Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 locator
Running around frantically searching for the Nintendo Wii or Sony PlayStation3? Save yourself some time and hassle by checking out XPBargain's Nintendo Wii locator first. They also have a Sony PS3 locator.
These two pages are an invaluable resource for folks looking to pick up one of the season's hot new video game consoles. The list currently says both PS3s and Wiis are sold-out everywhere... but keep watching those pages. Just today, they posted news of Wiis available at Sam's Club, but they sold out within an hour both times.
To help you stay on top of the trackers, XP Bargains has a handy guide to getting a pop-up alert on your PC when the trackers update.
Finally, if you reeeaaally need to pick up a Wii or PS3 this season, you can always join fellow procrastinators in bidding up eBay supplies:
If you can't get a console shipped to you in time, despite your heroic efforts, you can still make somebody's day with the Walmart Wii gift certificate. It's just any other Walmart gift certificate, except that it's priced exactly for a Wii ($249.24).
Thanks to reader Lance for the tip.