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Old 03-13-04, 12:50 PM
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Yet another supposed Xbox price drop

Dunno if this is a repost, or if the old thread is still around but anyway....

Someone over at CAG is saying he/she saw a Wal-Mart ad that says the Xbox will be $149 in April. Could be an early April Fools joke, you never know.

I haven't heard much else about this so it's probably bogus.
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I was hoping for a larger price cut. Hopefully there will be a 2nd price cut around the X-mas Holiday season, assuming this price cut happens.
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The guy posted an image of the ad, looks legit. Just remember, this will NOT come with any free games...the current deal (2 free ones) are still $180, and some stores still have them. I assume Sony will follow suit within days.
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Originally posted by GizmoDVD
The guy posted an image of the ad, looks legit. Just remember, this will NOT come with any free games...the current deal (2 free ones) are still $180, and some stores still have them. I assume Sony will follow suit within days.
I would not be surprised to see Sony drop their price right before them.

Not that Sony would do that
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Sounds pretty reasonable. I thought maybe around May, for E3.

Retailers usually place orders a month in advance (at least they did when I was in retail) so April might be a possibility. Have to wait and see.
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Yes it is finally true! And Best Buy is discontinuing their gamer cards as well.
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Compusa ads weekend ads 3/14 - 3/21 $149.99 (PS2 System)
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Originally posted by Jtnguyen12
Compusa ads weekend ads 3/14 - 3/21 $149.99 (PS2 System)
That's after rebate, and after the purchase of an "Accessory kit"
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Originally posted by Michael Corvin
Yes it is finally true! And Best Buy is discontinuing their gamer cards as well.
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Originally posted by GizmoDVD
The guy posted an image of the ad, looks legit. Just remember, this will NOT come with any free games...the current deal (2 free ones) are still $180, and some stores still have them. I assume Sony will follow suit within days.
I bet you could go to a Wal-Mart, pick up the one with the free games in it, and get that for the $149 price. Providing they actually still have the free games system out on the floor.
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crappy cam phone picture, but still interesting!

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argh!!! i knew i should've waited
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Shouldn't it be at $99 by now??
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Since Turbo Tax is also on the same ad , then this should happen before April 15th.
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I just bought one over the weekend
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Originally posted by mr_jbloggs
Since Turbo Tax is also on the same ad , then this should happen before April 15th.
Not necessarily. People do their taxes late, and get extensions.
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Originally posted by Nefarious
I just bought one over the weekend
Just do a price match, or take it back and buy it in a month.
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Someone at CAG just posted a link to a couple of articles that say the price drop is confirmed, and will take effect between March 28th and April 1st. Supposedly Wal-Mart will be the first to lower the price, as we saw in the picture of the ad.

So good news if you were planning on buying an Xbox. I wonder if PS2's will remain $179, or drop to $149 also.
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Originally posted by porieux
Shouldn't it be at $99 by now??
don't hold your breath... it'll be a long time before it drops that low - my guess would be it won't drop that low until after they release their next console. I'm told their reasoning for this is because they don't want people to think the Xbox is "cheap" - it's an image thing. I'm told they have no plans to drop below 100 bucks this generation.

edit: although - that could change if Sony does something drastic.

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I still expect Sony to drop as soon as Microsoft does (te same day)
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http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...soft_report_dc

Report: Microsoft Plans Xbox Price Cut Next Month
2 hours, 5 minutes ago Add Technology - Reuters to My Yahoo!



NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (NasdaqNM:MSFT - news) plans to drop the price of its Xbox (news - web sites) video game system by $30 to $149 next month according to a story in the Wall Street Journal on Friday.

Citing people familiar with the company's plans, the Journal said Microsoft may also start selling a limited-edition Xbox packaged with its Halo shooting game, for $169.

Publishers and retailers have clamored for a price cut for the Xbox and Sony Corp (news - web sites).'s (6758.T) rival PlayStation 2 (news - web sites) this year, to either $149 or $129. Reuters has cited senior industry executives saying they expected price cuts by May this year.


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Here is a pic of the special edition Halo system bundle.



click for bigger pic
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Originally posted by CreatureX
Here is a pic of the special edition Halo system bundle.



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That system looks amazing, I will be all over that if it has a decent price.
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I remember (still happens) before Xbox came out all this talk about no kiddie games and no colored consoles like Nintendo. Where are they now? Got a few colored controllers here in the US with a new Green Xbox. A half dozen color schemes overseas. Not to mention they buy Rare for $300 mil or something outrageous so they can have some kiddie games.

How things change when you want to sell a few extra consoles.
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Originally posted by CreatureX
Here is a pic of the special edition Halo system bundle.



click for bigger pic
halo bundle looks pretty sweet!

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