I don’t know if you read my other blog, Tricia’s Musings, but last week I finally made my very first purchase at eBay. I’ll bet that most of you reading this have purchased things on eBay before, but I never had … maybe because I live in Canada and every time I found something I liked the cost of shipping and possible duty taxes dissuaded me from making a bid.
I’d been wanting to get a Wii Fit for some time, but as you probably know most of the stores are sold out so I decided to check out eBay last Monday and I found a Wii Fit for sale in New Brunswick (an Eastern Province). The price was only a little higher than what I’d pay in a retail store so I took a chance, made a bid and with only a few minutes left in the auction I sat back to wait and see if someone else would bid or if I’d win. Guess what? I won!
Unfortunately since I’m a complete newbie to the whole Wii phenomena I didn’t realize that I needed the console in order to use Wii Fit. Duh! Well what do you expect when you’ve only ever seen displays in stores but haven’t even seen the boxes since they’re all sold out? LOL
Had I known I would have bought a combo pack, but as it was I discovered within an hour of my Wii Fit auction win that I needed the console so off I went back to eBay to look for a Wii console. I found one at a semi decent price that included an extra remote, extra nunchuck and the Wii Play game.
The Wii fit that I’d bought arrived last Friday but I had to wait until Monday afternoon before the Wii console arrived! (it was coming from Calgary) So I’ve only been playing with my new Wii and Wii Fit for two days now. So far so good, but I really have to work on my balance! I’ve been really sick for three years and I was just diagnosed with extremely low Vitamin D levels so that has caused my muscles to be extremely weak (the vit d deficiency I mean).
The Wii Fit will hopefully help me get my muscles back in shape, but I probably won’t be truly fit until my vitamin D levels get back up into the normal range (could take a year!).
I’d like to get another sensor so that I can use the Wii on the TV we have upstairs. We’ve been thinking of getting an LCD mount so that we can attach that TV to the wall. Once we do that we’ll have more room in the bedroom and that would make a good area to exercise or play games too.
Do you have a Wii? or a Wii Fit? How do you like it? I’ve only tried bowling, tennis and boxing in Wii Sports so far and of the 9 games on Wii Play I only like the Billiards. I’d eventually like to get some other games.
I’ve been looking at Wii Winter Sports and Wii Ski – does anyone have those? Are they worth getting?
What other “active” games do you like?
I’d love to hear your suggestions and of your experiences with Wii.