Buying a 360 This Weekend -- Where Should I Spend My Money?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by bobber205, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    I have the following options for instore locations.

    1)Walmart
    2)Fred Meyers (upper class walmart)
    3)Sam Goody
    4)Ebgames
    5)Radioshack? :rolleyes:

    Or amazon online? I'm not sure where has the best procedures for warranties and stuff. Is it all covered by MS? Is there a place that will let me trade it in for a new one right away?
     
  2. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    Don't buy from EB or Gamestop, they do not offer an extended warranty but a warranty that runs along with the free one from the manufacturer.

    Microsoft provides a 1 year general warranty and a 3 year "ring of death" warranty.

    All the other stores on your list provide extended warranties.
     
  3. Chone macrumors 65816

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    I believe it's Walmart who has a 90-day no questions asked return policy for the 360 though I may be confused with another retailer.

    You should look into that
     
  4. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a

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    See which one will give you AirMiles or in-store points.
     
  5. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I'd compare with Amazon.com. You won't pay any tax but I don't remember is shipping is free. It might be.
     
  6. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    He won't pay tax anyway being in Oregon (I wanna move there... *sigh*)


    What model are you getting Bobbito? If you have the cash, go with the Elite. Conjecture says they are more reliable and the 120gb drive will be awesome come this fall when you can install games and cut down on the noise of the DVD drive.
     
  7. Huntn macrumors G5

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    There is no sales tax in Oregon? :eek: What about income tax?
     
  8. Antares macrumors 68000

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    What's on your list today? You'll find it at Fred Meyers....everything you'll need for your gamiiiing.

    Yep. Bobber is one lucky bugger. I do miss the no sales tax of Oregon (among other things). That sure beats the 10.25% sales tax we have to pay in this city...

    You forgot to add...

    6) Best Buy
     
  9. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    Goodness why is your tax so high. Is it to pay for that dilapidated train system? :p

    I thought Philly was bad with 7% while the rest of the state is 6%. I nearly cried when I found out it was 8% in New York while at school. I think I'd have a heart attack if I ever visit there.
     
  10. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So I guess Fred Meyers huh?

    The nearest best buy is over the mountains. And yeah, Oregon rocks b/c of no sales tax. If there was, I would definitely buy it off Amazon. I was wanting to get the 299 model.
     
  11. Antares macrumors 68000

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    I'd say so.

    Ah! So, so you're on the dry side...

    Not just because of the "no sales tax"...you'll realize that if you ever move out of the Pacific Northwest. But it might be a different story to you desert people...:)
     
  12. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    It's 12% here in BC Canada, was 14% a few years ago. Back east in Canada I think it ranges from 12-16%... It's mucho lame. Public healthcare has it's costs I guess....
     
  13. kjr39 macrumors 6502

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    If you are not buying an elite, I would wait until the 60GB version comes out...
     
  14. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Haha. Try the UK with 17.5% or some European countries with 20% +. You get it easy.
     

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