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must find nintendo wii!

i promised myself that i’d reward myself w/ a wii when i got a job, and this past week i accepted a position that i’m pretty psyched about. but i won’t talk about work b/c i already posted about it earlier, and the important item in this post is the nintendo wii. i started getting concerned earlier this week about the availability of wii, knowing they’ve been selling like hotcakes. so i started calling around – best buy has a 3 month wait before they’re restocking. that’s what i was told, at least, when i called – i can’t believe that for a second. nonetheless, it showed that wii’s are currently hard to come by. so i called gamestop, usually a sure bet for the pulse of the gaming industry, and sure enough they had wii’s in stock. and so i put off buying one until the weekend. bad move. every single gamestop in austin is sold out of wii’s (except for the last one i called, which is selling refurbished wii’s w/o wii sports – deal breaker right there). now i’m on a calling mission to every store that might have a wii in stock. gamestop. target. fry’s. game crazy. toys ‘r’ us. even walmart. the operators keep telling me to call back in 2-3 weeks, but they obviously have no idea what waiting for a wii does to one’s psyche. only gamestop gets a weekly restock, but they don’t know which day. that makes every day a harrowing crapshoot. a certain target says that their weekly ads are advertising for wii’s this sunday, so that’s the most promising lead i have right now.

in my search for nintendo wii, i used google maps’ click to call feature.  i’ve used it before, think it’s great, can’t wait for it to be integrated w/ gmail, and let me tell you – when you’re calling 35 places w/in 10 min, an auto-pilot calling feature rocks.

Categories: media, tech
  1. patrick smith
    July 28, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Have you heard anything about the site cheapestwii.com. Supposedly you can purchase a refurbished wii, with a 1 year warrenty, for $20.

  2. August 7, 2008 at 7:30 am

    I am in the process of buying one of the refurbished Wii(s). Hope it works – I’ll keep you informed.

  3. Angela Westberry
    August 8, 2008 at 9:57 am

    I bought a refubished wii and never did get it and now the website is gone.

  4. shane
    August 18, 2008 at 10:38 am
  5. Mimi
    September 2, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Its a scam, I tried to order, never got it. cheapestwii website now gone, so I tried (one more time) with refurbishedwiis, took my card, but no wii.

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