Seems like you have cash to burn. Personally, I don't cash but I'd do the following assuming I had $200~ to blow.
Get the Halo Console for $350. Sell 1 of the exclusive controllors for $60-75. Sell that FOTUS armor or whatever it is for $50. Sell your LE for $35 profit on ebay. Total for console after selling your stuff comes to... $205 ~ give or take $15.
If you sell your preorder bonus, you might make more. Good luck!
A good deal of best buy credit. And I'm afraid my xbox is getting close to retirement. Its getting louder, games freeze more often, and the dashboard has gotten really slow to load... Rather be proactive.
I just wonder what kind of BF deals there will be on the console (not necessarily the Halo console, but the 250GB console itself.) If I had to choose between the $250 slim and the $350 halo, I'd go with halo. But if they start dropping the $250 console under $200, that would def. make me reconsider. If only black friday was tomorrow...