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Nintendaholic

1. Posted:

I am planning on buying around 6 to 8 wii u systems then selling them on ebay to make a profit. My friends did it with the wii and made a lot of money. Though the only problem with this is i dont know if the wii u will sell as well as the wii so im not sure if i will make anything or at least off the wii u im keeping. Tell me if you think this would be a good idea or if i shouldnt do this at all.

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Not sure. Should wait until the time comes. The thing is it might not sell as good right out of the gate. If there is a shortage of consoles at launch, than I say 100% do it. I will probably do the same thing If I hear there will be a shortage (Shortage = Ebay big money). Most places only sell one console per person now. So grab some firends or a girlfriend to help you wait in line and buy a few.

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Burning_Spear

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I wouldn't do it. I thought about it with the 3DS, and that would have been a mistake. I think the Wii U's price will prevent the type of sales frenzy that would make this a good move.

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Nintendaholic

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This is what i thought. thanks

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Prof_Clayton

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It really depends on the release games and 3rd party support. If these are good then there will be good sales. But if it has a sudden price drop you may lose a lot of money.

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Nintendaholic

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its a good thing you finally have an account, clayton. It should have good third party support since all the developers say its easy to develop games for. I was also thinking i would buy them first. then see how there going for on ebay and if they are not selling well i will just return them

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@mariosmyhero: Do not use the word "retarded" in any informal context. It could be considered rather offensive to a mass of mentally-challenged users on this forum.

Neither do I get how you could make a profit by buying a mass of the console, and reselling them on eBay. It'd be rather expensive first at launch, especially if you're just buying at retail price and bunging on a few quid. Many'd rather just buy it from a more reliable dealer, such as their local Gamestop, from Amazon directly or what have you.

If you are that big on getting rich quick, get a tangible job instead. It's not very advisable to get into this sort of crap.

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Prof_Clayton

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Neither do I get how you could make a profit by buying a mass of the console, and reselling them on eBay. It'd be rather expensive first at launch, especially if you're just buying at retail price and bunging on a few quid. Many'd rather just buy it from a more reliable dealer, such as their local Gamestop, from Amazon directly or what have you.

If you are that big on getting rich quick, get a tangible job instead. It's not very advisable to get into this sort of crap.

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I'm with him, I wouldn't do it, too risky and if they don't sell you lose money.

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BenAV

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If they don't sell, then at least you'd have plenty of spares in case yours broke. ;)

Oh, and you can always send me one if you need to get rid of one, I wouldn't mind a free one.
I'd probably already have one myself but having a US one too can't hurt.

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Prof_Clayton

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If BenAV gets one I get one too :)

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'Buying Multiple Wii U, Good Idea?'

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BenAV

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ClaytonLuigi wrote:

If BenAV gets one I get one too :)

Then it's settled.
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The_Fox

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I did it with the Wii, 3DS and the first iPad and made a nice profit each time but I have to warn you that there literally hundreds of people that try this every time a hot piece of tech comes out. It can be a headache if you're not able to move them quickly.

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Adam

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I would do it. Considering it isn't even released yet, you should make a killing off of them on Ebay.

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TheRegginator

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People that do that are scumbags.

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DanteSolablood

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People that do that are scumbags.

I kind of agree, it's similar to ticket touting - using high demand and low quantity to make parents pay through the nose to stop their kids crying on Christmas morning. A d**k move (that says duck), but not illegal.

I'd much rather you do what this guy does with brand new consoles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jUC-ug5YAU

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Capt_N

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The_Fox is right. There are literally hundreds who have tried w/ tech in the past. There will be hundreds who will try w/ the WiiU. Not to mention, you couldn't easily compete w/ sellers from other regions that might get the system first, & sell imports. Also, there is nothing wrong in making a profit, but as a gamer yourself, would you really not mind selling a console at a significantly, yet also possibly ridiculously, higher price, than the original msrp(manufacturer's suggested retail price), or would it somewhat bother you? I'm just being rhetorical here, something to think on.

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The_Fox

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Strongo9 wrote:

People that do that are scumbags.

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DanteSolablood

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Capt_N wrote:

The_Fox is right. There are literally hundreds who have tried w/ tech in the past. There will be hundreds who will try w/ the WiiU.

There will likely be hundreds of muggings in America this year, that doesn't make it morally right. The main difference is that console-touting is legal and less likely to ruin your favourite shoes. ;)

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Also, there is nothing wrong in making a profit, but as a gamer yourself, would you really not mind selling a console at a significantly, yet also possibly ridiculously, higher price, than the original msrp(manufacturer's suggested retail price), or would it somewhat bother you? I'm just being rhetorical here, something to think on.

There certainly is nothing wrong with making a profit & I'd love to sell one of my consoles at a higher price... when I'm done with it. My only issue is that the general idea of buying multiple consoles is that you buy up stock (meaning other people wanting to pay normal price can not buy them) and then when stock runs out & people get desperate you charge them excessive prices. If you did this with food or medicine it would be called extortion, but because you don't need consoles to live, it's called racketeering. The only ones that will actually pay the higher prices are likely to be the parents who are being badgered by their kids... this is my real problem with it, it's the stress and tears that it causes.

Anyone remember the woman that died trying to win a Wii on a radio competition because they were so hard to find? Maybe one more on the shelves wouldn't have made the difference, but I wouldn't like the question on my conscience.

Wouldn't be a racket without racketeers Fox, despise one & despise the other.

BTW, although the language I'm using may be a little colourful - don't worry. I don't HATE anyone. Hope to meet you all on the MK7 race track! ;)

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komicturtle

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Not a big fan of people who pull this stunt because that system could have been in the hands of someone who actually wants it for the reasons it's been made for: to play games, not overprice it and sell on eBay. And because Nintendo is most likely going to use a similar strategy they did with 3DS and manufacture plenty of consoles so there is no shortage like the Wii.

Up to you if you want to waste money and time... and be a jerk D:

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