Posted on December 21, 2007,

Retailer Selling Its Supply of Wiis Through eBay

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In what’s arguably a worse practice than forcing bundles upon the consumer, Ars Technica has the story on a chain of game retailers in the Illinois/Missouri area called Slackers is secretly sellings its supply of Wiis on eBay. And, to boot, they’re selling them at the outrageously inflated price of $399.99.

“In the past year, none of the 12 [Slackers locations] have sold any Wiis except for a one-time promotional deal, where we did force customers to buy a game with it,” an employee told Ars Technica. “The real crime is that we get Wii shipments regularly. In fact, right now we have about 20, but none of them make it to the store front. They all get put on the store’s eBay site at a minimum $499.99 buying price.” The price has since been lowered to $399.99, since the higher priced units weren’t selling.

The store’s eBay account currently has several Wii systems up for auction, including this one which is “NEW WITH GAME FREE SHIPPING!” You can’t beat that.

They all come with a free game?

Oh.

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4 Comments on Retailer Selling Its Supply of Wiis Through eBay

Rollett

On December 21, 2007 at 5:26 pm

I hope Nintendo can pull their rights to sell Nintendo products as a whole.. this is low.

License to ill

On December 22, 2007 at 12:17 am

The wii is one over hyped piece of …

alminagir

On December 22, 2007 at 4:25 pm

Try as Nintendo might, you can’t fight the market. If there is a shortage, the price will rise. Why is it bad that they are selling it for this much? No one is forcing you to buy at that price. People do buy it for this much and they are glad someone is actually selling it.

Kareem

On December 22, 2007 at 9:12 pm

Supply is low and demand is high. Time to cash in for retailers.