A HUGE supply of the smash-hit console Nintendo Wii has hit British shops - sending prices tumbling.
Hundreds of small-time dealers are thought to be losing fortunes through an online bidding crash after thousands of units suddenly became available.
Some "shrewdies" at eBay stores believed they would make a killing by buying in as many Wii units as possible, hoping to double their cash through online bids by desperate parents. But now, units selling in Argos and Currys for £230 are going on eBay for as little as £147.
Market analysts last night described the reversal in fortunes for consumers"something of a Christmas miracle". One added: "All the signs were that theWii supply would not meet the demand.
"People have stocked up on them hoping a deluge would force up the price. But the opposite seems to be the case."