Sixteen months after the Nintendo Wii launched in the United States, and people are still having a hard time getting their hands on it. Sure it’s gotten a little easier, but you still won’t see a Wii sitting on the shelves at the store for very long. Because of this, the popular console (which retails for $249) is still selling for a premium on sites like eBay. Following in its footsteps is the Wii Fit which launched in the U.S. a few days ago. It retails for $89 yet it’s selling on eBay for a premium as well because stores are sold-out.
I decided to go to eBay to look at the completed listings for both the Wii Console and Wii Fit and what I found was if you want both and you can’t find them in the stores, you could easily end up spending $500 for what would normally cost about $340. The Wii Fit looks like it is selling for around $155 on average on eBay while the Wii Console itself still sells for about $350 on average (sometimes less, sometimes more).
= Expensive way to get “fit!”
With gas and food prices continuing to climb, and the Wii and the Wii Fit hard to come by unless you want to pay a premium, it looks like consumers might just be better off investing in a good pair of running shoes!