Wii preorder package at JB Hi-Fi

I was at JB Hi-Fi last night with spinboy and he pointed out these Wii preorder posters near the entrance. Whiile buying Singstar Legends and Clubhouse Games, I asked the woman behind the counter about the preorder:

Could you tell me about the Wii preorder deals?
The Wii…
It’s a game console…
There are posters advertising a preorder for it plastered over the entrance to this store…

At that point she said something along the lines of “Ooooh, I’ll call someone for you”. After a while, a sales guy turned up and quickly disappeared into the back room when I mentioned that I was after information on the Wii preorder. A few minutes later he emerged with a printout.

It seems that everything (I was interested in) is full-price, I would have to put $50 down, and I would get a few pretty random extras:

  • A carry case (Okay, not that random. It looked pretty good actually).
  • Wii-branded wrist and head bands (To complement the Wii Sports theme I suppose).

I’m not sure if that is enough to make me preorder. I’m not convinced that preordering will be necessary, and their service didn’t exactly instill any confidence that I would get the console and games without hassle. It would really suck to spend December 7 being messed around at JB knowing that Wiis are readily available at the Target across the road.

For a list of other preorder deals, check out Vooks’ Aussie Wii Preorder page from their Ultimate Aussie Wii Guide.

Update: I ended up preordering from my local Gametraders. I’m getting a Wii console, Wii Remote (with Wii Play), a Wii Nunchuk controller, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for $549.8 (a very good deal IMHO).

2 thoughts on “Wii preorder package at JB Hi-Fi”

  1. Hi All Experts,I need help…
    1. what kind of cables does the Wii come with?
    2. Is there a VGA-adapter coming out anytime soon?
    3. If i use the s-video cable, will the remote still sense the screen on which my projector projects the image onto?
    Cheers and thanks in advance.

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