco etc...

I no everyone will seel for £180 but you never know, also vouchers are going to be the key

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Original Poster

Found one so far at £169.99
http://www.direct4games.com/sites/1/images/prod99/primary/large/wiiconsole.jpg
]Direct4Games

Anyone used them?

3% Cashback available from Quidco bringing this to around £166.89 inc £2 Delivery Charge

EDIT: Price gone up to £169.99 + £2 Delivery

That is strange, very close in price to the US rrp (£133).
Never heard of them so couldn't vouch for them.

Something else to bear in mind is that there will inevitably be supply shortages so if it's an important present better get it ordered from a reliable source that might actually be getting a decent allocation of units.

Edit: Also, bear in mind the ridiculous logistics of discounting a machine which doesn't even need to be discounted to shift units yet.

p.s. notice they have a disclaimer noting that the price is subject to change. Sounds like an attempt at free PR to me

Couple of things. It does say the price is subject to change. Plus, the ]Xbox 360 they sell, is the Japanse version. Be careful to make sure, what they supply is a UK Pal one but i am sure you know what you're looking for

Original Poster

yeh thanks for the replies, it is the only supplier thus far and i might gamble it if it works out cheapest still (probably will) as it's not that important delivery time wise for me, also the units are not regionalised so shouldnt matter where it comes from

In true Nintendo style I suspect they'll throw a crazy connection onto the Wii end of the power adaptor and scupper everything, don't fancy hunting for one of those anytime this year!

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MBeeching

In true Nintendo style I suspect they'll throw a crazy connection onto … In true Nintendo style I suspect they'll throw a crazy connection onto the Wii end of the power adaptor and scupper everything, don't fancy hunting for one of those anytime this year!



lol i work in electronics so will just cut the plug off and solder a UK one on if it comes to it

There is also no indication if the unit is region free
so be carefull with a import

Original Poster

The unit is region free, 1st party software will be region free, and 3rd party software will have the option to be region specific/free depending on publishers decision as far as i know.

Mailed them yesterday asking about whether their Wii will be the UK model and surprise-suprise the price has gone up today with no reply.

Think I'll stick to Play for my pre-order.

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crazyal

Mailed them yesterday asking about whether their Wii will be the UK model … Mailed them yesterday asking about whether their Wii will be the UK model and surprise-suprise the price has gone up today with no reply.Think I'll stick to Play for my pre-order.



thanks for the heads up, the price change about 9-10 last night.

Also you might be better pre ordering from Dixons or somewhere else as Play don't offer any vouchers and has a poor quidco %

wiipreorder.co.uk/

The wii console isn't region free, it's been confirmed the marketing exec. was wrong.
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