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#1 of 6 Dave F

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Posted September 06 2001 - 12:29 PM

Has anyone else noticed that many of the prices for XBOX bundles don't add up to the sum of the contents? I don't know if this hold true for all retailers, but the cost of many bundles I looked at was around $10-15 more than what you would be spending if you bought the pieces separately.

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#2 of 6 Carl Johnson

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Posted September 06 2001 - 12:45 PM

This is nothing new when it comes to preordering video games. Back when the PS2 was hard to come by a local store was bundling the system with some extended warranty and the two could not be seperated.

#3 of 6 Scott L

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Posted September 06 2001 - 01:48 PM

http://www.compusa.com/promos/xbox/

As much as I dislike that store, compusa.com let's you get 2+ accessories as opposed to EB's choice of only 1 with a bundle. They also have the items priced individually and it all adds up at the bottom of the screen.

An Xbox, 3games, the HD-AV pack, and the DVD remote puts you at $499.94. Still less than $500.

#4 of 6 Wolf Jenkins

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Posted September 06 2001 - 06:44 PM

Yup - I pre-ordered at my local EB - something about not having to worry about someone screwing up my shipment etc that I like. Also, it's much less hassle to change games with the local B & M.

Besides, am I the only one who got screwed on a PS2 pre-order? I pre-ordered mine through Express.com. Then, they got out of the game biz and cancelled all pre-orders.

Then they went under, but that's a different thread.

Still, I will never pre-order another console online.
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#5 of 6 Joel Mack

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Posted September 07 2001 - 03:34 AM

I noticed that CompUSAnus makes you pick two first-party games, instead of the one that EB requires. That'd be a problem for me, since the only first-party game that interests me at all is "Munch's Oddysee"...

I added up the parts in my EB bundle and the price difference is like 5 bucks, so I'm not too worked up about it. It'll be worth 5 bucks to me to have it on launch day without running around town trying to find individual pieces...

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#6 of 6 Ian C

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Posted September 07 2001 - 09:32 AM

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As much as I dislike that store, compusa.com let's you get 2+ accessories as opposed to EB's choice of only 1 with a bundle. They also have the items priced individually and it all adds up at the bottom of the screen.

Yeah, I started to do this but noticed they gouge you for shipping....$20 for UPS ground (3-7 days) when EB charges $16 for 2-day air. The prices were pretty much the same after all that.

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