I kind of half explained mine in another thread. But anyway, I pre-order about 6 weeks before. Start ringing up the week before asking about it. Get told I'm number 68, and they are only getting 50. So I'm really gutted, next day (the day before launch) at 10pm, I get a call saying "COME AND COLLECT YOU LUCKY GUY YOU!". So next day, my and my friend (who was number 67) are all giddy and excited on the way there, we get there and all we get are HMV workers breathing in through the teeth going "Hmmm... yeah, about that... sorry, hmmm... yeah", so I ask what the problem is and they say "Well, the delivery seems to have vanished out of thin air and they are no Wiis sorry, you'll have to wait until next week". I ring up next day asking when they are coming in and they say "They came in today, come and collect it". But all giddiness and excitement was gone, I was still happy that I got a Wii, but the 8th was supposed to be the day I got my Wii, the next day collecting just felt a little shallow. But the Wii has erased that terrible memory, oh the power of the Wii.