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Nintendo Wii Dec 12, 2006
Does anyone know when this will be available in Dubai, and if it already is the best place to buy it from.

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Dec 12, 2006
My flatmate bought it about two weeks ago here in Abu Dhabi.
Think it was from Madinat Zayed shopping center.
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great! christmas present sorted!

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ineedacoolnick, do you know how much your flatmate paid? dont want to get shafted.
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woah nelly! just called up Geekay (i think that is what it is called) to get a price benchmark and they are selling the Wii for AED2500 - sheesh.

They are supposed to be about US250 in the states, and in Aus they are about AU$300-400.

Man how are they justifying that it is more than double anywhere else!

Not bought any gaming consoles here before is this the norm? or did i just call the wrong shop!?!
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DOn't buy anything from here period. They think that NTSC and labelling US consoles as "imports" justifies putting crazy price tags. You know how much the 60Gb Playstation 3 costs? 4200 Dirhams. That's over $1000 for your information. :lol:

I was laughing my ass off when I saw it at some shop in Mall of Emirates and a salesman actually joined me in calling it ridiculous... You're better off ordering it directly from the US or just waiting til the PAL version comes out in March (for the PS3). Not sure about the Wii though... But anyway if you pay 2500dhs I'll hunt you down mate :lol: Really not worth it...
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no chance of me paying 2500! i am waay too much of a tight ass to pay double!

Prob want a PAL version as we got our Gamecube and games in australia and i think they are PAL - are the ones in the UK PAL?
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Coops wrote:no chance of me paying 2500! i am waay too much of a tight a#s to pay double!

Prob want a PAL version as we got our Gamecube and games in australia and i think they are PAL - are the ones in the UK PAL?


Yup so better wait for the PAL version.
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He paid 2000 for it.
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crazy...
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Well we are living in RIP-OFF LAND

I mean a Country where the Telecom gives different prices to different people when they go to purchase the exact same thing, not to mention prices that are higher than the BURJ :P

I thought the US was bad when it came to price corruption.. I take it all back. Dubai beats the lot :)

I can't wait for the day when the damn economy crashes and houses selling for 4-5 mil become peanuts. That'll teach them a good lesson..
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nosoup4u wrote:Well we are living in RIP-OFF LAND

I mean a Country where the Telecom gives different prices to different people when they go to purchase the exact same thing, not to mention prices that are higher than the BURJ :P

I thought the US was bad when it came to price corruption.. I take it all back. Dubai beats the lot :)

I can't wait for the day when the damn economy crashes and houses selling for 4-5 mil become peanuts. That'll teach them a good lesson..


The telecom gives different prices? where is your proof? who would want to wait for a day the economy to crash just because you cant buy one video game console :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
why dont you leave now dude, why wait? coz thats what people like you would do

am i right?
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Where's my proof? hahaha now thats funny.. okay.. call them and ask them for a Leased Line for Point to Point connectivity with a speed of 512Kbps - 1MBps between two offices in the UAE, for example between your Dubai Office and Abu Dhabi Office

Call them at two different times, keep a few days gap and you'll get different pricing :P

And you're wrong.. don't read too much into a person's view and opinion because you can't predict their thinking.. I like it here and I dont.. But then again when I was in the States, I Liked it and did not like it at the same time as well.. every place has its ups and downs..

Tell me your opinion on this..

Don't you think Dubai is adapting to the wrong things? We're picking up Styles, new projects, we're trying to make this city too cosmopolitan too fast but we're lacking in quality, city planning, pricing..

Comes on bleakie.. you're a smart fellow.. think it through..
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whats etisalat to do with Dubai?

anyways dude, the fact of adapting to wrong things, well im not sure what the wrong things your talking about....but regarding the construction, Dubai wants to head into a metropolitan kind of city.
Now when you want to build a country in that way at a fast pace your bond to have some downfall such as high standard of living (high prices).
When you build something real quick, quality in not necessary implemented at the same pace as the construction or service development, there can be issues.
If a country/city recieves more than 2,000 people a day, yes you will definately have a traffic congestion issue
then again some issue are inevitable and sometimes cannot be solved at that moment.

what im trying to say soup4u that there are issues when you want to pursue a project as huge as this one. What dubai is trying to do is to try and reduce and eliminate issues that happen in a daily basis. You cant blame someone for trying right?

no country was able to handle that stuff dubai can handle dude, so just give it time and you will see the result to be a good result
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