It seems many people are taking advantage of the Wii Fit currently being out of stock in most high street stores. Some are charging ridiculous prices for the equipment itself and even more so for the shipping costs.
I've been looking for a Wii Fit for a while and as many people are finding... the shops are sold out, or you can only obtain a Wii Fit board if you purchase it within a bundle; which many people like myself don't want or need.
There was no way I was going to be ridiculously overcharged by people on ebay or people who have unwanted Christmas gifts on various sites no matter how badly I wanted one... so I decided to do a bit of research.
I got myself a Wii Fit at around 6pm Tue 30/12/2008 by using a fantastic alert website I found while browsing a google search.
What it does is collects all "in stock" information from various website stockist of the Wii Fit. It will include stockists who are only selling packages also, however I was very lucky and managed to buy a Wii Fit from Dixons for £77, which is a great deal better than £85 upwards which people are unfairly charging. It does include some sort of protective covers, hence the price being a little more than RRP. Never the less, I'll have my Wii Fit within 3-4 working days =]
Just be very careful how and where you spend your money. Buying from someone or a company you can trust is highly important. I've lost count of how many times I've purchased an item advertised as BNWT/ box never open/ never used.... which has simply not been the case.
The fact is... retailers are recieveing Wii Fits, but the are just selling out the minute they become available.
I just don't understand how people can justify selling an unwanted Wii Fit for £100, for example. If it was a gift then selling it at RRP will not make you loose out on anything and will really make someone's day who wants one.
If anyone would like more information on where I got my Wii Fit don't hesitate to contact me. ADDED 11/01/2009 I RECEIVED MY RETAIL PRICED WII FIT ON 6TH JANUARY. SO PLEASE, JUST BECAUSE YOU REALLY WANT ONE; DON'T JUST GO SPENDING OVER THE ODDS. THE WEBSITE I USED WAS GREAT AND REALLY DOES DELIVER!