How I got my Wii is I had about 10 people searching for me anytime they went to the mall. I got lucky one day, my cousin found them, he got 2 wii's that day & knew I wanted one bad! So he called me at work & told me "I GOT THEM!!!".
Ha. Metal, I had tried the same method. Had a couple co-workers looking for me if they happened to be shopping and saw one. Unfortunately, none of them found one for me. I was able to get one during the Jan 21 release at Circuit City.