With Nintendo Wiis being sold out across the country, people have been going to great lengths to get their hands on the hottest gaming console of '07. According to Kotaku, GameStop will be offering a Wii Certificate Program that runs for just one day, Friday Dec. 21.
Yes, this Friday, the Friday before Christmas, you'll be able to pay $250 to reserve a Wii for pick-up on Jan. 25. Not only that, but you'll have to go into a GameStop or EB Games store in person (in the US only) to make a reservation — Can you sense my sarcasm? And even if you wanted to buy two, they are only allowing one reservation per household.
I can't say I'm enthused about this rain-check method of shopping, but it's pure genius on GameStop's part: Desperate shoppers who are willing to do anything for a Wii. . . .Brilliant!
What do you think? Would you be willing to pay now, wait, and collect the goods later?