Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Oui Wii

Here’s a story about this year’s Christmas Shopping exercise that is sort of timely and should be easy for some to relate to – the saga of the Wii.

We wanted to get one to give as a gift to Austin, our 15 year old Grandson.  Looked all over the place, both here in Northern Virginia, and in NC, both Wilmington and Jacksonville, checking all sorts of stores from Best Buy and Circuit City to Wal-Mart, GameStop, and various military exchanges in those areas.  Enroute back to VA from NC, we took Hwy 301 and checked the Wal-Mart’s, SAMS, and Best Buys along the way.  NO LUCK!       

Finally, back in VA, we found one in a GameStop in a mall…bought it.  Two days later, the local Best Buy had about 20 of them stacked up at the front door – Ha.  Naturally, they were gone the next day - after a certain someone decided they wouldn’t mind having a Wii.  So, the search started again.  This time – Wal-Mart Online – ordering the $700 bundle.  It’s been arriving “unbundled” and I am still waiting for the 6 games that were to be received about a week ago.

A few days after ordering the bundle, while stopping by the local Wal-Mart one morning, guess what?  Six Wii’s for sale – so naturally, for no good reason, I had to buy another one….destined for who knows but we got the thing.

If I had a dozen of Wii’s, I’d park my truck in a Best Buy parking log and scalp them, probably making a decent profit in the process.  Anyway, we ended up with 3 of the devils for Christmas.  I just hope they work. 



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