Tracking down an Xbox 360

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Tracking down an Xbox 360

Postby zombieslayer on Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:33 pm

Okay, my poor mother went to the store at 6am to get me an xbox, but wasn't told by the jerks that she would need a ticket... one guy even sold his ticket for $200! I've heard tons of these stories, and so I really couldn't complain that my mom just floated me some cash to track one down for myself christmas morning. Question is, what's the best way to find one now? Do I wait for the next wave, or start prowling the targets and best buys and walmarts looking for a rogue shipment to come in?
Any advice which can help me in this quest is greatly appreciated, and my shiny new copy of Call of Duty 2 beckons that I complete it...
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Postby wonkabar on Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:36 pm

I'd just call all these stores and ask.
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Postby zombieslayer on Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:49 pm

It's just not that easy, man, or I wouldn't ask for advice- I don't even know if anyone has found any after that first shipment, and asking at the stores only gets you an exasperated sigh from the retail workers...
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Postby Bean on Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:36 pm

My friend pre-ordered his months ago, and was told he would only be able to get it in January. I expect that happened to a lot of people, it looks like you're out of luck until February at least.
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Postby zombieslayer on Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:17 pm

Damn the man.
I guess now I just gotta decide whether to put my money down somewhere, or just keep waitin...
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Postby Bean on Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:26 pm

I'm waiting for Halo 3, by then I bet 360 will be at the most $250.
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Postby ONeillSG1 on Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:24 am

Bean wrote:I'm waiting for Halo 3, by then I bet 360 will be at the most $250.


Ditto with that one.
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Postby Hollywood_Bob on Mon Dec 26, 2005 2:59 am

I know Wallmart and Best Buy are getting em at least twice a week.
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Postby Pops Freshenmeyer on Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:38 pm

had to get mine through eBay
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Postby zombieslayer on Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:19 pm

Hollywood_Bob wrote:I know Wallmart and Best Buy are getting em at least twice a week.


oh, cool, guess I'll have to start checking those... thanks for the help, all! I totally see your point about waiting for halo 3, as well.
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Postby Sub-Zerø° on Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:30 pm

there are tons going on eBay
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Postby Petri on Tue Dec 27, 2005 6:00 pm

I'm not messing with the 360 until Xbox games are no longer being released. King Kong and Xmen: Legends II will keep me busy for a while.
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:19 pm

I just got mine. Only a month and six days after it was "guaranteed" by Gamestop.
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Postby zombieslayer on Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:11 am

hehe... yeah, I don't wanna pay the crazy amounts they are charging on ebay- I may put down money somewhere to save myself trouble, since the old games keep me busy in the meantime...
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Postby King Psyz on Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:22 pm

just save it for the PS3 man, you'll be glad you did.
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:43 pm

I just got one (premium). I also have three games Kameo, COD 2, and Condemned. Plus an extra controller and a play and charge kit.

Never been opened or played or anything. I might be willing to part with it, if the price is right. How much you willing to pay?
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Postby zombieslayer on Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:07 pm

Shitbrick McGhee wrote:just save it for the PS3 man, you'll be glad you did.


Not when Halo 3 comes around, my friend. :wink:
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Postby King Psyz on Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:18 pm

three words for you...

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Postby zombieslayer on Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:28 pm

Touche, my friend.
But the here and now is about my quest for a 360, I will aquire the PS3 when we get there.
Being a gamer gets fucking expensive sometimes.
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Postby King Psyz on Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:48 pm

try being a snowboarder...
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Postby King Psyz on Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:06 pm

seriously (at work we have a quota timer...)
it costs so much to snowboard on a regular basis
boards are $300+(mine retails for about $600)
bindings are $125+ for anything halfway decent
boots are $125+(more like $200 for anything comfortable)
goggles are $125+(oakley a-frames are an old favortie)
a decent lightweight moveable and warm jacket $175+(I've seen these get in the 2-300 range)
pants $100+
daily ticket $50+ (or a season pass for those lucky enough $1500+)

not counting upkeep and lodge food/beers...$1000 minimum just to get started. I had to stop for a while, but next year I think it's game on again once I have me this;
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Postby BobGobbler on Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:26 pm

PS3 is the way to be.

Resident Evil 5 will make that system worth it on its own.
Peter Jackson is overrated.
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Postby zombieslayer on Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:09 pm

Shitbrick McGhee wrote:seriously (at work we have a quota timer...)
it costs so much to snowboard on a regular basis
boards are $300+(mine retails for about $600)
bindings are $125+ for anything halfway decent
boots are $125+(more like $200 for anything comfortable)
goggles are $125+(oakley a-frames are an old favortie)
a decent lightweight moveable and warm jacket $175+(I've seen these get in the 2-300 range)
pants $100+
daily ticket $50+ (or a season pass for those lucky enough $1500+)

not counting upkeep and lodge food/beers...$1000 minimum just to get started. I had to stop for a while, but next year I think it's game on again once I have me this;
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You just made my wallet sigh with relief in a whirlwind of justification...
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Postby zombieslayer on Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:09 pm

BobGobbler wrote:PS3 is the way to be.

Resident Evil 5 will make that system worth it on its own.


Resident Evil will make it to other consoles, and I'm still a big halo fan, halo 3 will justify the 360 for me.
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Postby King Psyz on Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:29 pm

I'm glad I could help, mine is squeeling knowing it will be decimated when I finance that beast in the photo. good thing I work for toyota, hopefully I won't get totally screwed on the price of that badboy.
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:57 am

BobGobbler wrote:PS3 is the way to be.

Resident Evil 5 will make that system worth it on its own.


Resident Evil 5 is no longer a time exclusive title. It will be released for the PS3 and 360 simultaneously (no word on the Revolution, due to the odd controller periphial).
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:28 am

Over the holidays my brother and I were in Yakima, Washington, where my parents live. To those (all of you) who don't know, Yakima is on the eastern side of the state, where temperatures are MUCH more extreme than they are in Seattle. While in Yakima, my brother heard that the Best Buy there was going to get a shipment of 24 360s. He decided to spend the night in front of BB. The low temperature for the night was 4 degrees Farenheit. He ended up with a touch of frostbite on his nose and an Xbox 360.

No glitches yet, but if any crop up I think he's going to burn down Microsoft.
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Postby King Psyz on Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:27 pm

fuck man, i've been throgh there in october and it was chilly. talk about dedicated gamer.
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Postby zombieslayer on Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:23 pm

holy crap! that is dedication.
I live in CA, so no frostbite for me... but I still have no 360...
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Postby zombieslayer on Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:20 pm

Finally got it last night!
I walked into a best buy in West Covina, just killing time waiting for the traffic to die down before I headed home, and they had 20 of them at the tech counter. No bundles or bullshit, just went up, got my 360 and an extra wireless controller. So far, I really dig it. Thanks for all the encouragement, zoners!
Should I post pics of me making out with it, perhaps?
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:10 pm

zombieslayer wrote:Finally got it last night!
I walked into a best buy in West Covina, just killing time waiting for the traffic to die down before I headed home, and they had 20 of them at the tech counter. No bundles or bullshit, just went up, got my 360 and an extra wireless controller. So far, I really dig it. Thanks for all the encouragement, zoners!
Should I post pics of me making out with it, perhaps?


Have you played the Fight Night 3 demo yet? :shock:

It's a free download on Xbox Live.

I think those talking about Xbox 360 not being able to hang with the PS3 are shutting up right about now.
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:54 am

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I think that should satisfy those saying that the 360 isn't "next gen" enough.

Wow. That looks cool, eh?

And here are some vids.

http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/sports/fightnightround3/media.html
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Postby Petri on Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:46 am

What most people doesn't realize is that the release games for the Xbox 360 only used one of the three processors available on the console. Think about that. The current 360 games are using only 1/3 of the power.
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