7,000 Wii U's Stolen in Seattle

As reported by ABC News, 7,000 Wii U’s were stolen last night in Seattle. The heist occurred near Seattle’s SeaTac airport when thieves rolled into the Air Cargo warehouse in two semi-trucks and used a forklift to load the trucks full of shiny new Wii U’s before driving off. One has to wonder how security for this airport and its cargo bays let this happen.

We can confirm that with 7,000 Wii-U consoles costing at about $300 each, the thieves stole $2.1 million worth of Nintendo hardware; which is a shame given how close we are to Christmas. Anyway, rather than babbling on, here’s the original report:

It isn't known where these thieves are currently, but the King County Sheriff Office urges you to contact them on 206-296-3311 if you find any suspicious listings of Wii U's online, especially if the listings show that there are large quantities of them. It is believed that all the stolen Wii U’s can be tracked individually; however, we are unaware of how this can be done. We’ll keep you updated once we discover more.

Source: Kotaku

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They'll prolly sell'em, move out, sell more elsewhere, move out etc... The only thing folks can do to help is to take a photo of who sold you your Wii-U (every person in the US buying one would have to do this and keep the photo as reference until they're questioned by chance).

Although this might not work unless the thief hires someone else to do the selling, which might be the case with 2 million in profits to spare (to hide their arse lol) It might be impossible to catch'em.

If they have any sense they will take a price hit and wait until after christmas and then sell them off with the other "unwanted" christmas presents

Teebor said,
If they have any sense they will take a price hit and wait until after christmas and then sell them off with the other "unwanted" christmas presents

what do you mean after? you are taking a price hit now! with the way ebay is running now days if you go that route good luck making any money on it (assuming you paid for it!)

and traceable? I assume they log all serial numbers in shipments then?