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X-BOX is available at amazon.com NOW

Old 11-28-01, 10:14 PM
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X-BOX is available at amazon.com NOW

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Old 11-28-01, 11:26 PM
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Is this an anti-bargain or what?
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Old 11-28-01, 11:34 PM
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There are dozens at my local WalMart and every EB. This is not the rarity many had predicted. The GameCube has proven more elusive.
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Old 11-29-01, 12:00 AM
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I really think that Xbox's are way harder to find than Game Cubs.
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Old 11-29-01, 12:01 AM
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xbox for $500....sounds like a bargain to me...blah.
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Old 11-29-01, 11:32 AM
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You get games and a controller, it isn't just the X-Box. Plus many people have hundreds of dollars of gift certificates to use there like me for example.

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Old 11-29-01, 12:08 PM
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I don't think this is much of a bargain, considering that you could buy everything separately for less than $499 (I think). However, I don't think the Xbox is being sold separately at this point, so if you really want an Xbox, you might as well go ahead and take the plunge with this bundle....

Thanks for the heads-up Jazzy Hunter.

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Old 11-29-01, 12:47 PM
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I'll just wait until prices come down...then maybe I'll buy one.
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Old 11-29-01, 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by immortal_zeus
I don't think the Xbox is being sold separately at this point
Overheard at Circuit City 30 minutes ago:
Associate: "Can we sell XBox's separately?"
Assoc. Mgr: "Nope."
Mgr (overhearing): "Yes, we can. Go ahead and sell it separately."
This was at the CC near me in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Old 11-29-01, 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by immortal_zeus
However, I don't think the Xbox is being sold separately at this point, so if you really want an Xbox, you might as well go ahead and take the plunge with this bundle....
If you're talking about Amazon, you are correct. If you are talking about everywhere you can get it alone at many places:

Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, Circuit City, etc.
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Old 11-29-01, 02:41 PM
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I was told that Circuit City would only be selling bundles at least thru the holidays. This was form a manager at a Houston area store. I went to pick up an Xbox on launch day there, but didn;t since al they had were bundles w/controller and NFL Fever and PGR(neither game being one that I wanted).

The kicker was that if you bought the bundle, you could not return part of it because it was rung a s 1 item. So, I wandered into Kmart and bought one of 2 they literlally just took of the truck.
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Old 11-29-01, 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by AgtFox


If you're talking about Amazon, you are correct. If you are talking about everywhere you can get it alone at many places:

Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, Circuit City, etc.
Oh yeah, that's what I meant....

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Old 11-29-01, 04:48 PM
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What's funny is that when you go into the used section, people are inflating prices. One guy is trying to sell his (XBOX alone) for $1200, when you can go to the main page and buy from a reputable website for much less.
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Old 11-29-01, 05:18 PM
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I really think that Xbox's are way harder to find than Game Cubs.
Not in my area. There were X-Boxes EVERYWHERE. Gamecube was all sold out.
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Old 11-30-01, 12:08 AM
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Here in SoCal both Xbox and GameCube are fairly easy to find. If you spent some time calling you can easily locate one and then pick it up.

MS is really doing a good job keeping the channel filled.
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Old 11-30-01, 01:52 AM
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I haven't seen a gamecube or xbox in my town since they went on sale...
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Old 11-30-01, 03:53 AM
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Originally posted by bubbleboy
Here in SoCal both Xbox and GameCube are fairly easy to find. If you spent some time calling you can easily locate one and then pick it up.

MS is really doing a good job keeping the channel filled.
Which part of S. Cali?
It's difficult to find an XBOX in L.A. But if Microsoft is keeping to their plan, stores will be restocked weekly.
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Old 11-30-01, 10:37 AM
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Check around, all the stores are getting them in on a regular basis (Depending on the store).. Also, go into the store, don't bother calling.. I was looking for one this week and had no luck at Best Buy or Target or Babbages (but they did say they would hold one if I called when it came in).... then I walked into Toys R Us and they had some sitting on the shelf and in boxes.. (boxes marked with the big orange street date tags..hmmmmm)..

Anyway, point is I got on the first day I went looking, I got lucky, but it can be done.

Avoid EB or amazon, they are only selling bundles and unless you want all those games and crap it's not worth it.. At least with the Gamecube bundles they let you pick the games.
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Old 11-30-01, 12:11 PM
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I work for Best Buy and we quite a few xbox's and gamecubes sitting in the warehouse where I work at. The manager doesn't want to sell them due to ppl not buying the accessories and we dont' make money on the consoles. Dont't ask me how them sitting there will get them to buy accessories....
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