How do you actually...wait?

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  1. onesock

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    I'm planning on waiting about 3 hours for a Wii ticket. Question is, where do I wait for my ticket? By electronics? Customer Service?
     
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    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Just remember to have a DS lite in the queue, so you can play other people on wifi.

    Then you'll all be proper Nintendo fans.
     
  3. Deathx360

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    Go to electronics and they should direct you to the right place. For me last year with the X-Box 360 it was customer service but it could be different for the Wii and PS3. The manager of the store should also know so if you see him or her ask them were you should wait. I plan on asking soon but with at least 20 Wii's I don't see a big rush in doing so.
     
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    Menasor Jibba Jabberin' Automod

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    Last year for the 360 you lined up outside first then they gave you your ticket pretty early in the morning. Then you just brought the ticket to the customer service desk and they would grab a console from the office and give it to you. This was at walmart mind you.

    I would expect it to be the same for the ps3/wii this year.
     
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    We never got tickets at my local Wal-Mart. We waiting in line at customer service or sat in the waiting area, the coffee machines and snacks were there I beleive, since we basically know who was in line first, second (me), and so on. At 10:00 we signed a piece of paper with what place in line we were in. The thing we have in common with our experience is that we both got our systems, or in my case my brother's, at customer service. We should know next Friday or Saturday how it will go but until then all we have to go on is what we went through last year.
     
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    I go to work for about 6 months then buy one used from an early adopter who ha salready moved on to the next thing. No fuss no muss and big savings.
     
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    I usually wait tapping my feet, or I'll twiddle my thumbs. Sometimes I'll do a crossword puzzle or read the Dear Abby sections.
     
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    In the end it really comes down to each individual store and how they handle things such as this. I really wish that we could've been in a break room with coffee and snacks. We were stuck outside and it was abnormally cold for around here with it hitting well below 0.

    The only real universal thing that we can go on is that chances are it will be quite cold overnight so bring alot of clothing/blankets,something like an ipod/DS/psp to keep yourself busy and have somebody with you to talk to so you dont go insane waiting.

    Myself and my two brothers agreed last year we would never wait in line for a console again. Next week we'll be waiting in line for 2 consoles,lol
     
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    Come on... come on... COME ON!!!!
     
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    Dude, everytime you post that...it's really not neccesary.
     
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    I live in Toronto, I wonder how early I should get there on Sunday? I understand there will be lots of Wiis, but I can't take any chances! If I don't get a Wii on Sunday, I think I'll cry...

    I wonder which store is best? Wal-mart? Future Shop? Best Buy? Hmmm....
     
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    I decided to try and get a Wii and Zelda at launch.

    I'm going to hit the 24 hour wal-mart near me first then target if that does not work. I Figure paying about $325.00 for all that I want is not to bad.
     
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    I got a Wal-Mart sales paper saying that they will have a minimum of 20 per store so that may be your best bet but I can't say for sure since I don't know how many the other stores are getting.
     
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    And Targets are getting between 69 - 100.
     
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    Not even A little bit.
     
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    Not really. I don't let a video game dictate my life.
     

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