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Old 11-08-06, 01:35 PM
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Xbox 360 HD-DVD Availability?

Sorry if I missed this elsewhere but have not seen much about it. I had pre-ordered the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive from Amazon.com. Originally it stated it would ship 11/7, but now has been changed to 11/16-11/23.

Any clue if the product release has been delayed, or I just missed out on first shipment?

Has anyone seen any of these in a store yet?

I am curious if these will be easily available or not. If they are, I will just cancel and pick one up when I see one. I had heard mention that they may be hard to get, but have not really seen anything backing this up.

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Old 11-08-06, 02:12 PM
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Looks like it's "now shipping" at Gamestop.com.

BestBuy.com also shows it arriving in the window that Amazon is saying.

Limited release maybe?
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I think they just pushed it back a week or so.
Old 11-08-06, 03:02 PM
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My amazon shipping information lists an estimated delivery date of November 14-15 (I signed up for the 30 day amazon prime trial to get free two day shipping).

EB also lists the drive as "usually ships within 24 hours." I'll hold on to my amazon order even if I see it in a store because of the free shipping and no sales tax.
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Gamestop/EB Games got an email Tuesday evening saying it would be in stores on November 10th *if* they had pre-orders, and other (Gamestop/EB) stores would be early next week. Now I don't know if that meant they would only get enough to cover pre-orders on Friday, or stores that had pre-orders would get those plus extra units on Friday and everyone else would get stock Tue/Wed?

When the Halo faceplate came out they said Friday delivery also, but it showed up Thursday that week. Mine is pre-ordered so tomorrow would be awesome, but I can wait until Friday need to pick up some other HD DVD's anyway (Not a big fan of King Kong...)

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Sounds like Amazon is shipping SOME orders....maybe the first batch of them. I went to B&M stores today, NO luck at all. I was hoping to get at Best Buy with RZ, but nope. What is EB or Gamestop return policy on sealed items? I may get there then do a switch-a-roo since I have 10% off @ BB and $65 in RZ coupons.
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No luck at any stores today. No biggie though, already have an HD-A1.
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Any luck today at B&M stores?
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I didn't find any.
Old 11-09-06, 01:17 PM
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I know CircuitCity.com has it on the website (nothing in store using the locator). BestBuy.com says next week

EB/Gamestop rumored to have them.

CostCo?
SamsClub?
WalMart?
Target?
Old 11-09-06, 08:21 PM
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circuitcity is the only place that has them around here (Northern CA) i called about 10 EB/Gamestops before I even thought of trying them.
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Just got the autocall from EB that mine should be in tomorrow (St.Louis area)
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Got mine today from Amazon, including King Kong and Remote. Pretty sweet. Who needs a PS3?! All the games/dvds I want are on the 360 and HD-DVD.
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My local EB Games got them yesterday but only enough to cover pre-orders. I couldn't make it in but will try to go by today and pick it up.
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I check CircuitCity.com, only the Brighton store in MI was showing them in-stock. Who knows, maybe they will be coming in slowly today....whenever they get deliveries. I was hoping for Best Buy....anyone?
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Yeah, Circuit City was the only place around here that had any, and they were gone quickly. I may just order from Best Buy.com at this point.
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My local EB had two. With the Wii coming out in a week I'll have to wait for Christmas. Sucks.
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I just picked one up at Circuit City and the guy who worked there said they were selling like hot cakes. Now I just have to get my damn 360 back from Microsoft Customer Support so I can actually use it.
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Originally Posted by Obey The D
I just picked one up at Circuit City and the guy who worked there said they were selling like hot cakes. Now I just have to get my damn 360 back from Microsoft Customer Support so I can actually use it.
The HD-DVD player is the only reason why I have not put my 360 on eBay. I have not played it in a couple of months. I am waiting to see the reviews of the player.
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Originally Posted by DJ_Longfellow
I check CircuitCity.com, only the Brighton store in MI was showing them in-stock. Who knows, maybe they will be coming in slowly today....whenever they get deliveries. I was hoping for Best Buy....anyone?
There are about 8 CC's within 75 miles of my location. all said out of stock this morning, now about half say in stock. So they seem to be trickling in today.
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Just ordered my through BB. I had a ton a credit there. If I can find one instock somewhere this week, I'll buy it and return it later.
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I haven't been able to find it anywhere (I only checked Future Shop and Best Buy...through their websites.)

I'm just going to ask for it for Christmas, anyways. I'm not too worried, as I'm not really in the mood to spend another $200 this month. It's already way too expensive.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
There are about 8 CC's within 75 miles of my location. all said out of stock this morning, now about half say in stock. So they seem to be trickling in today.
Yeah, I may have to just drive 15 miles instead of 5....oh well. My 3 closest still are OOS, never been in-stock as I said to notify me when they get them in. Maybe tomorrow, if I want to wait....but they seem to be selling well, and I want my King Kong
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I was checking CC.com all day long the last couple days, last night, one 60miles away said in stock, but not worth the drive... Checked most of today, and finally at like 130pm, 4 stores in my area sudden got it in stock... Ordered for in stock pickup, told my office mate (and one of my best friends), he ordered it from the same store (so 2 total units).. Went to pick it up immediately, and saw 3 sitting on the track to be picked up, got in line, handed my receipt, she picked one at random, and gave it to me. It had a big sticker that said KING KONG and what not... I said, wow, looks like alot of people ordered it online.. She said, they got 3 instock, and sold from online within 15minutes of each other...
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I checked circuitcity.com this morning and noticed they had some in stock at the closest cc to me. Needless to say, I canceled my Amazon order since I'm going to be out of town in a week and didn't want it sitting outside my door the whole while. Sucks that I had to pay taxes ($16.50...damn you Texas!). I bought it online and did instore pickup. For any Northwest Houston area folks, this was the cc across from Willowbrook Mall. According to the website, they still have some in stock.

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