Selling my Nintendo Wii

Nintendo Wii Console

Nintendo Wii Console

In the summer I bought a Nintendo Wii, got a few games, a few more accessories, played on it quite a bit and then forgot all about it. I turned it on the other day and found out that I hadn?t played on it since 12th September 2008, over 3 1/2 months ago.

In the interests of saving money and reducing the amount of crap I own, I made the bold move that it would be better to sell the Wii on whilst it still retained some monetary value, and so I?ve just sold it for 160 to one of my Mum?s work colleagues (paid 290 brand new inc. games and accessories). I might have been able to get a bit more by putting it on ebay, but factoring in fees, postage, paypal, and hassle, in reality I probably wouldn?t have got that much more, and this way was so much easier.

Having chatted to other Wii owners I know, many of them don?t play much and only do so if they?ve got friends around, so is it worth having that little white box sitting next to the telly? I didn?t think so and am happy that I?ve got some value back for it, as opposed to holding onto it whilst the prospective prices tumble.

That?s a little less clutter at home, but now I feel the need to get rid of a few more bits that I?ve been hording, although none are probably as appealing as a Wii, and I may have to opt for Freecycle to shift them.

This is the start?

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7 Responses to Selling my Nintendo Wii

  1. Cody Bones says:

    Come back to the Dark Side. Buy an Xbox360, and go on to Xbox live, you might never emerge from the house. Bwahahah

  2. Adem says:

    I?ve still got my Playstation 2 and of course my PC.

    Xbox360s are pretty cheap now so I could, but also? a few of my friends have bought Play Station 3?s?. what a dilemma.

    The Xbox Live stuff sounds pretty cool though as quite a lot of people go on about it.

  3. Cody Bones says:

    Figure out what online system your friends are on Playstation vs Xbox, and go that route. Online gaming is the only way to go with the consoles, I happen to have played both and think that the Xbox360 is superior to the PS3 as far as the online service (Tons more people on Xbox live also)

  4. Aravis says:

    We recently bought a Wii and have made frequent use of it. This could be a problem when school starts up again in a couple of weeks.

    I haven?t been a gamer as such, and we have an original Atari system but nothing since then until now. I usually buy story-driven PC games, solving puzzles and playing through to the end. I?m remembering why now: I get so frustrated! I think the real reason they give you the wrist straps is not because the remote might go flying accidentally, but because it might go flying ?accidentally.? Subtle but important difference, there.

  5. Adem says:

    The only games I actually enjoy playing now are sports games, although I used to play a lot of ?point and click? games like Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, etc. They don?t make them like that anymore.

  6. Aravis says:

    I?ve been playing tennis, baseball and the Lego Indiana Jones. If I?m going to play the latter, though, I have to set aside a large chunk of time. Can?t save where I?m at in the game until that level is completed, which sucks. But the game is fun, so it?s worth it.

  7. Paul says:

    PS3 or XBox360 good question, I went down the PS3 route as it?s also a Blue Ray player but PGR and Halo tempt me to invest in a 360 if I get a bonus this year.

    As for online experience I have found the occasional connection issues and being kick out of matches on Call of Duty.


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