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Old 04-26-03, 02:56 AM
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Price drops in may...

UPS dropped off some info that all the game systems will have a price drop around E3 time

"new low price," $150 for xbox and ps2, $100 for gamecube.

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Old 04-26-03, 03:15 AM
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Cool, now we have a second source on this. dek spotted this same info in a thread over at that chubby billfold site -

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=288568

So, where was the brown santa making his delivery in your case ?
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at $99 I have to believe that GC sales will pick up.
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Old 04-26-03, 08:14 AM
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Re: Price drops in may...

Originally posted by Jackskeleton
UPS dropped off some info that all the game systems will have a price drop around E3 time

"new low price," $150 for xbox and ps2, $100 for gamecube.

woot woot
Will Best Buy give a refund on a price drop within a certain period? They currently have severl Xboxes with a August 2002 manufacture date, which should make them version 1.0 or 1.1 which means I should have no worries in puting in my mod chip. I'm afraid if I wait until they acutally go down to $150, I might not get the version I want.
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What does UPS have to do with price drops?
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If he works for a retailer, UPS would drop off their document pouches.
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Old 04-26-03, 01:04 PM
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Excellent. I've already got all 3 systems(and am actually contemplating selling my PS2) but I'm modding my 1.0 XBox and if I destroy it it'll be nice to know I can pick up another one for 50 bucks less(though if I destroy 1 xbox i'm not gonna take the chance of modding another)
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I warned my sister in law to hold off buying her daughter a PS2 for her b'day untill E3 time ( her b'day is May 5th).

As usual both Microsoft and Sony will deny right up untill the zero hour. Why have people wait when you can squeeze a few more bucks out of the "less savvy". Then as soon as one announces a price drop they all will across the board.

I read in PSM a while back that in Japan, Sony has been bundling the PS2 with Ratchet and Clank. There was talk of that bundle coming to the US but it's probably not since R&C is still selling pretty well.
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Old 04-26-03, 04:23 PM
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Originally posted by Static Cling
What does UPS have to do with price drops?
dropped off signs and banners to put up to let the public know that the price drop will hit around may. all the promotional stuff for it.
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Re: Re: Price drops in may...

Originally posted by Alvis
Will Best Buy give a refund on a price drop within a certain period? They currently have severl Xboxes with a August 2002 manufacture date, which should make them version 1.0 or 1.1 which means I should have no worries in puting in my mod chip. I'm afraid if I wait until they acutally go down to $150, I might not get the version I want.
I know that Best Buy will give you a price adjustment within at least 30 days of purchase. So you should be okay if it happens right after E3.
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at $99 I have to believe that GC sales will pick up.
Don't know. The competition will be $50 cheaper as well.
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Don't know. The competition will be $50 cheaper as well.
But it'd be a larger drop for the GameCube percentage-wise.
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Will it be the smaller, redesigned Xbox as well?
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Decker, the smaller Xbox dosn't come out for a few months I thought...
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I will confirm those prices. MS told me no smaller Xbox though.
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Oh yeah. You beat me to the post by 8 hours. Damn...
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this is for the bundled gamecube systems? btw, i thought the zelda bundle is available. yet, at ebgames, i don't see it listed. just the original 4 game bundles.
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The Zelda Bundle replaces RE0 sometime in May.
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will gamecube and xbox still bundle games at the new prices?
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Check Walmart for The GC Zelda Bundle, ones i saw also included the pre-order discs with it, didnt see any black GC's tho
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Still just the idea of a next-gen game system under $100 has got to get a lot of attention and I'm sure sales will pick up.
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Old 04-28-03, 11:09 PM
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GC for $100...does this mean the GBAsp will be dropping in price as well?
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Old 04-29-03, 12:16 AM
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The SP is selling like hotcakes, no way we'll see a price drop on it in May. They'll wait until sales slow down before even thinking about a price drop.
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Old 04-29-03, 05:20 AM
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It is sad though the SP and GC would be selling for about the same price.
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Old 04-29-03, 07:39 AM
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Originally posted by draggoon01
will gamecube and xbox still bundle games at the new prices?
Exactly. Probably not, becuase if they do it's like getting the game system for $50 which doesn't sound too good. The price drop doesn't really change much for the GC, especially if you're gonna get zelda anyway.
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