ATTN Retail XB Live pre-orderers

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff Kleist, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 1999
    Messages:
    11,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    My friend manages an EB, and from the way he was talking many stores did not even get enough kits to cover their pre-orders, so get there early!
     
  2. Rusty Ray

    Rusty Ray Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 1999
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i've heard the same thing over here too... thank god i preordered..
     
  3. Frederick

    Frederick Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 1999
    Messages:
    400
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    GameStop called me yesterday and said that mine will be there Friday morning. I plan on being there shortly after they open, and leave work early [​IMG] .
    Freddy C
     
  4. Rusty Ray

    Rusty Ray Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 1999
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i have off... [​IMG]
     
  5. Masood Ali

    Masood Ali Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2002
    Messages:
    921
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That's why I'm glad I live within 30 minutes of 2 Walmarts, 3 Targets, a Circuit City and a Best Buy. Never a need to preorder.
     
  6. Graeme Clark

    Graeme Clark Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2000
    Messages:
    2,180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The EB I work at got 16. 10 were pre-ordered. We were told a few days ago to stop taking pre-orders, I guess so that we have enough to cover what orders we already have.

    If MS goes through with their threat, the stores that broke street date won't get any more kits for the rest of the year. Hopefully they won't become as hard to come by as the PS2 network adapters. That would just be stupid on MS's part.
     
  7. Dave E H

    Dave E H Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2002
    Messages:
    829
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I doubt this is going to be hard to get. This is the most important thing to happen to the Xbox since launch. All of the industry - and shareholders - will be watching to see how fast MS can sign people up.

    If there's a shortage (more than just a couple of days while stores restock,) I'll be really surprised. It's just a freaking headset, adapter unit and a DVD - you and turn those out in the millions w/o a problem. It's not like producing a console.

    If MS gets a million subscribers, that would just be a huge freaking hit. I really doubt they will - as much as I doubt that they can't produce enough units for the holiday season.

    I'd argue that it's nothing like the Sony network adapter - that's a more difficult and specialized piece of hardware.
     
  8. Graeme Clark

    Graeme Clark Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2000
    Messages:
    2,180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Still, we only got 16. Unless we get some more tomorrow, we'll be out by tomorrow afternoon and probably won't get any restock until next week.
     
  9. Tim Markley

    Tim Markley Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 1999
    Messages:
    1,279
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I went to a local EB today at lunch to try to get XBox Live. They only had enough to cover preorders. I walked about 50 feet to Babbages in the same mall and they had it. It definitely wasn't hard to find. I imagine that Best Buy will have lots of copies.
     
  10. Brett G

    Brett G Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 1999
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I just got back from Best Buy where they had a table set up specifically for XBL and not only still had at least 20 kits available but also had CAT5 cables and several copies of MechAssault. I've been very impressed with BB this week with this and FOTR/AOTC.
     
  11. Andre F

    Andre F Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2000
    Messages:
    1,486
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Poor me...I still have not run thr Cat5 to my living room...so I will be waiting a while for my XBL experience...[​IMG]
     

Share This Page