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10/4/10 1:35 P

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Well Ryan, I have to agree with some of those gamers. Not all gamers want motion control to play games. There are some gamers that just want to relax and play games on the couch. There is nothing wrong with that if they are eating healthy and exercising. Now if you need to get into shape and like the idea then I see it being benificial to you to have and use. Which is where I see most games ending up being in this catagory.

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Yeah totally Lobo, my intention is to use the other group to kind of kindle the Kinect love and point people here. This is where my true video game love is!

I totally agree with you Anthony. The MS guy called me today and I told him we are getting better deals elsewhere. End of story. Not much you can do to change that.

It will be very interesting to see what it will look like a year from now. Hopefully lots of fitness games and lots of people buying them. From the few hard core gamers I talk to, sadly there isn't much interest. I hear things like "I'm too lazy" or "I'd rather sit on the couch" or "button pressing is so much better". lol, well, we'll have to see.


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10/1/10 9:29 A

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I am thinking it would be better to get it somewhere. Either Amazon or someplace. I am sure some of these places will run deals.


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9/28/10 6:43 P

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I was hoping to keep a Kinect conversation here on gamers fit to keep under the overall umbrella group of gaming systems. I'm sure there will be other groups that pop up with playstation move being another one. Please keep this group in mind starting your own groups.

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I was hoping to keep a Kinect conversation here on gamers fit to keep under the overall umbrella group of gaming systems. I'm sure there will be other groups that pop up with playstation move being another one. Please keep this group in mind starting your own groups.

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lol, I can hear him sweating over the phone. lol


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Amazon is the better deal....make him sweat

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This guy from MS keeps calling me. Now the deals is $20 off and free second day air to me and it would be a small shipping charge out to whoever. Still not sure it is worth it, since you can get from amazon for same day and $30 credit.


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9/18/10 8:42 P

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Yeah, I'm with you. There seems to be better deals. He's going to follow-up with me and I'll tell him what Amazon is running. See if he can break anything more than that $10.


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9/18/10 8:19 P

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The amazon deal sounds better, I think others might run some specials too, either bundles or with purchase. I am not sure that the 10 dollars is enough of a discount to go through all that. (Shipping and collecting and such) seems like a lot of work.

Let me know if there are a lot of folks interested. I may still be interested in the preorder...


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9/17/10 11:08 P

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I already paid mine off too :) Can't wait got dance central with it so that should help me get up and move :p I might try the sports game or fitness game too eventually.

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Man I already preordered and paid for mine and it comes with a game inside but it would be nice to get that gift card...I should have waited...because I could use that card for The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout...I think the next contest I'll giveaway a Kinect

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As another option, a friend just told me that Amazon is offering a $30 game card if you order through them. You would pay $150 up front, but with that $30 you can almost get another Kinect game (which runs about $50 each).

Here, you don't have tax and I think they can also give you free ground shipping and maybe even 99 cent release day shipping. Not sure.




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OK, just spoke to Microsoft. They said they can offer a $10 discount and free shipping to me (sending in bulk). The total amount would be due up front ($140+tax+shipping to you). He said the unit is about a pound, so shipping would be minimal. The unit comes out Nov 4, so shipping to me and shipping to you would be about 6-14 days, so you should have it mid-November. The earlier we have our money in, the more likely our entire order would come in. Anyone interested??

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Thanks Anthony for willing to be a co-lead. I'm sure we'll figure this out as the date comes closer.

Yay for Video Game Fitness!!


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9/17/10 2:15 P

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Cool, if you want a co-lead, I would help if no one else wants to step up.
That is pretty cool that you got a response and stuff.
I would think $100 seems reasonable. This is what I would want to spend. Esp seeing the Sony at that price point. If it were bundled I would go a little higher. I was thinking of getting it at the 149, so anything around that would probably be doable.
p.s. Post a link to the new team.

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9/17/10 1:56 P

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OK, I couldn't resist. I just created the group. Kinect to Spark. I didn't want some stranger, that wasn't part of our Gamer's Fit family, to start it. If anyone wants to co lead or lead, let me know.

BTW, I heard back from someone at Microsoft. He wants to call and talk to me. I gave him my work and home number. I'll keep after this. It would help our cause if I could give him some real numbers.

So if the pre-order is $150, how many of you would be willing to pay for a pre-order if we got some discount? What would be the price you'd be willing to pay to pre-order it? This isn't a commitment, but it can give a general idea.


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I just had to check so far no group created for it yet I'm sure there will be soon though

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I like Kinect to Spark that would be awesome

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lol, you all are awesome! I hope one of you goes out and starts a spark group today. Get a lock on the name before it is taken.

BTW, I just wrote Microsoft sales. We'll see what they come back with.


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"Yes, I'm sure there will be a Spark Group for Kinect. I was even thinking of names for it. Kinect to Fitness. Kinect to Health. A lot of options there. "

how about Spark to Kinect! or the other way Kinect to Spark!



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I'd be interested too.

I suspect you have to buy in case quantities (ie 5, 10, 15, 20).

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I'd love one if the price was right.

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I think the Kinect is going to be an awesome weight loss tool. Just about every game they have for it will be exercise.

Probably the best bet is to become a certified Microsoft seller and create your own prices. Contacting a retail place is hard because a lot of them get paid by Microsoft for their advertising in store. They will lose that advertising money if they sell cheaper than the recommended price.

It can't hurt contacting Microsoft directly. They will need some kind of number.

Yes, I'm sure there will be a Spark Group for Kinect. I was even thinking of names for it. Kinect to Fitness. Kinect to Health. A lot of options there.

Of course, we'll always be here for you, lol. If I come across an increase of money, this may be on my list to get. The only thing holding me back is I might be tempted to get into Halo Reach. That thing looks sick and I would spend HOURS AND HOURS playing.


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9/17/10 10:34 A

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I'm IN. That would be cool, but wonder if it would be possible.


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Good luck with that one

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Lobo,

Maybe you or someone can contact a retailer (or even the Microsoft store) & see if we can't get a mass purchase of the Kinect hopefully at a slightly discounted price?

Imagine the positive publicity that could be generated if Sparkpeople teams that had an Xbox 360 bought a Kinect to help lose weight!

Just a thought, I don't want to pay $149 or higher for Kinect. The power of the masses should get us all a cheaper price!

It might even be the grounds to start a new spark team, heh.

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