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Shoppers looking for the ever-elusive Christmas Wii stock are heading to France to get hold of their consoles, reports The Daily Mirror.

According to the red top rag, Wii consoles are currently going for up to a thousand quid on eBay (though we're yet to find that particular auction), but they can be picked up relatively easily and cheaply by heading to our garlic-munching neighbour.

It's also a great excuse to stock up on ***s and Stella and then get drunk on a ferry. Zelda is blatantly more challenging (and romantic) in the French lingo too.

Queues are forming each day outside stores in Calais, where French shops have already limited customers to one Wii per customer. "English interest is phenomenal," one Micromania spokesman told the newspaper.

If you're currently queuing outside an Argos somewhere then, you might want to get on the blower to P&O for an easier way to keep the kids happy on the big day.