I despise Walmart. I have been relentless in my pursuit of a Nintendo Wii. After a failed attempt to purchase system on Release Day I stayed up all night on Amazon.com waiting for their release- which never came. They accumulated 600 complaints that night that they promptly deleted.
My next attempt was to compile a list of local stores that carry it according to the offical Wii site and started making daily calls. Still no luck.
So my son and I camped out waiting to get one only to be 2 people to far back in line.
Our local radio station was filling xmas wishes so I wrote to them that all I wanted was to locate and be able to purchase a Wii. They read my letter on the air and called me with the names of 2 stores that had it in stock. Trouble is everyone else heard it too and beat me to them.
This morning I got up at 4 am so I could be at Target at 8 am when they opened. When the doors opened I was shoved aside by a group of 20 something boys who ran through the store and bought all the controllers. They didn't have any Wii's in stock.
That afternoon I recalled my phone list only to find out I missed Wii's at a local Walmart by minutes. She said they were delivered by UPS and that they maybe they were headed to the next Walmart down the Highway. I called the store and the associate suggested that I come in and wait.
I stood there for 20 minutes hoping only to be approached by a Manager and told that I couldn't just stand in the electronics department.
I could have Snapped... seriously. I give up. Poor Jake.. the kid did nothing to deserve this let down.