I completely understand your position, but if a store the size of the one i went to only had 27 Wii consoles in stock, then i can guarantee you that there would still be a lot of pissed off people. 27 Wii consoles would have been gone by 2pm on Sunday (even with Football).
My point is that a heavily in demand product like the Wii should never be in an advertisement circular; at least until Nintendo can get their butts in gear and ramp up production. You guys should get some kind of wait list going at the store level, and maybe keep like 5% of inventory for the floor. That way people can have a decent chance of getting one for Christmas. If store like Target at least offered something like this, people will not only get their Wii, but all the accessories and games as well.
I am a loyal Target customer and because the manager didn't blow me off, I will most definately get all of my Wii stuff at Target.
I work at a Target and yeah! If the Wiis are promoted in the next advertisement we are told to hold them in the back until that Sunday. They aren't supposed to be sold until that Sunday because people get really pissed off if they come in and the advertised item isn't in the store. Even if they aren't on sale.
We are told to hold any Wii hardware.
Not everyone is aware of this so the salesperson that directed him to the other store obviously didn't work in the electronic department regularly.
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