Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Best Buy Unable to Fullfill All Wii U Pre-Orders: Charging but Not Shipping Until December

 

Demand for Wii U was definitely at a surprising high for retailers, so much so that there is a sincere worry that many places wont be able to fill all the pre-order request. That fear was merely confirmed as of late with customers noting that it says the “status isn’t available” on their order through the Best Buy website. To make matters worse, the estimated shipping date for customers who have that status is now between 11/28 and December 12th. So, the good news is you will get your Wii U before Christmas. The bad news is that everyone else will get it when they were supposed to.

To make matters worse, some customers have reported that their card has been charged just the last two days (typical for Best Buy since you can delay the charge until shipping day), yet still have had their status changed. Meaning they paid for a Wii U console but may have to wait up to a month before they get the product they paid for. All this, when they can simply walk into Walmart Sunday, or when the next shipment comes on wedsnday and pick one up.

Anyone out there who happens to have pre-ordered from Best Buy’s website better go online and check the status of their order. In times like this, I am almost thankful I did not pre-order a Wii U, even though doing so is supposed to contain certain guarantees. The only guarantee I need is that there will be some units in stores sans pre-order, so I can wait in line or just show up and get one before they are gone. First stop? Walmart right before midnight. Sold out? Out to K-Mart or Shopko to get in line. Fact remains, the destiny of me getting a Wii U is merely in my hands, even if it costs me large parts of my Sunday. Worst case scenario is that I drive 45 minutes away to a Walmart in a small town that has almost no one who games.

 

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Datz not good!



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Yikes! Just checked my order...everything looks good. But that really stinks for those who are stuck in that situation.

Veknoid_Outcast said:
Yikes! Just checked my order...everything looks good. But that really stinks for those who are stuck in that situation.


But really good because it is more proof that the Wii U is going to be huge!



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I preordered at best buy in store so im goodie.

Mad55 said:
I preordered at best buy in store so im goodie.


I did the sign up thing at Gamestop and still have not been called back.



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spurgeonryan said:
Mad55 said:
I preordered at best buy in store so im goodie.


I did the sign up thing at Gamestop and still have not been called back.

How long ago did you do it? I hear the wait list is huge.



*gulp*

Well, I ordered from Gamestop the day it was announced. I should have mine......but I have to work on Sunday. I was considering waiting until Monday. Now, I can't take that chance.

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Mad55 said:
spurgeonryan said:
Mad55 said:
I preordered at best buy in store so im goodie.


I did the sign up thing at Gamestop and still have not been called back.

How long ago did you do it? I hear the wait list is huge.


I was the first one at my local one...... But who knows which order they inputed the names.



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Wow I got very nervous considering I preordered from bestbuy online. Looks like I ordered early enough though,

On the order details it says.

Order Status:: 1 item(s) - Order in process of being fulfilled; Usually ships in 1 - 2 days.

So it seems they are about to ship it out to me.



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Best Buy is terrible for overselling things like that, both consoles and games.

I've been screwed on a preorder from them, my brother has had it happen twice just in the past year and my sister had it happen once (got her Special Edition Skyrim two weeks after it came out because they oversold them when she could have walked into Future Shop and simply bought one the day of).

This doesn't surprise me in the least.