Seems Amazon was taken off of Nintendo's pre-order list for the Wi

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by DiscostewSM, Sep 15, 2012.

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    http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/buynow/

    Originally, Amazon.com was displayed alongside Bestbuy, Gamestop, and the rest at the bottom of the page, but now, it is no longer among them.
     
  2. Lucifer666

    Lucifer666 all the world needs is me

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    Amazon didn't have pre-orders for the 3DS XL either. And they don't sell the Nintendo 3DS. (It's listed on their website, but other sellers sell it)
    Amazon stopped selling consoles months back. Just thought you should know.
     
  3. EyeZ

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    I have received an email from Amazon today asking me if i'd like to pre-order the WiiU.

    Also the WiiU is sold by Amazon, here's a copy and paste portion of the item:




    This item will be released on November 30, 2012.
    Pre-order now.
    Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.co.uk. Gift-wrap available.
     
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    But that isn't Amazon.com, which I was referencing.
     
  5. Wombo Combo

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    Why is that?
     
  6. EyeZ

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    If Amazon UK is taking pre-orders i don't see why Amazon.com wouldn't, there all part of the same company.
     
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    Fixed.

    If you see Nintendo 3DS or Wii U consoles on amazon.com, then they are not sold by amazon, but by third-party sellers. It seems like a stupid gamestop-NoA deal to me, since Amazon is arguably the biggest competitor of gamestop. Gamestop pays NoA money and in return Amazon.com is not allowed to sell Nintendo consoles. Just speculation.
     
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    They make more from having 3rd Party sellers selling their stock than if they sold it themselves. I believe they make very little profit if they sell it themselves, so they set up 3rd Party sellers to sell it.
     
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    When did this start? Not that I buy many consoles from them but I bought the Vita a couple months ago directly from Amazon. This must be rather new.
     
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    They still sell Sony and Microsoft consoles. Apparently there is an disput between amazon and NoA...
     
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    Its only for the Nintendo consoles, I think it was that the profit margin was only 5% for every console sold, and they are able to get more from the fees that 3rd Party sellers pay.

    I am not sure on the actual percentage but I do remember it was really low
     
  13. EyeZ

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    Well that's a bummer for the guys that have to use Amazon.com as Amazon usually have the best deals for console purchases as they do on most of the stock they sell.
     
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    Wouldn't you like to know
    It seems to always be some sort of legal contract that causes these things to happen. I wouldn't buy one off Amazon anyways. There are a lot of things I'd buy from them, but consoles have always been an in store purchase for me.