How did you get your Wii? - DFWstangs Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
I'm on a boat.
Mr. B's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ft. Worth
Posts: 336
How did you get your Wii?

Been calling around and (big surprise) nobody has them in stock. Did you guys that have them just have to stake out the stores until they arrived? I'm not buying one from craigslist or ebay. I want a store with a name I can take it back to just in case.
Mr. B is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 02:03 PM
black90gt's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,921

Most of the time you can find someone with the orginal receipt
black90gt is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 02:04 PM
krazy kris's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: fort worth
Posts: 2,907
krazy kris is offline  
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 02:07 PM
greenrebel's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: DFW
Posts: 4,291
walked into a gamestop while shopping at the local mall, was going to just get a PS2 game, thought it'd be fun just to see if they had a Wii, asked, was told "We got in 10 today, this is the last one", looked around and could tell a couple people had heard and were hoping I'd say I'll come back later or something...snatched that bitch up right then and there
greenrebel is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 02:52 PM
Tyrone Biggums's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: What up with that? What up with that?!
Posts: 10,434
Periodically checked Target. It took a couple of months, but one day they had some.

Tyrone Biggums is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 02:57 PM
Num say'n? (tm)
JP135's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 5,702
Wife went into Toys R US. Kid behind the counter said he'd just been authorized to sell 10. She said she wanted #1 then.
JP135 is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 04:15 PM
Roliath's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: fuckcanada
Posts: 5,325
In San Antonio
someone had called in and reserved the last wii, and I showed up and when I arrived the lady asked me if I was looking for the Wii. and I was like holy shit, hell yeah and she handed it to me.

so sorry if i bought the wii you called about stranger.

Roliath is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 06:58 PM
No, I don't have a turbo
TurboTodd's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Brentwood, TN
Posts: 2,203
Co-worker of mine, his mom works at a Wal-Mart in a podunk town near Waco.. Said they had a ton, that nobody ever comes looking for (apparently the area is really economically disadvantaged) so I told him to get one for me.. 2 days later, box in hand with receipt.

Punxsutawney Jesus, Illuminati Elitist
TurboTodd is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 07:00 PM
Robert Galarga
Stephen's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,256
one of my customers girlfriend works at toys r us and won it... they didnt like so they sold it to me for cheap as fuck
Stephen is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 07:09 PM
Shaithis's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Corinth
Posts: 6,223
walked into walmart. Asked the electronics clerk when they plan to get more. They said to be there on a thursday and will release them at midnight. I was 4th in line.

Newbies, please watch THIS before posting.
Shaithis is offline  
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
I'm on a boat.
Mr. B's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ft. Worth
Posts: 336
Well today was my lucky day. Called a buddy that works at Best Buy and he says they're out. He calls me tonight and they got eight. There was six left when I left the store at 9, so to anyone who's looking, Best Buy in Hurst will have them in the morning.
Mr. B is offline  
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 09:22 AM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Grand Prairie
Posts: 1,275
Waited outside of gamestop for like an hour oneday to try and catch the fedex dude. He got there an hour after it opened and i bought my wii and ps3 there at the same time.
GSXRK5 is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 09:29 AM
Sure Shot
97blkpny's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: in the duck blind...
Posts: 3,353
Happened to drive by a GameStop with a UPS truck sitting outside. Went in and he was delivering them. Bought one no problem.

97blkpny is offline  
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 09:50 AM
Frequent Flyer
AdamLX's Avatar
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Frisco, TX
Posts: 9,148
Walked into Target in Frisco, asked desk jockey to open case and get me one Wii.

The bigger electronic stores are going to be sold out most of the time because that's where people go first.
AdamLX is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 07:58 PM
Licking the windows!
MireFire 2.0's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: In the tall grass with Snake Doctor
Posts: 3,283
Happen to log on to eGay to check on something I was bidding on and hit a link for Wii and the first one on the list had less than 1 minute to go and was the regular unit with everything it normally comes with PLUS an extra Hot Wheels game...with shipping it was still $35 less then retail for Wii alone at store.
MireFire 2.0 is offline  
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the DFWstangs Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome