Geez, The Nintendo Wii is STILL not available.

Discussion in 'Games' started by G5Unit, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. G5Unit macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2005
    I'm calling the cops
    Its been 5 months and the Wii is still impossible to find! By this time last year the Xbox 360 was very easy to get. Does anyone know where I can get a Wii for $250?
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Do I have to keep telling everybody this? Maybe I should just send out a forum-wide PM.On second thought, let's keep raising my post count :))

    There are TON's of Wii's here in the south. (New mexico, Texas, Arkansas, etc.)

    Get your butts down here and buy, they're starting to collect dust.
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    There are NO Wiis near me and I'm in Texas...
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Well I've seen a couple on for $250 before, you might want to check there.
  5. AppleGuy08 macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2006
    Sacramento, CA
    Wow you dum-dums. most electronic stores get their shipments on sunday. Best buy, toys r us, target, walmart and I think circuit city get atleast 2-3 wiis in most every sunday morning. Your best bet is when friday/saturday comes around, start calling these stores and do some poking around to see if they will get them in or not (because they may not come in) and when sunday comes, get to the store a few hours before they open so you can be the first one! I dont know how well it will work down south, but it works well up here. I havent got one because im broke!

    EDIT: Toys R Us is your BEST bet if you want to get a Wii. Everyone i know who has gone there sunday morning has got one (they tend to get 5-6 at a time on sunday consistently)
  6. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    My walmart, largest in south la, had 4 in stock today.
  7. calculus Guest


    Dec 12, 2005
    Have you tried one of the stock tracking sites? That's how I found one for my son in the UK. I got an alert at 8am, they were all gone within twenty minutes. The tracker I used was for the UK but there are US ones..

    I don't know if this one is any good but remember that google is your friend...
  8. DJ OJ macrumors regular

    DJ OJ

    Apr 3, 2006
    Japan>Shibuya>My House. Unbelievable Ain't it!?
    I have not seen wiis anywhere. Not here in Japan, at least. I know one kid who has one, but when I go ta all the stores they say sold out. Ask them when they get new ones they say they have no clue!
  9. belovedmonster macrumors regular

    May 11, 2005
    The link I am about to give should be a sticky, because it is surely the greatest Wii shortage related link anyone could ever post. In fact I am surprised that no one else seems to talk about it.

  10. sonarghost macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2006
    You may want to try K-mart. I bought mine there a few months ago when it was scorching hot and they had 3 available with all the accessories. K-mart has by far the worst electronics section in town so I guess people never thought of looking there!:)
  11. Jovian9 macrumors 68000


    Feb 19, 2003
    Planet Zebes
    I've seen quite a few lately, and not on Sundays as I never go shopping on Sundays. I've randomly seen them at Target, Wal-Mart (unfortunately I had to go there for work one day), Best Buy, and Circuit City. I've seen these all on weekday afternoons. They are always gone the next time I'm in there, but they are becoming more available around here. I think you just need to be willing to visit your local stores pretty frequently and you'll eventually find one. That's how I found mine at a Target on a Friday back in January.
  12. zed macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    luckily I was able to pick mine up back in November, but I have been looking for a friend of mine... and they are definitely not easy to find. I have not seen a boxed Wii since I picked up the one I purchased. So if you are planning a road trip to the south to pick up a Wii.... dont stop in Louisiana. Cuz we ain't got none. :)
  13. atari1356 macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    I look every time I go to Kmart/Target/Walmart and haven't seen one in Florida... but then, I haven't really been trying that hard either. Maybe I'll just buy a DS Lite instead. :D
  14. atszyman macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2003
    The Dallas 'burbs
    I'll second that, still haven't ever seen one on a shelf anywhere, and I look every time we go shopping.

    Dallas area FWIW.
  15. spencecb macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2003
    When I was on my hunt for a Wii in December, Kmart told me they would not be stocking the next generation consoles. Maybe it was just the store I went to?
  16. wPod macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2003
    Denver, CO
    hey, anyone that sees one want to pick one up for me? ill pay full price, plus shipping and a little extra for your effort. i dont want to pay an outrageous price on e-bay cause those people are only there for the profit.

    i got one for my little bro on the day they came out (waited in line for 4 hours) but no one would wait with me and there was a limit of one per customer. i have not seen them in stock since then!!! (though i know people who have found them, one guy even got a second, and sold it on e-bay and not to me.)

    ive been checking almost every weekend at a target store that is close to me, but it is always so packed on the weekends im sure if there were any in stock they would be gone in about 5 seconds.

    <sigh> oh well, i guess Nintendo just did a really good job of making the best next console.
  17. fuzzwud macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2004
    me too ... None at Best Buy that I've checked either. My friend got one from another friend who helped get one only because he works at Target.
  18. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2006
    São Paulo
  19. thegreatunknown macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2006
    folks go to Costco. I'm not sure why nobody realizes it but they carry CONSOLES. You could have walked into a Costco on release day and grabbed one. I was there at open on release day and there wasn't even enough people in line to buy all their units.
  20. weg macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2004
  21. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    I look at the electronics section of every store I go in to see if they have, not that I am going to buy one now, but just out of curiosity. I've never seen a Wii. Anywhere, ever.

    Anyways, Walmart is stocking bundles on their website now, and most people have reported success in returning or at least exchanging the games/junk they didn't want at their local Walmart stores, so you could try that...
  22. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    Well, and if you're not a member already, pay $50 to get in. :p

    It does pay to go to your local Best Buy or ToysRUs or whatever at opening on a Sunday, thats how I got mine a week after launch. That's how some of my friends got theirs too. Not everyone's been as lucky, but it's a better chance than going there on a Saturday afternoon or something.

    Or you could get a PS3 :eek:, there are literal piles of them in every store I go to.
  23. bowens macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2006
    Trenton, FL
    I was at my local Walmart in a very small town the other day and the guy told me that they still have people lining up at midnight for every shipment. They're always gone within 4 hours.
  24. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

    Aug 4, 2005
    Haha so true. I've been working at kmart pharmacy for 7 years and electronics section is so so bad. Actually we just got 4 in stock this morning..
  25. echeck macrumors 68000


    Apr 20, 2004
    Boise, Idaho
    Saturday night around midnight, go to all the websites of the big retailers (Best Buy, Circuit City, Toys R Us, Target, etc...) and look at their advertisement for the following week. If they're advertising a Wii then there will be some on the shelves Sunday morning.

    That's your best bet, and it doesn't take much effort.

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