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Posted 27 October 2005 - 08:38 PM

I do those things, but not constantly. It sounds like a boring place in the winter. =(


Have you been up there before at all? There's a lot to do in Wisconsin in the winter. Depending on where you would be moving, you can easily find wooded areas and either go on or make trails to use an ATV, Snowmobile, etc. It actually can be pretty awesome. I head up to the Upper Pennisula usually every year, and it can be awesome if you have the neccessary things to do of course :)

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 05:55 AM

I do those things, but not constantly. It sounds like a boring place in the winter. =(


What exactly do people do in the winter, that live in other states? I don't understand how having snow somehow makes wisconsin a place with nothing to do in the winter. I'm not offended or trying to sound like a jerk, I just never really understand this thought.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 05:31 PM

What exactly do people do in the winter, that live in other states? I don't understand how having snow somehow makes wisconsin a place with nothing to do in the winter. I'm not offended or trying to sound like a jerk, I just never really understand this thought.


Hey, if you want something to do, just grab a shovel and come by my place ;)

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:03 PM

What exactly do people do in the winter, that live in other states? I don't understand how having snow somehow makes wisconsin a place with nothing to do in the winter. I'm not offended or trying to sound like a jerk, I just never really understand this thought.


Its not Wisconsin, its far norht WIsconsin! ;)

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:11 PM

I can confirm that there is an Xbox360 kiosk at WalMart in Waukesha (off of 164 & Greenfield). I've seen it, and it's glorious!!

I was also told that the EB games near Brookfield Square Mall should have one by now (may want to call on that).

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 07:08 AM

Wisconsin's been pretty quiet lately, anyone have any new info?

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 02:15 AM

Hey Guys,
I can also now confirm a 360 Kiosk at Walmart in Menomonee Falls.
I finally got to play it, and I can't wait.

Where does everyone have their pre-orders?

I pre-ordered mine at EB near Brookfield, and the manager said they may be doing a midnight opening for the release.

#68 GrahamGB

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 02:37 PM

There is an Xbox 360 at the Wal-Mart on the west side of Green Bay on Mason.

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 02:45 PM

I haven't seen anyone mention this, but I completely loathe the Gamestop in Southridge Mall. I used to work for Gamestop, so I will mention that the manager of that store coordinates the others (or at least he did at the time I was there) and he is a HUGE preorder guy, so if you hate being bugged about preorders, stay out of there.

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 02:46 PM

I too have a 360 preordered at the Brookfield EB, I went there last night to pick up Trapt and was told that they were only going to have 12 360's on launch day, and that they will be doing a midnight launch. I was also told I'd be getting mine at launch since I have it paid in full already (whew.... I really didn't feel like camping out at Walmart/K-Mart)

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 02:09 AM

ZForce,
I too called to confirm my preorder at the Brookfield EB.
Luckily, my preorder is still good.
Maybe I'll see you there at midnight on the 22nd.

#72 The Truth 34

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 11:41 PM

I saw a 360 at the Wal-Mart in Stevens Point today, but it wasn't working. I wanted to see what all the hubbub is about.

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 09:26 PM

I can confirm a Xbox 360 Kiosk at the Greenfield Walmart on Hwy 100.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 10:43 PM

I've seen a 360 kiosk at the East and West Madison Targets.

Of course two of the game demos (King Kong and Call of Duty 2) didn't work at the West Side store and the first controller was dead at the East side store.

Oh, well.

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 10:40 PM

I've seen a 360 kiosk at the East and West Madison Targets.

Of course two of the game demos (King Kong and Call of Duty 2) didn't work at the West Side store and the first controller was dead at the East side store.

Oh, well.


spot any good deals lately in Madison? I haven't seen any lately.

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 03:04 AM

360 Kiosk at the Oshkosh, WI Wal-Mart

...but there always seems to be some looser hogging it every time I go in there!
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Posted 16 November 2005 - 08:26 PM

Hey
Anyone in the Milwaukee area got plans for 360 release? I just called all the walmarts around here and none are doing midnight. Capitol Dr. is only getting 4 premium. I have to work at 6 and cant even call in sick.
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 05:32 PM

Just had to vent a little bit here.

Put an online order in on a CD at Best Buy.com to pickup at store #24 (Brown Deer). I put it in online because I didn't see it out when I was there the day before and have had bad luck with them being able to find things at all. At least with an online order, when I get the confirmation email they've got it behind the customer service desk, right? Wrong.

I get there about 4 hours after I placed the order. She can't find it behind the desk. Makes a few calls tells me it looks like the CD is MIA and then goes away to the back. I kid you not, I stood there for 30 minutes waiting for her to return. Finally she did with some other girl who supposedly works for the inventory dept. She thought it was "Like totally weird, ya' know, that it should be there!" Ugh. Then they proceeded not to tell me they didn't have it but play with the computer, tell me to wait just a little longer, and then just yack about the party they had been to and/or were going to that night. Finally I just said, "Can I just get a refund and go?" (we had pizza waiting to be picked up a fiar distance away). "Oh, your credit card's not charged till we do it here." I turned around and left.

Right around 40 minutes wasted. All they had to say was "Sorry, we can't find it." and I could've been on my way. Now, they've lost a customer for life. If this had been a one-time only thing, it'd be fine, but a similar thing happened with Castlevania DS and Trauma Center. An email was fired off to corporate. I'm sure it'll do no good, but whatever.

Thanks for letting me vent :)

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 06:06 AM

Just had to vent a little bit here.

Put an online order in on a CD at Best Buy.com to pickup at store #24 (Brown Deer). I put it in online because I didn't see it out when I was there the day before and have had bad luck with them being able to find things at all. At least with an online order, when I get the confirmation email they've got it behind the customer service desk, right? Wrong.

I get there about 4 hours after I placed the order. She can't find it behind the desk. Makes a few calls tells me it looks like the CD is MIA and then goes away to the back. I kid you not, I stood there for 30 minutes waiting for her to return. Finally she did with some other girl who supposedly works for the inventory dept. She thought it was "Like totally weird, ya' know, that it should be there!" Ugh. Then they proceeded not to tell me they didn't have it but play with the computer, tell me to wait just a little longer, and then just yack about the party they had been to and/or were going to that night. Finally I just said, "Can I just get a refund and go?" (we had pizza waiting to be picked up a fiar distance away). "Oh, your credit card's not charged till we do it here." I turned around and left.

Right around 40 minutes wasted. All they had to say was "Sorry, we can't find it." and I could've been on my way. Now, they've lost a customer for life. If this had been a one-time only thing, it'd be fine, but a similar thing happened with Castlevania DS and Trauma Center. An email was fired off to corporate. I'm sure it'll do no good, but whatever.

Thanks for letting me vent :)


Man that really sucks, I had a problem with a Best Buy in Brookfield, I went all the way there from West Allis with a Staples Online form for a Linksys WRT54G router for $54.99 at Staples when it was $70 at Best Buy. So I wanted to do a price match and I waited and waited. So they went to check to confirm the price and it was confirmed, then the manager comes over and says "The nearest Staples in 44 miles away, and we only price match local competitors but the Best Buy in Jansville could match that for you". Well I was pretty dang ticked off at them, being that I came a ways already and it would cost more than $15 in gas so it wouldn't be worth it and they know that. But even so, I know that was their policy, but it didn't state that (that I saw) on their website, so I really was ticked being I came all that way.

So I ended up buying the router anyways after dealing with them because I needed a router and I was there after all. They are so specific about they're policies and I hate buying from them for anything. The only reason I really bought from them is because I had a giftcard and some BB Bucks. I guess in ways I took advantage of them being that I used the BB Bucks online and now in store, but they never say you can't :D

So I don't plan to shop with them again after I figure out if I'm keeping this router or not because of the fact that it doesn't matter to them if you get screwed or not, as long as they don't.

Another problem I had was after I bought a $4 program off BB.com. It wasn't much but I used BB Bucks to pay for it, so I waited and waited and after email after email and a call to BB, the order ended up getting cancelled, so I thought, whatever I'll get the credit to my gift card and use it for the router. Well I checked my giftcard and there was no credit. So I called and they said they would contact the Tech Support crap and get back to me in 2-3 days. 2-3 days later, no response and still no cash on the giftcard. It's only $4 but I'm sick of being screwed over by best Buy after already being screwed by someone on eBay. So I will probably end up calling again to see what the heck is going on.

Best Buy is doing terrivle with customer service and I really am sick of dealing with them...

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 04:51 PM

Has anyone seen any 360's available anywhere in Madison? I've been trying to find one, but they've been sold out everywhere. I know the odds are slim, but I thought I would ask anyway.

I am an idiot for not pre-ordering. I thought I could wait a little while to get one, but damn it, the hype is getting to me now!

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 05:39 PM

Has anyone seen any 360's available anywhere in Madison? I've been trying to find one, but they've been sold out everywhere. I know the odds are slim, but I thought I would ask anyway.

I am an idiot for not pre-ordering. I thought I could wait a little while to get one, but damn it, the hype is getting to me now!



It might be too late now...but, check a Shopko (If you have any), when I went yesterday they still had 2 cores left over sitting behind the counter.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 05:21 PM

The two shopko's that I hit in Madison were sold out on the day of release. I'm thinking Madison was hit pretty hard. I'm lucky I got my system from Best Buy's website a few weeks ago.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 11:48 PM

The two shopko's that I hit in Madison were sold out on the day of release. I'm thinking Madison was hit pretty hard. I'm lucky I got my system from Best Buy's website a few weeks ago.


I was not able to find a 360 anywhere. Hopefully I can get one on the second shipment somewhere.

#84 BSman

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 05:33 PM

Does anyone know how many packages ebgames gets in on their shipments? I pre-ordered one from them in Madison in september...thinking i would get one before christmas...but as a week ago, I am still 28th in line. It may be a good thing though...the 360 might be the demise of my college grades...

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 05:48 PM

I searched back a few posts but didn't see it mentioned so if it is, my apologies for trolling.

This week's ad for River Falls (not sure about the other WI ShopKo's), Far Cry Instincts for Xbox is $29.99 until December 10. Not much, but considering it just came out recently, any Hudson folks or nearby towns really wanting the game to give as gift should check it out. Please call for availablity because we all know how unreliable Shopko's can be for stocking.
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Posted 10 December 2005 - 10:19 AM

the racine gamespots really suck ass, they don't know jack except the big titles. the one in regency has 360's last night though.
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Posted 19 December 2005 - 06:06 PM

Coscto is finally coming to WI. From jsonline.com:


Costco plans Grafton discount warehouse

Grafton – Costco Wholesale Corp. plans to build a discount warehouse in a proposed 15- to 18-store retail complex at the northwest corner of I-43 and Highway 60, according to Continental Properties, the complex developer.

This would be the first Costco store in Wisconsin. Costco currently has more than 300 stores in the United States. Construction is scheduled to begin at the Grafton location this coming summer.

- By Lawrence Sussman


I'd like to see them build a store at the old Northridge site as well.

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 08:43 PM

Southern Wisconsin needs a Costco.

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 08:49 PM

Southern Wisconsin needs a Costco.


Wrong. Southern Wisconsin needs Costcos. WM/Sam's can suck it.

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 10:45 PM

Coscto is finally coming to WI. From jsonline.com:


Costco plans Grafton discount warehouse

Grafton – Costco Wholesale Corp. plans to build a discount warehouse in a proposed 15- to 18-store retail complex at the northwest corner of I-43 and Highway 60, according to Continental Properties, the complex developer.

This would be the first Costco store in Wisconsin. Costco currently has more than 300 stores in the United States. Construction is scheduled to begin at the Grafton location this coming summer.

- By Lawrence Sussman


I'd like to see them build a store at the old Northridge site as well.


It's about time. Everyone keeps raving on about Costco, now maybe I'll get to actually check one out.

But I haven't ever seen one, so what exactly are they? I know they are a warehouse sort of store, but is it anything similar to Sam's?