You want consoles on the cheap, hit an anime or similar nerdy convention and get into the dealer's room as soon as possible. Got myself a Wii brand new for a hundred bucks at Otakon, the same dealer had 360s and PS3s for fifty bucks less than retail, and this was all before the recent price drops. Another dealer had 360s and PS3s for even cheaper than that once the last day of the con hit and everyone was trying to sell as much as possible.
Although he also has imported PSPs for $75 more
than retail; why anyone would care about the color of their handheld, let alone enough to pay more for it, is beyond me.
NOT THE BEES! NOT THE BEES THEY'RE IN MY EYES