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Used Wii?

CatrelStevensCatrelStevens Registered User regular
edited January 2007 in Games and Technology
Ok, I don't think this deserves it's own topic, but I went back 5 pages and couldn't find the general Wii thread.

With how difficult it is to find a Wii in stores right now, I've been keeping a close eye on eBay in hopes of finding a good deal. I think I may have found one, but the Wii is used. The owner claims it is in perfect condition, and he has 100% positive feedback. My main concern is, will having a used Wii make any of the Internet sign-up stuff difficult or impossible? I don't know anything about Wii ownership, so if someone can just confirm that I shouldn't have any problems getting a used Wii to work online, I would be grateful.

Secondly, the seller lives close to me, so if I win I can go pick it up in person. What should I look for on the console, wiimote, whatever to ensure it is in good condition? Is any part of the Wii or controller(s) highly susceptible to wear and tear?

Thanks guys. Hopefully I can snag this deal. If not, I'll be camping in the cold for a few hours on Sunday.

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    Big DookieBig Dookie Smells great! Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    As long as the Wii was functional to begin with and he hasn't had any of the small number of problems we've heard about online, you should be fine. I don't think wear-and-tear should be much of an issue - one, because he hasn't had it very long (two months, max), and two, because the Wii peripherals seems to be built fairly well. As anecdotal evidence, read about all the people who had broken wriststraps and threw their remotes through TVs or walls or whatever. Most of the stories end with "The <blank> was destroyed, but the Wii Remote still works fine." I can't see that being much of an issue. Now, if he likes his cheetos, you may have to deal with some yellow discoloration, but that's another issue and won't actually affect the performance of the remote or nunchuck.

    I don't think the internet stuff will be much of a problem, but I don't know for sure. Just from what I've seen on mine, it doesn't seem like it would be a hassle at all. You just have to wipe the internal memory and rename the console, and you should be good.

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    Eyes5Eyes5 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    General Wii threads don't exist anymore! Nooooo!

    The only thing I can think of that might be a problem is if he registered on MyNintendo already. You should ask him whether he has and if he's downloaded any VC games. I believe there is a way to undo it, but I'm not certain of the process. It might involve calling Nintendo.

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    NswyersNswyers Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    You're fine. In fact, you may even end up with some free VC games if he has bought some. Even if he deletes them, they are attached to the console, and not the person. Enjoy!

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    NswyersNswyers Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Eyes5 wrote:
    General Wii threads don't exist anymore! Nooooo!

    The only thing I can think of that might be a problem is if he registered on MyNintendo already. You should ask him whether he has and if he's downloaded any VC games. I believe there is a way to undo it, but I'm not certain of the process. It might involve calling Nintendo.

    You can unlink your account through your Wii.

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    Big DookieBig Dookie Smells great! Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Eyes5 wrote:
    General Wii threads don't exist anymore! Nooooo!

    The only thing I can think of that might be a problem is if he registered on MyNintendo already. You should ask him whether he has and if he's downloaded any VC games. I believe there is a way to undo it, but I'm not certain of the process. It might involve calling Nintendo.
    I'm pretty sure you can "un-link" your MyNintendo info through the Wii itself (through the shop channel I think? not positive about that). At that point you should be able to re-link it to your mynintendo info.

    I think so, anyway.

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    CatrelStevensCatrelStevens Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Ok cool. I thought as much. It wouldn't make much sense for Nintendo to make it so that resale woudl be difficult.

    Thanks for your help guys. If all goes well, I should have a Wii in... 5 hours and 35 minutes. :D

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    Eyes5Eyes5 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Big Dookie wrote:
    Eyes5 wrote:
    General Wii threads don't exist anymore! Nooooo!

    The only thing I can think of that might be a problem is if he registered on MyNintendo already. You should ask him whether he has and if he's downloaded any VC games. I believe there is a way to undo it, but I'm not certain of the process. It might involve calling Nintendo.
    I'm pretty sure you can "un-link" your MyNintendo info through the Wii itself (through the shop channel I think? not positive about that). At that point you should be able to re-link it to your mynintendo info.

    I think so, anyway.
    Oh, if you guys say so, then okay.

    But did anyone read through that big long Terms of Service thing for using the VC? I remember there being something like "If something happens to VC then something something call Nintendo at something you'll end up losing your Wii points and any VC games you've downloaded something something something." That's what I was thinking of, anyways.

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