By December 28, 2006

I scored a Wii, plus an extra Nunchuck controller

After learning that Target had Nintendo Wiis back in stock thanks to the “Still Need a Wii?” post on Ars Technica, I headed out on a whim to see if the rumor was true. I also needed a travel thermos for Lady Jaye, so at the very least I’d accomplish something. Lo and behold, I got the last one in stock. In the two minutes or so it took me to check out two other people came up, asking if there were more.

Now the problem is finding a second set of controllers. After looking at two Targets, a Best Buy, a Circuit City, two EB Games and a Wal*Mart, I managed to score two Nunchuck controllers but no “Wiimote.” I need both to play Wii Boxing and the Wii Super Monkey Ball game.

I’m holding off opening the Wii until Lady Jaye and I can both play. However, if you need a Nunchuck controller for use with your own personal Wii and not for resale, I will offer the first Gibberish reader who contacts me a crack at it. I am only asking that you pay my costs (MSRP + 5% VA tax + shipping). I am not looking to make a buck here, I just grabbed the extra one in the hopes I could help someone else out.

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4 Comments on "I scored a Wii, plus an extra Nunchuck controller"

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  1. roclar says:

    Nice! Congratulations!

  2. Congrats! Hope you have a lot of fun with it! 🙂

  3. Collin says:

    Nintendo has fast shipping when ordering things from their online store – things usually go out the very next day, so it can be a lot easier than hitting stores daily.

  4. drfaulken says:

    The controller is gone!

    Thanks for the tip, Collin. I’ll try them if I can’t find a decent component cable around. The one thing that worries me is that the site doesn’t list any indication if the item is in stock or not.