Wii U selling for up to $1000 on secondary markets

Wii U selling for up to $1000 on secondary markets
Last month, Nintendo finally revealed the price of their upcoming Wii U console, with the base model selling for $299 and a Deluxe model selling for $349.

The console goes on sale in the U.S. on November 18th.



Pre-orders have sold out at all major retailers, and Nintendo has noted demand will likely exceed supply well into launch.

Wii U Deluxe set pre-orders are on sale via eBay, at a 60 percent mark-up, meaning prices above $550 for the console. The base model is selling for an average 15 percent premium.

Elsewhere, some sellers on Amazon have gone off their rockers and are offering the console for $1000.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 5 Oct 2012 22:21
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  • 8 comments
  • bobiroc

    Some people will pay for it too. I pre-ordered mine but if I couldn't get one right away there is no way I would pay more for one.

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    5.10.2012 23:13 #1

  • megadunderhead

    Same and i think 1000 dollars for a console are you stoned or just completely off your rocker indeed and your thinking people are going to give you 1000 dollars for a console with 8 gig's of storage not just the deluxe model but the base models going for this as well.

    6.10.2012 13:50 #2

  • Frogfart

    That's what you get for laziness. People should have kept an eye on Amazon and pre-ordered their console. But then, I'm lecturing and counting my chickens before they hatch. Amazon better F******g deliver!!!!

    6.10.2012 16:11 #3

  • bobiroc

    Originally posted by Frogfart: That's what you get for laziness. People should have kept an eye on Amazon and pre-ordered their console. But then, I'm lecturing and counting my chickens before they hatch. Amazon better F******g deliver!!!! Amazon did not participate in the pre-order FYI. I guess Amazon and Nintendo are fighting or something.

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    6.10.2012 16:50 #4

  • Frogfart

    Originally posted by bobiroc: Originally posted by Frogfart: That's what you get for laziness. People should have kept an eye on Amazon and pre-ordered their console. But then, I'm lecturing and counting my chickens before they hatch. Amazon better F******g deliver!!!! Amazon did not participate in the pre-order FYI. I guess Amazon and Nintendo are fighting or something. Pre-ordered mine on Amazon.co.uk and it's due delivery on 3rd December. Ordered the Zombie Premium Pack Black version 329.00.

    7.10.2012 14:47 #5

  • bobiroc

    Originally posted by Frogfart: Originally posted by bobiroc: Originally posted by Frogfart: That's what you get for laziness. People should have kept an eye on Amazon and pre-ordered their console. But then, I'm lecturing and counting my chickens before they hatch. Amazon better F******g deliver!!!! Amazon did not participate in the pre-order FYI. I guess Amazon and Nintendo are fighting or something. Pre-ordered mine on Amazon.co.uk and it's due delivery on 3rd December. Ordered the Zombie Premium Pack Black version 329.00. Hmmm then maybe it was just Amazon in the US. Saw several articles like this one: http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/9/1...lable-pre-order

    All hinted that Amazon and Nintendo were in some sort of dispute.

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    7.10.2012 14:58 #6

  • blueboy09

    Remember the time when a Playstation 2 sold for about $10000 on EBay, and someone bought it only to find it was an empty box. The person who bought it went to sue the seller of the console only to find out in court he couldn't get shit because EBay wasn't responsible what's sold inside the box, and the judge threw out the case. Yep, I can see this happened all over again...

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    7.10.2012 17:15 #7

  • Qliphah

    This is the Wii all over again. Wasn't Nintendo nearly taken to court for fabricating false shortages last time?

    8.10.2012 15:46 #8

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