Via Haibane.info I find this article, which simply belabors the fact that the Wii is a great idea, albeit with a dumb name. I’ve already done my own cheerleading for the thing, so I’m not going to get into that now.
What I find interesting here is what Toys-R-Us did:
When I asked for a unit, I was told by the “R Zone” clerk that they were out of individual Wii units. They were now only stocking “bundles”. This “bundle” is not officially-sanctioned. It does not come in a bigger box with factory-packed extras. No, the Toys R Us “bundle” consists of simply a standard off-the-shelf Wii, upon which you are forced to add a game, two accessories (which don’t even have to be official Nintendo accessories), and the extended protection plan from Toys R Us.
You can read all the gory details for yourself. He’s certainly a lot more forgiving than I am. Those people would never have gotten my money. They may have squeezed this guy for an extra $100, but they will never, ever see a penny from me. I’m not talking about this Christmas season. I’m talking about from now on. This sort of thing is disgusting, and I would never reward this sort of behavior by shopping there and taking part in it.
People look down on those Grinch-like “scalpers” who buy units and then turn around and put them on EBay for a $50 markup. I draw no distinction between those scalpers and Toy-R-Us, except that TRU has an even higher markup and are doing it on a much bigger scale.
A compliment is more easily forgotten than a slap in the face. I’m going to remember this for a long time.
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