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Turned Down the Chance to Buy an X360, Am I Crazy?

Poll Results: Am I crazy? What would you have done?

 
  • 17% (7)
    You're crazy! It's [b]the[/b] hot item! Buy it!
  • 43% (18)
    Without games you want, better to wait for a price drop
  • 39% (16)
    Long live price gouging...buy it and Ebay it!
41 Total Votes  
post #1 of 19
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So I'm in Best Buy this afternoon returning a DVD that my wife received two copies of, and over the loudspeaker the guy announces that they have just received a limited supply of X360s and that intereted people should go to such and such a part of the store to buy one. My wife told me to go buy one, but I did not do it. It was an excurciatingly hard thing to do, let me tell you...but here's my reasons:

1. There are no games out for the X360 that I absolutely must play. The big seller, COD2, is a total yawn to me. Half the games are available on PC, and most of the others that I would want (Madden, Tiger Woods) did not get great reviews in their X360 debut, and I already have copies on the XBox. At best, the only games I might want are Perfect Dark and Kameo, but neither of them are important enough to me to get me to buy new hardware.

2. By the times games come out that I [b]do[/d] want to play very badly, I expect there to have been a price drop. I expect at least a $25 price drop, if not $50, when the PS3 is launched this spring.

So the only solid reason I had to buy an X360 is to be a jerkweed and sell it on Ebay for a trumped up price.

So, what would you have done, and why?
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post #2 of 19
I woulda actually just bought it and ebayed it, and then donate the half the earnings to me, and the foundation of 'Buying UberNoob a Better Video Card' .. one hell of a foundation if you ask me. =)
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post #3 of 19
I would have bought the 360 so i could rub it in this guys face at school that says i will NEVER in my life get a 360 nor a psp wich i both want very badly.
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post #4 of 19
That's understandable, but you could have bought it and sold it on ebay for more
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post #5 of 19
I probably would have gotten it if my wife said I could... just cause. But I'm right there w/ you. there aren't any games that I really want, and while it would be nice to have a 360 I don't think they're worth the price. you have to get the 400 version to even play any original titles. Plus there's been a bunch of problems w/ them. Wait for the price to drop, by then maybe they'll actually have some good games.

although... it would be tempting to sell it for a profit on ebay...
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post #6 of 19
I would have done the same thing. I had my chance and Im waiting patiently for games that I really want to play. Had I bought it, it would just be sitting there not really getting any attention.

I certainly wouldnt buy it and resell it on ebay. Thats never been my thing and never will be.

You made the right choice. Im waiting till a price drop also. Im still hoping that Halo 3 will come out at a time when Microsoft wants to hurt Sony. Halo 3 + Price drop = my time to buy.
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post #7 of 19
I would have ebayed it. Yes, you could leave it for someone, but it would prolly end up on ebay one way or another. Nothing wrong with making supply and demand work for you.
post #8 of 19
another vote for ebay. i rather be a jerkweed with a couple hundred extra bucks.
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I would have bought it and Taken My torch to it. Record the action and post it here to see how many people freak out
    
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist
I would have bought it and Taken My torch to it. Record the action and post it here to see how many people freak out
ROFL! That would be hilarious, if wasteful.
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