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3 Tips To Help You Purchase That Nintendo Wii Console

Mar 5, 2008
Now days, a hot commodity is the Nintendo Wii. Though it has been over a year since it launched, it is still garnering a tremendous amount of excitement. This means it is still difficult to obtain them.

The retail selling price for the basic Nintendo Wii console of $250 makes it by far the cheapest gaming machine on the market. However, actually finding a Wii at this price these days takes a combination of luck, perseverance and ruthlessness. Of course, there are Wii's available easily if you are willing to pay inflated prices. If not, here are some tips to help you get your Wii at retail.

Website Monitoring

Do your research. Find out the online stores that stock Wii's such as Amazon.com and bookmark them on your browser. Monitor them at least once a day to see if they have a new shipment in. Also, try to get news of when websites are expecting shipments. You will have to be quick here. It is rumored that one recent shipment of Wii's at Amazon sold out in ten minutes.

Scout Out Local Stores

Check with the stores in your vicinity to see which one carry the Wii. Pay a visit and locate an amiable associate or manager that might be able to give you a date and time when a new Wii shipment is expected to arrive. You just might be fortunate enough to get that information and be ahead of the masses on 'shipment day'. Be at the store early if you are given the date. It is advisable to be there a couple of hours before the doors open, at least.

Tracker sites and forums

Keep your ear to the ground. Searching for Wiis is now bordering on a national pastime so there are all kinds of tips, tricks and rumors circulating on the internet and on the streets. Keep an eye on tracker sites and forums, but beware of misinformation!
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