I’ve made 5 Wii models in total. The first one was “sold” for $68 after 7 days, but the buyer didn’t pay. It was relisted and sold for $30 after 3 days. Then, we put up much more extremely accurate models (gloss black and white), which sold for $40 and $46, respectively. I said these would be the last models I would sell on eBay. However, the highest bidder on the gloss black model hasn’t paid, and my friend Matt (who lists the models on eBay for me) should be getting the black one on eBay again soon. I’ll post a link here when that happens.
Many of the people in my dorm this year have come into our quad and toured through to see my remaining black and white Wii models as well as the PS3 model, which I’m keeping for now. I keep the black Wii on my desk, and the white Wii and the PS3 by all our other systems in the room (360, GC, N64). Interesting note, I keep the PS3 sitting horizontally, and because of the way it’s designed, the right side is collapsing under its own weight…
I’ll probably keep these 2 remaining Wii models (once the unpaid for model is relisted and sold) and PS3 model, but if anyone’s in the UIUC campus area and wants to make an offer on these remaining models, let me know. You can either leave a comment here, or on Facebook where I run the largest next-gen system Facebook group (Nintendo Wii – 860 members and counting).
I say last because it seems the diminishing returns aren’t worth the time, effort, and materials put into these models. After these two, I’ll have a black and white Wii that I’ll be keeping for my own dorm room, so these auctions will be pretty much your last chance to get one (unless the auction skyrockets).
PLEASE BID early and often! It helps to know my work is worth something 🙂 Happy bidding!
Filed under: eBay Auctions
Well, the original Wii model, the one that became the most famous, sold for $30.
Of course, I’ve made more than one, but considering the significant increase in the amount of time that went into the newer ones than the old ones, $30 for the new ones would be a disappointment. That’d be roughly $3.50 an hour of work. Actually, less, considering I had to buy new materials for these which got quite expensive (the original model was the last of the Kohl’s gift boxes that we had).
So if you’d be interested in purchasing one of the newer models, please leave a comment on my blog. There HAS to be demand, and I have to be fairly confident that it’ll be worth selling after all the bidding is done.
Filed under: eBay Auctions
The one that started it all. My first Wii model, the one in the majority of the pics you saw on news sites, is now on sale on eBay:
Please feel free to bid on it and show support! Bid early and often! 😀