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    Wii - I need some buying help please ...

    Looking to get a Wii for Christmas & thinking of buying the Game bundle of wii & Mario Kart at £179.99
    Then getting Wii Play from somewhere (amazon / pc world about £28) to get extra controller

    Questions I need help with...

    :? Do I need some kind of docking charger thingy for the remotes?

    :? Do I need to buy the covers for the remotes or are they included? Or can you get them free (sure I read something about this on here)

    :? Do I need an extra wheel for the Mario Kart (so kids can do 2 player - haven't seen game) & if yes where is cheapest?

    Thanks for any help you can give me

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    Docking charger saves on batteries, they run down quite quick

    covers are included in the newer consoles

    and yes extra wheel needed.

    you dont need a dockin charger for the remotes but they are worth having cause they recharge the batteries between use to save havin to keep replacing them.

    With the new wiis the covers are included but personally i take them off cause dont like em

    masrio kart u can play with wiimote without wheel but the wheel makes for better game play argos.co.uk/web…eel

    you dont need a docking charger as the controllers run on batteries but it will save money covers for remotes arent included
    wii play and extra controller 27.75 + quidco + discount codes available

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    Lulu'sMammy;3052286

    Docking charger saves on batteries, they run down quite quickcovers are … Docking charger saves on batteries, they run down quite quickcovers are included in the newer consolesand yes extra wheel needed.



    Do you know how much a docking charger should be - argos have one at £19.99, but that just seemed quite a lot & the game ones seem to be about £30 ...

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    if you have a dock you need to remove the skins though

    Laffy42;3052305

    Do you know how much a docking charger should be - argos have one at … Do you know how much a docking charger should be - argos have one at £19.99, but that just seemed quite a lot & the game ones seem to be about £30 ...



    check out dealextreme for docks around 7-10 quidi have this one so can reccommend dealextreme.com/det…333

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    onlyme23;3052288

    you dont need a dockin charger for the remotes but they are worth having … you dont need a dockin charger for the remotes but they are worth having cause they recharge the batteries between use to save havin to keep replacing them.With the new wiis the covers are included but personally i take them off cause dont like emmasrio kart u can play with wiimote without wheel but the wheel makes for better game play http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500001151&langId=-1&searchTerms=wii+wheel



    oh that looks nice n cheap! thanks - rep will be left in a mo! Thought this bundle was gonna be reasonable, but all the extras are mounting up ...

    THink it's going to get thrapped over xmas so will deffo have to get the charger...

    Laffy42;3052305

    Do you know how much a docking charger should be - argos have one at … Do you know how much a docking charger should be - argos have one at £19.99, but that just seemed quite a lot & the game ones seem to be about £30 ...


    I don't coz we just manage on the batteries (free from work) so we make do with them, sorry.

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    onlyme23;3052317

    check out dealextreme for docks around 7-10 quid



    that sounds better price thanks - will have a look!

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    Lulu'sMammy;3052321

    I don't coz we just manage on the batteries (free from work) so we make … I don't coz we just manage on the batteries (free from work) so we make do with them, sorry.




    Can you post some to me :thumbsup: ... just kidding! will check out dealextreme

    Thanks for help - just repping you now!

    Hi. Its not a necessity to buy a docking station but they do look nice. I didnt have one, I just bought a USB Battery charger with rechargeable batteries for a tenner and they worked a treat.

    You should get a silicon remote skin with package as its standard in all the packages I have seen and the one I got.

    You dont really need the wheel accessories but it does help if you have some type of wheel accessory to place the remote to aid the mad driving! Which is the purpose of most of the shell accessories alike but I'm sure you will love it, its a great interactive games console, if only the xbox360 had the Wii factor then I'd be in heaven! Cheers.

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    sassie;3052310

    if you have a dock you need to remove the skins though



    is that so you don't melt them?! thanks for the tip... don't need the smell of burning plastic drowning out the brussels sprouts ... oh though maybe ...

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    StevenA2000_uk;3052355

    Hi. Its not a necessity to buy a docking station but they do look nice. … Hi. Its not a necessity to buy a docking station but they do look nice. I didnt have one, I just bought a USB Battery charger with rechargeable batteries for a tenner and they worked a treat.You should get a silicon remote skin with package as its standard in all the packages I have seen and the one I got.You dont really need the wheel accessories but it does help if you have some type of wheel accessory to place the remote to aid the mad driving! Which is the purpose of most of the shell accessories alike but I'm sure you will love it, its a great interactive games console, if only the xbox360 had the Wii factor then I'd be in heaven! Cheers.



    thanks - it's for the kids as their cousins had one last xmas & they love it ... they don't know they're getting one yet though, so should be a good surprise!

    Laffy42;3052356

    is that so you don't melt them?! thanks for the tip... don't need the … is that so you don't melt them?! thanks for the tip... don't need the smell of burning plastic drowning out the brussels sprouts ... oh though maybe ...



    no its cause the contacts to charge the remote are on the back and the cover um covers them! :thumbsup:

    btw i added a link in my dealextreme post not sure if you noticed the edit sorry!

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    onlyme23;3052389

    no its cause the contacts to charge the remote are on the back and the … no its cause the contacts to charge the remote are on the back and the cover um covers them! :thumbsup:btw i added a link in my dealextreme post not sure if you noticed the edit sorry!



    oookkkaaayyyy.. not very technical sorry :oops:

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    onlyme23;3052389

    btw i added a link in my dealextreme post not sure if you noticed the … btw i added a link in my dealextreme post not sure if you noticed the edit sorry!



    ... was just looking at it thanks - did buy something once from them, just need to remember my password now ...

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    be careful which station you get, my friend got one for hers only to realise the wii needs to be on to charge the handsets


    i got my extra wheel form argos for £6-99 ages ago, still aint got the wii yet - lol

    Laffy42;3052395

    oookkkaaayyyy.. not very technical sorry :oops:



    no worries think there be alot of concerned people if it were due to melting plastic tho :whistling:

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    sassie;3052425

    be careful which station you get, my friend got one for hers only to … be careful which station you get, my friend got one for hers only to realise the wii needs to be on to charge the handsets



    Onlyme - is the one you linked to OK for this - don't want to have to leave wii on just to charge handsets...

    sassie;3052425

    be careful which station you get, my friend got one for hers only to … be careful which station you get, my friend got one for hers only to realise the wii needs to be on to charge the handsetsi got my extra wheel form argos for £6-99 ages ago, still aint got the wii yet - lol



    ermmm i am imagining you sitting on the sofa with your wheel making broom broom noises now lol ... isnt the wii kinda the essential part?

    and to confirm the one i linked will charge while on or on standby but not completly off as its powered by the wii's usb port

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    i dont know about you laffy, but i think i will have spent enough on console and agmes over xmas and have deided to get the accessories late on in the year, can mage on rechargables for a while

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    onlyme23;3052474

    ermmm i am imagining you sitting on the sofa with your wheel making broom … ermmm i am imagining you sitting on the sofa with your wheel making broom broom noises now lol ... isnt the wii kinda the essential part? :pand to confirm the one i linked will charge while on or on standby but not completly off as its powered by the wii's usb port



    lmfao - i know, i cant make a decision, and dont want to buy to early and waste 3 months warranty, got the games to go with it just no wii



    yes, thats the one my firend was on about, powered by usb and not mains, she likes to turn hers off when not in use, and doesnt have them on standby

    sassie;3052489

    lmfao - i know, i cant make a decision, and dont want to buy to early … lmfao - i know, i cant make a decision, and dont want to buy to early and waste 3 months warranty, got the games to go with it just no wii



    lol well least u can look at them and THINK how fun they will be right :w00t:

    ya might find with the run up to christmas there will be a bunch of good deals on the wii anyways to drag people in lol that or the credit crunch will make em bout £300 lol hopefully the former

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    onlyme23;3052508

    lol well least u can look at them and THINK how fun they will be right … lol well least u can look at them and THINK how fun they will be right :w00t:ya might find with the run up to christmas there will be a bunch of good deals on the wii anyways to drag people in lol that or the credit crunch will make em bout £300 lol hopefully the former



    omg i hope they dont go up, its mainly wana leave it nearer for warranty purposes, it seems a waste to buy now to sit in cupbard for 3 months

    sassie;3052489

    lmfao - i know, i cant make a decision, and dont want to buy to early … lmfao - i know, i cant make a decision, and dont want to buy to early and waste 3 months warranty, got the games to go with it just no wiiyes, thats the one my firend was on about, powered by usb and not mains, she likes to turn hers off when not in use, and doesnt have them on standby



    i leave mine on standby anyways cause its connected to the wireless and installs its updates and stuff while on standby, maybe not so great for the electric bill and all but hey ho, it also automatically puts itself in standby rather than off when u hit the power button on the wiimotes, and can be woken up by hitting the remote rather than havin to hit the console switch every time.
    Plus if your gonna have the dock plugged into charge anyways it may as well be via the wii!

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    sassie;3052489

    lmfao - i know, i cant make a decision, and dont want to buy to early … lmfao - i know, i cant make a decision, and dont want to buy to early and waste 3 months warranty, got the games to go with it just no wiiyes, thats the one my firend was on about, powered by usb and not mains, she likes to turn hers off when not in use, and doesnt have them on standby



    I know what you mean about when to buy it, but the Mario bundle looked a good option ... I know there are loads more of them this year, but just thinking about how hard they were to get hold of last year makes me stress!

    sassie;3052525

    omg i hope they dont go up, its mainly wana leave it nearer for warranty … omg i hope they dont go up, its mainly wana leave it nearer for warranty purposes, it seems a waste to buy now to sit in cupbard for 3 months



    youll prolly find yourself chippin it before the warranty is up and voiding it anyways :roll::whistling:

    honestly tho cant see em going up seems the deals are getting better and better lately!

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    hope the op doesnt mind me asking on there thread, but is the wifi easy to set up, i have the orange livebox so hoping it aint gonna be too much of a nightmare

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    sassie;3052525

    omg i hope they dont go up, its mainly wana leave it nearer for warranty … omg i hope they dont go up, its mainly wana leave it nearer for warranty purposes, it seems a waste to buy now to sit in cupbard for 3 months



    THat's the million dollar question - will there be brilliant deals closer to Christmas, or NONE! Hadn't thought about the warranty thing tho' ...

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    onlyme23;3052554

    youll prolly find yourself chippin it before the warranty is up and … youll prolly find yourself chippin it before the warranty is up and voiding it anyways :roll::whistling:honestly tho cant see em going up seems the deals are getting better and better lately!



    no, dont really like the idea of chipping things, not when you have to meddle with the insides, ok maybe after the year - lol

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    Laffy42;3052570

    THat's the million dollar question - will there be brilliant deals closer … THat's the million dollar question - will there be brilliant deals closer to Christmas, or NONE! Hadn't thought about the warranty thing tho' ...



    well not sure how much longer im goona hold out before getting one, but really wanted to wait till november

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    what do you mean chipping it?

    Sassie - are you in stealth mode - your flames not on!

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    sassie;3052597

    well not sure how much longer im goona hold out before getting one, but … well not sure how much longer im goona hold out before getting one, but really wanted to wait till november



    Christmas stuff coming into the shops has started me panicking I think...

    sassie;3052568

    hope the op doesnt mind me asking on there thread, but is the wifi easy … hope the op doesnt mind me asking on there thread, but is the wifi easy to set up, i have the orange livebox so hoping it aint gonna be too much of a nightmare



    yup tis pretty simple just go into the menu and add your connection

    Laffy42;3052600

    what do you mean chipping it?Sassie - are you in stealth mode - your … what do you mean chipping it?Sassie - are you in stealth mode - your flames not on!



    ermm makin it able to play 'back up' games

    whole new can of worms lol

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    Laffy42;3052600

    what do you mean chipping it?Sassie - are you in stealth mode - your … what do you mean chipping it?Sassie - are you in stealth mode - your flames not on!



    yeah im in hiding - lol

    i know nothing about chipping them, but apparently they can be chipped to play errrrrm whats the word im looking for - lol

    sassie;3052630

    yeah im in hiding - loli know nothing about chipping them, but apparently … yeah im in hiding - loli know nothing about chipping them, but apparently they can be chipped to play errrrrm whats the word im looking for - lol



    backups of course!

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    OMG - just worked out that this is all gonna cost £225 ... :shock:

    Laffy42;3052658

    OMG - just worked out that this is all gonna cost £225 ... :shock:



    and thats before you start on extra games :whistling:

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    onlyme23;3052649

    backups of course!



    thats the one :thumbsup:


    this place is gonna be mayhem xmas day with all of us trying to set up our xmas goodies - lol

    im setting up the wii xmas eve when little guy is in bed, he wont see it behind tv and gonna just wrap box cause i know what will happen within 2 secs of opening it, everything will be on hold till it has been set up, and i aint brill with this sorta stuff without him witering in my ear, so hope someones about xmas eve


    ooops one last question, do i need any special leads or anything, or does it all come with it
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