Amazon has Wiis, but with a stern buying policy

Wii PrayWell, the rumors of stocking a bunch of Wiis for sale this morning have proven to be absolutely, 100% true.

At a few minutes past 10AM PST, the floodgates opened, the sea parted, the clouds disappeared and a voice from heaven said, "Go thou and buy your Wii."

Ok, maybe I exaggerate a little on the voice from heaven, but the Wiis really are stocked again at Amazon. What is interesting to note is the following message posted by Amazon on the quantities that people can purchase:

"As you may know, the Nintendo Wii is in great demand, and there are shortages of this product across the U.S. In an effort to provide as many customers as possible with the opportunity to purchase a Wii, we are limiting the number of Wiis customers can purchase in a given calendar month. As a result, each household may only purchase up to 3 Nintendo Wii units per calendar month."

And what happens if you transgress this rule? Amazon states that they will close the "offending customer account and related accounts," which means all and any connected international Amazon accounts as well. In addition, any gift certificates or credits will be lost, your buying and selling rights will be suspended and your first born will be forfeit to Amazon. No, just kidding…your second born.

The harsh punishment for law breakers seems to be squarely aimed at those slimy cretins called scalpers, who buy up loads of Wiis in order to resell them on eBay to hapless victims who can’t get them because the scalpers buy them all up.

But in any event, the good news is that the common citizens who want to snag a Wii for the gift giving season now have a chance to buy one…if the scalpers don’t buy them all first.


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