Well, this was a disappointing discovery. The corporate wisenheimers at EB Games (aka Game Stop) have decided that suckering customers to come into their stores is a good policy. It all begins with the prominent display of Nintendo Wii system boxes in the window, beneath a big "In Stock" sign. The Wii is very hard to find right now, so this display is sure to catch the eye of desirous gaming geeks, such as myself.
Unfortunately, as you'll discover once you're in the store, they're empty boxes. The "In Stock" sign deceptively refers to the Playstation 3 and XBox 360, which are also displayed in the window. According to the clerk, this empty box ploy is a new mandate from corporate EB. "So people know we have the Wii." Um, except, they don't actually have the Wii. Just like everyone else doesn't have one.
It turns out this store did have a scarce black Nintendo DS, which I've been looking for, but I was too pissed at their deceptive Wii bait to even consider them giving my business. Perhaps, ever.