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Old 05-21-08, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Gromit
I kinda doubt Best Buy will allow this, but here's
a $10 coupon for video games and video game accessories.

They seem to be a lot more strict on coupons lately, which is why I'm not counting on this working.
I used this coupon at the Best Buy at 1604 and 281 and they took it.

$87 out the door! Yehaw!
Old 05-21-08, 11:41 AM
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score! called the GameStop right near my work and they had 2 left. I jumped in my car and got there in time, as another lady was right behind me. Whew!
Old 05-21-08, 11:57 AM
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$80 at my local Costco. They had a ton in stock @ 11:30.

Wife will be happy.
Old 05-21-08, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by kstublen
What do you consider thick? And why would it matter whether it was on carpet or tile?

I have ultra thick carpet where my Wii is.

Earlier in the thread, it was mentioned that the board won't work properly if on carpet. It is supposed to come with legs. I just want to make sure it works properly.
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Originally Posted by Gromit
I kinda doubt Best Buy will allow this, but here's
a $10 coupon for video games and video game accessories.

They seem to be a lot more strict on coupons lately, which is why I'm not counting on this working.
Worked fine for me this morning at BB. Waited in line a bit outside (nice day!) at the BB 2 blocks away, and scored one with We Ski, for $120 out the door. (The coupon basically covered taxes!) Gave a couple of extra printouts to other people in line.
Old 05-21-08, 01:06 PM
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i just got it at Circuit City as they opened. Cool so far!
Old 05-21-08, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by MasterofDVD
I was stunned my Best Buy had so many that weren't already preordered and set aside. I was returning a receiver and was tempted to get one. I joked with the guy about the weight restriction for the thing and moved on. I would love to get one but I fear breaking the thing. I'm 6' 4" and 275. which people who know me are shocked to hear. I want on but I want to shed a few pounds this summer before I climb onto one.
That's well within the weight limit, right?

People were buying it up like crazy at the local Target, unfortunately a bunch going to scalpers (hey, it's right next to the toy section so they can go pillage both at the same time...) or people needing multiple copies.

I did buy the mat, thinking it was some Nintendo accessory, but I'll probably return it later.
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Went to three places at lunch, nobody had it. "Screw you, employed people!"
Old 05-21-08, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by MasterofDVD
I joked with the guy about the weight restriction for the thing and moved on. I would love to get one but I fear breaking the thing. I'm 6' 4" and 275. which people who know me are shocked to hear. I want on but I want to shed a few pounds this summer before I climb onto one.
I'm 6' 2" and 262 lbs (BMI 34.25 = Obese) and I feel really comfortable on it.

The box says the limit is 330 lbs.

You'll be fine.

But be ready to be told you're "Obese".
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I'm gonna stop by the store on my way home just because if I don't someone will tell me they got one at like 6 P.M. at the same place I decided not to go to. But since I'm going they won't have one, which is fine. I'll get it eventually.
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I wasn't going to get in on release but all this talk about it actually being fun may just be the motivation I need to start working out..

Gonna be hard to swing another $100 since I just bought a new camcorder but we'll see what the wife says..

That is, even if it's available to get anywhere which most likely, it won't be.
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I managed to snag one at Circuit City at lunch (Jantzen Beach, for you Portlanders). I tried Target first, but no luck there. They probably had 8 or 10.

Edit: circuitcity.com actually shows stock at both Jantzen Beach and Clackamas.

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Old 05-21-08, 02:21 PM
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Got one at lunch time at the local BB. They had a bunch in stock (at least a dozen or more in 2 different locations). They also had Wiis in stock (only my second time seeing Wiis in the wild).
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Went to three places at lunch, nobody had it. "Screw you, employed people!"
Nah, there's just a premium added to the price on ebay...
Old 05-21-08, 02:33 PM
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Mine should arrive from Amazon today. Sweet.
Old 05-21-08, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Goldberg74
But be ready to be told you're "Obese".
Personally, I'm hoping for "morbidly obese."
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I got my copy in today. Nintendo finally put the game in an actual case this time.

I hope Skate works well with this.
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I just got back from WalMart on my break at work. They had a pile of them in the electronics department, so I went ahead and bought one. I'll take it home, take the board out and look at it and that sort of thing just to see it up close. I'll also keep my eye on feedback from people for the next day or so, and I'll also keep my eye on eBay prices just in case they go back up.

I didn't buy it to eBay it though. I have a slight interest in it, so if the feedback is pretty solid, and the eBay prices don't stay up at least a bit, I'll keep it for myself. I'd rather go ahead and have one instead of waiting while I wait for feedback and then when I finally do decide that I want one, I can't find it.

For the record, everywhere around here sold out as far as I know, except this one WalMart I went to. They had a pile of them, literally. I'd say they had at least 20-25 or so, if not more.

Does it keep track of your weight day-to-day, or just the BMI number?
Old 05-21-08, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Brent L
Does it keep track of your weight day-to-day, or just the BMI number?
Both. Played it for about an hour, lots of fun and worked up a sweat doing a few things. Very cool.
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Originally Posted by Goldberg74
I'm 6' 2" and 262 lbs (BMI 34.25 = Obese) and I feel really comfortable on it.

The box says the limit is 330 lbs.

You'll be fine.

But be ready to be told you're "Obese".
I will have to pick one up after the initial rush is over. I am moving in about a month and hauling all my toys, movies, games and electronics might bring my weight down to a number that makes me feel better about standing on a hunk of plastic to play a game.
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And for the record, the workout starts as soon as you go to the store and pick this thing up. I'm not saying that it's "too heavy" or anything, that's obviously not the case, but its way heavier and sturdier than I thought it was going to be.
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but its way heavier and sturdier than I thought it was going to be.

Yeah, I think I read somewhere that Nintendo thought about this, after seeing Sumo wrestler scales.
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Dammit. It looks like UPS tried to deliver mine while my wife was out of the house. So no Wii Fit for me today.
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i wasn't holding my breath but found one at best buy around 2pm...i don't get to try it until the mrs gets home
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Originally Posted by Brent L
And for the record, the workout starts as soon as you go to the store and pick this thing up. I'm not saying that it's "too heavy" or anything, that's obviously not the case, but its way heavier and sturdier than I thought it was going to be.
I was VERY surprised when they first handed it to me. I wasn't expecting it to be a heavy and durable piece of plastic. I was expecting something lightweight. I was pleasantly surprised. The Wii has once again exceeded my expectations. I would rather have innovation like this on a console than just improved graphics, etc.

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