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    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 3rd Dec 17, 5:28 PM
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    How to package up a Wii Fit - game, board, box?
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 5:28 PM
    How to package up a Wii Fit - game, board, box? 3rd Dec 17 at 5:28 PM
    Trying to get some things sold that i no longer use, Wii Fit being one of them.

    I have the game disc, the case, the Wii Fit board that you stand on as well as the carboard box it came in. I've just now weighed it off on the bathroom scales and it says 4.7Kg.

    I'm reluctant to go buying any specific packaging for it on the hope that it sells but may not but at the same time i want to know that its true dimensions and weight will be in the event it does sell and i need to send it off.

    Based on this would you consider wrapping the box itself in plenty of bubble wrap and then wrapping that in brown packaging paper, both of which i have on a roll? I can't wrap to save my life but my mother is a professional And then plenty of good quality parcel tape?

    Just wondering how i should package it up really.

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    • pinkshoes
    • By pinkshoes 3rd Dec 17, 5:30 PM
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    Have you sold it yet? These sell well on local Facebook groups for cash on collection, so no packaging would be needed.
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 3rd Dec 17, 6:07 PM
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    Yes, as above.

    Far safer. In all senses of the word.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 3rd Dec 17, 6:18 PM
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    Dont bother its worthless. Check ebay and see how many have sold for 99p or less than £2.

    Thats the games complete with boards and all working not broken ones.

    Postage will exceed its value.
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    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 3rd Dec 17, 7:31 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 7:31 PM
    I've tried the local facebook sales, that's why i'm now looking in to eBay after 4 weeks of nothing.

    Dont bother its worthless. Check ebay and see how many have sold for 99p or less than £2.

    Thats the games complete with boards and all working not broken ones.

    Postage will exceed its value.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    Really? So what about the ones i've been watching to get an idea of value that have ended for the £15-£20 but mostly around £15 mark?

    I'm not saying there hasn't been any that sold for 99p, i'll take your word for it that there has been but at the same time it's possible they do sell for more.

    • Dox
    • By Dox 3rd Dec 17, 8:01 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:01 PM
    Most supermarkets will give you a large cardboard box free of charge if you know the sort of size you need. Package the items in plastic bags to keep them dry (bin liner works fine) then in masses of bubble wrap or poly peanuts, finally taping the box shut with plenty of tape. It is likely to fall into the 5-10kg weight step for a carrier such as Hermes (who will collect from your door on a pre-booked day), so make sure you factor in the relevant amount of postage in your listing when setting the sale price. Just looked at ebay and there are masses of these which have sold for upwards of £25 with free postage, if that helps - e.g. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/White-Wii-Fit-Balance-Board-Wii-Fit-Plus-Game-Nintendo-Wii-Wii-U-GENUINE/222657226981?hash=item33d767a8e5:g:QYEAAOSw5dlaDsL W
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 3rd Dec 17, 8:21 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 8:21 PM
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    I've tried the local facebook sales, that's why i'm now looking in to eBay after 4 weeks of nothing.


    Really? So what about the ones i've been watching to get an idea of value that have ended for the £15-£20 but mostly around £15 mark?

    I'm not saying there hasn't been any that sold for 99p, i'll take your word for it that there has been but at the same time it's possible they do sell for more.
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    Who knows, 99% postage costs + 99p for the item?

    Just the board and a case 1p.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192347930776

    99p with a WII
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292284345039

    Board and game 99p
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142577934498

    Console + board + 10 games (no remotes) 99p
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222716183616

    Board & game
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142577934498
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222721957529
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222732724288
    overpriced? they want a whole £1
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222680045936

    Wii, games, board and controllers £1.20
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112559127278

    And another wii + controllers +board £1.20
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263234154957


    200 Sold items in and im not yet at £5. Are you sure its worth more?
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    • Flyonthewall
    • By Flyonthewall 3rd Dec 17, 8:21 PM
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    The Wii Fit boards have dropped massively in value since their release and are generally easy to get a hold of.

    CEX sell them for £6. They give £2 cash and £4 store credit for trading in.

    Grainger Games give £1 cash and £2 store credit, but will price match and add 10p.

    Game only give 50p cash or store credit!

    I imagine cash converters or cash generator stores will give similar.

    If you have no game shops nearby you may be lucky and be able to get £8-10 on gumtree or Facebook locally as it would cost more to get to the shop. If you do have a shop nearby you may struggle to get more than £5, if that.

    Quick glance at listings on ebay, BIN, shows them at around £10 plus postage. Sold listings show sales from £7 plus postage. So you could possibly get £5+ after fees and postage costs, but it's whether it's worth the hassle.

    As for packaging, use as much bubble wrap as you can and use that or paper to fill any gaps so it can't move around. Better to have too much bubble wrap than not enough.
    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 3rd Dec 17, 9:25 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 9:25 PM
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    Who knows, 99% postage costs + 99p for the item?

    Just the board and a case 1p.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192347930776

    99p with a WII
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292284345039

    Board and game 99p
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142577934498

    Console + board + 10 games (no remotes) 99p
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222716183616

    Board & game
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142577934498
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222721957529
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222732724288
    overpriced? they want a whole £1
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222680045936

    Wii, games, board and controllers £1.20
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112559127278

    And another wii + controllers +board £1.20
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263234154957


    200 Sold items in and im not yet at £5. Are you sure its worth more?
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    I fail to see your point i'm afraid.

    We can all post links, it's not a problem.

    Here's one for you: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282725003311

    There you go, didn't end all that long ago and total price was £23.50, what's your point?

    Anything is only worth what someone will pay for it. The ones you linked to were worth what they sold for. The one i linked to was worth £23.50 because that's what it sold for.

    I also suspect there's a better chance of the £23.50 one being posted out than the £0.99p one. Who knows, maybe it did get posted out, i'm sure you'll have a link for that.

    Like i said, i'll take your word for it, i wasn't calling you a liar, just like i wasn't lying when i said i've seen them sell for more.

    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 4th Dec 17, 12:55 AM
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    Have you noticed in your link the shill bidder with 100% activity with that seller?

    If you can get more than £4 for it, do you want to buy 100 of them?
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    • Brynsam
    • By Brynsam 4th Dec 17, 12:58 PM
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    What's it matter? OP's question (which related to packaging) has been answered, it is free to list, so give it a whirl - nothing to lose.
    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 4th Dec 17, 9:25 PM
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    Have you noticed in your link the shill bidder with 100% activity with that seller?

    If you can get more than £4 for it, do you want to buy 100 of them?
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    No

    I notice no shill bidder. I see someone has placed a number of bids, does that mean they're a shill bidder?

    It might, maybe it doesn't, i honestly don't know.

    One thing i have picked up on in my time here is that quite often MSE members are very very quick to judge others. So quick they often get it wrong. Has that happened again? Maybe not but also maybe? I don't know.

    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 4th Dec 17, 9:49 PM
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    No

    I notice no shill bidder. I see someone has placed a number of bids, does that mean they're a shill bidder?

    It might, maybe it doesn't, i honestly don't know.

    One thing i have picked up on in my time here is that quite often MSE members are very very quick to judge others. So quick they often get it wrong. Has that happened again? Maybe not but also maybe? I don't know.
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    If that's an admission that you've been quick to judge don't berate yourself. People are offering MSE advice and alternative suggestions, not something you should feel you need to judge.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 4th Dec 17, 11:18 PM
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    I fail to see your point i'm afraid.

    We can all post links, it's not a problem.

    Here's one for you: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282725003311

    There you go, didn't end all that long ago and total price was £23.50, what's your point?

    Anything is only worth what someone will pay for it. The ones you linked to were worth what they sold for. The one i linked to was worth £23.50 because that's what it sold for.

    I also suspect there's a better chance of the £23.50 one being posted out than the £0.99p one. Who knows, maybe it did get posted out, i'm sure you'll have a link for that.

    Like i said, i'll take your word for it, i wasn't calling you a liar, just like i wasn't lying when i said i've seen them sell for more.
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    It is also worth remembering that just because the buyer paid £23.50 doesn't mean that's what seller got for it. The item went for £15 excluding postage, so assuming postage was reasonably accurate the seller would only have got a little over £12 after fees.

    A lot of seller, myself included tend to work on the 'worth' from the sellers point of view i.e. as what the seller gets in hand, not what buyer pays. I am nearly an expert at running through ebay sold listings to check on items I see at auction and 'seeing' the net value to me rather than the sold price and I suspect a lot of other sellers work the same way. That's why value to us s completely different to ebay sold prices.
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 5th Dec 17, 12:34 AM
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    No

    I notice no shill bidder. I see someone has placed a number of bids, does that mean they're a shill bidder?

    It might, maybe it doesn't, i honestly don't know.

    One thing i have picked up on in my time here is that quite often MSE members are very very quick to judge others. So quick they often get it wrong. Has that happened again? Maybe not but also maybe? I don't know.
    Originally posted by JustAnotherSaver
    You didn't notice the bidder with 100% transactions with that seller?

    Check the threads where items were sold and then buyers decided they paid too much and held the seller ransom claiming a partial refund or claiming the goods were faulty. Knowing its going to cost you £5 - £8 to get it back and then possibly have to sell it again.
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    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 5th Dec 17, 9:06 PM
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    It is also worth remembering that just because the buyer paid £23.50 doesn't mean that's what seller got for it. The item went for £15 excluding postage, so assuming postage was reasonably accurate the seller would only have got a little over £12 after fees.

    A lot of seller, myself included tend to work on the 'worth' from the sellers point of view i.e. as what the seller gets in hand, not what buyer pays. I am nearly an expert at running through ebay sold listings to check on items I see at auction and 'seeing' the net value to me rather than the sold price and I suspect a lot of other sellers work the same way. That's why value to us s completely different to ebay sold prices.
    Originally posted by soolin
    Except when someone talks about what an item sold for and then i also come in talking about what an item sold for then i think that's a fair comparison, no?

    I too think like you as a seller. Someone asked me to go £5 including postage on an item. I thought maybe, until i then worked out that i'd get 20 something pence after deductions and postage so told them no thank you.

    so assuming postage was reasonably accurate the seller would only have got a little over £12 after fees.
    So more than £0.99 as mentioned then?

    • bris
    • By bris 6th Dec 17, 2:23 AM
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    Have you sold it yet? These sell well on local Facebook groups for cash on collection, so no packaging would be needed.
    Originally posted by pinkshoes
    Seriously, I took one to a car boot sale and could't get a fiver for it. I then saw what they were making on Ebay and ended up taking it to the local recycling centre. Hopefully someone picked it up.
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