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Would You Be Willing to Wait For a Wii?

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?

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tototee tototee 8 years
We've got one already and have just got one for my Dad for Christmas.. They are brilliant!I live in the u.k and their out of stock everywhere but this office company Viking.. And they are just the Wii without the stupid mark up and buy with 3 games deal! We only ordered it yesterday and it arrived this morning so I'm really chuffed!Can't believe Nintendo have done this again though.. It's all just clever marketing I sware.. there's no excuse that the product once again is out of stock a year since it's released! Besides in the UK (not sure if it's the same anywhere else) the PS3 are out selling it.. You just don't hear about it though cause they have the stock to cover the demand.It is a great product and well worth the wait.. x
tototee tototee 8 years
We've got one already and have just got one for my Dad for Christmas.. They are brilliant! I live in the u.k and their out of stock everywhere but this office company Viking.. And they are just the Wii without the stupid mark up and buy with 3 games deal! We only ordered it yesterday and it arrived this morning so I'm really chuffed! Can't believe Nintendo have done this again though.. It's all just clever marketing I sware.. there's no excuse that the product once again is out of stock a year since it's released! Besides in the UK (not sure if it's the same anywhere else) the PS3 are out selling it.. You just don't hear about it though cause they have the stock to cover the demand. It is a great product and well worth the wait.. x
CanadianInVA CanadianInVA 8 years
I would, but then I already have one. ;-)
geohiker geohiker 8 years
If I really wanted it I could wait until January - more holiday celebrating is always good! :)
rainonme224 rainonme224 8 years
I have mine already. My bf was at gamestop in July and they got a shipment in and he snatched one up, I was a little mad at 1st cuz we had just moved like 2 weeks prior but now I am SO SO SO happy!! No way I would ever wait in line for one if I didn't have one.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
My husband stood in line for the Wii when it was first release over a year ago. I'm really not understanding why the availability of the Wii has been so horrible for over a year. I have family that have wanted the Wii since we got ours. Every time I'm in a store that carries them I check and see if any are in stock.. I've only stumbled on some in stock once. I went to buy it but there were some unruly young thugs were waiting to buy them to most likely sell them for a quick profit on Craigslist.
sweetk8ty76 sweetk8ty76 8 years
No way.
sweetk8ty76 sweetk8ty76 8 years
No way.
pinaychic5 pinaychic5 8 years
that's my last resort..wait. i knew i should've bought it before thanksgiving. *sigh*
catschi catschi 8 years
i got one right after the launch...
foxytnns foxytnns 8 years
I have waited in line for a Wii!My boyfriend and I went to Best Buy last weekend at MIDNIGHT and waited until 8 am to get 2! It was a long and cold night but I'm so happy we got them! I don't know if I'd ever want to sleep on the streets of LA again though! But at least I got one and don't have to pay those people who are selling them for $100-$200 above retail!
foxytnns foxytnns 8 years
I have waited in line for a Wii! My boyfriend and I went to Best Buy last weekend at MIDNIGHT and waited until 8 am to get 2! It was a long and cold night but I'm so happy we got them! I don't know if I'd ever want to sleep on the streets of LA again though! But at least I got one and don't have to pay those people who are selling them for $100-$200 above retail!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
my brother's wanted a wii for so long - that i sent my mom this link so she could go and get it. for me - i would just wait but he's wanted it since it came out last year
DesirexNoel DesirexNoel 8 years
If I have.
DesirexNoel DesirexNoel 8 years
If I have.
DigitalAngel DigitalAngel 8 years
SkinnyMarie, I would not be surprised if people lined up to get one of the limited tickets, Duh. Since there are a limited number of tickets, there could be 5 per store and they will have people in all day for those 5. When you get in the store they'll tell you they are gone, at that point they will try to sell. I'm not saying thats bad, I'm just giving my two cents.
DigitalAngel DigitalAngel 8 years
SkinnyMarie, I would not be surprised if people lined up to get one of the limited tickets, Duh. Since there are a limited number of tickets, there could be 5 per store and they will have people in all day for those 5. When you get in the store they'll tell you they are gone, at that point they will try to sell. I'm not saying thats bad, I'm just giving my two cents.
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 8 years
I already got mine too! My boyfriend just happened to be in a GameStop buying other video games when a shipment got delivered and he snatched one up right away.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I just check craigslist. I bought one off there for my boyfriend for his B-day. It only costs like $40 more than MSRP, but I figure tax and the hassle of trying to get one made it well worth it.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
This is why I got one in August, I knew things would get out of hand around Christmas.But if I didn't have one I'd think about reserving one. I'm lucky, I didn't have to wait for my Wii or Guitar Hero 3 for Wii, I'm picking that up tonight.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
This is why I got one in August, I knew things would get out of hand around Christmas. But if I didn't have one I'd think about reserving one. I'm lucky, I didn't have to wait for my Wii or Guitar Hero 3 for Wii, I'm picking that up tonight.
heineken67 heineken67 8 years
I waited in line (outside in New England!) when they first came out, so this doesn't seem outrageous at all to me.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I want one so bad :(One of my friends is selling hsi fro $800 and it comes with everything pretty much and a couple of games, so we'll see.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I want one so bad :( One of my friends is selling hsi fro $800 and it comes with everything pretty much and a couple of games, so we'll see.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 8 years
matdredalia, I agree with you about people with money waiting until the last minute and throwing a fit. That is why I shopped for my brothers in October, and just simply went into the stores and just said "Wii?" and got the "no". Ok thank you. Eventually I got one. I don't see how everyone is also comparing what game stop is doing to "standing in line waiting". You go in, buy your ticket and leave. And yes Duh they are trying to get you into the store to buy something else. Why do you think they are in business? To give games away? lol. Every store wants you to come in and buy.
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