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Target & Wiis

by Beowulfie / October 31, 2007 11:40 AM PDT

I work at a Target and yeah! If the Wiis are promoted in the next advertisement we are told to hold them in the back until that Sunday. They aren't supposed to be sold until that Sunday because people get really pissed off if they come in and the advertised item isn't in the store. Even if they aren't on sale.
We are told to hold any Wii hardware.
Not everyone is aware of this so the salesperson that directed him to the other store obviously didn't work in the electronic department regularly.

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I understand that but...
by Michael Borland / October 31, 2007 12:32 PM PDT
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I completely understand your position, but if a store the size of the one i went to only had 27 Wii consoles in stock, then i can guarantee you that there would still be a lot of pissed off people. 27 Wii consoles would have been gone by 2pm on Sunday (even with Football).

My point is that a heavily in demand product like the Wii should never be in an advertisement circular; at least until Nintendo can get their butts in gear and ramp up production. You guys should get some kind of wait list going at the store level, and maybe keep like 5% of inventory for the floor. That way people can have a decent chance of getting one for Christmas. If store like Target at least offered something like this, people will not only get their Wii, but all the accessories and games as well.

I am a loyal Target customer and because the manager didn't blow me off, I will most definately get all of my Wii stuff at Target.


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I'm still amazed at the demand
by Ron-Mexico / October 31, 2007 3:14 PM PDT
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I thank my wife all the time for getting up before daybreak on Black Friday to go stand in line at a local game store to be one of the first in line to get a Wii for me for Christmas.

I thought for sure the demand would eventually go down. Because (quite honestly) there's just not that many good games for it still. I've honestly spent more time playing some great, older Gamecube games on it than I've spent playing Wii games. Maybe if I get Guitar Hero III for Christmas that will change.

I'd never tell my wife this, but if I had it to do over again, I'd much rather have an Xbox 360 (even with all the hardware issues they've had.) Great library of games. HD support. Better online play. Media Center yumminess. I've only recently awoken to the awesomeness of Media Center and REALLY have been considering getting just a basic Xbox360 Arcade edition just for that functionality alone.

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Target Ad
by Beowulfie / November 2, 2007 10:33 AM PDT

In reference to James, the Target maintenance guy. I don't know what kind of store he works in but in most other Targets, the ad runs from Sunday to Saturday.
Off topic I know but he made me laugh with his official voice mail.
Yes, people get very angry if they come in to find a certain item that they saw in the advertisement and can't find it right then and there.

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