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Wii U GameCube Adapter May Be Able To Be Ordered In-Store At Some Best Buys

by Dean James


The GameCube adapter for the Nintendo Wii U has been one of the most sought after gaming items of the last few months, alongside the variety of rare amiibo and even lately The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Limited Editions that sold out insanely fast. With all of these, we’ve tried to keep you informed about how to find any that pop up in-stores or online, with the latest method for the GameCube adapter being a little different.

As first pointed out on Reddit and then backed up by many members on Reddit and CAG who were successful at least with ordering it, it may be possible to get an order in for a Wii U GameCube adapter from within a Best Buy store. While you almost certainly will not find one on the shelf in a store or for sale directly on the website, you may have some luck by getting customer service to order one from you in-store, granted that store’s particular warehouse has any. The following steps were given by the Redditor as to how to go about checking to see if you can get it from your local store.

  • Go to your local BestBuy
  • Go to customer service desk
  • Tell them you want to place an OMS order from the warehouse for SKU#7522006 (in the US) or Code Web#10172249 (in Canada)
    • If they still don't know what you're talking about ask them to launch order management system from POS and follow the on screen prompts. Every best buy has access to these. (thanks u/ReplyYouDidntExpect)
  • Have it shipped to your house for free

People have reported being able to order multiple in some case, but please do not take advantage of this for scalping purposes. Those who have done this in more recent days have gotten fulfillment dates of mostly only a few days away, with the choice of also technically picking it up in store. However, with free shipping to home, there isn’t much point to do that. This is definitely a case of your mileage may vary, but can at least be worth trying out for something as hard to find as the GameCube adapter, as many have been successful with it over the last couple weeks. If you do have some success, make sure to let us know in the comments so others can try this out as well.

- This article was updated on:March 7th, 2018

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