Here's a tip, malicious, use it at your own risk and sense of moral misconduct. Go onto the auction sites... ebay er whatever else... some dingbats put a pic of the reciept for the wii on their wii auctions. Many reciepts have serial numbers on them that most people do not blur out. Or they can also have a pic of part of the box that visibly has the serial number on it. Use one of those serial numbers and request new straps be sent to your home. And as far as nintendo only sending you 4 and not re-sending them again, is that really true? Seems much a do about nothing to make shure someone isnt getting sent two packets of straps, big deal.
Actually, nintendo sent me 16. Yes. No lie. 16.
Dont know what happened but it kinda pissed me off cuz my mail wasnt being delivered to my box on the account nintendo was over flowin the thing with new straps. I mean yea new straps a packet from nintendo in the mail, yea its kinda cool. But they're just little chinsy straps that dont really do anything anyhow.