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Probably not, but I actually saw my first Series X in the store window of a local Cex. Cex have a pretty bad reputation for bloated used prices (there was a Xbox One S for £235 ... about what they sell for new). Seems that to counter this, they're now offering a 2 year warranty on every electrical item they sell. The Series X was unboxed and they were asking £585 for it. So, I was thinking that the warranty sweetens the pill somewhat. A Series X is going to be nearly new and the standard warranty is only 12 months.

 

They also had a Wii U for £90 and a Megadrive/Genesis for £40.

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Why can't I get a brand new Xbox at the store? What is the problem with supply on these things? This is a debacle, the X has been released for a year, yet nobody can buy one for less than $900 from a scalper!

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it's stupid, for sure.  i'm not sure what the combination of factors are- scalpers? semiconductor shortage? only three made in the factory each full moon?

 

i finally gave in and just did the 'XBox All Access' thingy- I figure it'll be alright considering the price of the console + 2 years of the MS sub.  i have the money on hand, so i envision just paying it off early.

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On 4/9/2021 at 8:14 PM, Tickled_Pink said:

They also had a Wii U for £90 and a Megadrive/Genesis for £40.

A much better idea!

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On 4/22/2021 at 11:52 AM, Cobra Kai said:

Why can't I get a brand new Xbox at the store? What is the problem with supply on these things? This is a debacle, the X has been released for a year, yet nobody can buy one for less than $900 from a scalper!

Severe pandemic-driven chip shortages that are expected to last until next year. It's not helped by the fact that manufacturers, especially AMD, have moved over to 7nm and even 5nm processes. That reduced the yields. The smaller the gaps between transistors, the more errors creep in the fabrication process.

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On 4/22/2021 at 10:41 AM, digdugnate said:

it's stupid, for sure.  i'm not sure what the combination of factors are- scalpers? semiconductor shortage? only three made in the factory each full moon?

 

i finally gave in and just did the 'XBox All Access' thingy- I figure it'll be alright considering the price of the console + 2 years of the MS sub.  i have the money on hand, so i envision just paying it off early.

I'm looking at going the All Access route myself.  The price is right as the total is slightly cheaper than buying the system and 2 years of Gamepass (in Canadian dollars anyway).

 

No need to pay it off early either as there is no interest so you are better off putting that money away and earning some interest instead.  :)

 

My current MS Sub expires at the end of the month so I figure I'll go 'All Access' in the next week or so.  I'm looking at playing The Ascent in July!  

 

On another note, the idea of buying a tiny SSD expansion in the future is enticing... not that I need the space, but just to have it and you wouldn't even know it by looking at the system on the shelf!  lol

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7 hours ago, King_Salamon said:

I'm looking at going the All Access route myself.  The price is right as the total is slightly cheaper than buying the system and 2 years of Gamepass (in Canadian dollars anyway).

 

No need to pay it off early either as there is no interest so you are better off putting that money away and earning some interest instead.  :)

 

My current MS Sub expires at the end of the month so I figure I'll go 'All Access' in the next week or so.  I'm looking at playing The Ascent in July!  

 

On another note, the idea of buying a tiny SSD expansion in the future is enticing... not that I need the space, but just to have it and you wouldn't even know it by looking at the system on the shelf!  lol

I think the only thing that rankled me was the cost of the expansion.  Not that I didn't hang my head and give them the money, lol.

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16 hours ago, digdugnate said:

I think the only thing that rankled me was the cost of the expansion.  Not that I didn't hang my head and give them the money, lol.

Yeah that price tag did have me doing a double take.  lol  But if it works like the regular SSD in the Series X then it's an investment.  An investment I will make later on at some point.  

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