Like thousands of others, I recently voted for a chance to buy a Wii. I got an email this morning:
Amazon Customers Vote “You have been randomly selected!”
Dear Amazon.com Customer,
Congratulations! As someone who signed up for the Amazon Customers Vote: Special Edition promotion and selected the Nintendo Wii console, you have been randomly selected for the opportunity to purchase one Nintendo Wii console.
Please return to the Amazon Customers Vote homepage during the buying period, which is Tuesday, December 19, 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Pacific time, but remember that you must check out by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday in order to purchase this item.
Thank you for signing up, and thank you for being an Amazon.com customer.
As I stated earlier, I am not really all that bothered about the Wii. Give me Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and more games that I’d like to play first, then I will be interested in the Wii.
Instead of posting it on eBay, I decided to see whether one of my friends wanted to buy it at-cost plus shipping. I knew who to ask first. He’d been gushing to me about the Wii for the past few weeks. He’s mainly a PC gamer. He has a GameCube and was considering buying a PS2. Until the Wii, he had never been interested in buying a console at launch. Of course, he leapt at the opportunity. Initially, we were going to go with Super Saver shipping, which would mean a delivery date of 4th January at the earliest, but I told him that one-day shipping was only $13.98. He decided to go with one-day shipping. I should have the Wii at my place tomorrow, according to Amazon.
I had a plan all laid out if he decided not to buy the Wii from me. I was going to make the same offer to my LiveJournal Friends. If no one on LiveJournal wanted to buy it, I was going to open the offer up to trusted game bloggers. Finally, my last stop was going to be eBay. Luckily, I’ve been spared all that trouble, and I’ve just received payment from my friend via PayPal. :D