At one point Tony Hawk: Shred was released to a lot of fanfare. Tony Hawk himself participated in the design of the skateboard controller, and it seemed like this would be the first of many skateboarding titles for the Wii.
Unfortunately, consumers weren’t quite willing to shell out the money for it (at one point it was going for over $80), and those who did get it found the setup and calibration to be frustrating. On the other hand, die-hard Tony Hawk fans and skateboarding fans seemed to like it (note that on Amazon most of the reviews are tepid, but a few on Amazon and Best Buy are rave reviews).
My guess is that Best Buy just wants to clear them out of their stores right now to make room for Christmas 2011 inventory (notice that it’s available for free in-store pickup only, not shipped). So if there’s a skateboarding fan in your life, here’s your chance to pick up a brand new game with a brand new controller for less than the price of renting one.