I rang them today reserved and collected one 129.99
Tried the same approach with Toys R Us Cardiff.I tried Cardiff, Gloucester and 2 branches in Bristol but again - no luck.
Out of all 4 - only one would actually check against the stock code number
I think they felt that their authority was being threatened and insisted they did not need it.
Typical phone call....
Me> "hello. I would like to know if you have the HD-DVD add on drive for the Xbox360 in stock. I have the stock code number here which might help" (or something similar - tried various approaches)
"Its alright sir...I know the item that you mean. Just give me a moment to check."
... (me waits patiently. Already been on the phone for about 10 mins waiting for customer services to transfer me through to Multimedia)
Retail Numpty again>
"Right..here we are..xbox 360 HD VGA cable wasn't it Sir?"
I dont know if anyone out there gets any perverse sense of satisfaction from trying to track down one of these things but I certainly don't.
Think i'll try give up and wait till New Year