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December 20, 2007

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Wii Ninja

Over the past year, I have successfully acquired five Wiis at retail price; I felt this was notable enough for a blog post.

Wii #1: Purchased 11/06, for a vita.mn contest. Camped out in front of a Target in beautiful Red Wing, MN, at 4:45 a.m., behind Jan, Peter, Elaine, Philip and Sam, in front of a group of about 50. When we finally got the golden tickets (to come back and get a Wii), me and four of the others went to Denny’s while we waited for the store to open.

Wiis #2 & 3: Got a call one random Sunday afternoon in August from my coworker’s boyfriend, who saw some Wiis sitting on a shelf at Target. Drove to Target, picked up one for me and one for my nephews/niece.

Wiis #4 & 5: Purchased from Amazon mere seconds after receiving text messages from WiiAlerts.com. One is for a vita.mn contest, the other is for a friend’s wife to give to a friend for Christmas. Big ups to WiiAlerts; it totally works.

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Posted December 20, 2007 at 8:20 | Comments (3) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Video Games

Comments

(You do realize that the future of funding for serious investigative journalism could very well be Wii arbitrage.)

I suggested it to our publisher just today.

At any rate, is it notable that a "Wii ninja" is defined (by me) as "someone who is good at acquiring Wiis" rather than "someone who is good at playing Wii"?

I think someone good at playing Wii -- for example (and in a very short time) myself -- would be a Wii Samurai. Remember, the ninja's skill is not in fighting directly -- by stealth and smarts, they enable the warriors to win the day.

If only I had the ninjitsu of Thompson on my side months ago. I could be Wii Emperor of all Japan.

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