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#1 trickyuno

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 11:17 PM

O.K. I have called every Walmart, BestBuy, Circuit City, ToysRus, every electronics store within 50 miles and cannot find one single xbox in stock. Nor does anyone seem to know if they will get anymore in.
Am I being a bit paranoid or if anyone has any information regarding MS pulling xbox prior to release of new console.

I'm in Charlotte N.C. anybody notice this in other areas of the country please respond to this msg.

Paranoia or Preminition???

#2 Boxgamex80

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 11:23 PM

paranoia, the xbox demand is very high. they are flying off store shevles in many areas

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 11:30 PM

And for what reason would they have to do that?

What does this have to do w/ xbox 2 anyways?

#4 whet1134

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 04:52 PM

QUOTE(celinedrules @ Feb 27 2005, 10:36 PM)
And for what reason would they have to do that?

What does this have to do w/ xbox 2 anyways?

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I think the correlation with Xbox stock being hard to find and the post in our Xbox2 forum is that he is concerned MS is pulling stock so that they can prepare for a release of Xbox2. MS will still offer the Xbox, no worries there, but the limelight will be moved over to Xbox2 in the coming months as MS's Hype Machine 5000 gets into gear.

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 01:44 AM

yeah, I feel you.. I guess M$ is pulling or reducing the xbox's that are on the shelves, cause I recently broke my xbox, and tried to buy a new one.. but I couldn't find one.. I looked in Wal-Mart, Costco, Curicut City, Best Buy, Game Crazy, Game Stop, and even Block Buster.. I couldn't find any.. sorry..

I think the only ones you can buy are ones that are in stock over seas (UK) and re-furbished ones from e-bay or something..

#6 modchips4ever

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 01:48 AM

ohmy.gif There pulling xbox out of stores! Im gonna go buy the last ones right now!

#7 loofery

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 02:06 AM

Good luck finding a new box.
A few weeks ago, I went to some stores looking for a new box. They were all sold out, but I got somewhat of an answer at Toys R' Us. The rep told me that they were on roto-hold. Basically, MS ain't supplying them to the stores. They will probably come back as a new bundle. I was told that I should wait until the 20th-28th. That's come and passed.
Last nite I called and asked when they would start selling them again, and said I thought they were on roto-hold. The guy told me he thinks that won't expire for a few weeks.
I wouldn't take their word for it. They were wrong once already.
But with prices of used boxes on ebay at $145 and up and the possible existence of v1.4 mobos on new consoles, I think I'm gonna wait it out, and sit tight w/ my new 80g hdd.

#8 modchips4ever

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 02:12 AM

Yes! I got one, I went to electronic boutique and bought three, three crystal xbox's, lucky me, more modding for me cool.gif

#9 loofery

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 02:48 AM

well, the regular ones are, atleast, sold out in the mega retail stores.

wanna sell me one of those crystals?

#10 hb2k

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 03:08 AM

y does every forum on xb-s have one of these topics

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 03:21 AM

There probebly pulling the old ones of with affected power cords.

#12 modchips4ever

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 03:28 AM

QUOTE(loofery @ Mar 1 2005, 01:54 AM)
well, the regular ones are, atleast, sold out in the mega retail stores.

wanna sell me one of those crystals?

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Sorry man I am a newb and I need to learn how to mod, so I need to practice on these crystals just in case I screw up one, I still have 2 more to get it right.

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 04:02 AM

QUOTE(modchips4ever @ Feb 28 2005, 05:34 PM)
Sorry man I am a newb and I need to learn how to mod, so I need to practice on these crystals just in case I screw up one, I still have 2 more to get it right.

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I'm calling BS on him having three Crystals. dry.gif And if he is right... who the hell would "practice" on a crystal?

#14 NoFear1488

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 04:53 AM

QUOTE(HaloFool90 @ Feb 28 2005, 08:08 PM)
I'm calling BS on him having three Crystals. dry.gif  And if he is right... who the hell would "practice" on a crystal?

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Yea for real, if I had a crystal ( A true crystal ) then the only thing I would probably do is some simple light mods, nothing permanant to the case.

#15 PackerBacker

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 05:21 AM

You two obviously need to go back to skool and take sarcasm 101.




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