Rumor has it that in order to reserve a Nintendo Wii at an EB Games or Gamestop, the $50 deposit must be made by trading in games. In other words, no cash, credit, or even store credit is to be accepted. But if you bring in old games that you probably spent more than the $250 Wii price tag to buy originally, you can pay for part of that $250 price tag and reserve a system to pick up on November 19.
Or just go somewhere else and keep your old games (assuming you have any).
Let’s count the days until the person who thought this up gets fired, assuming it prooves true. Likely they leaked a test balloon to see how folks would react, then go from there.