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scoobydiesel
02-12-2006, 12:14 AM
Well i know alot fo people are under 18 so dont have good paying jobs and others jsut dont have jobs lol. so how did everyone get there money for 360? or jsut howd you get it(maybe xmas?)

I got mine after saving for a year or so from random cash i got(mostly from my grandma on a Xmas gift card)

Minty
02-12-2006, 12:16 AM
i stole mine.

and then stole a baby and sold it on ebay to pay for games. i even got another controller as well!!

thieflordgamer
02-12-2006, 12:17 AM
lol im lucky enuff to have a rich great-grandpa who buys evrythin from my game boy color to the 360 for me on launch day. he even saved my spot in line, and when i got to walmart, he bought me muffins, 3 games, and an extra controller. it dont get better than that.

KMB 316
02-12-2006, 12:25 AM
i reserved mine on june 4th and still didnt get first shipment, but luckyily i was 1st on 2nd shipment, and someone on 1st shipment dindt want theres

g4m3r7ag
02-12-2006, 12:26 AM
i got my for xmas, my parents paid for it, i had to stand outside bestbuy for 16 hours in 10 degree weather for it though, it was the december 18th shipment that i got mine

thieflordgamer
02-12-2006, 12:28 AM
i got mine the nite of the launch, suckers..... jk. and i got 2 wait inside and play cod2 kameo and king kong demos, and then dld them onto my crappy memory unit that i was forced 2 buy. ill b gettin a hard drive very, soon, like at the end of may.

g4m3r7ag
02-12-2006, 12:33 AM
end of may isnt too soon

Minty
02-12-2006, 12:33 AM
there as rare as rocking horse poo over here

scoobydiesel
02-12-2006, 12:34 AM
i made a blog about what i did but since no one reads that simple story.

I got out of school at 2pm and went to my walmart and waited till midnight at 12:11 i got the 7th Xbox 360 in my area, and first in my town(walmart is 2 twons over form me)

I also bought madden and it was fun meeting people, we almost rioted as well.....

g4m3r7ag
02-12-2006, 12:37 AM
yes come 7 in the morning the people in the front of the line were kicking the door at my local bestbuy

JunK!e
02-12-2006, 01:34 AM
I got mine for Christmas. My birthday is also in December so my parents paid for all of it as a dual gift.

AmpleSteak
02-12-2006, 02:18 AM
Lol nice topic idea everyone who got an xbox 360 before christmas or on christmas has a story to tell. I got becuase i found out that a shipment was coming on the 18th on bestbuy.ca and i'm like who the hell goes on besbuy.ca this is my chance to get a 360 and i was right i got a premium no problem.

Alive741
02-12-2006, 03:15 AM
I paid a buddy of mine $50 to camp out with me on launch day. He got one, so did I. Sold the 2nd on ebay, sold a few more on ebay I managed to get. Paid for mine + my 32" LCD TV from Costco.

BucklingLeader
02-12-2006, 03:25 AM
i saved for mine, was originally supposed to get it on launch day, but of course, they didnt get all the 360s they originally hoped for, didnt get it til December 15th

Weapon 117
02-12-2006, 03:44 AM
Well I started saving up once they announced the price at the Leipzeg game conference. I started doing oddjobs for people (i.e. yardwork) and I also saved money I got from my relatives, and I also had some money in the bank I was saving for a rainy day. 8)

scoobydiesel
02-12-2006, 04:15 AM
i was really thinking about buying one and selling ti on ebay, thats a great idea or was, some places are starting to have them normaly now...so people wont be as dumb

SpideR NY
02-12-2006, 04:30 AM
Saved up bought my 360, games and TV with in the same week. Was a fun week ;D

thieflordgamer
02-12-2006, 05:41 AM
i plan on buying all next-gen consoles, but on launch day for revolution and ps3, im just gonna camp out at walmart and get the first seat. the dude at the front of the line sold his seat for 800 dollars where i got mine.

Pantera Opeth
02-12-2006, 08:37 AM
Pre-order from ebgames.com the "ultimate bundle" got it around noon on 11/22

KMB 316
02-12-2006, 02:33 PM
im so glad noone said ebay 8)

Minty
02-12-2006, 02:45 PM
im so glad noone said ebay 8)


i got kameo and madden on ebay

then sold maddenf or a profit ;D

KMB 316
02-12-2006, 02:50 PM
im so glad noone said ebay 8)


i got kameo and madden on ebay

then sold maddenf or a profit ;D



yeah atleast you dding pay 1k+ for a 360 :-p

I bought DOa4 for 50 bux at bestbuy sold it for 49 including shipping a week later cuz it sucked so i made out well, then i bought PD0 for 40 with that money

thieflordgamer
02-12-2006, 04:22 PM
i actually like doa4 better than pdz, but ur call. o, ya, and one of the candidates for myspace girl of the week on AOTS said "u have 2 play king kong, u have 2, its awesome" lolol..... i forget who it was on .com that absolutely hated it but they REALLY hated it. btw im gettin a 360 wireless networking adapter today, i should b playing on live by tomorrow morning if evrything goes according to plan.

g4m3r7ag
02-12-2006, 04:32 PM
it was SpideR NY that couldnt stand kk, glad your getting your network adapter

thieflordgamer
02-12-2006, 04:54 PM
hold up, do u need a hard drive for an adapter to work or what? im planning on connectin my adapter to a computer , then to my 360 with an ethernet cable, but i dont want to if i dont need a hard drive. like if i get the 360 wireless networking adapter, can i just plug it into my 360 and conect it to my router, even if i only have a memory unit?

g4m3r7ag
02-12-2006, 04:56 PM
the wireless adapter will plug into the ethernet port on the back, and it snaps onto the console like right above below or beside not sure which, if you download the accessories video from the marketplace it will show how to snap it on, yes it will work with an MU all it does is connect your xbox360 to the internet so you can get on live

JunK!e
02-12-2006, 04:57 PM
The wireless adapter connects you to your wireless router by itself.  Im not sure you need a harddrive but i have one and my connection is top notch!

Minty
02-12-2006, 05:02 PM
doesnt plug into the USB socket?

JunK!e
02-12-2006, 05:04 PM
You connect the wireless 360 adapater to your 360...

Minty
02-12-2006, 05:11 PM
yeah, but via USB im guessing???

JunK!e
02-12-2006, 05:11 PM
Not sure look on the back of your system...

g4m3r7ag
02-12-2006, 05:15 PM
you would think it plugged into the ethernet port, since thats where you plug your ethernet cable coming from say your router, the ethernet port is the means of data transfer for live

Minty
02-12-2006, 05:20 PM
http://images.play.com/covers/719752m.jpg

that looks like a USB connector tho???

g4m3r7ag
02-12-2006, 05:22 PM
it does, that is odd it would make more sense for it to be ethernet

Oryan
02-12-2006, 07:08 PM
I spent new years with walmart. nuff said :) Only waited for 8 hours, hence I got a core :(

That was defective, then I sent it in to repair... and got back another defective. I finally got my 3rd 3 weeks after I bought my first one. Also I got PDZ: Limited Edition and 1000 marketplace points for free, for going through trouble ;)

RoughOutline
02-12-2006, 07:21 PM
As soon as I found out when the 360 was coming out, and what it would be, I started saving up with the money I get from my measly job (a paper round :-[) and the money I get from my parents. That was from about August and I ended up getting a Premium along with PDZ, Condemned, PGR3 and a Play and Charge Kit. Even though I couldn't spend anything for a couple of months, and had to trade in my Xbox along with most of my games, it was worth it. ;D

CrakkedOut56
02-21-2006, 02:06 AM
i saved all my change from 2003 till launch since i knew that MS was making another system and thats how i paid for the premium...

KMB 316
02-21-2006, 02:08 AM
i saved all my change from 2003 till launch since i knew that MS was making another system and thats how i paid for the premium...


change adds up 25 cents a day is alot in 1 year. almsot 100 dollars.

JunK!e
02-21-2006, 02:10 AM
As soon as I found out when the 360 was coming out, and what it would be, I started saving up with the money I get from my measly job (a paper round :-[) and the money I get from my parents. That was from about August and I ended up getting a Premium along with PDZ, Condemned, PGR3 and a Play and Charge Kit. Even though I couldn't spend anything for a couple of months, and had to trade in my Xbox along with most of my games, it was worth it. ;D

Who didnt trade in there old xbox? ??? I did ;D

CrakkedOut56
02-21-2006, 02:13 AM
change adds up 25 cents a day is alot in 1 year. almsot 100 dollars.

i picked up every penny i ever saw on the ground....people looked at me weird but i was on a mission! :P

KMB 316
02-21-2006, 02:14 AM
it does, that is odd it would make more sense for it to be ethernet


it is a USB connection btw.

CrakkedOut56
02-21-2006, 02:15 AM
Who didnt trade in there old xbox? ??? I did ;D

i cant, mine is modded ;) and i cud never sell it..too much time and effort put into it

ianc125
02-21-2006, 02:35 AM
I'll say it,
I bought mine on ebay in% time for christmas but I got a really good deal

Premium unopened with call of duty 2 unopened and an extra controller and overnight airmail shipping for $500

Was good enough for me
and microsoft is still takeing my box in for repair even though there is no receipt and its out of warrenty

KMB 316
02-21-2006, 02:38 AM
I'll say it,
I bought mine on ebay in% time for christmas but I got a really good deal

Premium unopened with call of duty 2 unopened and an extra controller and overnight airmail shipping for $500

Was good enough for me
and microsoft is still takeing my box in for repair even though there is no receipt and its out of warrenty


did that guy lose money lol? how did you manage that.

ianc125
02-21-2006, 02:43 AM
? if he did but he had a phone # so it made me more confident in not thinking it was a scam also i had almost all the 360s in my ebay and watched them constantly
It was deffietly an impulse buy and i really didnt want to wait the extra 2-3 months for one

Slammin Bran 23
02-21-2006, 03:15 AM
heard of a shipment coming to walmart on new years. woke up at 6 am and had to pateintly wait till 7am to call them...at 7am i called them and they said they have about 10...so i called my dad who was real close and he got it and came home...when i saw him take it out of his truck in a bag, it was just the greatest feeling!it was doing real good .. but today it froze twice...sigh...i dont know what to do...

ianc125
02-21-2006, 03:17 AM
you only have a real problem when it freezes and doesnt turn back on (like mine)
mine worked fine for about 2 1/2 months before it completely froze

KillarPenguin
02-21-2006, 03:21 AM
I got my xmas day, but I didn't think I would get it because I found it before my parents had wrapped it. Of course they found me looking at it and said they returned it the next day after school. After I opened up PDZ and PGR3 on xmas, I realized that I was getting my 360 after all.

ianc125
02-21-2006, 03:23 AM
lol that would have been really cruel i would have cried lol

k_dog
02-21-2006, 03:58 AM
I sold my original on day 1 because A) Oblivion wasnt released and B) It sold for 3000$ USD with two games.

I re-aquired it in a Wal-Mart Shipmant.

-Brian

graf1k
02-21-2006, 06:22 AM
I bought it with cash, what else? My friend and I waited in line (he was just there so I could buy 2, as it was 1 per person rationing and he didn't want one). At like 9:00 AM they gave out vouchers to the first 30 people or so. We got 2 premium vouchers, and so I bought 2. Had an offer in the parking lot for $800 for one of them, passed on it, sold it later for $1400.

So basically my 360 was free and I made $1000 on top of it. Rampant consumerism is hilariously awesome.

KMB 316
02-21-2006, 12:13 PM
thats my idea for ps3!

doadea
02-21-2006, 12:14 PM
I got mine at Sams' Club and did not even have to wait in any lines....

KMB 316
02-21-2006, 12:19 PM
I got mine at Sams' Club and did not even have to wait in any lines....


my brother works at costco, and we got a few there, also his friend bought a total of 8 and made 5k.

graf1k
02-21-2006, 03:05 PM
thats my idea for ps3!


Yeah, I'm going to try to get on the wait list for PS3 first at like 3-4 places locally here, because the PS3 will probably be only worse as far as supply not meeting demand.

ianc125
02-21-2006, 10:49 PM
that will mean its time for my ebay account again lol

bevan3423
02-22-2006, 04:26 AM
Thank God for Credit Cards, thats how i bought mine. Best Buy credit card so if anyone wants to donate to my debt its at about 790.00 That is the system and a hard drive and LIVE and a extra controller and a wireless adapter and PDZ.

SpideR NY
02-22-2006, 04:56 AM
I spent new years with walmart. nuff said :) Only waited for 8 hours, hence I got a core :(

That was defective, then I sent it in to repair... and got back another defective. I finally got my 3rd 3 weeks after I bought my first one. Also I got PDZ: Limited Edition and 1000 marketplace points for free, for going through trouble ;)
I walked into walmart at like 1am and picked mine up on new years eve. no one was even waiting. (there was a snow storm in NY that night though)

Phaethon360
02-22-2006, 04:57 AM
Pre-ordered in September from EBgames (paid in full and for four games). Was worried I'd get a call like the people at some Gamestops did. But I didn't. Called the manager asked him if I was still gonna be able to get mine at midnight on Nov 22nd. I was told to be there by one of the employees at 11:15...watched a movie on the DVD player in the SUV, got out, and there were nine other people waiting infront of the store. When it came time for the manager to let people in, he did it two by two, and I got inside first (I had been the first one there after all).

TechIsCool
02-22-2006, 05:05 AM
nice sold for 3 garand, so i reserved it 2 month before the name 360 was out there fully paid of i am 15 and worked all summer for this. So i was first to reserve it in the store picked it up midnight launch. but had alrady got the play charge kit, extra remote, and NFSMW but hay i found out i like the arcades better then the games..\\\



PS. Cant weight for crome hounds ;)

Predator360
02-24-2006, 02:48 PM
My perents got me one for christmas but I acually had it a couple of days after christmas. ;D

Substance 360
02-24-2006, 02:52 PM
I had to make a choice. Either guarantee have a core pack or wait till after christmas and risk a premium pack. I went for core.

reymundo514
02-24-2006, 04:04 PM
My fiance waited in line ouside Sam's Club over night to get me one for Christmas. She's so good ;D

g4m3r7ag
02-24-2006, 08:07 PM
damn you need to keep her for sure

k_dog
02-26-2006, 12:32 AM
damn you need to keep her for sure


My wife is a level 35 in Team Slayer on Halo 2.


.....yes, legit...but I still kick her ass...

-Brian

dabears1218
02-27-2006, 02:06 AM
I got mine on the December 18th Best Buy shipment. I had to wait 22 hours in the rain and was still #14 in line. It was totally worth it though.

Psycence
02-28-2006, 06:09 PM
I got mine on the 1st december! UK release day, from asda of all places!

Cost £360 and included

Xbox 360
Hard drive
Headset
DVD remote
Plug and charge kit
2 wireless pads
Kameo
Perfect dark

Crash
02-28-2006, 06:18 PM
I got mine on the December 18th Best Buy shipment. I had to wait 22 hours in the rain and was still #14 in line. It was totally worth it though.


I was going to wait in line on the 17-18th too. I drove to my local Best Buy and there were only a bout 8 people in line so I decided I could wait a little longer before standing out in the cold and snow, so I drove over to Circuit City. For the heck of it I asked one of the Managers if they had any 360s in, knowing that the answer would be no. To my surprise they checked and said that a couple were being unloaded off the truck at that moment. So I stuck around and got the first one that came off the truck.

Tron
02-28-2006, 06:59 PM
i reserved mine on june 4th and still didnt get first shipment, but luckyily i was 1st on 2nd shipment, and someone on 1st shipment dindt want theres

i payed for mine on June 3rd at GameStop at Chapel Hill.. got second wave

Tron
02-28-2006, 07:01 PM
yes come 7 in the morning the people in the front of the line were kicking the door at my local bestbuy


was it at Chapel hill? those guys are douche bags... specially the Freak Squad... they always bitch at me when i bring my ipod in, but they are dumb as shit....

Tron
02-28-2006, 07:03 PM
you would think it plugged into the ethernet port, since thats where you plug your ethernet cable coming from say your router, the ethernet port is the means of data transfer for live

USB

g4m3r7ag
02-28-2006, 08:01 PM
i tried to reserve mine in the plaza at chapel hill, they wouldnt take any more, so i had to around the corner to eb games, up across from the mall, that one came in on like 4th shipment or somethin, that one went to my friend, i got mine from the BB shipment on 18th

Tron
02-28-2006, 08:05 PM
yeah they are a bit shady... i am on the list to be called to preorder the PS3...that will probably fill up on the first day for first shipment...they dont get much thats for sure..

porker con
03-01-2006, 05:15 PM
xmas

Slyght
03-01-2006, 05:25 PM
I was waiting to get one when they were readily available in stores for $400, but I was just randomly looking on eBay last week (the avg price for a premium system is now $525-$550 including shipping), and I saw a guy selling a premium system w/ 2 games and an extra controller for $400. He lived by me, and it said you could pick it up for free. Well, it seemed fishy but I investigated it more, and went ahead and used the "Buy It Now" option. A couple days later, I picked it up, and it works perfect! I think the auction had been up for an hour before I saw it. I totally lucked out.

The reason he sold it was because he's a poor grad student (with a wife), and I think he can't afford his gaming habits and/or the Mrs. told him to get rid of it.

ianc125
03-02-2006, 03:31 AM
lucky you i just found a pawn shop near me selling used premiums for only $200 I allmost shit my pants!

so now i told him when he gets another one in to save it and call me woot

Gprime
03-02-2006, 04:29 AM
Gamestop, I was orignally supposed to get one from the 1st shipment, but because the supply shortages (Microsofts big **** up) I had to wait til the middle of january to get one.... I shoulda waited in line at the local Wal-Mart.