I personally own 2 Nitendo Wii`s and have sold over 50 on Ebay. I live in Tampa, Florida a pretty big city with plenty of demand for these things and they are not that hard to find. I don`t think that its a quantity issue its a location issue, they are simply sending to many to one place at any given time and not enough to the others, In return you have people like me stumbling upon huge shipments, buying them up and selling them for a profit. Sometimes a month will go by without seeing any but they are out there. First off, if you have never played the Wii go out and try one you will be addicted the second you pick up the controller which would explain the high demand. Here are some stories on how I have found them:
The first Wii I bought was at Walmart about 3 months ago and I called my friend (who was releived that I was finally going to stop playing his) just to let him know that I got one and that he should come over and play. The first question out of his mouth was, "How many did Walmart have?" when I bought mine and I told him that there was a stack of them. After calling me an idiot for not buying more we were back 15 minutes later and bought up the other 15. No waiting list or anything.
Second time I was walking through Toys R` Us just picking up toys for the kids 2 weeks before Christmas and I walked by the electronics department and there were like 30 Wii`s just sitting in a case. I asked the guy how long they were there for and he said they have had them for a week and that he was surprised that no one has bout them yet. I asked if there was a limit on how many you can buy and he said "Do you see a line?" so I whipped out the credit card and bought 25 of them, I would have bought more but I was maxed out.
The third time 1 DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!! I ran up to a Game Stop to pick up a last minute game for the Wii, It was right before opening there was one person in line and I was the second one through the door and the guy asked us if we were waiting for Wii`s and we both said no but then the dollar signs started rollin through my eyes and he let me buy all 12.
I have heard from other sellers that Walmart is a goldmine for Wii`s, I`m not sure if these means anything but like I said I live in the middle of the city and it seems like they are all over the place. Is it luck on my part? or just poor distribution on Nintendos. Another thing about reading the past posts is that everyone is saying there are waiting lists and that people have been waiting over a year get their hands on one, where do guys live so I can target this market :)