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18 December 2008 @ 05:27 pm
"I can feel guilt for the lint on your carpet."  
I feel guilty buying the Wii fit rashly. They're hard to get right now, so I jumped at the chance, but I don't think I actually want it, so I think I'm going to return it. But I feel like I ruined someone else's Christmas, someone else who really wanted a fit won't get one now.

Though, on the other hand, if not getting a fit ruins your Christmas, there might be something lacking in your character.

But I still feel guilty.
Nathannathanw on December 18th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
Don't feel guilty. You didn't cause the shortage.
pekmezpekmez on December 18th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Could you sell it for the amount you paid for it on craiglist and *make* someone's Christmas who thought they wouldn't be able to find a fit, instead of returning it?

Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on December 18th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
Well that's why I asked my friends list. For a social phobe craigslist is very daunting. Having a strange person come over to your house.
There are many times I would have liked to use it, but get stopped by the idea that you know nothing about the people.
Jadiajadia on December 18th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
I'm kind of curious about the Wii fit but I probably don't need more stuff. I also never bothered to figure out what it actually is, other than "something people seem to be excited about".

Edited at 2008-12-18 11:04 pm (UTC)
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on December 18th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
this is my absolute favorite explaination of the wii fit:

katybeth on December 20th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
I just discovered that that video is MUCH better with sound.
bob "the wonder llama"bob_wonderllama on December 18th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
You can play the new Rayman game with the board. Might not be totally wasted...
mathhobbitmathhobbit on December 19th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
I've been thinking about maybe getting myself a Wii and Fit, but it's probably best if I wait a week before making a final decision.
Jacob: tankkvarko on December 19th, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)
Did you find a friend who wanted it? I might be interested.
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on December 19th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
No one has expressed an interest yet. Let me know if your might resolves to a definately.
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on December 19th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
Or perhaps I'll broker with Megan, since you aren't sure. I'm going to tell them the price and see what happens. I'll let you know.
Jacob: tankkvarko on December 19th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
If someone else is psyched to have it, then I'm for making their Christmas :) I assume that I'd put it to use if I had it, but I've not been motivated to go out and get one. I don't even know what it costs :) I should probably use my money to get a PS3 and Rock Band, if I want to be motivated to get something.
Binkbinkbink on December 19th, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
Maybe eBay
If you return it, the store probably will set it aside, or send it back to the factory rather than make it an open-box sale, so the best way to ensure someone can have it for Christmas is a fast eBay auction with a Buy-It-Now and 2 day shipping. Alas, finding a real UPS shipper isn't that easy.
I hope you find someone nearby who you know.
Have you thought to place it on the MIT boards?

If I had a Wii, I would want it. I was thinking just tonight that it seemed more convenient than the DDR pads, though from watching the ad I could not see what measurement the Wii got from the platform. It looked like two pressure pads or two tilt pads or a hybrid of both.
mathhobbitmathhobbit on December 19th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Maybe eBay
I think the feet of the board are 4 pressure pads. Is that the same as one tilt pad?

(So it's real easy to clean, too!)
The Shaggy Manshaggy_man on December 29th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Maybe eBay
Belatedly, and for the record, the Wii Fit board has 4 weight sensors. Basically it's a multiplex bathroom scale, and uses distribution of weight to each sensor to detect body movement.
chenoamegchenoameg on December 19th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
I have friends that definitely want to buy it from you, and I will be happy to handle the transaction for you.