ecurbj said:
noname2200 said:
As the other posters have said, Wiis in the wild are still a rare sight throughout the U.S. If EB Games is to be believed, the shortages will last at least another four or five months. After that, you should hopefully be able to grab one off the shelves.

Or you could do what some of the others are suggesting, and just wait outside a Best Buy on Sunday. Get there early, though, since they're usually gone less than a half hour later. And make sure you try this weekend, before the Mario Kart and Wii Fit releases, or it's going to be a long summer.

The thing is how long are the lines. Are they still steep as before?


From what I understand, 30 minutes is generally enough, but check with the store.  Not all stores release on Sunday morning.  You may be able to call Friday or Saturday and ask if they will have wiis available on Sunday morning and how early they need to be.  Some stores only get them every other week I think.

Gamestop is probably the worse place to get a wii.  You will have a much better chance at wallmart, especially for just random spotting it in the wild in the middle of the week.  (Assuming you have a wallmart nearby).

 

 



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If you want a wii really bad, just give the guy at ebgames $20 to hold one for you.



jlauro said:
ecurbj said:
noname2200 said:
As the other posters have said, Wiis in the wild are still a rare sight throughout the U.S. If EB Games is to be believed, the shortages will last at least another four or five months. After that, you should hopefully be able to grab one off the shelves.

Or you could do what some of the others are suggesting, and just wait outside a Best Buy on Sunday. Get there early, though, since they're usually gone less than a half hour later. And make sure you try this weekend, before the Mario Kart and Wii Fit releases, or it's going to be a long summer.

The thing is how long are the lines. Are they still steep as before?


From what I understand, 30 minutes is generally enough, but check with the store. Not all stores release on Sunday morning. You may be able to call Friday or Saturday and ask if they will have wiis available on Sunday morning and how early they need to be. Some stores only get them every other week I think.

Gamestop is probably the worse place to get a wii. You will have a much better chance at wallmart, especially for just random spotting it in the wild in the middle of the week. (Assuming you have a wallmart nearby).

 

 


 The situation may be different on the East Coast, but here in California the lines haven't shrunk by all that much. I went shopping for one with my friend the day Brawl came out, and despite coming in twenty minutes before the store opened, there were still about two dozen folks milling about, and another fifteen arrived before the place opened. Luckily, Nintendo shipped enough to this store that everyone who wanted one got one, but by the time we actually left the store (we spent some time browsing the aisles first), the Wiis were gone. That's where I got my 30 minute figure from. 

Oh, and none of the stores we called ahead of time confirmed their shipment dates. Hopefully, the folks in Deleware are a bit more polite, and actually know what customer service means. In any case, good luck on your search! 



Griffin said:
If you want a wii really bad, just give the guy at ebgames $20 to hold one for you.

lol...not that easy bro. I think you need to know someone for that to happen...lol



jlauro said:
ecurbj said:
noname2200 said:
As the other posters have said, Wiis in the wild are still a rare sight throughout the U.S. If EB Games is to be believed, the shortages will last at least another four or five months. After that, you should hopefully be able to grab one off the shelves.

Or you could do what some of the others are suggesting, and just wait outside a Best Buy on Sunday. Get there early, though, since they're usually gone less than a half hour later. And make sure you try this weekend, before the Mario Kart and Wii Fit releases, or it's going to be a long summer.

The thing is how long are the lines. Are they still steep as before?


From what I understand, 30 minutes is generally enough, but check with the store.  Not all stores release on Sunday morning.  You may be able to call Friday or Saturday and ask if they will have wiis available on Sunday morning and how early they need to be.  Some stores only get them every other week I think.

Gamestop is probably the worse place to get a wii.  You will have a much better chance at wallmart, especially for just random spotting it in the wild in the middle of the week.  (Assuming you have a wallmart nearby).

 

 


Thanks for the tip bro, I will look into it. The city I live in is small so I believe the Wii's shouldn't be gone quickly when they get shipment.

I do have a Walmart near me. And I will try all those stores this coming Thursday since I get some money and I will check the Best Buy near the hospital I work at.



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noname2200 said:
jlauro said:
ecurbj said:
noname2200 said:
As the other posters have said, Wiis in the wild are still a rare sight throughout the U.S. If EB Games is to be believed, the shortages will last at least another four or five months. After that, you should hopefully be able to grab one off the shelves.

Or you could do what some of the others are suggesting, and just wait outside a Best Buy on Sunday. Get there early, though, since they're usually gone less than a half hour later. And make sure you try this weekend, before the Mario Kart and Wii Fit releases, or it's going to be a long summer.

The thing is how long are the lines. Are they still steep as before?


From what I understand, 30 minutes is generally enough, but check with the store. Not all stores release on Sunday morning. You may be able to call Friday or Saturday and ask if they will have wiis available on Sunday morning and how early they need to be. Some stores only get them every other week I think.

Gamestop is probably the worse place to get a wii. You will have a much better chance at wallmart, especially for just random spotting it in the wild in the middle of the week. (Assuming you have a wallmart nearby).

 

 


 The situation may be different on the East Coast, but here in California the lines haven't shrunk by all that much. I went shopping for one with my friend the day Brawl came out, and despite coming in twenty minutes before the store opened, there were still about two dozen folks milling about, and another fifteen arrived before the place opened. Luckily, Nintendo shipped enough to this store that everyone who wanted one got one, but by the time we actually left the store (we spent some time browsing the aisles first), the Wiis were gone. That's where I got my 30 minute figure from. 

Oh, and none of the stores we called ahead of time confirmed their shipment dates. Hopefully, the folks in Deleware are a bit more polite, and actually know what customer service means. In any case, good luck on your search! 


WOW that sucks bad, but look on the bright side you got your Wii and have nothing to worry about :)

But I will take into account your tip above. I will call in advance and stand outside for one or I will check some electronic stores where consumers might not go.



Don't know about other chains, but I think it's a national policy for toys-r-us to release the wiis on Sunday morning, and for Meijer's to release it at random during the week.



Oh no, the Wii was for him. I was paranoid to camp out the night before launch to get mine, despite everyone's assurances that there'd be plenty to go around. That was the only time I've ever done it, and I'm glad I did.

Although the long-term effects of the frostbite kind of blow. But I'm just cluttering up the forum now, so, uh...later?



Each week, a user named speedy1961 posts early info about the Target, Best Buy, and Circuit City ads in the following forum:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1

If you check there toward the end of a week, you'll know which, if any, of those stores will have Wiis in stock the coming Sunday morning.

BTW, looks like Target and Circuity City will both have Wiis this coming Sunday.



What you need to do is go to your local Best Buy on Sunday morning when they open and head straight towards customer service, if they are anything like the Best Buy here they have them back there. I got my Wii at Noon the weekend Brawl was released so there was probably more available than normal, but if you really want one that is what you should do.