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The Icon Bar: The Playpen: Wii
 
  Wii
  ad (15:20 23/1/2007)
  Phlamethrower (15:32 23/1/2007)
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Andrew Duffell Message #97561, posted by ad at 15:20, 23/1/2007
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I've just got myself a Wii from Woolworths.

Now the big question is: Keep or Sell?

Convince me.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #97563, posted by Phlamethrower at 15:32, 23/1/2007, in reply to message #97561
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The fact that you just got one would be an indication that they are not rampantly out of stock. So you won't get any (significant) extra money by selling it.

Therefore, you will keep it, and enter into the world of Wii fandom. Or just punch a hole through your wall.
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Phil Mellor Message #97564, posted by monkeyson2 at 15:33, 23/1/2007, in reply to message #97561
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Convince yourself.

(Hint: KEEP IT. It's brilliant.)

Here are some reasons:

Wii Sports.

Zelda.

Warioware.

R-Type.

Weather Channel.

Mii Channel.

Also, people who buy things just to sell them on are a waste of space. They contribute nothing.

[Edited by monkeyson2 at 15:35, 23/1/2007]
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Jeffrey Lee Message #97565, posted by Phlamethrower at 15:37, 23/1/2007, in reply to message #97564
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Also, people who buy things just to sell them on are a waste of space. They contribute nothing.
Yeah. Damn those supermarkets, and other shops! Damn that shop you bought your Wii from! Damn them to hell! ;)
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Phil Mellor Message #97567, posted by monkeyson2 at 15:49, 23/1/2007, in reply to message #97565
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Also, people who buy things just to sell them on are a waste of space. They contribute nothing.
Yeah. Damn those supermarkets, and other shops! Damn that shop you bought your Wii from! Damn them to hell! ;)
I'm sure you can see the difference between a store that buys in bulk from a warehouse, handles promotion and distribution, warrantys and returns, after sales support, and provides jobs and pays taxes; to some tosser who buys something purely to prevent you from being able to get it in the conventional manner, and holds it to ransom for a ridiculously high amount.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #97568, posted by Phlamethrower at 15:57, 23/1/2007, in reply to message #97567
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Also, people who buy things just to sell them on are a waste of space. They contribute nothing.
Yeah. Damn those supermarkets, and other shops! Damn that shop you bought your Wii from! Damn them to hell! ;)
I'm sure you can see the difference between a store that buys in bulk from a warehouse, handles promotion and distribution, warrantys and returns, after sales support, and provides jobs and pays taxes; to some tosser who buys something purely to prevent you from being able to get it in the conventional manner, and holds it to ransom for a ridiculously high amount.
What do you think the ;) was for? X(
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Andrew Duffell Message #97569, posted by ad at 15:58, 23/1/2007, in reply to message #97567
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They were in stock for just over 15mins at woolworths.co.uk
Amazon market place sells for >300 quid.

I'm quite tempted to keep it, but I'm unsure if I would actually play it that much. Hmm...

I often buy things to sell on: I bought masses of discounted parker pens from a stationary box store that was closing a few years back, and sold them for substantial profit to people in America where these pens aren't stocked.
I've also bought CDs from online stores, and sold them on Amazon market place for profit (NB they were still in stock from the site I got them from, just most people don't look around, and just go straight to Amazon).
I've also bought up clearance routers, and the like from Staples and sold on eBay.

I don't see that there is anything wrong with this. I'm just providing an additional market place, and I can only see it on at what the buyer thinks the product is worth to them.

That said, I wouldn't have bought 10 Wiis because I know there is a shortage, and I don't really need them. I bet other people were buying lots though.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #97570, posted by Phlamethrower at 16:04, 23/1/2007, in reply to message #97569
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:o

*runs from impending :monkey:-rage*
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Phil Mellor Message #97571, posted by monkeyson2 at 16:06, 23/1/2007, in reply to message #97568
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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What do you think the ;) was for? X(
Oh. I thought you were being a anti-capiatalist hippy. :P
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Jeffrey Lee Message #97572, posted by Phlamethrower at 16:08, 23/1/2007, in reply to message #97571
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What do you think the ;) was for? X(
Oh. I thought you were being a anti-capiatalist hippy. :P
Well, capitalism isn't that great, either :P
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John Hoare Message #97583, posted by moss at 23:00, 23/1/2007, in reply to message #97572

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My favourite console I've ever owned.

Difficult to explain why unless you actually play it, though. Open Wii Sports, get at least one more controller, invite some friends round, and have fun :)
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Andrew Poole Message #97584, posted by andypoole at 23:11, 23/1/2007, in reply to message #97583

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Open Wii Sports, get at least one more controller, invite some friends round, and have fun :)
And then maybe play some Wii Sports?
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Andrew Duffell Message #97592, posted by ad at 09:35, 24/1/2007, in reply to message #97584
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Open Wii Sports, get at least one more controller, invite some friends round, and have fun :)
And then maybe play some Wii Sports?
I think I'm starting to be convinced :D
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bailey Message #97609, posted by jamesbailey at 19:37, 24/1/2007, in reply to message #97561
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Hi i was just wondering how long woolworths took to post your wii as i have recently bought 1. I also think you should keep it coz there awesome!!!
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Simon Wilson Message #97622, posted by ksattic at 22:25, 24/1/2007, in reply to message #97609
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Keep it!

I mean, sell it and get a PS3!

<runs>
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Phil Mellor Message #97623, posted by monkeyson2 at 22:30, 24/1/2007, in reply to message #97622
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Keep it!

I mean, sell it and get a PS3!

<runs>
Oi!

Anyway, he can't get a PS3. This is Europe. :P
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Phil Mellor Message #97706, posted by monkeyson2 at 18:57, 26/1/2007, in reply to message #97623
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Yay, news channel!

OK, so it's just a glorified Ceefax, but I've already wasted half an hour on it. :P
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Andrew Duffell Message #97711, posted by ad at 20:52, 26/1/2007, in reply to message #97609
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Hi i was just wondering how long woolworths took to post your wii as i have recently bought 1. I also think you should keep it coz there awesome!!!
Came today.
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Phil Mellor Message #97712, posted by monkeyson2 at 21:12, 26/1/2007, in reply to message #97711
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Hi i was just wondering how long woolworths took to post your wii as i have recently bought 1. I also think you should keep it coz there awesome!!!
Came today.
Did you?

We told you Wiis were good!
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Phil Mellor Message #97721, posted by monkeyson2 at 15:21, 27/1/2007, in reply to message #97712
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Well?
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Andrew Duffell Message #97722, posted by ad at 16:35, 27/1/2007, in reply to message #97721
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Whilst fearing the wrath of Phil... I've listed it in Ad Mag, but with the profit I'm going to get another one for me :) And I might buy someone else (part of (they'll have to pay the remainder)) one too with the extra cash gained.

So it's all good. :)

I was surprised at how small it is. It looks bigger in the pictures.

*hides*

Edit: My eBay ID is in that photo because that's where I was going to put it until I decided to go with Ad Mag.

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Phil Mellor Message #97724, posted by monkeyson2 at 16:45, 27/1/2007, in reply to message #97722
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So you've deprived somebody - who actually really wants one - of getting one for at least another weekend. How selfish.
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Andrew Duffell Message #97725, posted by ad at 16:56, 27/1/2007, in reply to message #97724
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So you've deprived somebody - who actually really wants one - of getting one for at least another weekend. How selfish.
No... I want one, but I am sacrificing mine for the benefit of someone else at the current market price, and using the profit to benefit someone else. How un-selfish. I gain nothing from this.
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bailey Message #97726, posted by jamesbailey at 18:36, 27/1/2007, in reply to message #97706
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could you explain to me how the news channel and that stuff work please do you have to be connected to the internet?
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Phil Mellor Message #97727, posted by monkeyson2 at 18:41, 27/1/2007, in reply to message #97726
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could you explain to me how the news channel and that stuff work please do you have to be connected to the internet?
Yes, you need broadband internet and wi-fi. If you've got all that set up, just go to the news channel and choose 'Update'.
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bailey Message #97738, posted by jamesbailey at 10:04, 28/1/2007, in reply to message #97727
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thanx, so do i need to get a wi-fi adapter as i already have broadband? and how much are these adaptors?
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Phil Mellor Message #97740, posted by monkeyson2 at 13:14, 28/1/2007, in reply to message #97738
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thanx, so do i need to get a wi-fi adapter as i already have broadband? and how much are these adaptors?
Do you connect to the internet with a USB modem or a router and ethernet cable?

If you already have a router, then Nintendo are planning to release an ethernet adapter for the Wii, so you can just run another ethernet cable from the router to the Wii. I don't think this has been released yet. :(

If you don't have a router, or can't wait for the ethernet adapter, you have two alternatives:

You could get the Nintendo USB Wi-fi adapter (£25), but it needs a PC running Windows XP, and you'll need that PC running all the time you want the Wii to be online. That's not so good if you're using WiiConnect24 (the Wii is online 24 hours a day) - think of the waste of electricity keeping that PC on full power! :(

Much better would be to get a wireless router (price varies - this one (£54) also comes with a USB device for your PC so your PC can be used wirelessly too).

Edit: disclaimer - I don't know if the router I suggested will work with the Wii. A lot do, but it's probably best to buy one that is known to work - or from a shop that will let you return it if it doesn't.

You can check router compatibility here: http://www.nintendowifi.co.uk/customersupport/supportedRouters.do

Edit 2: Looks OK?

[Edited by monkeyson2 at 13:41, 28/1/2007]
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Andrew Poole Message #97741, posted by andypoole at 16:30, 28/1/2007, in reply to message #97740

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Much better would be to get a wireless router (price varies - this one (£54) also comes with a USB device for your PC so your PC can be used wirelessly too).
That router works fine with my DS for nintendo-wifi. I don't have a Wii though, so cannae check that :)
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Phil Mellor Message #98210, posted by monkeyson2 at 21:37, 6/2/2007, in reply to message #97741
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Sold it yet?
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Andrew Duffell Message #98741, posted by ad at 11:34, 17/2/2007, in reply to message #98210
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Sold it yet?
Yes. £330
You can flame me now.
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