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Ebay catches the 360 fever

ebay2Ever get the feeling some people are just out to profit from the alleged shortage of 360s? And who knows how bad this "shortage" may even be? Regardless, it won't be long before we find out. One thing we can be certain about is that a lot of people are hitting up eBay for their Xbox 360 fix. And it shows: reports say that since this morning 3,000 units have been made available on the auction site for pre-sell.

How much do you think people are willing to pay? The article also goes on to say that over the past two weeks 9,000 units have been pre-sold at an average price of $550! Of course a lot of these have been sold with games included. It's like Tickle Me Elmo all over again, except fun. So how many fanboys out there plan on getting their 360 from eBay?

 

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1. I plan on doing the reverse: showing up and hopefully scoring an xbox 360 at best buy, then unloading it on ebay. Unless i dont make enough money on it. then i'm gonna ipod away.

Posted at 7:47PM on Nov 21st 2005 by Ryan Green

2. Not I. I'm heading out to get one tomorrow morning and if I don't get one, I'll just wait. I'd never pay a premium.

Posted at 7:50PM on Nov 21st 2005 by JollyGreenGiant

3. Same here. I'll wait as long as I have too just to save the extra bucks. I like to see some honest customer reviews.

Posted at 7:54PM on Nov 21st 2005 by Mark

4. Reply to #1:
I leave in a small town full of old people. I got no problem providing the rich city folk with their fix ;)

Posted at 8:01PM on Nov 21st 2005 by Will G.

5. *mutters*

I can wait 'til January...

I can wait 'til January...

I can...

Posted at 8:02PM on Nov 21st 2005 by Squinoogle

6. Mwaha, I gave EB my money long ago, and am 14th on our list! They're opening at 6am, and called the first 20 people ahead of time so that we could have 15 minutes private shopping at the store (they bring in a few people at a time before they open, so people start coming in at 6 and go until 9 or something). We'll get free coffee and donuts, and none of this standing in line foolishness.

Go Canada!

Nick

Posted at 8:07PM on Nov 21st 2005 by Nick Spacek

7. Got my premium guaranteed from a well known high-street electrical store who have had NO pre-orders (plus brother in law works there!), but it's 50 mile away.

I'd never buy over-the-odds for one, just think the people who are doing it are morally wrong.

Posted at 8:16PM on Nov 21st 2005 by ~J~

8. I'm getting mine for free, but I have to wait until the 7th. I suppose I could try and get one early and roll the free one... hmmm.

Posted at 8:27PM on Nov 21st 2005 by Joe

9. I got mine on ebay. And thanks to ebay I've been playing with it since this weekend. I also did not have to pay thousands I paid normal price and it came with two games.

Posted at 10:56PM on Nov 21st 2005 by polvo

10. polvo...you are a 14 year old bs'er...dork braggin up you've had it...cute but doesn't sell us. you are prob the same dude giving reviews for vid cards not in production yet on etronics...

Posted at 11:19PM on Nov 21st 2005 by Mayo

11. Mayo, I don't care if you don't believe me but I'm the one already with the 360.

Everyone who won the Hex168 contest received the system last tuesday and the mountain dew contest received them on saturday. The seller had won one of these. Alot of the winners were selling them on ebay. And thats how I got one early.

Who's the dork now? Oh wait that would still be me for even bothering responding to your comment.

Posted at 1:08AM on Nov 22nd 2005 by polvo

12. Now that I've got one, perhaps I could make some extra cash like Ryan up there...

Nah, what am I saying. Excuse me while I get back to PDZ.

Posted at 1:59AM on Nov 22nd 2005 by adamsb

13. Mine's going right from EBGames to a guy 2 miles form me that bought it on ebay for $700. I can wait to enter the next gen for a $300 profit. :)

Posted at 7:36AM on Nov 22nd 2005 by Ed

14. I think it's nuts to buy it off ebay for that much. This being said, I just set my parents up with ebay and paypal accounts and showed them how to use it so that they could get my brother one. Talked to them and they won an auction for $630 (for the premium system). OUCH.

Posted at 9:21AM on Nov 22nd 2005 by Tim

15. everyone that waisted their money on a 360 opening day is sick. And if you paid that much, you should have used it to go see a therapist. I personaly wont get one probably till next Xmas, when they drop the price to try and sell MORE next year. Look at the gamecube $100... no, less then that isn't it? Remember: Patience is a virtue.

Posted at 2:24AM on Nov 23rd 2005 by Darkstar

16. Nonsense, Patience is for poor people.

I walked into Gamestation, sold my way to �137 credit with ex. review copy/competition stock from my old site and pre-ordered recently to get early January. Heads will roll if I don't get one of those cute little media remotes, though.

I also fronted an additional �1200 for a large, high definition, audio visual peripheral. Word is they call it a "tv". Fancy that!

Posted at 8:08PM on Nov 23rd 2005 by Phil

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