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There’s no point Wee Willy Winky running through the town to make sure the children are in bed this Christmas. Yet again the hottest games consoles are in such short supply, they won’t be in stockings this year without paying silly money.

Several major retailers have failed to secure sufficient supplies of the Nintendo Wii even to fulfil preorders, leading to a bidding frenzy on eBay. Richard Ambrose of eBay said:

We expect the trading of Nintendo Wii on eBay to be fast and furious in the coming weeks. If previous console launches are anything to go by, like the XBox360 last year, we can expect a large volume of Wii sales on eBay.co.uk as high street stocks run low and parents under pressure try to find the must-have present to put under the tree.

Of course with the Europe-wide shortage and failure even to fulfil preorders, prices will be pushed to astronomical levels. Priced at £179.00 the Nintendo Wii is already selling for over £700.00 on eBay. As more people fail to secure delivery of their preorder, the only way is up for prices. Our advice is to wait until next year when supply is more plentiful, and find your little ones something else for Christmas.



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