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Old 11-23-06, 01:10 PM
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Now I'll never own a 360.
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Old 11-23-06, 01:10 PM
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Sigh! I miss the good old days whereby i was the only fella on the block with high speed access....
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Old 11-23-06, 01:11 PM
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Well, Amazon got their wish by generating enormous traffic. I had three pages loading, but didn't finally get through till 11:07. It kind of makes you wonder if anybody got through besides T1 lines.
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Old 11-23-06, 01:11 PM
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there goes my 2nd 360
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Old 11-23-06, 01:11 PM
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Old 11-23-06, 01:14 PM
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No luck here either. I still cant bring up amazon.com. I also think amazon gave a bad link out in their directions. I tried amazon.com/customer-vote as told in their faq but all that does is bring up the voting page.
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Old 11-23-06, 01:14 PM
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In related news bestbuy.com's thanksgiving sales is online now.
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Old 11-23-06, 01:16 PM
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That was the stupidest thing of all time.

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Old 11-23-06, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by tofferman
Well, Amazon got their wish by generating enormous traffic. I had three pages loading, but didn't finally get through till 11:07. It kind of makes you wonder if anybody got through besides T1 lines.
But the entire site was down. It's not like the people that tried could shop for other stuff. Honestly, I don't see how this promotion was even worth doing. Either you are pissed b/c you didn't get one, or pissed b/c you couldn't get through to the site for other stuff.
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Old 11-23-06, 01:17 PM
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Old 11-23-06, 01:19 PM
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You think they'd have been more prepared...so that their entire site wouldn't go down for ten minutes.

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Old 11-23-06, 01:20 PM
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I think Amazon wasted a great opportunity.

When the page loaded saying we had missed it, they should have counter-offered us a free game and controller, or some other incentive.

But I guess that would be considered bait and switch.......
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Old 11-23-06, 01:21 PM
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Now the only thing to do is sit back and see around 1,000 new Xbox 360 Core systems to hit eBay.
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Old 11-23-06, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by BrentLumkin
Now the only thing to do is sit back and see around 1,000 new Xbox 360 Core systems to hit eBay.

Haha, I already have a 360, I was going to get this and take it back to Wal-Mart after Christmas to make a quick $200. Shame on me, I know.
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Old 11-23-06, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by BrentLumkin
Now the only thing to do is sit back and see around 1,000 new Xbox 360 Core systems to hit eBay.


That's what I'm waiting to see. I did get in on the Mongoose deal though.
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Old 11-23-06, 01:25 PM
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I got and answered my question within 30 seconds according to my atomic clock. Then it took 9 minutes to get a "We Sorry."
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Old 11-23-06, 01:37 PM
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I got and answered my question within 30 seconds according to my atomic clock. Then it took 9 minutes to get a "We Sorry."
The same thing happened to me...not with the 360, but with the bike.
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Old 11-23-06, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Deftones
But the entire site was down. It's not like the people that tried could shop for other stuff. Honestly, I don't see how this promotion was even worth doing. Either you are pissed b/c you didn't get one, or pissed b/c you couldn't get through to the site for other stuff.
I do agree with you. I figure if I got in, great; if not, no big deal. However, you would think that someone on this thread would have succeeded. Also, I imagine that there were people who may have wanted to shop on their site that couldn't get the main page to load. In a way, this lowers potential Amazon sales (at least during that time period). This was a loss leader promotion imho.
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Old 11-23-06, 01:41 PM
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Haha, I already have a 360, I was going to get this and take it back to Wal-Mart after Christmas to make a quick $200. Shame on me, I know.
Dishonesty gets you nowhere, friend.
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Old 11-23-06, 01:46 PM
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If was was able to get one, I was going to give it to my sister's family, my nieces and nephews (three boys, one girl), for Christmas.

Oh well, I guess they'll be getting socks and hard candy this year.
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Old 11-23-06, 01:50 PM
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What angers me more is that many of the people who already have 360s decided to try their hand at this too, clogging up the servers even more.

Stop being so selfish! Argh!!!
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Old 11-23-06, 02:08 PM
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Yep, took five minutes to load the page... all gone. All well, Wii will keep me busy during the holidays... Freelance gig in Jan and Feb, maybe a 360 after that...
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Old 11-23-06, 02:12 PM
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Well I guess some people did get the deal, a couple of folks over at digg in the messages claimed they got through.
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Old 11-23-06, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by MonsterMan
Dishonesty gets you nowhere, friend.

What's dishonest about that? I would take back a brand new unused 360 to them, and they would resell it for $299 and I would make an extra $199. Seems fair game to me.



Originally Posted by CKMorpheus
What angers me more is that many of the people who already have 360s decided to try their hand at this too, clogging up the servers even more.

Stop being so selfish! Argh!!!

Need a tissue? Same people that went out and got a Wii in store also gobbed them all up on Amazon to sell on eBay. Do you see me getting my panties in a wad?
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Old 11-23-06, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by king slug
What's dishonest about that? I would take back a brand new unused 360 to them, and they would resell it for $299 and I would make an extra $199. Seems fair game to me.






Need a tissue? Same people that went out and got a Wii in store also gobbed them all up on Amazon to sell on eBay. Do you see me getting my panties in a wad?
The only thing that angers me more than dishonesty are the people who try and justify it.
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