360 HD-DVD player sold for $60
We've seen our share of great deals here at Xbox 360 Fanboy, but this one absolutely takes the cake. It seems a Wal-Mart in Metairie, Louisiana has discounted the $199 peripheral by a staggering $139, reducing the price to $60. A shopper has posted photos of both the price in question and a receipt as proof. Before you speed to the nearest location, endangering countless civilians, you should know that Wal-Mart.com still lists the device at $199.82 (a whole 17 cents off MSRP!). Still, if you live in Metairie (or know someone who does) you'd better act fast. There's no telling when someone at the corporate office will get word of this chicanery.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
6-13-2007 @ 5:36PM
aaah, shit, shit, buy a bunch and sell them for 100 each, stick it to the man, /and/ profit!
6-13-2007 @ 5:37PM
Wal-Mart is notorious for putting Xbox 360 merchandise on clearance. Last year, my local Wal-Mart had the quick chargers clearanced out at $7 a couple of months after they were released, and I recently saw the 512MB memory card on clearance at $20.
6-13-2007 @ 6:12PM
Jon Morales said...
$60 is a sweet deal...especially if he's going to get the free HD-DVD movies.
6-13-2007 @ 6:17PM
my grandparents just came to visit from new orleans, which is right next to metairie. looks like they came a day too late. :(
6-13-2007 @ 6:29PM
Samuel McConnell said...
I just bought the Xbox 360 Black Controller + Play and Charge Kit for $30, and an extra battery for $8, all clearance at Wal-Mart.
6-13-2007 @ 7:09PM
My question is, are these po dunk walmarts that dont know any better or are they the big Super Walmarts?
6-13-2007 @ 7:51PM
That particular walmart is one of the regular ones. It's hilarious that this was posted on a hot deal forum about 3-4 days ago, and it's somehow newsworthy. Slow day, i guess...
6-13-2007 @ 8:13PM
I call fake...that doesn't look like the price labels Walmart uses when changing prices, not to mention the receipt says "DVD player." My receipt said "X360 HD DVD Player" anyway, what I'm hoping for is deals on HD DVD movies...most are still $25-$30 and I got too used to Blockbuster's 4 for $20 on used dvd's...oh well
6-13-2007 @ 8:40PM
jay see said...
I just got back home from the Metairie, LA (I live just a few minutes away) Wal-Mart in question, and the drive truly is marked down to $60. There were none left in stock and the manager of the Electronics department said that it was marked down because it was a "seasonal item". I tried my hardest not to laugh in her face.
I was planning on clearing out their stock and heading for ebay, since I already have the drive. Oh well, I snooze - I lose. I'll get 'em next time.
p.s. I also called the two nearest walmarts in the area (Kenner and Harahan) and the drives were not marked down. They wouldn't match the price of the metairie store, either.
6-13-2007 @ 8:40PM
I just bought the one from circuit city, 3 hddvds and a remote for $211 I think thats a great deal. screw walmart anyways they always mess up prices and change them back.
6-13-2007 @ 11:33PM
Does anyone stop to wonder why they are being discounted?
6-13-2007 @ 11:50PM
This is old news.. like 6 months old...
6-14-2007 @ 1:46AM
Well, once upon a time, in 2003, I went to the local Sears here, and much to my surprise, the original Duke controller for Xbox was $3.00. The tag said it was 97% off, so I guess they were just getting rid of them for some reason, and I haven't seen any video game things in that store since. But that was one great day, now if only my Wal-Mart would clearance the wireless controllers so I could get one where the right thumbstick isn't "twitchy". Overuse from R6: Vegas and Gears and Oblivion I guess...
6-14-2007 @ 7:42AM
Holy shit!! Check out that sales tax!! Thank god I shop in New Hampshire.
6-14-2007 @ 4:16PM
you think thats bad, try shopping in Ontario, Canada, its fucking 15%, what a rip :|