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Zanark

Tell them they can play on it 1 hour a day if they buy it for you. They will bite because everyone loves dem Nintendo's .

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Punished_Boss wrote:

Turnip-Forest wrote:

I swear there was a thread with this exact title about a month ago.

INB4 the lock:
http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/wii-u/how_do_i_convince_my...

Thank you! It was bothering me because I couldn't find it.


I'm just going to quote myself from that thread.

Turnip-Forest wrote:

Your best bet is asking them to pay for half of the price during a sale. Also, you could ask if you can do some extra chores for money.

I know an acquaintance of mine made a bargain with his parents--if he washed, dried, and folded his family's laundry for the entire summer, they would buy him a Wii..you could try to do something similar.

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E_Blackadder

The $200 system is not slightly used but refurbished from/by Nintendo. It comes with the same warranty as a brand new one and looks super awesome. I'd dare anyone to look at my system and see if they could tell it was a refurbished one.

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Kevlar44

Honest day's work for an honest day's pay. Proposition them with the idea of doing some work around the house.

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RoyalBlueLink

I am going for the refurbished version but if it is supposed to be a Christmas present then of course I cannot know if I will get it so I could try to earn up money, see if I get it for Christmas, if not then the 100-100 split idea is my next move I guess but I am still open to suggestions.

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RoyalBlueLink wrote:

I am going for the refurbished version but if it is supposed to be a Christmas present then of course I cannot know if I will get it so I could try to earn up money, see if I get it for Christmas, if not then the 100-100 split idea is my next move I guess but I am still open to suggestions.

Well if you do end up getting it for Christmas and you have that money saved up you then will have some money for a couple of games.

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RoyalBlueLink

Thanks Tasuki your advice has been extra helpful and I do not want to even try to tell the education benefits because last time I did they told me how school is a much better info source than games which is correct but my mom KILLS me about games and I am surprised she did not veto this console...(Probably since it's too cool to veto XD) My dad is my better hope despite normal families

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RoyalBlueLink

No offense to you, Tops

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Tops

RoyalBlueLink wrote:

No offense to you, Tops

LOL None taken, my friend! I was joking. I hope you can strike that dealio with your parents and get what is an awesome console! I just happened to think of that kid who saved his grandma and credited his 'driving skills' to MK! What a story lol!

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RoyalBlueLink

Indeed it is a awkward story:)

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kyuubikid213

Tell them that you're interested in the features the GamePad can bring and the library of games the Wii U can offer.

That's why people buy consoles in the first place. The features of the hardware and the software lineup. If you try to work anything else in there, you're messin' up.

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Tasuki

RoyalBlueLink wrote:

Thanks Tasuki your advice has been extra helpful and I do not want to even try to tell the education benefits because last time I did they told me how school is a much better info source than games which is correct but my mom KILLS me about games and I am surprised she did not veto this console...(Probably since it's too cool to veto XD) My dad is my better hope despite normal families

Np. If the cost is the big problem telling them about the software and how the games are education or non violent compared to games on the PS4/Xbox One isn't going to convince them that its economical. By at least saving up half of the money for it it will make you look very responsible and it looks like you are trying to help bring down the cost.

I know when my son wants a game he offers to trade in game put his allowance towards it etc before asking me and I haven't even used the coast factor of a game to deny him one but then again hes just that way.

Anyway I wish you luck.

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Gdub

I bet your mom was happy that you want the least expensive of the three "new" consoles, which is why she didn't say much about it.

Your best bet would probably to say you'll take it as a birthday and Christmas gift or as a Christmas and "I'll get good grades this year even after I get the system or else you can take it away from me."

Going the refurbished route is not a bad idea but it only comes with nintendo land. I believe you still have to account for sales tax and five bucks for shipping. You will still need some way to convince them to buy you hyrule warriors and/or windwaker.

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RoyalBlueLink

Thanks guys I guess I will wait and see

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alLabouTandroiD

Another question would be if your parents have any prior experience with games or if they're interested in the few apps the Wii U brings along with it.
I know if mine didn't have a browser with their TV they'd definitely be interested in having the Wii U one.
Along with Scribblenauts, NES Remix, Nintendo Land, Wii Fit U, Art Academy: SketchPad, the Wii Sports "remakes", the Virtual Consoles, Wii games, the eShop, WiiWare, Donkey Kong Country Returns and the typical Mario and Lego games there's more than enough to make it a really great family console imo.

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RoyalBlueLink wrote:

Thanks guys I guess I will wait and see

Best of luck to you! If you find yourself in more need of advice, please feel free to look over the answers to this existing thread asking the same question and ask any further questions there. Enjoy! :3

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