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Re:Forget chess computers! Collect XBOXes
« on: December 9, 2005, 08:25AM »
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Quote from: PaulM on December  9, 2005, 05:20AM   

This happens often with a hot item.  I don't understand why they only produce a limited amount. I understand supply and demand, but in this case they would sell millions before the holidays.


Maybe production and or distribution problems...
Taxes could be involved too...maybe they earned already their share for 2005.
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« Reply #1 on: December 9, 2005, 05:20AM »
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This happens often with a hot item.  I don't understand why they only produce a limited amount. I understand supply and demand, but in this case they would sell millions before the holidays.
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« Reply #2 on: December 8, 2005, 07:23PM »
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You're not the only one Mike 

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« Reply #3 on: December 8, 2005, 12:55AM »
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We regret that owing to unprecedented demand for this new product, it is out of stock both online and in our shops. Unfortunately, we do not expect to receive further supplies before Christmas. We are very sorry for any disappointment caused.

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« Reply #4 on: December 7, 2005, 09:19PM »
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Hi Christian,


Quote from: Endspielgott on December  7, 2005, 11:31AM   

I thought they only blew up cars in Paris...did they blow up all the Xboxes too

cars were burnt everywhere in France, so there must be another explanation 

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« Reply #5 on: December 7, 2005, 11:31AM »
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Quote from: Alain Zanchetta on December  7, 2005, 08:50AM   

In Paris' suburbs, xbox 360 are now very difficult if not impossible to find...
but it seems a lot easier to find in provinces

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Hey Alain,

I thought they only blew up cars in Paris...did they blow up all the Xboxes too

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« Reply #6 on: December 7, 2005, 08:50AM »
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In Paris' suburbs, xbox 360 are now very difficult if not impossible to find...
but it seems a lot easier to find in provinces

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Alain

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« Reply #7 on: December 7, 2005, 08:25AM »
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That's a funny thing. Today I have answered to a local vendor about the xbox 360 and he has told me that he has five available on his shop at the standard price (299 and 399 depending on the version?). Ebay is too hard for me to understand.
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« Reply #8 on: December 7, 2005, 08:24AM »
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That's a funny thing. Today I have answered to a local vendor about the xbox 360 and he has told me that he has five available on his shop at the standard price (299 and 399 depending on the version?). Ebay is too hard for me to understand.
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« Reply #9 on: December 7, 2005, 12:01AM »
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Hmmm nice.
Affordable too.

It's good to know that when a chap needs a lift up the economic ladder there is someone around to help. Will this auction encourage scams using the same pictures.

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Forget chess computers! Collect XBOXes
« Reply #10 on: December 6, 2005, 07:27PM »
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I've always been curious about game consoles and chess.
Because of having high-end processors I often wonder about  what ELO ratings we could get from them.

The XBOX 360 for instance, features not 1 CPU but 3! IBM PowerPC-based CPU - 3 symmetrical cores at 3.2 GHz each!

Now, the reason for that subject on this thread is the auction below

What do you think?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8237022915

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