Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Fate does not want me to have an Xbox

  1. #1
    Raw Wave wizardPC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    2,635

    Fate does not want me to have an Xbox

    For the last 2 months, I have been trying to buy an Xbox and it seems that fate wishes me not to have one. I refuse to pay $180+ on ebay for a used one when I can supposedly get a new one for $150. Unfortunately, nowhere around here has any--at least not when I get there to buy one.

    Case #1: Last weekend I went to Birmingham for a gun show, but before I left I called bestbuy and circuitcity to see if they had any. BB had 7 and CC had 5. By the time I got there (about 5 hours later) CC had sold out and BB said they never had any to begin with

    Case #2: The walmart here in starkville (which is the only thing we have other than the university) is notorious for not keeping anything in stock, as well as not having enough cashiers on duty at any time. Because I live in the Bible Belt, I have discovered that the only time I can get through the checkout line in less than a half hour is if I go whilst everyone else is at church. Today I went at about 11:30 to get a vacuum cleaner and some groceries. I am a follower of Dave Ramsey, so I only brought enough cash for me to buy what I went for (~$60). Lo and behold as I passed the electronics section I saw 4 Xboxes! YAY! I ran home and grabbed my check card and drove back to walmart, where I discovered that in the 45 minutes it took me to do that some shmuck had come in after church and bought all 4 of them SONOFA*****!

    Case #3: After whining to some freinds of mine (all of whom have xboxes), someone mentioned that Gamestop.com has refurbs for $130. EXCELLENT!
    I go to the website, add one to the cart, go to checkout and guess what? My new checkcard's visa number hasnt been activated! Well thats okay, because I can use a check.......oh, wait, my checkbook is at the office. So now I have to wait until tuesday (I work for the bank, and monday is a holiday) to either get my Visa activated or grab my checkbook. By then, Gamestop will probably have sold out of all their Xboxes with the way my luck is going.

    Either that, or microsoft will decide to recall all unsold boxes until the release of Xbox2, which is tentatively scheduled for next december. SONOFAMONKEY****ER!


    So, anyone got a working xbox they wanna sell me for $120?
    Debt as of 1/1/05: $34,354.48
    Debt as of July 4, 2007: $0.00 explanation
    I'M DEBT FREE!!
    I'm now a reasonably successful gunblogger.

  2. #2
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    socal
    Posts
    67
    damn thats horrible, your trying so hard to get it. Its funny how that person bought all 4 of the xboxs before you could get back hahaahahaha. good luck with getting a one. if you get halo 2 and xbox live lemme know your gamertag.

  3. #3
    Top Ramen lgbr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Spokane, WA, US
    Posts
    973
    I have an XBox, its stupid. The games suck (especially Halo 2, I hate that game) and Xbox live is a rip off.
    Audio Rockford Fosgate: 900 Watt 4-channel amp, 501bd Mono amp
    Computer AMD 2400+ XP, 1 GB DDR RAM, Orbit Micro 250W DC-DC PSU

    Head units are for cheaters!
    sure some girls fake orgasms.....but it's guys like me who fake the whole relationship

  4. #4
    Raw Wave wizardPC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    2,635
    I finally was able to win one off ebay today for $120 shipped. It will be chipped within the next month, and yes, XBox Live is a complete ripoff when you have things like xbconnect and xlink's Kai
    Debt as of 1/1/05: $34,354.48
    Debt as of July 4, 2007: $0.00 explanation
    I'M DEBT FREE!!
    I'm now a reasonably successful gunblogger.

  5. #5
    Top Ramen lgbr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Spokane, WA, US
    Posts
    973
    Quote Originally Posted by wizardPC
    I finally was able to win one off ebay today for $120 shipped. It will be chipped within the next month, and yes, XBox Live is a complete ripoff when you have things like xbconnect and xlink's Kai
    Or when you have a computer.
    Audio Rockford Fosgate: 900 Watt 4-channel amp, 501bd Mono amp
    Computer AMD 2400+ XP, 1 GB DDR RAM, Orbit Micro 250W DC-DC PSU

    Head units are for cheaters!
    sure some girls fake orgasms.....but it's guys like me who fake the whole relationship

  6. #6
    Rub One Out Motoko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Hertfordshire, England, Earth, Solar System
    Posts
    919
    you travelled all the way to Birmingham? wow
    CarPC status: iPod, 3,456,217 songs so **** you

  7. #7
    Raw Wave wizardPC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    2,635
    its only like 2 hrs away. I didnt go across the pond, if thats what youre inferring
    Debt as of 1/1/05: $34,354.48
    Debt as of July 4, 2007: $0.00 explanation
    I'M DEBT FREE!!
    I'm now a reasonably successful gunblogger.

  8. #8
    FLAC NiN^_^NiN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Australia, Melbourne
    Posts
    1,230
    I Forsee that the day he gets it he will play it then his home will be broken into and only the xbox will be taken
    CarPC Status:
    GPS: 99%
    Hardware: 99%
    Software: 92%
    Case Install: 99.9%
    Dash Install: 100%
    Car Install: 72%

  9. #9
    Raw Wave wizardPC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    2,635
    yeah no kidding
    Debt as of 1/1/05: $34,354.48
    Debt as of July 4, 2007: $0.00 explanation
    I'M DEBT FREE!!
    I'm now a reasonably successful gunblogger.

  10. #10
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    110
    Quote Originally Posted by lgbr
    I have an XBox, its stupid. The games suck (especially Halo 2, I hate that game) and Xbox live is a rip off.

    two things:

    one, your opinion is not law. I personally love halo 2 and find xbox live to be a pretty decent deal.

    two, the xbox is the single best option for console-based emulation and modification. if you're into that kind of thing, the xbox is more than worth it.
    softmodded xbox, PSOne screen, inverter. simple and effective. Combine with PDA and head unit with aux input, and we're having a wonderful time.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. xbox + inverter + remote start + relay switch
    By ozstriker78 in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-24-2008, 09:44 PM
  2. modified xbox instead of a PC?
    By hydraulix in forum General MP3Car Discussion
    Replies: 80
    Last Post: 12-05-2005, 12:14 PM
  3. Linux Build or Xbox Port???
    By boschk2002 in forum FrodoPlayer
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-09-2005, 01:43 PM
  4. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-17-2004, 04:43 PM
  5. Ai-Net and XBOX and other ideas
    By Gavroche in forum General MP3Car Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-18-2004, 12:55 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •