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Topic: Wii U promotion (July 22-July 28, 2013). Screwed by Nintendo.

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yvanjean

yvanjean

1. Posted:

Just got an e-mail from Nintendo, I added 100$ when I heard of the promotion.

But today Nintendo only sent me a credit for $5, I've already e-mail Nintendo about this issue.

As anyone else got the same thing?

yvanjean

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Pingouinqc

Pingouinqc

2. Posted:

Same here. Added 100$ from eshop and I just received 5$ instead of 10. How did you contact them?

Pingouinqc

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Edwin

Edwin

3. Posted:

Sorry to hear that guys. I added exactly $100.00 and received my code for $10 today. Did you add the $100 in one lump sum? Or smaller amounts totaling $100?

Edwin

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SamuraiShyGuy

SamuraiShyGuy

4. Posted:

I added $100 in one lump sum and I received the full $10 credit.

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yvanjean

yvanjean

5. Posted:

Ok just received another email from nintendo.... They said sorry we've made a mistake and sent me a second $5 card. I got respond in less then 5 hours not bad!

yvanjean

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Pingouinqc

Pingouinqc

6. Posted:

I received another automated message giving me a second 5$ code. Yeah!

"To receive your full $10 credit, please enter the $5 code below and the $5 code we sent you in a previous email. Thank you again for taking part in our special Wii U™ promotion."

Pingouinqc

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DudeSean

DudeSean

7. Posted:

That's kind of a weird deal, isn't it? You give them $100 and they give you $10 worth of credit? I mean, if you're happy with it, then that's cool. But I'm not going to spend $100 for $10.

DudeSean

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Edwin

Edwin

8. Posted:

DudeSean wrote:

That's kind of a weird deal, isn't it? You give them $100 and they give you $10 worth of credit? I mean, if you're happy with it, then that's cool. But I'm not going to spend $100 for $10.

Well it makes sense if you already know that you're going to spend that much. For example I'm going to buy Wind Waker HD and Donkey Kong later this year. I was going to buy them promotion or no promotion. So for me it's like getting $10 for free.

Edwin

Nintendo Network ID: Edwicket

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Samurairu

Samurairu

9. Posted:

I don't understand why people can't figure out the benefit of this deal if you're already going to spend 100$ on the eshop.

Samurairu

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Edwin

Edwin

10. Posted:

Samurairu wrote:

I don't understand why people can't figure out the benefit of this deal if you're already going to spend 100$ on the eshop.

I can think of one good reason why someone wouldn't want to do this promotion even if they were going to spend $100:

If there is too long a time period between the time you have to add the funds (July) and the time when you actually buy the games. Let's say you're not planning on getting anything until November or December (Donkey Kong or Mario 3D World). You'd have your $100 just sitting in your eShop balance for several months when it might have been wiser to keep the money for bills, groceries, etc.

Edwin

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kingston589

kingston589

11. Posted:

Eww i dont like downloading games when i have the choice to get disks or carts.

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Samurairu

Samurairu

12. Posted:

Edwin wrote:

Samurairu wrote:

I don't understand why people can't figure out the benefit of this deal if you're already going to spend 100$ on the eshop.

I can think of one good reason why someone wouldn't want to do this promotion even if they were going to spend $100:

If there is too long a time period between the time you have to add the funds (July) and the time when you actually buy the games. Let's say you're not planning on getting anything until November or December (Donkey Kong or Mario 3D World). You'd have your $100 just sitting in your eShop balance for several months when it might have been wiser to keep the money for bills, groceries, etc.

I hear what you're saying, but that's a 10% return on your money in a few months and my way of thinking is I can't get that elsewhere.

Samurairu

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DePapier

DePapier

13. Posted:

yvanjean wrote:

Ok just received another email from nintendo.... They said sorry we've made a mistake and sent me a second $5 card. I got respond in less then 5 hours not bad!

I guess problem solved. You might want to put "(Un-)" before that "Screwed by Nintendo" in your title. I think it deserves to be known that just as much as Nintendo screwed you, they did also "unscrew" you for that matter.

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DudeSean

DudeSean

14. Posted:

Edwin wrote:

I can think of one good reason why someone wouldn't want to do this promotion even if they were going to spend $100:

If there is too long a time period between the time you have to add the funds (July) and the time when you actually buy the games. Let's say you're not planning on getting anything until November or December (Donkey Kong or Mario 3D World). You'd have your $100 just sitting in your eShop balance for several months when it might have been wiser to keep the money for bills, groceries, etc.

That's my reason exactly as to why I'm not doing it. Plus, when it comes to retail games, I can get them up to $10 less at vidcycle.

DudeSean

Nintendo Network ID: DudeSean

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DarkEdi

DarkEdi

15. Posted:

How much time do we have to get this promotion?

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theblackdragonAdmin

theblackdragon

16. Posted:

so you guys saying you were 'screwed', am i reading you correctly in that you have been made whole now? has Nintendo fixed the problem? :3

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Edwin

Edwin

17. Posted:

DarkEdi wrote:

How much time do we have to get this promotion?

No time, I'm afraid. It ended on July 28.

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Yes it looks like everyone has been made whole.

Edited on by Edwin

Edwin

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Bass_X0

Bass_X0

18. Posted:

kingston589 wrote:

Eww i dont like downloading games when i have the choice to get disks or carts.

I'm kinda the same but only because its normally cheaper to buy a disc or a cart game than it is to download it.

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DefHalan

DefHalan

19. Posted:

Bass_X0 wrote:

kingston589 wrote:

Eww i dont like downloading games when i have the choice to get disks or carts.

I'm kinda the same but only because its normally cheaper to buy a disc or a cart game than it is to download it.

The only reason I get disks is because of the limited Hard Drive space

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