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View Poll Results: If you got a 360, how did you acquire it?
I got mine, I pre-ordered it back in 2001. 22 10.84%
I got mine, I waited in line for it. 24 11.82%
I didn't, I am still waiting on my pre-order to be filled. 24 11.82%
I didn't, I wasn't able to get one even after standing in line. 9 4.43%
I didn't, I don't want one - at least not right now, if even then. 120 59.11%
I won mine. 4 1.97%
Voters: 203. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-21-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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Xbox 360: The aftermath... Did you get one?

The first official day of the general public being able to purchase a 360 is here, or as of this posting T- minus 15 minutes Eastern.

So after all the madness of pre-orders and standing in line, did you end up getting one?

Share your 360 war stories.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:49 PM   #2
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I'll vote after 6 A.M. EST when I'll know if my alternate source came through. Otherwise, I'll be waiting until after Christmas when my pre-order is finally filled.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:49 PM   #3
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I spent 8 hours at work explaning to people we are only getting 4 premimums, and NO, I will not let you get one now. Also I had to explain what the system was, and so many other things... 100 times, jesus I hate people.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:52 PM   #4
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I got called on Sunday night to get told I wouldn't get mine today. There's still 3 people ahead of me. Of course that meant I was too late to get the day off to wait in line anywhere. I went to two stores after getting out of work and then just gave up.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:52 PM   #5
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I spent 8 hours at work explaning to people we are only getting 4 premimums, and NO, I will not let you get one now. Also I had to explain what the system was, and so many other things... 100 times, jesus I hate people.
I hate people too!
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:00 PM   #6
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Won one with the Every10Mintues contest, and I'm playing it right now
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:01 PM   #7
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Wal-Mart had a line that spoke for all 50 of their systems around 4pm this afternoon.

I drove past the local Best Buy that doesn't open for another 9 hours, and people are lined up around the corner of the building. There are easily more people there than the 54 systems the store got.

It's that way at every store that advertised the 360.

So here I sit, without a console. And you know what? It doesn't bother me as much as I thought
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:03 PM   #8
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Not right now, I'll try it at a friend's.

Maybe our office will get one.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:06 PM   #9
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I don't know about the system, but Gamestop and UPS fucked me. I ordered a VGA cable with overnight delivery and it never showed up. Now I'm going to have to fight with Gamestop to get my shipping costs refunded.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:08 PM   #10
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Wal-Mart had a line that spoke for all 50 of their systems around 4pm this afternoon.

I drove past the local Best Buy that doesn't open for another 9 hours, and people are lined up around the corner of the building. There are easily more people there than the 54 systems the store got.

It's that way at every store that advertised the 360.

So here I sit, without a console. And you know what? It doesn't bother me as much as I thought
I'm jumping in the car now.

The plan:
-Drive to store with lineup
-Honk horn while waving wireless 360 controller out the window
-Laugh... on into zee night.

...or maybe I'll just stay home and play Halo 2.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:16 PM   #11
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I don't know about the system, but Gamestop and UPS fucked me. I ordered a VGA cable with overnight delivery and it never showed up. Now I'm going to have to fight with Gamestop to get my shipping costs refunded.
VGA cables must be in short supply. I preordered one from my own damn store and didn't get it in. WTF? Why did you do me this way EB? Now I have to admit to everyone at EvAv that sometimes preordering is fucked.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:23 PM   #12
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you forgot the
i wouldnt buy a console because i have a pc option

seen it at walmart just seems like it caught up to pc last gen
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:24 PM   #13
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Just got back from the local EB with one in hand. Funny, the Target right next door had a line of about 50 people waiting out the night. While that's not so bad, what does suck is that it's going down to the 40's here, in central Florida. Trust me that cold for around here.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:31 PM   #14
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i wouldnt buy a console because i have a pc option

seen it at walmart just seems like it caught up to pc last gen
lol, true dat.

yes, the 360 does look more and more unimpressive every day. Now that its out, MS should start worrying about the up and coming PS3 and Revo. The 360 is old technology already! (and the fugly unit design is absolute proof!)
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:32 PM   #15
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Here on Long Island, people started lining up out side my Best Buy at 2:00 pm today, even though we are not selling them until 9:00am tomorrow. When I left the store at 7o tonight there were about 200 in line even though we only got 106 in the store.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:33 PM   #16
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After Anandtech disected it and found out that the HD plug and DVD drive plug were both essentially S-ATA conncters, i'm just going to wait 6 month's or so, and get a slightly modified version that can use a higher quality DVD drive and a fucking 3.5inch drive instead of that overpriced 2.5inch 20 gig PoS they have in there.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:39 PM   #17
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Y'know what's funny? I walked into a Gamestop a couple weeks ago, and I was in there for about 10 minutes before I even noticed the X-Box 360 kiosk.

I hope the crowd clears out by this afternoon. I have to go to Best Buy to pick up an iPod cable.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:39 PM   #18
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Share your 360 war stories.
My 360 war story ended when Bethesda stated that the 360 would not be able to run player-made mods for Oblivion, at least at release.

When Halo 3 comes out, supply of the consoles themselves shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:39 PM   #19
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Does the XBOX 360 have World of Warcraft?

Oh yeah...it doesn't. So I'll continue to not give two shits about this system.
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