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The people that sell these online for a profit are not the idiots.....its the tards that buy them -__-
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And the funny thing is, it's not worth half retail price. Nintendo should go the way of Sega, make their games for other consoles because they haven't had a good console sine the snes.
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Wii U is a no-go till Zelda and Metroid come out.
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And the funny thing is, it's not worth half retail price. Nintendo should go the way of Sega, make their games for other consoles because they haven't had a good console sine the snes.

gamecube was a great console!

OT: I pre-order Wii U day one for my kids christmas present. Not gonna open till Dec 25th.

That's gonna be hard for me...I admit it. rolleyes.gif
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And the funny thing is, it's not worth half retail price. Nintendo should go the way of Sega, make their games for other consoles because they haven't had a good console sine the snes.

Don't hate on N64 tongue.gif 3 of my most enjoyable gaming experiences in my life came on that console haha.
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And the funny thing is, it's not worth half retail price. Nintendo should go the way of Sega, make their games for other consoles because they haven't had a good console sine the snes.

In your opinion rolleyes.gif

Them going the way of Sega would be bad for the industry
     
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Don't hate on N64 tongue.gif 3 of my most enjoyable gaming experiences in my life came on that console haha.

This.

I was a huge fan of Perfect Dark, GoldenEye 007, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
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android consoles are better than this. yeah this is more powerful (for now). but they are ultimately not about graphics (either system). they are about casual touch-screeny fun. and android is a better platform for this
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android consoles are better than this. yeah this is more powerful (for now). but they are ultimately not about graphics (either system). they are about casual touch-screeny fun. and android is a better platform for this

doh.gif No. Just No
     
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Not really price gouging, I'd say more like profiteering. You reserve every right to sell anything you personally own for any price whatsoever via means of garage sale/online auction/etc. with the exception of illegal goods. If someone wants to buy my pre-order receipt for $5,000 so be it thumb.gif It also looks like these were auctions and not "Buy it now" listings. Can one be blamed for the demand on a particular product that leads an auction to increase to a high final price? I sold a 4870X2 for $330 on eBay, when a brand new GTX570 cost me exactly that. A few of the bidders messaged me complaining to ME with the conspiracy that I was sabotaging the auction and competing against their bids myself with another account to price gouge (4870X2 was hard to find at the time). I was like hey man file a report with eBay and they'll investigate and decide who is right. rolleyes.gif

This. No one is forced to pay these prices, they are doing so willingly. I've seen some buy-it-now listings sell for $700-800 already for the Wii U Deluxe, and hope they go even higher (I'm guessing around launch we'll see $1k easily). Why? I have some pre-ordered biggrin.gif. I hope to sell them to pay for other things I want (including a Wii U once the prices settle down; I'd be a fool to keep one for myself with the value so high). The small handful of units picked up for resale are a boon to buyers; it's such a small number it doesn't affect how quickly pre-orders sell out, but it gives late deciders an option for getting a console they otherwise would be staring at "SOLD OUT" signs for at launch, albeit at a premium.
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