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crispystl420
01-10-2007, 07:17 AM
A store by my house has a few however there are only a couple on ebay.

jidar
01-10-2007, 07:23 AM
I can't speak for everywhere else, but last weekend I couldn't find one at Wal-Mart, Gamestop or Hastings.

crispystl420
01-10-2007, 07:26 AM
Do you still need one ??

jiveturkey
01-10-2007, 07:27 AM
I can't find Wii's or controllers.

crispystl420
01-10-2007, 07:31 AM
If you guys have pay pal I can get them 49.99 I think they are and whatever it costs to mail I wouldn't be making any money. I live in missouri so shipping to K.C. should be cheap. I'd have to go over there and look again at the price to make sure.

Saulbadguy
01-10-2007, 07:31 AM
I can't find Wii's or controllers.
Same here.

Cochise
01-10-2007, 07:31 AM
There are PS3s in every store I have been to lately, if you want one those aren't hard to get hold of :D

Saulbadguy
01-10-2007, 07:38 AM
There are PS3s in every store I have been to lately, if you want one those aren't hard to get hold of :D
:shake:

crazycoffey
01-10-2007, 07:39 AM
I know, with that phone coming out soon, I need to talk to my investor, buy buy buy that stock.

I actually have waited in two lines before christmas, I wanted to get the Wii for my two boys. (9,7). They like playing games so much and this way they will get some form of excercise to go with it.

But alas, there were always only so many to hand out.

What gets me is Nintendo is drop shipping a controlled amount of product around to the stores, like they are trying to drive up demand. Seems slightly shady, if the product is good, just get it out there. Oh and plus the shipments came in on a sat evening, so the store had them on a sunday morning, I see a grey area.

Archie F. Swin
01-10-2007, 07:41 AM
the Wiimotes are hard to get...but apparently very easy to lose (http://www.wiihaveaproblem.com)

Cochise
01-10-2007, 07:41 AM
:shake:

don't you know bluray is der FUTAR?

n00b.

Saulbadguy
01-10-2007, 07:42 AM
What gets me is Nintendo is drop shipping a controlled amount of product around to the stores, like they are trying to drive up demand. Seems slightly shady, if the product is good, just get it out there. Oh and plus the shipments came in on a sat evening, so the store had them on a sunday morning, I see a grey area.
I respectfully disagree. They've produced all they can, IMO. The demand is just overwhelming.

crazycoffey
01-10-2007, 08:07 AM
I respectfully disagree. They've produced all they can, IMO. The demand is just overwhelming.


I know, but when all the stores say they will have them on Sunday morning, it could be suspect, IMO.

Best thing about my story though, is in a year, next christmas, my kids will still be excited to get it.

Saulbadguy
01-10-2007, 08:09 AM
I know, but when all the stores say they will have them on Sunday morning, it could be suspect, IMO.

Best thing about my story though, is in a year, next christmas, my kids will still be excited to get it.
They get them throughout the week, too.

HonestChieffan
01-10-2007, 08:10 AM
No need for one if you just avoid buying them. Its all mind control.

Fruit Ninja
01-10-2007, 08:24 AM
Nintendo is putting out all they can. They have a sold almost 4 million Wii's already. Nintendo is smart about this. They are trying to get as far ahead of the ps3 as they possibly can. problem is they just cannot make Wii's fast enough. Dont expect many stores to have Wii's or controllers laying around for a while.

crazycoffey
01-10-2007, 09:00 AM
They get them throughout the week, too.


Oh, I am sure they do, but they have orders from Nintendo not to give them out until sunday, or at least that the impression I got from the few stores I called/visited in the month of December.

http://images-partners.google.com/images?q=tbn:JsO0RV-PaG6mZM:wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/718/718946/wii-controllers-unlocking-the-secrets-20060714053323578-000.jpg

that wasn't hard to find.

crazycoffey
01-10-2007, 09:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S8bngWtLDY&mode=related&search=

saw this commercial on youtube, on topic.

Wrasse
01-10-2007, 09:27 AM
If you can wait a month, order this (or preorder now):

http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=230004

and get another game for 10 bucks. :)

Archie F. Swin
01-10-2007, 10:31 AM
If you can wait a month, order this (or preorder now):

http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=230004

and get another game for 10 bucks. :)

nice!