This guide is simple, read the listings!
Many sellers are offering great deals on UK stock Nintendo Wii accessories/games, however there are also many sellers offering what appears to be a great deal, but it really isn't.
You may well think you are buying from a UK seller but you are actually buying from Asia and have extra costs added to your item(s) when they get to the UK. When looking to buy Nintendo Wii accessories/games, always ensure you check the following:
The title: Does it say "UK PAL STOCK" or "UK BASED SELLER" or does it purely say "UK SELLER" - as this just means that the seller sells to the UK, it does not mean they are in the UK.
The Item Location: does it say "Manchester, UK" or does it say "24 hr Fast Ship to UK" - many overseas sellers now use the item location field to show 'fast shipping' and because the word "UK" is there buyers assume they are based in the UK.
Format: Does the game format at the top of the description say "UK PAL" or does it have a custom message such as "Delivered Promptly", again this is a trick overseas importers are using to confuse buyers.
Finally: Are there terms and conditions in the description? If so read them! Sellers know that buyers do not read terms and conditions, and therefore this is where they put a sentence such as: "your item will be sent from hong kong via a very slow ship".
We have written this guide to protect buyers. Also because one of our friends decided to buy some games on eBay (not from us!) and had this exact problem. The accessories took ages to arrive and did work but he could have got them from us the day after he bought them. The games took ages to arrive and when they did they were in Japanese and didnt work on his UK console. READ LISTINGS!
The Clan Games Sales Team