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Gamestop $50 Price Drop on Xbox 250GB and 4GB Kinect


#1 mer71   Gaming since 1981 CAGiversary!   4559 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

Starting tomorrow. Gamestop is dropping the Xbox 360 250GB and 4GB Kinect bundles to $249.99. And it includes the new holiday bundle.

I was going to buy a Xbox 360 4GB today, but of course I will wait til tomorrow.

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#2 RaysGame   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   118 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

Thanks for the news op! I just bought the 250gb bundle last week for $300. Hopefully I can get a price adjustment.

#3 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8346 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:54 PM

I sound like a broken record but I really wish I would have trade my 360 when it was getting $110.

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#4 tankhead74   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   10 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:03 PM

How do you know this for sure.

#5 PayperMario   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   55 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:04 PM

I sound like a broken record but I really wish I would have trade my 360 when it was getting $110.


Isn't GameStop still doing double credit on any game system (dunno how much you'll get)? I might finally upgrade too.

#6 rjejr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   535 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:24 PM

Is this a 1 week sale or the new MSRP? I think TRU is also having a $249 sale w/ a $50 GC if I remember that other thread correctly.

#7 foreinter   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1110 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:36 PM

Expect a $150 xbox holiday bundle in Black Friday?

#8 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8346 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:48 PM

Isn't GameStop still doing double credit on any game system (dunno how much you'll get)? I might finally upgrade too.


Yeah my system was getting $110 right off the bat but has now dropped to $80. At this point I see no reason to upgrade...yes $30 DOES make a difference :D

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#9 ShockandAww   Truth is treason CAGiversary!   7207 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

If this is true people may want to get their old systems traded in asap. I imagine the trade values could drop if these are going on sale.
Edit: nvm it looks like they already did drop them from earlier in the week.

#10 Confidance   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   414 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:09 PM

Oh its true alright. i have to change the price of every new sku and a few p/o skus tomorrow morning before open

#11 mer71   Gaming since 1981 CAGiversary!   4559 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:19 PM

I was going to buy a Xbox today. The GS employee said I should wait until tomorrow. And he told me why. Also, the price is going through Christmas.

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#12 ritchardf   add ritchardf on psn and xbox live CAGiversary!   2964 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:26 PM

I was going to buy a Xbox today. The GS employee said I should wait until tomorrow. And he told me why. Also, the price is going through Christmas.


wow, sounds like a decent employee, are you sure you were at gamestop? he at least tried to get you to preorder every 360 game coming out in the next month didnt he?

#13 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9302 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:31 PM

Newsflash...

this is MSRP (or will be). Walmart has had these prices going on a month and Target and Best Buy will be having them starting tomorrow.

#14 joeyshadows   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1686 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

I miss having a 360. Hopefully they shave another $100 off.

#15 Bazz  

Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:50 PM

Nice been waiting to get a 360

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#16 htz  

Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:44 PM

For those that didn't check out tomorrow's Kmart AD. The X360 4GB Kinect Bundle will be $249.99 plus you get a $50 gaming coupon plus you get a $5 GC for buying more than $50.

#17 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   12577 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:11 PM

Now Sony looks even more stupid for putting that new PS3 bundle out for $270. They should have just made that $250 to begin with and be forcing MS's hand instead of playing a reaction game to what MS does.

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#18 Xenokai   Competition between PS4/XONE saved gaming. CAGiversary!   625 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:11 AM

Ugh gamestop, the worst place to buy anything gaming, buy new games/consoles at gamestop to only discover the advertised new console/game you just bought as new for new price has been opened before. =/ The only thing ive ever bought new and receaved new there is games i pick up on release day.

#19 sidewalkhustla   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   323 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:14 AM

Now Sony looks even more stupid for putting that new PS3 bundle out for $270. They should have just made that $250 to begin with and be forcing MS's hand instead of playing a reaction game to what MS does.


Agreed. Hopefully this will spark slim price drops as well

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:15 AM

Ugh gamestop, the worst place to buy anything gaming, buy new games/consoles at gamestop to only discover the advertised new console/game you just bought as new for new price has been opened before. =/ The only thing ive ever bought new and receaved new there is games i pick up on release day.


Yeah, make sure if you get a console there it hasn't been opened. However, last I checked, they were the only ones still sporting a no bullshit replacement plan. I went through 3 Xboxes before I finally got one that lasted beyond the year.
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#21 ultramanJ   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   519 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:16 AM

Eh, my Jasper unit is still working fine. Kind of pointless for me to upgrade at this point considering I'll be looking to buy the next Xbox this time next year.

#22 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9302 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:16 AM

Now Sony looks even more stupid for putting that new PS3 bundle out for $270. They should have just made that $250 to begin with and be forcing MS's hand instead of playing a reaction game to what MS does.



Why does that make them look dumb?

250 GB Xbox 360 for $250

or

250 GB PS3 with UC3 GOTY, PSN Game and 1month PSN+ for $270

#23 Viper187   Crazy Snake Silenced   276 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:25 AM

Eh, my Jasper unit is still working fine. Kind of pointless for me to upgrade at this point considering I'll be looking to buy the next Xbox this time next year.


Upgrading to a slim would be pretty dumb, especially since I've known people that still have heat issues with those. The Jasper still seems best. I just wish I could've gotten a backup one before. I'm not banking on the new console having backward compatibility, nor am I concerned with getting it day 1. If Halo 5 is a launch game, that could change, but that's highly unlikely.
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#24 YBX87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   13534 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:29 AM

Upgrading to a slim would be pretty dumb, especially since I've known people that still have heat issues with those. The Jasper still seems best. I just wish I could've gotten a backup one before. I'm not banking on the new console having backward compatibility, nor am I concerned with getting it day 1. If Halo 5 is a launch game, that could change, but that's highly unlikely.

i thought the slim fixed all that heat issues, and rrod

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:38 AM

Why does that make them look dumb?

250 GB Xbox 360 with Skyrim, Forza 4, and 1 month XBL or 4GB Xbox 360 w/Kinect, Kinect Adventures, Disneyland Adventures, and 1 month XBL for $250

or

250 GB PS3 with UC3 GOTY, PSN Game and 1month PSN+ for $270



Fixed........

#26 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9302 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:40 AM

Fixed........



Oh yes...

So you are comparing Microsoft's HOLIDAY BUNDLES to the standard sony bundle..

that's fair.. and a little fangurli$h of you

#27 Viper187   Crazy Snake Silenced   276 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:43 AM

i thought the slim fixed all that heat issues, and rrod


HAH! I have a Gears slim sitting on my desk. Runs way hotter than my Jasper, and I know one of the guys I play with has a slim that the sound quits working entirely on as soon as it gets hot. I also hate those fucking touch sensor buttons. I like the mech buttons on the old 360s.
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#28 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   12577 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:12 AM

Why does that make them look dumb?

250 GB Xbox 360 for $250

or

250 GB PS3 with UC3 GOTY, PSN Game and 1month PSN+ for $270


Because all of the 250 GB XBox's Gamestop is currently selling have Skyrim codes/Forza 4 disc 1 in them. When these holiday bundles are announced, MS sends GS codes/discs to put in the old stock and stickers to put on the box notating the holiday goodies to get them out of the store. Not sure how it works at other retailers but know 100% for sure this goes on at Gamestop.

Also the general public is dumb and at WM sees $250 XBox vs. $270 PS3, doesn't notice the PS3 has more stuff (if we're talking about vanilla 250GB non-Holiday systems at the big box retailers,) and buys the XBox because it's cheaper and all their friends have XBoxes.

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#29 YBX87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   13534 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:15 AM

HAH! I have a Gears slim sitting on my desk. Runs way hotter than my Jasper, and I know one of the guys I play with has a slim that the sound quits working entirely on as soon as it gets hot. I also hate those fucking touch sensor buttons. I like the mech buttons on the old 360s.

i read on forums, that the touch sensor buttons is one annoyance ppl have with it

#30 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9302 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:21 AM

Because all of the 250 GB XBox's Gamestop is currently selling have Skyrim codes/Forza 4 disc 1 in them. When these holiday bundles are announced, MS sends GS codes/discs to put in the old stock and stickers to put on the box notating the holiday goodies to get them out of the store. Not sure how it works at other retailers but know 100% for sure this goes on at Gamestop.

Also the general public is dumb and at WM sees $250 XBox vs. $270 PS3, doesn't notice the PS3 has more stuff (if we're talking about vanilla 250GB non-Holiday systems at the big box retailers,) and buys the XBox because it's cheaper and all their friends have XBoxes.



But you're forgetting that up to and including today almost all retailers still have the 4GB with Kinect at $299 and the 250GB at $299 so the PS3 is still cheaper.

The only retailer that has had them cheaper consistently is Amazon and Walmart.

And don't tell me Gamestop does because I was there just a few hours go picking up my Enzio Gauntlet and they were all still marked $299 (the 250GB and 4GB Kinect) with no mentions of extras.

They very well may put those in tonight and retag them for tomorrow but this isn't something that Microsoft just did while I'm sure the super slim UC3 bundle was priced to compete with how the Xbox's have been priced for the last year.

Now it is time for Sony to react.