Game Store Caught Scalping Wiis on Ebay

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According to Ars Technica, Slackers of Illinois/Missouri are taking retail Wiis and dumping them on Ebay for US$399, $150 above the MSRP.

When confronted with the breech of contract with Nintendo, a Slackers representative begrudgingly said, "That is something you'll have to speak with the owner about." Management has not responded.

Retailers have unfairly, though legally, used bundle gouging to nickel and dime gamers seeking Wiis in short supply. This is the first report of retailers bypassing retail to become resellers online which yield better returns.

"We don't have to remind retailers of the strength we have right now," said Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime in a recent interview. "We are simply making an observation and that reinforces our point quite nicely with retailers."

This story, "Game Store Caught Scalping Wiis on Ebay" was originally published by GamePro.

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