Nov 15 2007
About two weeks ago I wrote about an unexpected way to finding a wii console at a Sears store down the street.
Since, I’ve noticed the press on how the wii consoles are scarce, sellers are getting highly creative at ripping consumers off and parents are having fights over those last-in-stock consoles in stores.
Start with the Nintendo list of retailers.
After that, call brick and mortar stores. If you have called stores in your area and came up empty-handed, you may want to try the Yahoo Buyer’s Guide, which today showed the Wii in-stock at Walmart.
If you still find yourself without a Wii try some of the multiple sweepstakes or give-away events that seem to pop-up all over the place these days.
Amazon.com will randomly select customers to receive Wii consoles at a discount on Nov. 22. The Customers Vote program has started today, and it involves customers voting amongst specific items, including the Wii, PS3, and XBox and returning to the site on a specific day to see if they were randomly selected to receive the item they voted for at a discounted price.
Comedy Central teamed up with Nintendo and Scion to give away 48 hourly prize packages which will include a Wii console and a Garmin(R) nuvi(R) 200:
From Thursday, November 22 through Sunday, November 25, COMEDY CENTRAL will air 48 hours of mixed programming to celebrate the network’s “‘Ving Break.” Viewers need to stay tuned because a different code will appear every hour, giving fans a chance to register and win 48 hourly prize packages and a shot at the grand prize. By logging on to www.thanxgiveaway.com and visiting the COMEDY CENTRAL Thanxgiveaway sitelet, viewers will enter the codes thus becoming eligible for all prizes. Sweeps entry ends December 2.
So, happy shopping!