Second-hand WiiU prices dropping like a stone.

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Nov 26, 2012
  1. TwinRetro
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    So, I checked ebay, just to see how much these folks are squeezing out of people that didn't take advantage of pre-orders, and I was mildly amused. It seems like the prices for the deluxe editions are going down day by day.

    I can literally smell the nervous sweats of the people that stocked up on tens of WiiUs, just to have their auctions turn belly up mere days after the launch.

    You know, I smell something else. You know what that is? Justice. Sweet, poetic justice.
     
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    This is one reason why concert tickets cost a huge amount, too. People want to cash in from reselling something that gets sold out pretty fast. Easy money (and some people do this for a living earning thousands a month). I wonder what the level will be once it sets.
     
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    I don't know if your sarcastic or not, but I just checked because I was curious and the prices were soooo low...quad digit low... :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:
    And the sad thing is that there are people who even buy it... :sleep:
     
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    Good. I hope those twats lose a lot of money.
     
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    Why do you two commie bastards hate the free market?
     
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    I think Nintendo planned this, and they took the bait. Well played, Nintendo.
     
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    Playing by the rules of "The Free Market" and being a dick aren't mutually exclusive.
     
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    Stores all around here are getting in more stock, so naturally they'd be buying it directly from a store. Rather than online, making the demand for the WiiU online lower therefore lowering the asking price.
     
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    I guess people just don't want the Wii Used.
     
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    Hey I actually predicted this, they created a over inflated demand for Wii U that's just not there.
     
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    Looks like they want a Wii nU?
     
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    Free shipping :)
     
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    Oh God, that was funny!
     
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    Huh my faith in people is somewhat restored now. I checked out ebay myself and the over-inflated (£400+) Wii U premium auctions all have zero bids. That will learn those damn hoarders. I have been saying to people for the last month that the Wii U drought was artificially created by both Nintendo and stockpilers.
     
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    well said.

    but, I couldn't believe people actually bought it for those high prices... normal people would have thought logically and waited till the release for a normal price right?
     
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    "No longer available." Shouldn't have been available in the first place.
     
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    Justice has been served. XD I am laughing at this moment. XD It's hilarious, really.XD
     
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