RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,187
Posts: 5,345,277
Members: 24,603
Currently online: 637
Newest member: localyokel

TrekToday headlines

Klingon Beer Arrives In The US
By: T'Bonz on Jul 22

Star Trek: Prelude To Axanar
By: T'Bonz on Jul 22

Abrams Announces Star Wars: Force For Change Sweepstakes
By: T'Bonz on Jul 22

New Funko Trek Figure
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Saldana As A Role Model
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

San Diego Comic-Con Trek Fan Guide
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Cumberbatch As Turing
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Retro Review: In the Pale Moonlight
By: Michelle on Jul 19

Trek Beach Towel
By: T'Bonz on Jul 18

Two New Starships Collection Releases
By: T'Bonz on Jul 17


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > TV & Media

TV & Media Non-Trek television, movies, books, music, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 12 2008, 04:11 PM   #1
Bob The Skutter
Service Droid
 
Bob The Skutter's Avatar
 
Location: Bob The Skutter
View Bob The Skutter's Twitter Profile
Woolies cutting Xbox 360 prices?

I've just read this on Engadget. It looks like Woolworths may be cutting the prices of the 360 range, just like the did with the Wii not too long ago.

We received the image above from a supposed Woolworth's employee who scanned an upcoming retail catalog for our sicko pleasures. We can't verify the claim, but we understand that Woolies is in the midst of an escalating, retail price war in the UK gaming space. As such, what we're likely looking at are promotional cuts from the normal, £160, £200, £260 prices for the Arcade, Premium, and Xbox 360 Elite consoles, respectively. Then again, the across the board price cuts in the US seem to have really paid off so who knows.
__________________
And their call for war on poverty is a smokescreen we don't need, cos the only war worth fighting for is a war on their pure greed. : Acid Country - Paul Heaton
Bob The Skutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12 2008, 05:13 PM   #2
Haggis and tatties
Rear Admiral
 
Haggis and tatties's Avatar
 
Location: Glasgow
Re: Woolies cutting Xbox 360 prices?

Be advised with woolies especially with the 360, they were and are one of the worst shops for returning faulty goods, and that goes double the 360, no matter if its under the 12 months warranty they wont touch it with a barge pole, citing that you must deal with MS yourself and get it repaired....so be careful with them, they are very very unhelpful with returns like this.

I had this issue when trying to return my brothers 4 month old dead 360(not 3 RROD but just dead), they would not touch it no matter how many time i cited the sale act to them, i did get them to change it but it took a two week wait, two letters and numerous phone calls to my local trading standards office to do it, the trading standards person was really brilliant but she said i was not alone in my issues with Woolworth's and their returns policies.

So beware, i personally now would not even enter their shop to get out of the rain.
__________________

Haggis and tatties is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12 2008, 05:55 PM   #3
Bob The Skutter
Service Droid
 
Bob The Skutter's Avatar
 
Location: Bob The Skutter
View Bob The Skutter's Twitter Profile
Re: Woolies cutting Xbox 360 prices?

Hmm. And I thought Game were bad, my brother bought an xbox, the hard drive was shafted, they replaced it, and the replacement RRoD'd 6 hours later. When he took it in they took it out back, broke the warranty sticker, and said he'd been messing with it. I refuse to go there now, but I guess I'll be avoiding woolies too.
__________________
And their call for war on poverty is a smokescreen we don't need, cos the only war worth fighting for is a war on their pure greed. : Acid Country - Paul Heaton
Bob The Skutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12 2008, 08:34 PM   #4
James Bond
Rear Admiral
 
James Bond's Avatar
 
Location: MI6 - Pegasus Branch
Re: Woolies cutting Xbox 360 prices?

Actually, the price of the 360 has dropped everywhere (at least in Canada, and I imagine America too). The Premium bundle is now at $299 CND, and the Elite is at $399 CDN.
__________________
"I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell." RIP, Red Ranger
James Bond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12 2008, 08:59 PM   #5
PKerr
Rear Admiral
 
PKerr's Avatar
 
Location: Tampa Fl
Re: Woolies cutting Xbox 360 prices?

Wow just found this $40.00 off $199.00 at Circuit City coupon

http://i33.tinypic.com/2uhmzhh.jpg

According to several people on this site they used it to by a 360.

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/...d.php?t=195999

Pretty good deal counting Circuit City is giving away a 1600 point live card with a 360 purchase.
PKerr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12 2008, 09:58 PM   #6
Gary Mitchell
Admiral
 
Gary Mitchell's Avatar
 
Location: ¯\_(°·O)_/¯ Florida
Re: Woolies cutting Xbox 360 prices?

^Don't be surprised if Circuit City doesn't let you use it to buy a 360 though. In the small print on the coupon it says "Qualifying purchases exclude gaming consoles...."
__________________
Born when she kissed me, died when she left me, lived whilst she loved me.
Gary Mitchell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12 2008, 10:00 PM   #7
firehawk12
Fleet Admiral
 
firehawk12's Avatar
 
Location: EXILE + ATTON = GUUUUUUSH!!!! (pic by aimo)
Re: Woolies cutting Xbox 360 prices?

Bob The Skutter wrote: View Post
Hmm. And I thought Game were bad, my brother bought an xbox, the hard drive was shafted, they replaced it, and the replacement RRoD'd 6 hours later. When he took it in they took it out back, broke the warranty sticker, and said he'd been messing with it. I refuse to go there now, but I guess I'll be avoiding woolies too.
Holy shit. Now that's "customer service".

"You want to return this?"
*SMASH*
"But you already broke it!"
__________________
The best reason to watch Curling:
Johnson Sisters!

"How do you trust a nation that's invented Karate? They're standing there in their pajamas... then they kick you in the balls!"
firehawk12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 12 2008, 11:37 PM   #8
Bob The Skutter
Service Droid
 
Bob The Skutter's Avatar
 
Location: Bob The Skutter
View Bob The Skutter's Twitter Profile
Re: Woolies cutting Xbox 360 prices?

James Bond wrote: View Post
Actually, the price of the 360 has dropped everywhere (at least in Canada, and I imagine America too). The Premium bundle is now at $299 CND, and the Elite is at $399 CDN.
Nope, the price hasn't been dropped in the UK, apparently the fact that we're paying almost double what everyone but Australia is paying means we don't get a price drop.

firehawk12 wrote: View Post
Bob The Skutter wrote: View Post
Hmm. And I thought Game were bad, my brother bought an xbox, the hard drive was shafted, they replaced it, and the replacement RRoD'd 6 hours later. When he took it in they took it out back, broke the warranty sticker, and said he'd been messing with it. I refuse to go there now, but I guess I'll be avoiding woolies too.
Holy shit. Now that's "customer service".

"You want to return this?"
*SMASH*
"But you already broke it!"
Yep, thankfully MS repaired it for free anyway after he explained the situation. But I refuse to shop at that place any more, but they are the biggest and they own the second biggest video game chain stores in the country.
__________________
And their call for war on poverty is a smokescreen we don't need, cos the only war worth fighting for is a war on their pure greed. : Acid Country - Paul Heaton
Bob The Skutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13 2008, 03:23 AM   #9
Aragorn
Admiral
 
Aragorn's Avatar
 
Re: Woolies cutting Xbox 360 prices?

Bob The Skutter wrote: View Post
Hmm. And I thought Game were bad, my brother bought an xbox, the hard drive was shafted, they replaced it, and the replacement RRoD'd 6 hours later. When he took it in they took it out back, broke the warranty sticker, and said he'd been messing with it. I refuse to go there now, but I guess I'll be avoiding woolies too.
Whoa! So that's your story about Gamestop that's been circulating on the web?

You know, Gamestop, EB Games, etc. aren't THAT BAD. You can get a used game there for $55 instead of buying a new one for $60!

I overheard a clerk at one of those places deliberately lie to a customer and tell them they needed to preorder because it's a game that would be impossible to find at other places once it comes out. The game was Mario Party for the Wii.
Aragorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13 2008, 06:19 AM   #10
firehawk12
Fleet Admiral
 
firehawk12's Avatar
 
Location: EXILE + ATTON = GUUUUUUSH!!!! (pic by aimo)
Re: Woolies cutting Xbox 360 prices?

The problem is that they have a pre-order quota thing they need to hit, so they have to push that stuff. The EBs in Canada that I've been in haven't really been that douchey though... although their trade in values are laughably low.
__________________
The best reason to watch Curling:
Johnson Sisters!

"How do you trust a nation that's invented Karate? They're standing there in their pajamas... then they kick you in the balls!"
firehawk12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13 2008, 09:10 AM   #11
Bob The Skutter
Service Droid
 
Bob The Skutter's Avatar
 
Location: Bob The Skutter
View Bob The Skutter's Twitter Profile
Re: Woolies cutting Xbox 360 prices?

Aragorn wrote: View Post
Bob The Skutter wrote: View Post
Hmm. And I thought Game were bad, my brother bought an xbox, the hard drive was shafted, they replaced it, and the replacement RRoD'd 6 hours later. When he took it in they took it out back, broke the warranty sticker, and said he'd been messing with it. I refuse to go there now, but I guess I'll be avoiding woolies too.
Whoa! So that's your story about Gamestop that's been circulating on the web?

You know, Gamestop, EB Games, etc. aren't THAT BAD. You can get a used game there for $55 instead of buying a new one for $60!

I overheard a clerk at one of those places deliberately lie to a customer and tell them they needed to preorder because it's a game that would be impossible to find at other places once it comes out. The game was Mario Party for the Wii.
No, not Gamestop, GAME, it's a UK store. GAME and Gamestation are the two biggest video game stores in the country, Gamestation used to be mostly about trade-ins and imports, till GAME bought them out. EB doesn't exist here any more.
__________________
And their call for war on poverty is a smokescreen we don't need, cos the only war worth fighting for is a war on their pure greed. : Acid Country - Paul Heaton
Bob The Skutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13 2008, 12:01 PM   #12
Haggis and tatties
Rear Admiral
 
Haggis and tatties's Avatar
 
Location: Glasgow
Re: Woolies cutting Xbox 360 prices?

Bob The Skutter wrote: View Post
Hmm. And I thought Game were bad, my brother bought an xbox, the hard drive was shafted, they replaced it, and the replacement RRoD'd 6 hours later. When he took it in they took it out back, broke the warranty sticker, and said he'd been messing with it. I refuse to go there now, but I guess I'll be avoiding woolies too.
Nasty buggers, Game was a OK shop for PC games when it was electronic boutique but since it became Game its just been a shit place that tries to push those silly loyalty cards in your face, and their trade in prices are just silly.........glad you got it sorted though.

I occasionally do the odd trade in at gamestation which is a much better shop, but 99% of my electronic gaming purchases are now done over the net.
__________________

Haggis and tatties is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.