Amazing Amazon.com 360 Core system deal

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  1. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/holiday/cv/homepage/104-4331776-2694347

    Amazon.com is running a poll where one item will be sold at a crazy discount. So far the Xbox 360 core system is winning with 84.3% of the votes, next highest is 8%. The system will be offered for $100 on Thursday November 23rd (Thanksgiving) starting at 11AM PST. Its limited to 1,000 units though.

    I might see about getting a second to give to my brother-in-law so he'll get off my back everytime I play mine.

    credit goes to www.cheapassgamers.com
     
  2. lancer0000

    lancer0000 Well-Known Member

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    Seven, I see we have the same tastes in games. P8, GOW, Saints Row. I love those games.
     
  3. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Too bad I doubt I could "win" one. That site is probably going to crash.
     
  4. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    It'll be HTS all over again.
     
  5. j3

    j3 Kiefer is my Big Boss TFW2005 Supporter

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    I may just buy a 360 at that price. Getting the HDD is like another $100 on top of that though isnt it? =(
     
  6. MegaMoonMan

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    Can you even get the HDD seperately?
     
  7. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    Yes you can and yes they are $100.
     
  8. Prowl2000

    Prowl2000 Keep it sealed TFW2005 Supporter

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    I like it, but I have a bad feeling about this getting eaten up by scalpers.
     
  9. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Almost 88% of the votes now.
     
  10. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Gonna have to see if my mother in law is done Christmas shopping for me :)  Barbie here I come! :lol 
     
  11. thefrozenred

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    I'll definitely do my best at 11am Thanksgiving day to grab one. :D 
     
  12. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    This is probably the only way I can get a next gen system anytime soon
     
  13. Thorns2010

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    What the fuck are they thinking???? Sure its only 1,000 units, but I doubt the wholesale cost of an XBox 360 has come down much. So they are going to lose well over $100,000 on this.

    Then again, it is Amazon....but damn!
     
  14. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    They're just trying to draw traffic to their site. They figure the more people do it the more people they'll have buying at their site. Target did stuff like that in the past by selling Cases of Pepsi/Coke products for $4. We would lose a ton of money but make up for it by actually having more people come into the store and purchase things.
     
  15. Emperor Mengde

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    Plus, you figure a lot of people buying the system will pick up extra cables, controllers, hard drives, memory cards, games, etc. Things people may not otherwise buy from Amazon because they can get them locally, but would be more than willing to throw into an order out of convenience.
     
  16. Thorns2010

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    Well if I am around a computer when they go on sale....I'll try it.

    But fuck buying anything else from them, I want to screw them over!!!!:ev: 
     
  17. thefrozenred

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    Did anyone succeed in grabbing one of these...?

    Essentially, at 10:57, Amazon.com became bombarded by everyone in the world with an internet connection - I wasn't even able to refresh the page until 11:08, by which time all 360's were gone.

    :( 
     
  18. MegaMoonMan

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    I refreshed every five seconds, it kept saying come back at 11, until after one refresh it was completely gone. It sold out in about 1 second. I never even saw it up for sale.

    The site never failed, though. HTS should take a lesson from amazon.
     
  19. Hyperion

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    I refreshed at exactly 11:00 and managed to see the "Purchase this item" or something like that icon. I click it and it asks me what 16+9 is. I type 25 hit enter, and then I got the "Sorry this item is no longer available" message.

    God damn does that ever piss me off.
     
  20. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Didn't get one
     

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