Just got a mail from Lik-Sang (import guys) saying my DS Lite was on the way, which is great - you might have been following the tribulations of people having a hard time getting them in Japan.
We know a guy who runs an import shop here in Seattle, and ran the situation by him just to get an idea what retailers were dealing with. You might remember that they increased the price on the one that I had preordered to 192 dollars - an amount I was happy with, given supernatural levels of demand. Our man with the import shop says that his wholesaler - his wholesaler, now - was offering them for three hundred dollars. So I don’t feel so bad, now.