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« on: December 18, 2006, 05:03:44 PM »

Yes everyone's been complaining about how hard it is to find a Wii or PS3 lately - but I gotta vent about the other console I've been trying to buy for the last month.

The Pink DS Lite.

Wife decided that as long as they were pink, she wanted one for herself. I've hounded all the online shops and made weekly treks to all the local retail shops without any luck.

CircuityCity.com showed some available for online ordering yesterday - but their system kept crashing when I tried to place my order, so I called their 800#. But by the time the non-english speaker could get all my info - they were sold out.

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2006, 05:12:56 PM »


Odd.   I would swear I saw some at Target just last Friday.   Regional shortage?  I picked up DS Lites for my 2 girls (their big gifts this year).  One pink and one black.  Wife told me I shouldn't have gotten pink.   She thinks silver would have been better.

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006, 05:22:28 PM »

Quote from: shaggydoug on December 18, 2006, 05:12:56 PM

Regional shortage?

Nope. The hottest console this holiday isn't the 360, PS3, or Wii. It's the pink DSL. The other colors aren't much better, and have gotten worse in the last week as people resign themselves to not being able to get the pink ones. My store is completely sold out of new DS units, including our remaining DS Phats, which flew out the door on Saturday, because no one can find Lites. We're down to a handful of used ones and those would be gone too, except the ones that remained aren't very nice.

I'm sorry we're out of the older ones, too, since I think they are a better choice for the younger kids.
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2006, 05:29:54 PM »

Costco must have 500 Pink DS lites in each store, I know mine does!

Oh, and I just saw them there today, so check your costcos.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2006, 05:36:33 PM »

I think it just stems from the fact that "Pink" is not a good color for a handlheld gaming device!  Maybe Nintendo knows this or something?   icon_biggrin
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2006, 05:48:46 PM »

Dude. When/if mine breaks, I am replacing it with a pink one.

Did whoever started that thread about buying one (Ceekay?) get one?  If not, you're a sissy.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2006, 05:49:32 PM »

And you AAAALLLL laughed at TML when he bought his Pink DS   icon_lol
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2006, 05:51:01 PM »

I'm just glad that there is no pink version of the Wii. Just imagine all the jokes....
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2006, 06:33:23 PM »

Quote from: depward on December 18, 2006, 05:49:32 PM

And you AAAALLLL laughed at TML when he bought his Pink DS   icon_lol

He's the one who bought them all, isn't he?
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2006, 08:13:33 PM »

Yes in the last week, the DS Lite has become a hard to find item pink or otherwise. The resupply chain is much greater here. Let me suggest Costco. I saw plenty of all colors at my local Costco last week. You do have to buy a bundle that includes New Mario and some accessory, but it's a good deal at $160.
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2006, 08:20:16 PM »

I'd bought my wife the regular DS last Christmas, but if I had not, she'd have likely ended up with a pink DS lite this year (er, well, assuming I could've found one)
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2006, 08:25:46 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on December 18, 2006, 06:33:23 PM

Quote from: depward on December 18, 2006, 05:49:32 PM

And you AAAALLLL laughed at TML when he bought his Pink DS   icon_lol

He's the one who bought them all, isn't he?

I don't see any reason why a self respecting straight man would walk around with a pink DS.  That's the kind of thing that could (and should) get your azz kicked just on general principle.
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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2006, 08:33:31 PM »

Quote from: denoginizer on December 18, 2006, 08:25:46 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 18, 2006, 06:33:23 PM

Quote from: depward on December 18, 2006, 05:49:32 PM

And you AAAALLLL laughed at TML when he bought his Pink DS   icon_lol

He's the one who bought them all, isn't he?

I don't see any reason why a self respecting straight man would walk around with a pink DS.  That's the kind of thing that could (and should) get your azz kicked just on general principle.

Bring it on. I shall introduce you to my friends Spyderco and his big brother Sig Sauer.
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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2006, 08:57:21 PM »

My girlfriend was planning to buy  DS lite for her mother for Christmas (ideally in pink), but she couldn't find one for sale in her area or online. I ended up tracking a white one down at a local EB and shipped it to her. Hasn't this thing been out forever? It's still in serious demand this holiday season.

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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2006, 09:26:59 PM »

Amazingly, one of our local Wal-Mart's had these in stock and I *think* our Sears in the mall had them also. Maybe a resupply?????
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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2006, 10:41:18 PM »

Quote from: DarkEL on December 18, 2006, 05:03:44 PM

Wife decided that as long as they were pink, she wanted one for herself. I've hounded all the online shops and made weekly treks to all the local retail shops without any luck.

If I'd known I'd have picked one up for you Sunday. Immediately after selling the 9th and final Wii, the Gamestop manager pulled out a carton of pink DSs for sale.
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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2006, 11:52:58 PM »

Quote from: ATB on December 18, 2006, 08:33:31 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on December 18, 2006, 08:25:46 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 18, 2006, 06:33:23 PM

Quote from: depward on December 18, 2006, 05:49:32 PM

And you AAAALLLL laughed at TML when he bought his Pink DS   icon_lol

He's the one who bought them all, isn't he?

I don't see any reason why a self respecting straight man would walk around with a pink DS.  That's the kind of thing that could (and should) get your azz kicked just on general principle.

Bring it on. I shall introduce you to my friends Spyderco and his big brother Sig Sauer.

I stand by my earlier point:  Gears of War has turned ATB into a godless killing machine  Tongue

(ps. Spyderco sucks, CRKT is where it's at!  nod)
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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2006, 01:10:25 AM »

I think its all the DS Lites, not just the Pink ones. I've been trying to get one for my sister for X-Mas for about a week now and none of the stores around here (BB, Target, CC, Walmart, even tried Sears) have'em. Checking online met with the same results. A few on Amazon are selling for about $30 over the regular price.

Never would have thought I would have had problems finding one. Ah well. Backup gift time.
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2006, 08:21:06 AM »

I shall be attempting to get a DS lite, but not a pink one as I am not gay like ATB and TML) and by blood relation depward and Calvin)  icon_biggrin
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