Finding a Wii today was quite the adventure. I hit Target, Wal-Mart, Toys 'R Us, Kmart, Meijer, Best Buy… you name it, I tried to score a Wii there. I finally decided that no one would try the Sears at the mall, and I was right. I couldn't find a line for the Wii there, and not for lack of trying—the local Sears has about 15 different entrances. I finally went to the door in the mall only to find two gentlemen already waiting in line. They said Sears was supposed to get two systems, but I stuck around anyway just in case they had an extra one. I ran outside to tell Jess that I would be in line for a while while the two guys ahead of me tried to flag down someone inside.
When I went back in, they were gone. No more line. I figured an employee had told them there were no systems to be had. I was distraught, but what else was I going to do? Jess was already leaving with the van because she thought I would be waiting for the next three hours or so, and of course she doesn't have her phone on her so I can't get her to turn around. I decide to wait it out. An hour passes.
A woman joins me in line, and says she too thought they should have some units. Okee doke, we'll both wait. We manage to flag down someone inside the store, only to be told that Sears didn't receive any Wiis at all. I was disconsolate, but the woman convinced me to keep waiting. So we did. Another hour passed. The same woman came back and said that they in fact had gotten in three systems, but the line was forming over at the merchandise pick-up door. At the other end of the mall. The woman and I take off, and when we find the entrance the line is… nonexistent. No one there at all.
Then we see some hands putting up a "the Wii line starts here," sign in the window, and we were jubilant. The line really did start here. With us. Excellent. Jess brings me some coffee, and I'm waiting in style. Soon the coffee starts to work on my system, and the last 15 minutes get interesting. Soon though, I had my Wii, an extra controller, Red Steel, and Twilight Princess. Not bad.
So Opposable Thumbs has a Wii. It was quite an interesting five-hour quest, but we were successful in the end. How did your search for a system go?