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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #195 on: February 28, 2021, 04:01 PM »
I thought these would be all over the place after the holidays.  I was super lucky to snag one at Lake Street Target a few days before Christmas.  They organized it so you bought online, then picked up in store, and even offered to escort me to my car for safety.  What a weird world we live in.  I would contact your closest Target electronics manager and/or walmart manager and ask them for the scoop.  They might be able to give you some idea of when more are coming or the best way to secure them.  Those guys will definitely get a lot more stock than anybody else.  You could also try Facebook Marketplace - maybe the scalpers have come down in price after the holiday craze.
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« Reply #196 on: February 28, 2021, 04:58 PM »
That’s a good idea.  Maybe I can just find a sympathetic employee to help me get one at the store.  Facebook market place is a no go for me, I deleted my account about 3 years ago and never looked back. 

Thanks for the idea!

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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #197 on: February 28, 2021, 06:40 PM »
I was super lucky to snag one at Lake Street Target a few days before Christmas.  They organized it so you bought online, then picked up in store, and even offered to escort me to my car for safety.  What a weird world we live in.

You do realize that you picked the local Target in probably the worst neighborhood, and the one that was looted and nearly burned down in the riots? 

I'd probably want an escort to my car after buying hot dogs much less a $500 gaming console that could be flipped for $1000.

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« Reply #198 on: March 1, 2021, 10:33 PM »
You do realize that you picked the local Target in probably the worst neighborhood, and the one that was looted and nearly burned down in the riots? 

I'd probably want an escort to my car after buying hot dogs much less a $500 gaming console that could be flipped for $1000.

It wasn't really a choice - the one time I found an opportunity to get one in stock it was only available at Lake Street.  That store is completely rebuilt after the riots and is actually really nice now.  It's a huge footprint - they actually have the store pickup section way down at the furthest entrance and several aisles of basic needs stuff as a buffer at the front of the store in a permanent secondary location (water, bath tissue, etc.).  It also feels much safer around 11AM than other times of the day. 
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #199 on: March 30, 2021, 12:59 PM »
I asked in a Reddit thread for tips and someone suggested the Hot Stock app.... it sends you alerts when things go in stock, and if you pay $5 a month you get alerts ahead of the rest of the users.

So I tried it, and every time I got an alert, I STILL couldn't get to the sites fast enough to get one through checkout.  Until yesterday when I managed to buy one at Walmart.com.

Then this morning, the order got canceled.  I chatted with their customer service to ask why and they said that it was a duplicate order.  So I checked and I didn't have to orders.  They said it was because someone else at my address bought one. 

Turns out, their algorithm isn't smart enough to recognize apartment numbers, and one of my neighbors in the other apartments in this building bought one.

They said I could re-order... which is nearly impossible, and if I did it would just get canceled again.

A half hour after all this, I got another alert, this time CostCo, and I was able to get an order in through their app.

Fingers crossed that it actually ships.

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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #200 on: March 30, 2021, 01:03 PM »
Good luck Rob.  I'm willing to be patient and wait until the craziness dies down.
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Re: Xbox One
« Reply #201 on: March 30, 2021, 03:21 PM »
Sweet Christmas - I can't believe these are still backlogged 3 months after the holidays.  Hope this one goes through for you.
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« Reply #202 on: March 30, 2021, 06:28 PM »
So far so good... I trust CostCo's customer service 100x more than Walmart's.


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« Reply #203 on: April 5, 2021, 04:10 PM »
Expected delivery tomorrow.... it's finally happening.

That Hot Stock app did work for me, if anyone's looking for another way to get one of these bought.  The app isn't just Xbox's, it's all kinds of stuff.