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mattgame
07-29-2005, 04:57 PM
Oh No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I tried to pre order a 360 for my children and no one is taking anymore!!!! This thing may be hotter than I even thought!

Double_Diablo
07-29-2005, 06:04 PM
Glad I pre-ordered one in June. I hope you can find one though. Microsoft wasn't kidding about that shortage.

mattgame
07-29-2005, 06:23 PM
Hell no they weren't kidding!! If you didn't preorder it by now you're shat out of luck!

Hangnail
07-29-2005, 06:54 PM
Oh man, that sucks for you. Luckly I pre-ordered mine like a month ago.

All you can do now is campout in front of bestbuy and be the first one in line...Or second, depending on your determination.

mattgame
07-29-2005, 07:07 PM
Well I did pre order one but I want 2 more for my son and daughter.

RockTheCasba
07-29-2005, 07:09 PM
I just called up gamestop around me and they r still taking them

chronicmastrbtr
07-29-2005, 07:30 PM
When The **** Is It Coming Out...omg Omfg I Am So Excited I Just Can"t Hide It And I Think I"m Beginning To Like It!

mattgame
07-29-2005, 07:33 PM
I just called up gamestop around me and they r still taking them

First shipment or second shipment.

chronicmastrbtr
07-29-2005, 07:38 PM
no but seriously when is the launch date?

mattgame
07-29-2005, 09:10 PM
No date as of yet.

Double_Diablo
07-29-2005, 09:12 PM
November 4th is the rumoured date. It wouldn't surprise me if Microsoft released it on or around the original Xboxes release date.

Bakeman
07-29-2005, 10:43 PM
I was at GameCrazy just yesterday.. they are still taking pre-orders

looks like I better get down there soon if I want one

thunderkiss2k1
07-31-2005, 12:05 AM
No date as of yet.


My local Gamestop says the release date is November 14th.

mattgame
07-31-2005, 12:12 AM
My gamestop says not yet. Who knows?

BORNGD
07-31-2005, 02:36 AM
i bet you can order it online soon...i know ebgames hasnt done preorders online yet...they will

vman
07-31-2005, 06:20 AM
hmm, damn, maybe i should get my pre-order soon.

SamSmith
07-31-2005, 10:39 AM
damnit why isnt anyone in europe taking pre-orders!!!

and i cant get one off the net, im presuming they are region coded again...
ahh but im sure i will get one on the launch day... i hope

mattgame
07-31-2005, 10:54 AM
I know I'm getting one but I need 2 more. If I find someone who is taking them first shipment I'll let ya know.

Piccolo_DBz
08-01-2005, 12:45 AM
Do what I did for the xbox, I just got up early waited at a Target or a best buy. You might get lucky.

thunderkiss2k1
08-01-2005, 10:41 PM
i bet you can order it online soon...i know ebgames hasnt done preorders online yet...they will


I wonder if anyone is aware that Gamestop is in the process of buying EBgames?

J4320
08-01-2005, 10:46 PM
Heh this doesn't matter for me because I just finished free360xbox.com and they've got TONS preordered. It'll be shipped to my door once it comes out. w00t! (http://j4320.blogspot.com/)

mattgame
08-01-2005, 11:55 PM
Yes we are.

twinkie57
08-02-2005, 12:21 AM
did anyone see this on the main page, it says the release date is on the 4th of November. http://www.xboxaddict.com/news/view.php?News_ID=6215

this is on a friday! no one releases a console on a friday, most of the time they are on thursdays and rare occasions they are on tuesdays so I dont know how reliable this is.

I think they are going to do what they did about 5 years ago at launch, and that is have everyone excited about the release of it and then change it a couple of weeks before the launch.

I think they had it set for like the 11/9/01 and then they changed it to 11/15/01.

I was reading that is because they have better luck wtih things that launch on the 15 of November for some reason.

O well only time will tell what is going to happen.

BTW all of my game stores are pre-ordered out, so it looks like me and my fiance are going to be spending the night in front of best buy. unless they do a mid-night maddness kinda thing and you know they arent going to be doing that.

Hangnail
08-02-2005, 02:26 AM
did anyone see this on the main page, it says the release date is on the 4th of November. http://www.xboxaddict.com/news/view.php?News_ID=6215
This is a rumored date that no one can be sure of. We will have to wiat till M$ officially reports it themselfs...on purpose.

I hope for one that is closer to say....September. Although I am probably a little to hopeful, I cant help but dream :sleeping:

PerfectDark0Fan
08-02-2005, 08:52 AM
Wait to it hits stores like what im going to do.

twinkie57
08-02-2005, 11:44 AM
There not going to release a console anytime before November. This is the key month to christmas shopping. All the kids are going to see this in stores and ads and say mommy mommy thats what I want.

If they release it in sept. they are going to have more time to sell the console and there wont be as big of a demand for it in comming months. (Companies like when people have to stand in line and fight over things for some reason)

So thats why november is the key month for most game manufactuers and game companys to release games and hardware.

Just my .02 though

Brother RJ
08-02-2005, 11:50 AM
I got man preordered..Your going to have to wait for the 3rd or something wave since the first 2 are full..

mattgame
08-02-2005, 11:52 AM
I going to some of my inside connections to get mines.

Brother RJ
08-02-2005, 05:04 PM
I going to some of my inside connections to get mines.

That's how I got the original xbox at launch :) No lines for me..

Yannie Boy
08-02-2005, 05:24 PM
i pre-ordered mines long long time ago...and paid off 3 games already...so no worries here

Brother RJ
08-02-2005, 05:41 PM
i pre-ordered mines long long time ago...and paid off 3 games already...so no worries here

What games?

Yannie Boy
08-02-2005, 06:28 PM
PGR3, Most Wanted, and Oblivion

Hangnail
08-02-2005, 06:40 PM
PGR3, Most Wanted, and Oblivion
Good choices. I too have already paid off Oblivion.

mattgame
08-03-2005, 01:00 AM
That's how I got the original xbox at launch :) No lines for me..

Yeah, screw that. I have never waited after launch for a system and I won't start now.

dances with broom sticks
08-03-2005, 02:26 AM
I still haven't decided if the 360 is going to be a launch day buy for me. I haven't even decided for sure if it will be a buy at all for me.

mattgame
08-04-2005, 03:15 PM
Well good luck with that..............

I pulled a power move. I'll have 3 at launch.

m4oH
08-04-2005, 03:32 PM
i dont the 360s will all sell on the first day so im not gonna pre-order and hope i can get one.

jabrre
08-06-2005, 12:20 PM
I didn't get a chance to preorder due to work obligations. It wont bother me any to wait a bit longer for the XBOX 360. All I know is that I am going to get the 360 and love every second of playing games on it.

mattgame
08-09-2005, 12:09 AM
Here, here sir. I can't wait.

Bakeman
08-09-2005, 12:42 AM
I went down the other day to Game Crazy... asked them if they were still taking pre-orders... the guy said "Yes".. then I asked "for first shipment" .. and the guy said "Yep"

And then I said "GIVE ME!" lol well I didn't say the last thing, but I went ahead and pre-ordered mine. This will be my first launch system ever.

Ford Mustang
08-11-2005, 11:00 PM
Damn....I guess I'm SOL if I can't find a place near here that's still taking them.

Whisper
08-12-2005, 10:11 PM
Still don't plan on pre-ordering mine. Stores are going to make sure they have some on the shelves.. they aren't going to pre-order their supply out and risk having nothing to sell for the lineups that come at midnight. I got Halo 2 without pre-ordering on the first day.. a friend got it 3 days later no problem (though it was the final one they had).

You will have no problem if you go early on the first day.

Ford Mustang
08-12-2005, 11:12 PM
I'm sure lots of people said that about PS2. As long as there are enough of them made then there shouldn't really be a problem, I suppose.

Whisper
08-12-2005, 11:24 PM
Everyone I know that went to get a PS2 got it on launch day. Again I think it equates to being in Toronto (or Canada altogether) Prehaps they over estimate how many will sell, so the stock is always there... I have just never had a problem getting something on launch day.

Though if the impossible happens and it's not there.. I will be crushed. If anywhere around here starts offering pre-orders, I may do it.. but only if they're offering something with the pre-order.

MXracer721
08-22-2005, 02:07 PM
i got lucky with my pre-order. i went ot hte mall, talked to EB and they said they werent taking any preorders on the 360 anymore, but they took my name and said they would call if htey got more or someone backed out. i went tot he gamestop at the mall and they were only takin preorders on the 2nd shipment and they said that would be in sometime between november 15th and christmas. so i figured there are like 4 walmarts, 3 kmarts, target, 2 shopko's, sams club, basically plenty of stores to buy from on launch day so i wasnt all that worried about it. 2 days later eb call me and said they got more preorders for their first shipment. so, even tho i was gonna try to get one w/o preordering i still think that u will be able to, but i wanted one FOR SURE. so im getting one for sure cuz i got lucky lol

laughs
08-22-2005, 05:48 PM
..........No pre-orders???? Oh man

Tony_Macaroni
08-22-2005, 11:07 PM
mattgame...i dont understand why ur buying one for each of ur kids and ur self ... why not just one for u one for them.....or u just like to be a big big spender.. :)

tsrdawg
08-22-2005, 11:12 PM
Honestly, none of you dudes should sweat this...The retail shelves will be mightily stacked with Xbox2 stuff...look at it this way...even if you go to a mid-level store such as Tarjay or EB, 200 sold premium packages with 2 games will be more than 100g's in sales(do the math). can you say overstock is more profitable than understock?
I m sure that mostly everyone with the scrill on launch day will be going home with an Xbox2...
I never believed in pre-orders because I ve never been a hasty consumer...
besides, I ll probably wait for the 1st price drop...$500-600 bucks is a bit steep for xbox2(along with 2 games and extra accessories such as controllers), considering that I still love xbox and have more than 70 games to play...still enjoying my initial investment...

laughs
08-29-2005, 12:58 PM
I pre-orderd mine today...August 29th

jameston80
08-29-2005, 04:25 PM
everybody is so worried about pre ordering an xbox 360, I own my own video game store, and no its not a big chain either, it's one store, but anyways, eb and gamestop always sell more preorders than they ever get in systems, they tend to piss off more people than they make happy, why dont you guys get it through your thick skulls and support your locals, trust me on this, microsoft does not want any shortages on this system, they want to win in this next gen race.

Chewy
08-29-2005, 04:33 PM
/e clap

Well said Jameston. Support your locals. This does not just apply to video games, but to everything. Don't buy at Walmart, buy at the mom and pop store downtown. Even if it means spending an extra $20, that money stays in your town.

George89
08-29-2005, 06:15 PM
Honestly, none of you dudes should sweat this...The retail shelves will be mightily stacked with Xbox2 stuff...look at it this way...even if you go to a mid-level store such as Tarjay or EB, 200 sold premium packages with 2 games will be more than 100g's in sales(do the math). can you say overstock is more profitable than understock?
I m sure that mostly everyone with the scrill on launch day will be going home with an Xbox2...
I never believed in pre-orders because I ve never been a hasty consumer...
besides, I ll probably wait for the 1st price drop...$500-600 bucks is a bit steep for xbox2(along with 2 games and extra accessories such as controllers), considering that I still love xbox and have more than 70 games to play...still enjoying my initial investment...


yeah, but it's probably going to be like Halo 2's release where mobs of people wait outside the stores and then buy all the consoles :(

laughs
08-29-2005, 07:12 PM
/e clap

Well said Jameston. Support your locals. This does not just apply to video games, but to everything. Don't buy at Walmart, buy at the mom and pop store downtown. Even if it means spending an extra $20, that money stays in your town.

If it means spending $20 more, I'm going to buy at Wal-Mart. If you want the money to stay in the town, charge at least the same.....And do pre-orders.

studepaber
08-29-2005, 09:32 PM
Pre-ordered mine today at EBGames along with an extra controller and PGR3, PDZ and Elder Scrolls. :cheers:

Bakeman
08-29-2005, 09:44 PM
What I'd like to know is where does the thread starter live, and why he couldn't pre-order his like a month ago. Where just 2 weeks ago I pre-ordered mine.. and Studepaber here says he just got his today.

Seems odd

haloaddict223
09-03-2005, 09:26 AM
i am going to get mine like a month after the launch date cause dalm that stuff is expensive and ill need to save up as much as i can!

Ninjermy
09-03-2005, 12:24 PM
I think I'm gonna line up early. The 25th is a friday to so woo!!

Goku_69
09-04-2005, 03:48 PM
i got my xbox 1 by getting up at 6 in the mournin and going to wal-mart cause they weren't taking preorders it was first come first server and i one of the last 3