At 8:30 am, I was back at Best Buy, all ready to pick up my Xbox 360. There were people heading towards the door only to read a sign saying that all the Xbox 360’s were sold out. This angered some people. Some parents threw their hands up in the air in frustration. One parent actually said “I give up!”
A crowd assembled outside the store, and an employee came out to let them know they were all sold out. One asked “how can you be sold out when your website says, that 9 am first come first serve?”
To which the man replied “If we had waited until now to pass out the Xbox 360’s, you would have to line up around one hundred people back, and you still would not have gotten a console.”
A very logical answer in my opinion, but the lady was not swayed. She asked to see the manager who explained the same scenerio to her a few times before asking her to leave.
At 9 am they opened the doors for us, and funneled us through what was basically an Xbox 360 exhibit they set up. On a table there were accessories, on the next table there were games. I did not see any Call of Duty 2, and so I continued to shuffle onwards closer to the Xbox 360 boxes just around a small corner. A boy next to me asked for Call of Duty 2, and the Best Buy employee pulled one out saying “It is the last one, have fun with it.”
I should have asked. I mentally kicked myself in my own butt.
Then they tried to sell me on their service plan. For $60 I could get two years coverage on everything in the box. Though of course it did not cover every kind of damage or problems, and in trying to convince me to get it, they convinced me why I should not get it.
They told me that if I were to send my Xbox to Microsoft, I would not get it back for two weeks to a month. They told me that I should get their service plan because they won’t be getting any more Xbox 360’s in any time soon. So my question was “if I bring in my 360 tomorrow having problems with the drive, what will you do for me?”
The employee did not know what to say, as they did not have any units to replace mine with, and so I was better off with Microsofts limited 90 day warranty for now.
Bringing the Xbox 360 home, I was almost falling asleep on the bus. I had been awake for more than twenty-six hours, and all I had eaten in the last ten hours was an apple fritter, and a hot chocolate. I fought to stay awake and when I got home, I did not even open my Xbox, I just went straight to bed.
I got one! An Xbox 360 Premium in my apartment. An interesting adventure to be sure. When I woke up, I opened my Xbox, and took lots of pictures. I have also been playing around with it, so I will have lots to talk about soon.