Brian Ho (brianho) wrote,
Brian Ho

When it rains, it pours

So I stopped in at Best Buy on my way home from work tonight to get some games and accessories for the Wii I bought yesterday.  While I was browsing the games, I happened to look at the shelf below...where there was one lonely Wii system sitting just waiting to be bought.  There's someone at the office that's been wanting to get one, so I figured I'd just pick it up for her and she can pay me for it at the office tomorrow.

This brings a funny saga to a close for me.  I hadn't bought a Wii sooner than this week because I was waiting for a Best Buy to have one in stock.  I had enough Reward Zone certificates and gift cards to completely cover the $250 price tag.  Something about walking out of a store with a somewhat rare and sought-after item without having spent any "real" money was appealing to me.  As a result, I had passed on an opportunity that xnolenx had turned me onto last week to buy a system at Meijer.

Since that time, I've been kind of kicking myself for not going ahead and doing it.  Over the weekend I had decided that I would just buy any system I could find and spend all the Best Buy $$$ on games and accessories for it that I'd be sure to want anyway.  It seemed like a logical solution that I wished I had thought of sooner.  So I began a more general search and came to the realization of just how tough these things are to get.

Over the course of Sunday and Monday I visited probably half a dozen stores.  None of them had Wiis for sale (though they all had at least one PS3 :P ).  I called several more...still no luck.  On Monday afternoon I decided I'd just give up and order one online.  Even that turned out to be difficult unless I was willing to buy a $500-600 bundle!

That brings me to yesterday when I finally scored one at Target using some location methods that I found online.  And now today I just lucked into one sitting on a shelf...and at Best Buy, no less.  So once I pass off the extra one I have to the person at work, I can consider the net result to be my original intent of buying it at Best Buy with all those certificates and gift cards. :P

Anyway, enough of all that.  I just got home and I want to actually play with this darn thing.  I was out for Pump night last night, so I haven't even had a chance to unpack it yet!

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