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What is your "Wii Fund," you CHEAP ASS BIATCHES?


#91 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2006 - 02:06 AM

I have begun my Wii fund, now officially (thanks for birthday troves and some credit of trade), to be declared a rousing 300 shillings, with potential for growth. I hope to bump thee to yonder 500 ingots if I have mine ways.

Come Friday morning, I will be attending yon ye olde Gamestoppe, where I whence will dine upon pre-order pleasures.

#92 munch   la tête de CAG CAGiversary!   19476 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2006 - 07:11 PM

Alright. I'm up to $159 now. It would have been more hadn't I bought a few DVDs. I'm really hoping for a good GCN trade in deal to make me over the top by November. We'll see what happens.

#93 fuzz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   370 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2006 - 07:20 PM

$312 GS/EB store credit and zelda is paid off fully

#94 Sgt. Baker   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   58 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Sgt. Baker

Posted 22 September 2006 - 07:48 PM

I'm up to about 250. I don't have games paid off because I want to make sure I have the console paid off first. Then, I have my games in an order of most most wanted to least most want, and I shall go down that list methodically and pay off the games one by one.

#95 Zingela   Bees CAGiversary!   743 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2006 - 07:52 PM

I've paid off the launch games I am planning to pick up in store credit for the time being, and setting aside extra for the console until I can get a preorder. I'll be doing the same thing I did with the 360 recently, my boyfriend and I will be paying roughly half each.
Setting aside extra money in case something else comes up, but for right now, we're set.

#96 Oops! I did it again.   The Circus era is HERE! CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Oops! I did it again.

Posted 22 September 2006 - 10:18 PM

Well, after re-counting a few things in the ol' budget, I've given myself the go-ahead to bump the ol' Wii-fund up to $500. Of course, this is all dependent upon there being that many launch titles I've GOTTA have. But knowing me, I'll get all excited after the Wii Wait and will just blow through my cash on whatever's there...then have no budgeted room for more games when some true faves are released. Bah.


I've since bumped it up to about $680 after seeing the launch games.

Afterwards, I'll be kickin' it in Brokesville 'til student loan time hits in January. Eek.

#97 daroga   swimming with nanocarp CAGiversary!   11178 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2006 - 01:23 AM

Well, I've sold over $700 worth of games and systems that I won't play again in anticipation of the launch. That's enough for the system, Zelda, an extra controller, a VC controller, some Wii points, Mario Galaxy, Mario Strikers, and Metroid Prime 3 when those respective games come out.

#98 Oops! I did it again.   The Circus era is HERE! CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Oops! I did it again.

Posted 23 September 2006 - 02:14 AM

Wow, nicely done. I've been thinking of selling/trading a few things here and there for more Wiicash, but I'm the type who will regret it. I always do. I sold my N64, my Jaguar (had a ton of games for that, loved 'em), Sega CD, like 40-something of my NES games, and various other items a few years back - and always regretted it. So I haven't built up the nerve to do it this time around.

#99 munch   la tête de CAG CAGiversary!   19476 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2006 - 01:10 PM

Alright. I'm up to $159 now. It would have been more hadn't I bought a few DVDs. I'm really hoping for a good GCN trade in deal to make me over the top by November. We'll see what happens.


I just added $45, so I'm up to $204 now!

#100 daroga   swimming with nanocarp CAGiversary!   11178 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2006 - 01:32 PM

Wow, nicely done. I've been thinking of selling/trading a few things here and there for more Wiicash, but I'm the type who will regret it. I always do. I sold my N64, my Jaguar (had a ton of games for that, loved 'em), Sega CD, like 40-something of my NES games, and various other items a few years back - and always regretted it. So I haven't built up the nerve to do it this time around.

Yeah, the majority of my sales are things I KNOW I won't be playing anymore, and they all came from the more recent generation (GBA, DS, GCN, and PS2). I had gotten a PS2 and several of the exclusives that I wanted to play this summer. I played them, enjoyed them, and was done. Sold the whole shootin match and got a decent chucnk of change from all of that. Some of the biggest things I sold were the 2 Zelda Collection discs for the Cube. Yes, they're very cool. But, with the virtual console they'll become even more so just a collector's piece. Being married now I can't really afford to have a ton of "for display only" stuff around. My Cube titles were slimmed down to what I would likely play again or play with friends (Donkey Konga, Ikaruga) or those which I haven't gotten to yet.

When I go to my Mom's house next, I'll be digging out my Saturn and my Master System to sell because I won't use those I'm sure. My NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and Dreamcast stuff will largely remained untouched becaue the low price I could get for those doesn't make the losing of a nostalgic item worth it (though I am wary of keeping anything with an optial drive). If any CAGs want first dibs on a Saturn and/or Master System bundle, PM me. ;)

#101 pigeonpickup   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   25 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

pigeonpickup

Posted 23 September 2006 - 03:25 PM

Im waiting for Wii bundles, whether that'd be this holiday season or next or after that. I have a job but Im really frugal, especially as of late, so no Wii for a while.

I got spoiled with the GC holiday bundle in 2004/2005 that came with 2 controllers and Double Dash.

#102 Scobie   CAG City Rocker CAGiversary!   3028 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2006 - 11:13 PM

Golly... I've been wavering back and forth on the Wii launch. It's not like the money's an issue, it's just backlog of awesome games I have and the inevitable price cuts that will make stuff like Elebits and Rayman Raving Rabbids really compelling purchases for me in 6 months or so.

Plus the DS keeps rocking out such awesome and affordable games (Cooking Mama has been a total blast! And for $20!!) and looks to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.

#103 Man with the Plan   Banned Banned   166 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Man with the Plan

Posted 24 September 2006 - 03:19 AM

Seven Hundred Dollars.

#104 Eastsidecracker   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   913 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Eastsidecracker

Posted 24 September 2006 - 08:41 PM

I found like 500 dollars, so if I still have that laying around that will help support me.

#105 i_hate_paypal   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   2 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

i_hate_paypal

Posted 26 September 2006 - 03:20 AM

I dunno exactly at the moment, but I'd say well over $500. :) Well, near-broke youths, don't be hatin', I've been mostly saving my money the past two years. :D

Edit: Most of you are richer than I thought. ;)

#106 Purple Flames   MC Sucka DJ CAGiversary!   5768 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Purple Flames

Posted 26 September 2006 - 03:57 AM

I cashed my refund check today. 510 bucks set aside for a Wii, another controller set, 3 games, and 2000 Wii Points.

#107 io   ... Super Moderators   24670 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2006 - 04:52 AM

Golly... I've been wavering back and forth on the Wii launch. It's not like the money's an issue, it's just backlog of awesome games I have and the inevitable price cuts that will make stuff like Elebits and Rayman Raving Rabbids really compelling purchases for me in 6 months or so.

Plus the DS keeps rocking out such awesome and affordable games (Cooking Mama has been a total blast! And for $20!!) and looks to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.


Yeah, that's my problem too. I have a huge backlog of GC games to play for cripes sake! Don't even get me started on the DS, PSP, and PS2 games I haven't played :rofl:.

And I know some of the launch games will be dirt cheap next summer or certainly by next Fall. Yet I've preordered Elebits at EB. I guess (besides, obviously, for the system) I might actually splurge a bit on this and get a few of those non-Nintendo lanuch games. But it will be painful knowing full well they will drop considerably fairly soon. This is one of those few times when I actually appreciate that Nintendo is so stubborn on dropping the prices of their 1st party games - I know if I buy it full price at release I won't be seeing it in the CC bargain bin for $8.96 a few months later :D. (So I will definitely buy Zelda, WarioWare, Mario Galaxy, Metroid, etc as soon as they come out).

But then I've got enough credit between EB and GR to get the Wii and PS3 and all their launch games combined - which of course I won't do. I'll save the credit to buy anything I might want next year as well. It should tide me over through all of 2007, hopefully. I'm aiming for no out of pocket purchases for the next year!

#108 Diiz   calm like a bomb CAGiversary!   2113 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2006 - 09:27 PM

Depends on how my 360 auction goes, as that will be my Wii fund.

#109 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8690 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:33 PM

Right now $100

I do have $50 for Zelda TP as a birthday gift and whatever other money I get, as well as my cube and about 15 game trade in.

#110 Scobie   CAG City Rocker CAGiversary!   3028 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2006 - 12:40 AM

I'm aiming for no out of pocket purchases for the next year!


You might just be the most accomplished Cheap Ass Gamer around, io! Nicely done!

#111 io   ... Super Moderators   24670 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2006 - 12:46 AM

You might just be the most accomplished Cheap Ass Gamer around, io! Nicely done!


Nah, there are others with even more credit :lol:.

#112 lonestar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   198 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

lonestar

Posted 28 September 2006 - 03:53 AM

I've got about $186 in store credit @ GS to use on Wii & a game.

#113 munch   la tête de CAG CAGiversary!   19476 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 October 2006 - 05:09 PM

I just added $45, so I'm up to $204 now!


moved some stuff around so I'm up to $240. I'm going to be pre-ordering Zelda for the wii too, which should be paid for with trade-ins! Almost there!