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Old 12-02-2008, 02:07 PM   #21
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Tightasadrum glad to hear you were able to score both the Wii and Wii Fit. Wii have had a ball as a family with ours with everyone bowling, playing Guitar Hero and racing others around the world with Mario Kart Wii. This is the most pleasure we have ever gotten for the dollar, hands down.
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Tightasadrum glad to hear you were able to score both the Wii and Wii Fit. Wii have had a ball as a family with ours with everyone bowling, playing Guitar Hero and racing others around the world with Mario Kart Wii. This is the most pleasure we have ever gotten for the dollar, hands down.
Don't forget ANIMAL CROSSING!!!! I am having a ball playing it right now, and it would probably be a great family game.
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Don't forget ANIMAL CROSSING!!!! I am having a ball playing it right now...
Aren't you at work?
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Seeing that the suggested retail is $89 -- when you can find it -- and that most who have it in stock are charging well over $100 (cheapest any seller has it on Amazon is $164 now), yeah, I'd say so.
It might be cheaper after Christmas.
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Aren't you at work?
Yes, but I mean at home, silly! I played it until 11 PM last night. You can play it and read the boards at the same time.
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Sooo, how difficult is this Wii and the fun Bowling, Fit, Driving, etc to hook up to your TV? My TV is big and it's difficult to get to the back.
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Want2retire I'm glad you can recommend "Animal Crossing" because I just ordered it for my grown daughter for Xmas!
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Sooo, how difficult is this Wii and the fun Bowling, Fit, Driving, etc to hook up to your TV? My TV is big and it's difficult to get to the back.
You will have to connect to one of the inputs, which is in the back. Overall, the Wii is really easy to connect, though. At least, I thought it was very simple.

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Want2retire I'm glad you can recommend "Animal Crossing" because I just ordered it for my grown daughter for Xmas!
She will LOVE it!!! At least, I do. This may be my favorite game ever.
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I have confession to make I fell off the Wii Fit program. I was good for 6 weeks, decent for another 6 weeks and then just stopped

I still go to the gym three times a week for a class, but Wii Fit was suppose to be a good supplement.

I think it is me and not the very nicely done Wii Fit program but any other other confession out there?
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Does this ad sum it up pretty well?

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Yup that is wii fit, I am not sure why that is called a parody.
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DW told me to buy a Wii as a gift for the family. OK, done. I thought about the Wii fit, fortunately, my SIL heard this and said "ummm, you can have ours - we don't use it anymore".

So, I may use it for a few weeks and then quit, but at least I won't be paying for the fit. We'll see about the Wii.

We got DDR dance Revolution thing for Playstation a few years back. Kids still use it occasionally. I tried the other day, thinking it would be some exercise - I needed to go through the lessons to get the hang of it, and those are boring. Then I totally mess up the songs, and by the time I try them a 3rd time, I can't stand the stupid music.

Based on that, I don't have high hopes that $300 for a Wii was a good investment.... But then again, what is lately?

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T-al that is hilarious! And just what I suspect happens to most of them, like all the rest of that expensive workout equipment most people never use after 6 months.
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I'm taking a one day break from Wii Fit. I feel as though a train has run over me and that my hair has gotten caught up in one of the wheels and it has dragged me for miles only to deposit me in front of a herd of stampeding buffalo. God I'm sore!
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Just realized that the above video will make more sense if you've seen the original commercial:

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Dw bought wii fit this past summer and brought it back here...been collecting dust since. I had been looking for something to do in the evenings so I dragged it out and had DD give me the 3min explanation. I can see how it may be fun when I get used to it. I really did need some kind of exercise to do at home on cold days when the gym has a scheduled day off...this may well do the trick.

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I wonder if I get DW's work to help pay for a Wii and Wii Fit, as part of their wellness program reimbursement for exercise stuff........
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Just picked one up at Costco for $78 today. Between it being after Christmas, a strong dollar making it more profitable to sell in the U.S. and a crappy economy, I guess it might be easier to pick up now.

Just doing my patriotic duty to stimulate the economy with spending...
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Yes, they had a big pile of both Wii's and Wii Fit's at my Best Buy last weekend. First time I have ever seen either in a retail store in the New Orleans area, and I've been keeping my eyes open since last spring. (Bought both last year via Amazon, much more expensive). So maybe now is a good time to score one.

And thank you, Ziggy, for your continuing efforts to keep the economy propped up!
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One word comes to mind after a couple days of yoga.

Ouch.
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