So. Um. Hi! It turns out that the whole thing where my kids wanted to win a Wii and I acted like “Hey, what a great idea, good luck with that!” so as to cover up the fact that I had ALREADY purchased a Wii for them—designed to be a Big! Exciting! Unexpected! Christmas present—has totally bitten me on the ass.
Yep. Some of you already guessed it, though I just found out yesterday: They won the Wii.
Now, there was a long conversation amongst the PTA about what this MEANS and whether it’s FAIR and while I know some of you have differing opinions, I just have to ask you to trust me when I say that it has been discussed TO DEATH and determined to be okay by everyone. My Christmas plans are hosed but Chickadee really worked for this (including hitting up teachers for donations, the little capitalist).
For those of you who are good at math, you’ll realize this means we now have two Wiis. Well, the Wii that the kids won, and the one I bought months ago that they have no idea about.
So I am selling the extra. But more specifically, I am auctioning off the extra (brand new, unopened) Wii for our school. Every penny for which it sells will go to my kids’ school, because I don’t need my money back, and this was all designed to raise money for a school really in need, so that just seems like the right thing to do.
Do you want a Wii? Here’s the deal: This post will serve as the auction. You are bidding on a brand new Wii console (Wii Sports included). I will cover the shipping, and I’ll even throw in a copy of Sleep Is for the Weak. (I’ll sign it, too, if you want.) Total retail value of this package is around $300 with the purchase cost/taxes, book and shipping and all.
Bid: By leaving a comment with the amount you’re willing to pay. (If you would like to be anonymous to other bidders/commenters, feel free to use “Anonymous” or something else non-identifying as your name, but all bids must be left with a valid email address. (I’m the only one who can see your email address.) I will accept bids here through Monday, September 22nd, 2008, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
Payment: If you win, I will happily accept a check made out directly to my kids’ school (I’ll give you the information, obviously) unless I suspect you’re a creepy stalker person, in which case I might insist on Paypal. I will also take Paypal if you just happen to prefer that.
This is charity with a side of video games. I could auction this on eBay and let eBay take a chunk of the profit, but what I really want is more dollars going to the school, hence doing it here. But if you decide to bid, please keep in mind that although this may be your chance to get a Wii on the cheap, this is also for a good cause (cue distraught voice in the background—“Won’t SOMEBODY think of the CHILDREN?”) and it would kind of bum me out to have to sell you this for five bucks. Just sayin’.
So there it is. Place your bids if you’re so inclined.