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My girlfriend suddenly wanted to play Wii Sports. That involved buying a Wii. Now that the Wii U is out, the Wii Mini is really the only thing around. According to Nintendo's official website, there is a Wii Sports Bundle in black sold at Toys R Us and Best Buy. Neither of which are actually sold at Toys R Us or Best Buy online or otherwise. Buying the Wii Mini would be $100 + $35 USED Wii Sports Resort and Wii Sports combine from Gamestop. Instead of the Wii Sports Bundle for $120.
So I went to Gamestop. Several Gamestops.
Gamestop 1: Nintendo stopped making that bundle a year ago. You won't be able to find it. No we don't have it used.
Gamestop 2: 'Why the fuck would we have Wii's anymore?' That's an actual quote.
Gamestop 3: Gotta look on Ebay dude.
Gamestop 4: Go to Disc Replay.
Disc Replay: Our Wii's are only $60. All sold out.
Gamestop 5: We have one used Wii left. $90. Nope doesn't have the nunchuck or Wii motion plus needed for playing Wii Sports Resort.
Gamestop 6: Try Ebay. Make sure they come with every part of the Wii, because people will sell the parts and games separately to make the most money.
Gamestop 7: Go to Disc Replay, they have all that old stuff.
Ebay I go.
Ebay 1: So the first Wii Sports Bundle takes 3 weeks to arrive. When it arrived, it didn't read discs and I couldn't have gotten a more abused Wii. Basically the Wii in the photos was not the Wii I received. I took it up with Ebay, they said they'd give the seller a week to respond, no response, so Ebay told me send it back with our free prepaid sticker. Then they returned my money.
Ebay 2: Just bought the white Wii Sports Resort Bundle, arrives quick, fan doesn't work, system dies after 30 minutes. Ebay gives me a shipping thing to send it back after the guy refuses to take it back. Ebay gave me my money back.
Ebay 3: Same thing happened. Fan doesn't work and the system burns out after 30 minutes.
I'm not even buying the lowest priced Wiis. Those seem to all get snatched up at the very last second.
Normally, I'd go to Amazon to buy things, but the actual Wii Sports Bundles seem to be pretty expensive now. Plus I'd much rather see the photos of the items.
While I can just buy Wii U and then just buy the 2 games to play, I'd much rather not spend the $300 on top of the stupidly frivolous expenses I already do.
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I've got an original Wii that I don't use anymore. How much are you willing to pay for it? Does 15-20+shipping sound reasonable? Only problem with it is cosmetic, the plastic cover for the Gamecube controller and memory cart ports is broken off, but it still works just fine.
Also, it might not be a bad idea to alert the manager to that one employee's behavior and attitude, unless that was the manager, in which case going to the franchise might be better. I suppose it's not a big deal, but customer service people should never act like that IMO.
I see at least a couple of them in every pawn shop that takes games.
I thought about that too.... but then I totally forgot about that :-)
So with my current Wii, I told the guy, I will send it back to him. I really want to send it back to him. It makes me feel like I cheated him if he wants to refund my money and let me keep the Wii. Well he refunded my money and hasn't replied back to my email about 'please let me return the Wii.' Weird, but whatever.
About a week ago my girlfriend and I went to her local Toys R Us, where an employee said oh it looks like there's 1 Wii Sports Bundle in the state. We can order it for you, have it delivered here... catch is it'll take 6 - 8 weeks.
We opted not to do that. Yesterday, we went back to do that. The employee said there is 1 in IL, 1 in WI, 1 in MI. He then called the one in IL that claims to have 1. Nope, they don't really have it. Called the one in WI, they took their sweet ass time. Nope, they don't really have it. Then called the one in MI, and no they didn't really have it.
He recommended Amazon, and normally I do Amazon, because I hate Ebay since the majority of things that I lose the bids on are lost literally at the last second. People use snipe programs. Plus there was that time 5+ years ago where I got 2 counterfeit GBA games from 2 different people. In the case of the Wii, I don't want to do Amazon, since I can't see photos to confirm everything is in the box.