We bought our Wii in September without any difficulty. I didn't realize how fortunate we really were at the time.
My brother wants a Wii for XMas. So according to the Best Buy add, they were to be getting a minimum of 18 Wiis today on Sunday morning. So today I went to get this for my brother and arrived at Best Buy upon opening time. Well their Wiis were already gone. I was told by the sales associate that there was a huge line of people outside the store and the store was passing out 36 tickets outside for those lucky people to obtain their Wiis.
Amazing how this shortage has been going on for an entire year. Makes me appreciate our Wii even more.