Saturday, March 10, 2007

Wii Tales of Woe

As many people may know, Nintendo came out with a new game system a few months ago. It is called the Wii and is supposed to be 'bloody awesome'. The big problem is that the demand for it is far bigger than the supply, so people have been having a hard time getting hold of this game system.

Naturally, my kids desperately wanted this new game system. I wasn't going to buy it for them, so they pooled all their money. At the end of January, they got enough money, but it still was hard to get the system.

Many trips to Gamestop later, many desperate web surfing sessions, we still didn't get the system. But this week, things were going to change. Hubby and the boys found out that there would be a Wii shipment to Gamestop on Thursday.

On Thursday, the boys took the bus to Gamestop and started waiting. The people at Gamestop told them the Wii shipment wasn't expected till 1pm, most likely some time between 1pm and 3pm. It was 11am, so that was a long time to wait. Better to go have lunch, and go to Borders and browse books, right?

That's just what they did, and came back at Gamestop at 1:42pm. Only to find out that the Wii's had been delivered AND had sold out already... They were not amused.

Later that afternoon, they checked other local Wii sources, but no luck.

So close, and yet so far away...


Keppy said...

Ohhhhhhhh, those poor guys. :-( That really sucks!!!

I remember when the Playstation 2 came out a number of years ago, my husband - being the total geek that he is - stayed the night in a Wal-Mart parking lot on a bench just so he could get one of them. He did, and I still laugh at him for it. LOL

As for the Playstation3, I told him that we just flat couldn't afford it, not to mention that there just weren't any around. So one night (late at night...) we were in Wal-Mart and they had one lonely PS3 and we had the money so I told him to just take it while he could.

They will get a Wii, it just sucks to have to wait for what you want so badly.

aka_Meritt said...

Luckily for us Coffeekid hasn't really shown a huge interest in the wii. We have the Playstation, Playstation 2 and the Xbox 360 already though.

If you lived closer I might be able to help you out in the wii department, but by the time we worked out details and shipped it, you'll probably get one on your own. LOL.

Jody said...

I could probably find one for them here as well if you are interested. Just let me know.

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