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Where to buy a Nintendo Wii?

Old Jun 1, 08, 11:43 am
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Where to buy a Nintendo Wii?

Any suggestions on where to buy a Wii? I ran all over town yesterday looking for one and everyone was sold out. I tried all the obvious spots like Best Buy, Target, Walmart, etc.
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Old Jun 1, 08, 11:44 am
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Amazon ?
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Old Jun 1, 08, 11:50 am
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Ebay has plenty up for bid. Try your local Craigslist as well.

Buy.com has them in stock plus you can get cashback or miles through portals. I'd also try Google Shopping and see what turns up.
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Old Jun 1, 08, 1:11 pm
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My local Target had 5 of them sitting on the shelf yesterday afternoon. I was tempted to pick a couple up for a quick turn on eBay, but decided it wasn't worth the hassle.

No Wii Fit balance boards, though . . .
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Old Jun 1, 08, 1:42 pm
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Did you try Toys-R-Us?
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I found one at Gamestop at my local mall. I was so shocked I bought it on the spot.
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Old Jun 1, 08, 2:32 pm
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Did you try Toys-R-Us?
Yes, I tried Toys-R-Us and Gamestop as well.
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Old Jun 1, 08, 3:56 pm
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Amazon has 94 sellers for new Wii's, and on at least the first page every one says "In stock".
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Old Jun 1, 08, 4:33 pm
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Isn't there some website that tracks the stores that have the Wii in stock?
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Old Jun 1, 08, 4:49 pm
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Isn't there some website that tracks the stores that have the Wii in stock?
http://wiialerts.com

The wireless text message alerts on that site enabled me to order one at Amazon during one of the 10-minute windows that the company had them in stock.

I have also seen them on the shelves at two different Target stores lately, which was a first.
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Old Jun 1, 08, 7:42 pm
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I used wiitracker.com to make a fortune off buying and reselling them to unfortunate people who desperately needed one for Christmas.

Uh, I mean, I used Wiitracker to get myself one.

The best time for retail is Sunday morning, most Bestbuys around me will have a ticket system and around 100 units in each store. Like Riverwalk said; they have been slowly popping up on shelves a little more lately, but now Wiifit is out, I don't think that'll last.
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Old Jun 2, 08, 11:11 am
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Thanks a lot! That let me snag one from target.com at a fair price.
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Old Jun 2, 08, 11:51 am
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No reason to pay extra like some folks on ebay are asking. I bought mine on Amazon. I set up alerts to my mobile via wiialerts.com. it will alert you and let you know if it's a package or just the default for $249. Luckily for me, when I got the alert I was at a computer, so I logged on to Amazon and bought it right away. The first couple of alerts, I was not at a PC, and it was gone before I got a chance to get to one or to try from my mobile. Took a total of about 5 weeks since I set the alerts till I was able to snatch one. This was around Christmas last year. before I tried the wiialerts route, just like you, I went to so many stores and they were all out.
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Old Jun 2, 08, 12:32 pm
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We visited the local Wal-Mart daily for about 3 days and found one on the shelf on the third try.
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You do find the odd Wii bargain on craigslist.
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