Damn it... I hate living in Germany, I really do. I asked Amiami yesterday whether shipping a WiiU to my place was even possible, since I wanted to make sure because many stores don't export consoles due to embargoes.
Here's the reply I got:
Thank you for mailing us.
Unfortunately your country has some strict policies regarding lithium
batteries therefore we would be unable to ship that item to you as it
contains those type of batteries.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Thank you for shopping at AmiAmi.
If this is true, then I might not be able to import at all. Then again, I asked Nintendo Europe/Germany about it last week, and they said if I run into trouble I should contact them and they would help me out (I didn't ask about the batteries specifically though, since I didn't even know these could be a problem).
Now, I really don't know what to do anymore. Especially because if those batteries can't be imported, the customs office wouldn't send the package back to the sender, they would dispose of it. Meaning, I wouldn't get the console, and I wouldn't get my money back, either.
Dammit, this sucks so much.
I'll write to Play-Asia as well just in case, but I imagine I'll get the same reply...
Does anyone know a European store that imports consoles? I think that might be my only option now:(
Also, about Wiikey U: I just realized that it doesn't say anywhere that this particular modchip gets rid of the region lock. It says you can use the modchip regardless of the console's region, and it also says you can use the modchip to play games from a USB device...but it doesn't say that this function bypasses the region-lock. So, I wrote to the Wiikey developers just in case. I hope they aren't too busy to answer right now.
This isn't much but take a look at this: http://karlandersson...ii-u-to-europe/