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The Xbox 360 Core system is dominating the competition so far
Amazon.com gives customers a vote on four tasty deals

If $300 is too much to spend on an Xbox 360 Core system, then $400 for an Xbox 360 Platinum is surely out of the question. Well, how would you feel if you could get an Xbox Core system for a mere $100 instead? Of course, there is a catch involved but it could be quite the deal if the votes are there.

The folks over at Joystiq.com noticed that Amazon.com will be running a promotion for the next four weeks in which customers can vote on four deals that they'd like Amazon to provide. The choices this week include:

  • 1,000 Xbox 360 Core Systems for $100 each
  • 2,500 Mongoose dual-suspension bikes for $30 each
  • 2,000 Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses Interactive Genevieve Dolls for $10 each
  • One-year of Amazon Prime plus a $100 promotional certificate to Amazon's Toy Department for $40

Customers can begin voting for this week’s items right now and voting ends on Tuesday, November 21. The winning item will be announced on November 22 and will go on sale at 2PM EST on Thanksgiving Day.



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Wow
By Aikouka on 11/16/2006 12:49:22 PM , Rating: 1
If the XBOX 360 wins, those'll be gone in a minute or two :o.

I know I'd buy one for a gift, because that's an incredible deal! This means I better setup my one click purchase option ASAP!




RE: Wow
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 11/16/2006 12:53:15 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
I know I'd buy one for a gift, because that's an incredible deal! This means I better setup my one click purchase option ASAP!


Not so fast there buddy:

quote:
When you proceed to checkout, do not use 1-Click® ordering. If you do so, you will not be directed to your Place Order page as you check out, and you will be unable to confirm that the promotion has been attached to your order.


http://tinyurl.com/ymrzfl


RE: Wow
By Mazzer on 11/16/2006 1:15:11 PM , Rating: 2
Holy crap I know that at 1:59 pm I will be clicking refresh at a million miles an hour.


RE: Wow
By swtethan on 11/16/2006 1:18:22 PM , Rating: 2
Time to setup my auto fill form on my google toolbar.


RE: Wow
By vdig on 11/16/2006 2:40:37 PM , Rating: 3
Whoa. Here I thought the Wii was going to be the most affordable console, bar none. This is an outrageously awesome price point that is immediately more attractive than the Wii... unless you already have a 360, like I do.

Personally, I would STILL buy this, then sell it for a meager profit, while still keeping the price lower than regular retail. Help buy other games, console, or even food.

Wow, indeed.


RE: Wow
By Xavian on 11/16/2006 9:20:30 PM , Rating: 2
Remember this will be 1,000 consoles only, that is a drop in the well compared to the 4.5 million of 360 sales so far.


RE: Wow
By Lazarus Dark on 11/16/2006 1:59:24 PM , Rating: 2
I wasn't even interested in a 360, but damn, for $100 bucks I'll take two! then i'd add a hd-dvd drive. mmm..hd....


RE: Wow
By umerok on 11/16/2006 2:33:54 PM , Rating: 2
Seriously, I didn't want to get one cause of the price. But for $100, I'll pick one up. I'll also tell my roommates I paid full retail to get them to chip in $100 each, and I will make money in the process!


WTF Amazon
By phatboye on 11/16/06, Rating: 0
RE: WTF Amazon
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 11/16/2006 12:45:53 PM , Rating: 2
It looks as though you can also vote from a panel on the right side of the Home Page.


RE: WTF Amazon
By Scabies on 11/16/2006 12:48:30 PM , Rating: 2
Worxed for me
>
Four great products. Four ridiculous prices. Only one deal can win. Vote now.
Voting closes Tuesday at 9 p.m. PST. The winning deal goes on sale Thursday at 11 a.m. PST.
<
Damn! thats an hour from now! F5 it up, see if the $10 barbie won


RE: WTF Amazon
By Scabies on 11/16/2006 12:52:10 PM , Rating: 5
Wait, I lied. the sale goes on THANKSGIVING, not today.
I am ashamed, Dr. Suess and Hooked on Phonics failed for me.


Why are we left out?
By HaZaRd2K6 on 11/16/2006 1:50:47 PM , Rating: 2
Why does Microsoft have to enforce such strict warranty rules? Strictly because of the fact that the systems are on the American version of Amazon means that I can't order a system to ship to Canada. For $100--even USD--I'd buy an Xbox 360 right quick, but alas, I cannot :(




RE: Why are we left out?
By Pirks on 11/16/2006 2:22:31 PM , Rating: 2
you have to live near the US border like me, hehehe
that's where I got all my cheap computer goodies. I'm such a bastard, I know


RE: Why are we left out?
By vdig on 11/16/2006 2:42:55 PM , Rating: 4
WHAT?! N"O Canada"?

I have FURRY!

...I meant fury.


DUDE!
By shamgar03 on 11/16/2006 2:24:29 PM , Rating: 3
Amazon might have impressive servers, but there is no way their provider will live through this.




RE: DUDE!
By Snoop on 11/16/2006 2:30:25 PM , Rating: 3
I was thinking the same thing. If the Xbox ends up being the deal I can see Amazon coming to a grinding halt. The mass of requests could literally kill their servers and force a systemwide reboot. Maybe they are doing this as some kind of stress test?


RE: DUDE!
By shamgar03 on 11/16/2006 3:26:56 PM , Rating: 2
Huh, thats a pretty good point. You can't pay for that kind of stress test. Considering they are selling what, 1000? Its not like they are losing a substantial ammount of money, and they basically get to test out their system agianst a syn flood or ddos attack (I can't remember the names for attacks).


bike
By SonicIce on 11/16/2006 4:32:14 PM , Rating: 5
I think I would rather have the bike.




RE: bike
By Jkm3141 on 11/16/2006 8:38:45 PM , Rating: 1
trust me, that bike is not worth 30 dollars.


RE: bike
By GaryJohnson on 11/16/2006 10:45:49 PM , Rating: 2
But it has Dual-Suspension!


By mellondust on 11/16/2006 4:12:17 PM , Rating: 1
I'm sure the x-box 360 would be the winner here, but can you imagine the tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of people trying to get one online. Can the website handle that much traffic all at one instance. I would like to know how the computer determines who has the first shot at it. I mean we are talking milliseconds here.




By CascadingDarkness on 11/16/2006 4:53:52 PM , Rating: 2
We are talking page can't be diplayed because servers can respond to everyone in time.

My home town is home of worlds largest trivia contest. Ten seconds after question is asked the first 3 sites google pull up crash due to so much volume of people looking for answers.

I know Amazon is designed for many more people then a typical historial/personal site, but volume will have everyone smashing refresh.

I'd hate to be on their tech support that day =)


By alcalde on 11/16/2006 4:58:59 PM , Rating: 4
From Amazon.com discussion:

"I was just thinking it would be nice to get the 100.00 in free toys, donate them to 'toys for tots' or another holiday toy drive and then as a bonus have Prime for another year for free.
The XBox is great and all, but it's only ONE 'toy'. Sure you could donate it, but what kid who needs donated toys can afford games for the darn thing...??? So, vote for the 100 in free toys and the free prime.... it's a win-win.
Just my two cents worth.... "

That idea won my vote.


I'm so doing this...
By therealnickdanger on 11/16/2006 1:51:06 PM , Rating: 2
$100 is just too good to pass up... if I can get it...




RE: I'm so doing this...
By therealnickdanger on 11/16/2006 1:55:02 PM , Rating: 2
It's up to 83% now...


RE: I'm so doing this...
By dblagent on 11/16/2006 1:55:13 PM , Rating: 2
Currently the Xbox is at 82.x precent of the votes.


I know where I'll be at 11am PST on Thanksgiving
By johnsonx on 11/16/2006 3:48:19 PM , Rating: 2
I think I'll oil my F5 key, and do some finger exercises. My son already has a PS/2, and I'm upgrading his game computer for his birthday, so I'm not really willing to spend even $300 on an XBOX 360 for him. But if I can score one for $100 without anything stupid like waiting in a line, then that's worth it for the Good-Dad points.




By Cullinaire on 11/21/2006 9:42:27 AM , Rating: 3
You saddled your son with a PS/2 all these years as a gaming computer?! Wow! You have one understanding son! He deserves everything you could get him at this point, I say! Even a SNES would blow his mind though if the PS/2 was all he had to go by till now.

Ok ok I'll stop.


Well I registered twice...
By Legionosh on 11/16/2006 2:21:09 PM , Rating: 2
..(ah the beauty of having multiple e-mail accounts) :-)

Oddly enough I am not interested in the $100 core system deal (although I think it's an EXCELLENT deal, I already have a premium model), but I will gladly do my part so others can benefit from this deal!! :-)

Happy Holidays everybody!!!

Kevin

legionosh@msn.com




RE: Well I registered twice...
By marvdmartian on 11/16/2006 2:45:52 PM , Rating: 2
Funny, I was thinking the same thing....though, I was considering voting for the bicycle a bunch of times, just to make all the gaming geeks sweat a little bit! ;)


Voted
By JackPack on 11/16/2006 3:08:44 PM , Rating: 3
C'mon guys, give the Barbie a chance... :)




voting link
By mac95 on 11/16/2006 1:41:03 PM , Rating: 2
i just tried the link posted here for getting to amazon to cast your vote...i gets to the page, but then it fails and you MUST go to amazon's home page to cast your vote. other than that detour, you can cast your vote.




script?
By msva124 on 11/16/2006 4:01:19 PM , Rating: 2
Are they using the standard order forms for this? Because it would be fairly easy to write a script that made a nearly instantaneous purchase. Then again, if you are good enough to do that you probably already have a cushy job, and dropping $300 on a 360 is no big thing.




You aren't getting one
By ktlewis02 on 11/16/2006 6:47:09 PM , Rating: 2
This has been posted everywhere.. Digg, blogs, gaming news sites. You won't be getting one. Amazon probably has 1000 units to sell and hundreds of thousands are going to try and get one




perfect turkey day present :)
By whymeintrouble on 11/16/2006 7:37:07 PM , Rating: 2
hey all, xbox is sitting at 88.3%


fantastic price, can't wait to see it happen!




IT S GONE
By javalino on 11/23/2006 2:31:28 PM , Rating: 2
it just need less than two minutes for 1,000 Xbox's disapper from amazon. i try to get one but i was unluck and got on their site on 11:03 AM PST




hell yeah
By cciesquare on 11/16/2006 10:29:45 PM , Rating: 1
Xbox 360 winning at 88.3%

You have to be a registered member to vote.

VOTE POEPLE, VOTE......i want want of these




Yeah
By Bobroton on 11/16/06, Rating: -1
RE: Yeah
By R Nilla on 11/16/2006 4:01:55 PM , Rating: 5
No, what's really great is another spambot that thinks anyone here gives a sh!t about "sortnews."

Hasta la vista. Prepare to be "Moderated."


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