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360 HD-DVD Player is now $50 ... selling out fast
« on: February 25, 2008, 04:28:19 AM »
All stores should be making the price drop this morning. Only lasted for about an hour at Amazon.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8132095&st=360+hd-dvd&lp=2&type=product&cp=1&id=1158321865239


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Re: 360 HD-DVD Player is now $50 ... selling out fast
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 09:43:20 AM »
It's almost worth it just for the remote.


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Re: 360 HD-DVD Player is now $50 ... selling out fast
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 10:42:23 AM »
Sheesh that is crazy! They should do something like this with the 120 Gig hard drive sometime too, then i wouldn't have to worry as much about filling up my little 20 gig drive.


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Re: 360 HD-DVD Player is now $50 ... selling out fast
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008, 12:30:23 PM »
Circuit City link:
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Xbox-360-HD-DVD-Player-w-King-Kong-HD-DVD-882224379663/sem/rpsm/oid/166160/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do?

... also, I've heard a rumor that Amazon stopped selling these because they didn't want to issue price refunds for people that paid more than 50 for it... Either way, if you've ever wanted a cheap HD-DVD player I wouldn't wait too long on this, new in box might be hard to come by in the near future.

I was a little apprehensive to jump on this right away, but in the end I convinced myself that it was worth it. I expect the 5 free movie rebate to be honored by Toshiba (good until 2-29) but if not its still a bargain. I'm still planning on getting a ps3 for blu-ray, but rather than going out to build a blu-ray library I couldn't shake the feeling of jealousy over the HD-DVD movie bargins. Grabbed a used copy of Bourne Ultimatum today for 10 bucks (lol, its even a regular DVD combo disc) and plan on surfing the web for various deals. Frankly Blu-ray library can wait.


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Re: 360 HD-DVD Player is now $50 ... selling out fast
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008, 12:36:57 PM »
Just for reference purposes this is what the rebate looks like...


 Mail-in Rebate Form for Toshiba 5 Free HD DVD Offer

Please PRINT this form and then clearly hand-print the information in each blank. Note: Forms with typed-in responses WILL NOT be accepted.

NAME:

ADDRESS:



CITY:

STATE:

ZIP:

DAYTIME PHONE:
   ______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________

BRAND:
MODEL:
SKU:
REBATE:
OFFER DATE:
POSTMARK DATE:
   
Microsoft
360 HD DVD PLAYER
8132095
5 HD DVDs
10/01/2007 TO 02/28/2008
30 days from date of purchase

PROOF OF PURCHASE REQUIREMENTS:

   1. This Rebate Form.
2. Copy of Receipt.
3. Original UPC barcode cut from box.
4. *************************************
5. Select 5 HD DVDs
6. **ONLY SELECT ONE HD DVD FROM EACH
7. CATEGORY**
8. *************************************
9. Category A
10. ( ) Aeon Flux [PG-13]
11. ( ) Babel [R]
12. ( ) The Italian Job[PG-13]
13.
14. Category B
15. ( ) The Hulk [PG-13]
16. ( ) Pitch Black [NR]
17. ( ) The Thing [R]
18.
19. Category C
20. ( ) Charlie & The Choclate
21. Factory [PG]
22. ( ) Swordfish [PG]
23. ( ) Full Metal Jacket [R]
24.
25. Category D
26. ( ) Firewall [PG-13]
27. ( ) The Frighteners [NR]
28. ( ) U2: Rattle and Hum [PG-13]
29.
30. Category E
31. ( ) Black Rain [R]
32. ( ) Darkman [R]
33. ( ) Troy [R]

MAIL ALL OF THE ABOVE TO:

   Toshiba 5 Free HD DVD Offer
PO Box 420503

El Paso, TX 885430503
1-800-405-7520


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Re: 360 HD-DVD Player is now $50 ... selling out fast
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008, 12:14:46 AM »
I'm surprised the price went down that low to be honest.


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Re: 360 HD-DVD Player is now $50 ... selling out fast
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 08:11:24 AM »
So basically if I buy one of these things I get an extra DVD player for my 360, a remote for my 360, and 5 Hi-Def. moviesf or $50 What do you think guys, should I buy one?


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Re: 360 HD-DVD Player is now $50 ... selling out fast
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008, 08:42:16 AM »
Mail in rebates are a bit of a gamble, this one especially (if they run out of movies the customers are probably SOL)
50 dollars really isn't that much money even if you don't get the movies.

BTW: it comes with King Kong in the box ... will probably cost around 30 dollars when it hits Blu-Ray.
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Re: 360 HD-DVD Player is now $50 ... selling out fast
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2008, 08:53:18 AM »
If they had 20 Q's today and the movie was King Kong, I think I would buy one. That'll be the only way I'm going to buy one, bring on the 20 Q's!


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Re: 360 HD-DVD Player is now $50 ... selling out fast
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2008, 09:59:27 AM »
went on best buy.com last night and reserved a hddvd drive. The dvd's themselves didn't drop in price that much in the store, but I stoped by a Target on the way back home and snagged Knocked Up and Batman Begins for 19.99 each.


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Re: 360 HD-DVD Player is now $50 ... selling out fast
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2008, 10:23:36 AM »
Heck. I already have one, but getting 5 movies for $50 almost makes me want to buy a second one. :^)


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Re: 360 HD-DVD Player is now $50 ... selling out fast
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2008, 10:24:44 AM »
JC, if you need a nice upscaling DVD player, pick one up. The remote's worth about $20 (It is pretty useful and has a lot of features, even if all I use it for is to power off the 360.) Kong's worth another$10-15, so you're getting the hardware for around $15, even if you never see the mail in movies. At the very least, if you play dvds in your 360,  it'll save wear and tear on the actual DVD drive on the unit.


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Re: 360 HD-DVD Player is now $50 ... selling out fast
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2008, 10:25:41 AM »
If you haven't checked already I guess deepdiscount.com has been selling HD-DVD's for $8-12.


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Re: 360 HD-DVD Player is now $50 ... selling out fast
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2008, 10:29:24 AM »
I haven't found any "great" movie deals yet. Personally I'm not gonna force it . Hopefully deals will pop up if I'm patient. What movies did you select on the rebate OTC? I went with The Italian Job, Pitch Black, Swordfish, U2: Rattle and Hum, & Darkman.


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Re: 360 HD-DVD Player is now $50 ... selling out fast
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2008, 10:32:58 AM »
If you haven't checked already I guess deepdiscount.com has been selling HD-DVD's for $8-12.

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