One of the worst things about being a professional shopper* is buying something that you see for less later.
Dell.com has the Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board on sale for $74.99. That's $25 off the regular Dell price of $99.99.** Plus, they have free shipping on orders over $49.***
My only consolation is that tax in California will bring the price up to more than what I bought it for. Scratch that. I just checked. Tax would be $6-7 so that's exactly what I paid for it. What a relief. Enjoy the deal, folks. Don't mind me and my rambling!
Sub Total $74.99
Shipping & Handling $14.99
Shipping Discount -$14.99
Tax $6.56 (Note, you won't be charged tax in every state.)
Don't you want one of these things? Really you haven't lived until you've done mildly kung fu moves while standing on a plastic step. And there's a game where you just sit there on the balance board and try not to move. That's my kind of fitness, people. Although the Wii Fit does nasty things like calculate your age based on some random memory, coordination and balance tests. Oh yeah, and it calculates your weight and your BMI. So really it's a fancy scale that scolds you for not having perfect balance. Awesome, right?****
Three more things:
(1) You can get 10% cash back on your purchase through bing. I wasn't able to find the Dell store on the bing cashback page but if you do a search for the word "vizio" you can find a Dell link on the right panel. I've tried to get cash back with bing on the Dell site before and it didn't work but that was because I was using a promo code. I think this should work.
(2) Ok, so this is weird but I'll just tell you what happened. I had trouble finding the Wii Fit on the Dell site and that annoying prompt came up asking me if I wanted to chat with a representative. I always say yes when that happens. I don't have a lot of friends. Aaaanyway, the chat-woman found me the Wii Fit and then asked me if I'm thinking of purchasing it today. I said yes, I'm thinking about it. She said if you purchase it today, I can offer you free shipping on it. Apparently, she needs to read this blog because Dell has free shipping on orders over $49. I'm just relating this so you know that there's some wheeling and dealing to be done on the Dell chat rooms.
(3) You can not only make cartoon icons of yourself on the Wii, but you can make them of your pets. And you can weigh them. So every time I sign on the kittens are there with me on the screen and they show up in the games. I. die. It's so cute.
*I'm not a professional shopper, just very very committed.
** Discount Details
Dell Home Customers: Save $25 off this item!
Expires Monday, July 12, 2010
Prices, specifications, availability and terms of offer may change without notice. Taxes, fees, shipping, handling and any applicable restocking charges are extra, and vary. Offer maybe combined with select other offers. Valid for new U.S. online purchases through the Dell Home Systems Electronics & Accessories site only. Offer does not apply to and is not available with systems or items purchased through the online systems configurator, refurbished items or spare parts. Purchase limit of 10 same items per order, but any applicable discounts apply to only the first 5 same items per order. Dell cannot be responsible for pricing or other errors, and reserves the right to cancel orders arising from such errors.
*** Discount Details
Dell Home Customers: Free ground shipping on orders over $49 (before tax)!
Expires Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Prices, availability and terms of offer may change without notice. Taxes and shipping charges are extra, vary and are not subject to discount. May be combined with other select offers or discounts. Valid for new U.S. online purchases through the Dell Home Systems Software and Peripherals site only. Offer does not apply to and is not available with systems or items purchased through the online systems configurator, refurbished items or spare parts. Purchase limit of 10 same items per order, but any applicable discounts apply to only the first 5 same items per order. Dell cannot be responsible for errors in typography or photography.
**** No really, it's a lot of fun! You'll like it.