IDK I would never have even contimplated the thought of of even thinking about Paying more that the MSRP of $250 (USA)
I think the lower cost is the reason for the High sales of the system...
it would not have lived up to its name Wii (us, everyone, yes ect)
The low cost makes it more afordable to the Public aka Everyone aka Wii
Just My 2 cents