December 29, 2006

Wii VS Craig's List - Which one stinks more?

This Christmas my family got a Wii. A month ago I convinced my stepmother that it would be a good idea to pool some of my brother's xmas presents together and get one big one in the form of a Wii. She found one, on Craig's List. She even drove over an hour away to pick it up in a restaurant parking lot (sketchy!). But she didn't know what she was getting, so the guy scammed her (bastard!). Both the remote and the numb chuck were missing, as well as a stand that allows the Wii to stand on end without tipping. She paid a little extra for the new Zelda game, and got a 1gig SD card also. In the end she overpaid even without getting scammed, but it was worth it to get a Wii. When she realized the remote was missing she again hopped on Craig's and found one, that my father picked up a few towns over the day before Christmas. With all these things going wrong my stepmom told me to try it out. So the day before xmas, I set the whole thing up and tried out Wii Sports. Let me tell you, it was glorious! It was everything I had hoped it would be. But what I really wanted to do was play the newest Zelda game. I needed a numb chuck for that. So I had to wait.

Of course, somehow, my little brother found out we were getting a Wii and blabbed his mouth about it. So, come Christmas, there was no Wii under the tree. He was pissed, but he knew he couldn't say anything or else mom would know he knew (even though she already knew). He was so bad, she almost made him stay home from going to Grandma's for lunch. While everyone was out, and the twins were shooting their new shotgun (who gives a 13 year old a gun?!), I set up the Wii in my Grandparent's living room. It didn't work. Hasn't since. I think what happened is the guy who sold it to my mother played it until it broke, then sold it.

So now I have a broken, over-paid-for, useless Wii. Oh well, sh*t happens.

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