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Can I buy a Nintendo Wii Console in Tenerife now?

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Can I buy a Nintendo Wii Console in Tenerife now?

Hi, it may sound like an odd question, but I need a nintendo wii and they are totally sold out in the UK.

Can anyone in Tenerife tell me if they are currently (currently being the main word here) available to buy, and if so where is the best place to go (somewhere reputable please)

I'll be in Tenerife at the end of October.

Thanks

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1. Re: Can I buy a Nintendo Wii Console in Tenerife now?

had plenty in the commercial centre in Fanabe when there in late Sept...make sure to haggle...there is loads of retailers there selling them...dont take the first offer and make sure to look around them all tho u will be pressured to buy. The guarantee with them applies to all europe so they are guaranteed

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2. Re: Can I buy a Nintendo Wii Console in Tenerife now?

Thanks. I will look there, but if anyone is currently living in Tenerife I'd appreciate it to know what the situation is now - they've only run out in the UK in the last couple of weeks.

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3. Re: Can I buy a Nintendo Wii Console in Tenerife now?

I think you'd be stark raving mad to buy any electrical goods in Tenerife. I'd advise you to buy in the UK even if you have to wait.

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4. Re: Can I buy a Nintendo Wii Console in Tenerife now?

Why would one be mad to by electrical items in Tenerife. If it comes with the manufacturers guarantee what is there to worry about? Sepecially from Nintendo.

We bought a camcorder about 3 years ago and its still going strong. Its not the best but then again we didnt pay 'best' money for it.

Does anyone know how much the wiis are. They do look really good fun.

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5. Re: Can I buy a Nintendo Wii Console in Tenerife now?

i was wondering why it was mad to buy goods in tenerife...kids have had a few electrical goods from tenerife and had no probs....

Wii are about £250 here...will be cheaper next xmas and prob plenty stock

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6. Re: Can I buy a Nintendo Wii Console in Tenerife now?

I think the person who said you would be mad to buy here is probably correct if you go to one of the small tourist type outlets that are full of cameras, phones, portable DVD players etc. Some of these have a reputation for selling knock offs and even the guarantees to the untrained eye look authentic.

Saying that if you go to one of the larger stores that specialise in electrical goods e.g. Maya in Las Americas, or Megacentre in either Los Olivos or Chafiras you will have no trouble at all. Infact Megacentre let you use it for a week and if you are not happy you can take it back and get a refunded immediately, no questions asked.

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