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So who's going to try for the $100 XBox360 at Amazon?

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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted November 22 2006 - 05:49 PM

I figure it's worth a shot.
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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Brent T

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Posted November 23 2006 - 02:27 AM

I will be trying, however I do not like my odds. I have a slow mouse hand Posted Image

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted November 23 2006 - 08:08 AM

This "promotion" came and went so fast that no one really knows if there were really 1000 people that got in on it. There was a report of one person getting the deal from Fishing for Deals.
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#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted November 23 2006 - 12:10 PM

I tried at 10:56, but it took 22 minutes for Amazon.com to load (which shows how busy they were), and the $100 XBox's were sold-out by the time I got through.

The English language doesn't have words vulgar enough for my opinion of the internet this morning.
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#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Roger_S

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Posted November 23 2006 - 01:17 PM

I also tried and failed...and the sale was over by the time I got in (at least they were sold out). And I got in only 15 minutes after it started. You'd think, after all the money they've gotten from me over the years that they'd save one for me but nooooo!!!

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Jason Adams

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Posted November 25 2006 - 03:15 AM

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I tried at 10:56, but it took 22 minutes for Amazon.com to load (which shows how busy they were), and the $100 XBox's were sold-out by the time I got through.

The English language doesn't have words vulgar enough for my opinion of the internet this morning.

Tell me about it. I had my laptop set up on the Amazon vote thingy at precisely 2 o'clock. 2:14, the page FINALLY loads, sold out. I could have thrown something out of the window.

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted November 25 2006 - 05:56 AM

It took, reportedly, 29 seconds for all of the units to be claimed, and then the servers took a pounding by everyone else.
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#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Ron Reda

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Posted November 26 2006 - 01:06 AM

I tried too, with the same results as everyone else. So funny, when a deal like this comes along, you're sitting there thinking, "Ha, ha...no one else knows about this!" Kinda like when I see a good deal on eBay. Posted Image
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#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Ken Chui

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Posted November 26 2006 - 01:47 AM

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It took, reportedly, 29 seconds for all of the units to be claimed, and then the servers took a pounding by everyone else.
That would explain why, when the page reloaded for me at 2:01 EST, all of the consoles were gone. Posted Image That's OK, it was only a Core system. Posted Image

#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted November 26 2006 - 04:22 AM

Hmm...maybe I should retitle the thread "Who KNOWS someone who got the $100 XBox360 at Amazon?"

It didn't take as long for my page to load, but I used two different browsers and the first browser came up with just the voting box for next week. The second browser actually loaded sooner with the "sold out at this price."
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#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted November 26 2006 - 06:53 AM

Supposedly the loophole was to use "https" instead of "http" in the URL for the promotion.
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