There is a way of getting an Xbox 360 before Christmas, provided you are prepared to dig deep
Over the last few days we have discussed the Xbox 360 shortage extensively. We have told you that EB Games will not be caught up to pre-orders until the new year, that Future Shop has Xbox 360s left in expensive “bundles” and we have talked about how eBay sellers are making a killing online. Well there is another way of getting an Xbox 360 before Christmas, provided you are prepared to work for it.
Today while perusing through my local Best Buy, I came upon a performance almost good enough for the big screen. A woman was standing in the middle of the electronics section, growing increasing agitated to the point where she actually started crying. At first I couldn’t tell what she was gong on about, but then I realized the source of the drama.
The woman had come to Best Buy wanting to purchase a new Xbox 360 as a gift for her kid. But of course, the store was sold out days ago. Instead of accepting defeat and leafing, the lady told the electronics employee that she wanted the one on display. In a calm voice he explained to her that the display console was not for sale. That’s about when the “water works” started. I’m not just talking simple sobs; no, this lady was balling her eyes out and crying like a new born.
After about 5 minutes of this, and the inevitable involvement of the store manager, the display was unlocked and the Xbox 360 [http://www.xboxtoday.ca] was carefully put back into a box and given to the devoted mother.
What can we learn from this? Hissy fits work. So if you have exhausted all other possibilities and you still want your new Xbox 360, then we suggest you go to your local retailer and unleash a hissy fit like the world has never seen. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll get an Xbox.360.