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How did you get/find Your Wii?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by LeWaffles, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. LeWaffles

    LeWaffles CUSTOM

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    First off this is different than "i got a wii thread".

    Ok now that we got that out of the way, anyone have any interesting stories on how you got your wii? Pay a ridiculous amount or get incredibly lucky?

    For me my mom was looking for phones or something at Best Buy so she walked through the games isle and amazingly there happened to lie two wii's, so she got me one. Some Insane amount of Luck is why i'm here fortunately or unfortunately if you don't like me for some reason lol!

    What's your story?
     
  2. ROB64

    ROB64 40lb box of rape

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    My dad asked the BJ's near my house to call him if they got wii's in, but they said that was "against policy". The nexy day, a guy from electronics called and said he had 30 minutes to get there, or they would sell it. He got there within 30 minutes, so now I have my Wii!!
     
  3. toomstone

    toomstone "tango down"

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    i orderd mine like 5 months before the release... was 3rd inline=D
     
  4. manred

    manred Animal Collective

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    I was actually on EBay like a week or two before Christmas. At first I found this awesome bundle but my mom wasn't home so I couldn't order it.

    So then I had to search for another hour and finally found the one which is currently my Wii.

    It came with SMG, LOZTWP, Mercury Revolution, Wii Sports, Classic Controller, and everything else for about $400.00
     
  5. registerednerd

    registerednerd Wii online moderator

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    I was one of the 1337 who waited in line on day 1. I ended up getting the last one at one of our local walmarts. The wait was actually pretty fun, we kept each other entertained, and I've seen some of the people I met that night around since then.
     
  6. manred

    manred Animal Collective

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    Talk about luck.
     
  7. BirdMasterLv100

    BirdMasterLv100 I dared to google google.

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    My cousin told me that they would be at toysrus so i went with him and we were the first people on line which i tought was wierd because there were so many wii's and only like 6 people on line.
     
  8. Destiny

    Destiny Survived WC for 2 years

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    I got the Wii because of good grades.
     
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  9. zeon9881

    zeon9881 Slowly drifting away

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    Actully this happened during school and one day after my birthday

    so after desperation of searching and searching i wasnt gonna give up, everyday i would call my local wal-mart, at lunch time, before i left for school and after school

    so a day after my B-day i called my local wal-mart and they had three in, this was during my luch break, my dad took me to the local walmart and i got one

    talk about luck, and it was a day after my B-day aswell

    but than 5 monthes later i got my PS3 which put my wii in the mists for a period of time untill yesterday (yea i packed my wii up because i didnt play it)

    i bought Galaxy, awesome game
     
  10. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    So... I at the time was working for Best Buy at the time of the launch of the Wii and PS3. With that background, I was working the night before the launch got off late and drove home, and when I got home I was like... "You know what, I want a Wii" so I drove back to my store and got in line at around 9 pm and at that point I was 57th in line. So I had walked across the street to the store and bought myself a Redline energy drink, and a Car and Driver and set up my chair and stayed awake all night until 10 am when the store opened and there were 110 Wiis so yea I got mine took it back to my apartment played for a while then just passed out.
     
  11. KHgamer

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    first one to get it! japan wii all the way! but now i have an english one too.
     
  12. CantGetAWii

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    Well after several months of trying, in April my mom happened to go to the Best Buy near me and wait in line around 7 or 8 am and was surprisingly the first one in line. They had about 25 or so, but still I was happy.
     
  13. Dorkfish

    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    Best Buy, bright and early!
     
  14. borabora00

    borabora00 FEMALEGAMERDON'TB ALARMED

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    2 stories......

    1. Fortuanately 4 me I live in new york city and not to far from the nintendo world store. So i called them the night b4 and a sales rep was like they get wii shipments in every night but i had to get there by 8:30am b4 the store opened at 9amto be sure to get one. so me being me i said let me get there earlier just in case there's a line and luckily I did cuz when i got there at 7:30 there were about 28 people on line waiting. by the time 9am came i looked back and the line was down the block and i said to myself thank god i followed my mind and left early. anyway i got my wii and was pleased as punched.:smilewinkgrin:

    2. It was the week b4 black friday november 14th 2007 to be exact and i had to buy another wii being that i had previously sold mine b/c of school and i didn't have time to play so i woke up that morning to wait on line once again to purchase yet another wii same scenerio people were still waiting about 23 this time i bought my cousin along due to me having a class at 10am that morning so that she could bring my wii home 4 me. I kept looking back and the line kept getting longer and longer i guess b/c people were smart like me and got it early due to the holiday shopping season coming up early needless to say i was pleased as peach when i got mine and so were they b/c after that week it was ridiculiously hard to get your hands on one due to the wii shortage. The nintendo store started to give out notices saying by January 30 2008 you're guranteed a wii.:wink:
     
  15. Jslck630

    Jslck630 FiGhT KlUb

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    i just walked in a bought 1 lol easy
     
  16. EffeKt

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    Craigslist. $240
     
  17. fertogo

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    I called gamestop everyday to see if they had it and one day they did
     
  18. Wulf

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    Okay listen, youre all jelous of my story. I know you are, but it's okay. *wink*wink*

    My dad is a UPS manager, he knew how bad I wanted a Wii. We pretty much gave up hope and I knew it was impossible to get a Wii. My dad told his workers to save one if they deliver a Wii, and thats how he got it, just a few days before Christmas! He called my mom and they went to the store to get me wii mote skins (still cant get them on..) Wii classic controller (whoot! Naruto: Conr And Smash. Bros so much easier) and Zelda! I was so happy.

    The night before Christmas I was just like.." I want a Wii. I want a Wii!" And the last big bag, had the wii. =] I was speechless.
     
  19. pro gamer

    pro gamer A.K.A Master Chief

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    I have a story too.

    We were looking for a wii but they are always sold out. I looked for about a month then I just quit.We went to a store that is right next to Gamestop.
    Then my mom said "check if they have a wii". I thought it was pointless But I went to check. They had one more in stock! So I asked my mom if we could get it and she said yes. I was so happy that day.
     
  20. JKill09

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    Got it in summer. Just walked into a Gamestop, bought it, and walked out. No big deal.
     

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