How can I get a 360?

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Rob Babcock

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How can I get a 360?
« on: 11 Oct 2005, 11:22 pm »
Drats! :x   Due to a combination of long hours at work, and pure laziness, I delayed in attempting to reserve an Xbox 360 until it was too late- all the stores in town have sold their allottment of preorders.  Can anyone suggest a place where I might be able to buy one when they launch?

If not I guess I'll wait- I won't have much time to game til around January anyway.

bubba966

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« Reply #1 on: 12 Oct 2005, 05:30 am »
Toys R Us is apparently not entirely sold out on their pre-orders yet.

gongos

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« Reply #2 on: 12 Oct 2005, 12:25 pm »
eBay for $500 to $1000. :lol:

drunkonjack

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« Reply #3 on: 12 Oct 2005, 12:50 pm »
I heard that you should not expect any shortage of these. You should be able to walk into a Wal-Mart and get one .

Woodsea

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« Reply #4 on: 13 Oct 2005, 03:25 am »
I second that last answer.  Don't count your chickens lost until the fat lady sings.  I will most likely find one in Asia, you know that 220v thang has fried my original xbox.
If you want one before x-mas you might have a problem.  After that I don't think so.  Just my 2 cents

F-100

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« Reply #5 on: 18 Oct 2005, 04:50 pm »
Rob,
Computers4Sure is taking preorders on the Xbox 360 Core System with Quake 4, The Godfather, and Call of Duty 2 for $499.84 w/ free shipping.

http://www.computers4sure.com/product.asp?productid=3530290

Ears

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« Reply #6 on: 13 Dec 2005, 07:53 pm »
Best Buys are getting there second batches the 18th.
Not sure if other stores are doing the same but for sure BB'S nation wide will have them the 18th.

mca

How can I get a 360?
« Reply #7 on: 13 Dec 2005, 08:08 pm »
Question is, do you still want one with all the reported problems  :o

Brad

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« Reply #8 on: 13 Dec 2005, 08:18 pm »
The media has definitely blown 360 problems way out of proportion to how often they are actually happening.

My guess is that less than 1% of users are actually having problems - and Microsoft is paying shipping on problem units.

I don't think people are accounting for the heat generated by both the unit and the power supply.   It does appear that Microsoft was not able to make it user-friendly enough in that regard.

I was lucky enough to get on a preorder list last summer - but ended up selling mine on *bay along with 50k others.   They are still going to be in short supply until next year.  

The Japanese launch pretty much flopped - there are units on the shelves there that would have sold in the US/Europe.

Hoping to get one in Feb/Mar now - (for the kids, wink wink)

mcrespo71

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« Reply #9 on: 13 Dec 2005, 10:05 pm »
The media may be blowing the problems out of proportion, but unfortunately both people I know that bought one had it crap out within a day.  They sent it back and have now received replacements, but this has to be a PR nightmare for Microsoft.

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Rob Babcock

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« Reply #10 on: 13 Dec 2005, 11:07 pm »
I'm glad I didn't get one, actually.  Sounds like the problems are a lot more widespread than MS wants to acknowledge.  Undoubtedly I'll buy one, but now I'll probably give it a few months to let them work the bugs out.