here we go the "i hate walmart" come out once agian... i just don't get it... why is it exactly that you hate walmart? mind pm'n me and explaining that... cause i'd be glad to set you straight.
now to get back on topic.
i don't really think its a let down, those giftcards with the wii on them have been around for well actually the first day the wii released, cause i still have mine in my wallet. they are not a placeholder for the wii its simply a giftcard, walmart in no way would hold one for a customer. usually at least at my walmart, we only hold a wii if a customer is at another store and on their way, it would be stupid to hold a wii for someone that called when it would probably sell before they could make it to the store. i worked black friday trust me i know... all i had to do was page out that someone changed there mind on a 388 laptop and wam had people screaming i want it from half way across the store. and i can't tell you how many customers asked us if we had wii's...
all walmart is suggesting is that if you can't find a wii, try a giftcard with a wii on it, a kid will get over it in 5 mins and play with all their other toys they got for xmas... a teenager... would probably be worse about it than a child... and an adult.. well their gonna go out on biggest return day of the year and hope someone returns a unwanted wii lol.
just my .02c