Guess the deets are out for the raincheck program with Gamestop/EB Games. I'm curious how many rain checks they will be giving.
GameStop has announced a one-day-only Nintendo Wii reservation program for the holidays that will allow buyers to pay for one of the elusive consoles before the New Year and pick it up in January.
On Friday, Dec. 21, a limited number of customers who pay the console's full $249.99 (plus tax) price will receive a Wii-emblazoned DVD case with the message "Happy Holidays! Your Wii is on the Way!" and a guaranteed system by Jan. 25.
Reservations must be made in person at any GameStop or EB Games location, and only one reservation can be made per household. When the reserved Wii console arrives, the gift-giver will receive a telephone call indicating that their system is available for pick-up, GameStop said.
"While many store locations will have Wii in stock for immediate purchase during the holiday season, quantities are limited," the company said in a news release. "As such, GameStop is offering this exclusive reservation program to provide peace of mind to shoppers that may not be able to locate a system in time for the holidays."