We caved and bought a Wii on eBay. We got a Wii + nunchuck + Wii sports for $325 + $25 shipping.
The MSRP is $249.99 but we really didn’t feel like sleeping outside of the Rockefeller Nintendo Store or keeping abreast of all the retail stores that might be releasing them. We just wanted it and wanted it now. Once you factor in opportunity costs, the markup wasn’t too much.
So if your time is more money than money, and you want a Wii, check out the falling eBay aftermarket. There’s other comparable deals still available. — BEN POPKEN