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360 20GB HDDs $50 at TRU

EinhanderEinhander __BANNED USERS regular
edited December 2007 in Games and Technology
So I just stopped by my Toys R Us to pick up the $129 HD-DVD player they had, and I found out that the 20GB Xbox 360 HDDs are cut to $49.99 (as far as the employees knew, it's a permanent price cut, not a sale). This makes the Arcade a pretty decent deal.

So, if you've got a Core, or an Arcade, get on down to TRU and get yourself a HDD already.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Einhander wrote: »
    So I just stopped by my Toys R Us to pick up the $129 HD-DVD player they had, and I found out that the 20GB Xbox 360 HDDs are cut to $49.99 (as far as the employees knew, it's a permanent price cut, not a sale). This makes the Arcade a pretty decent deal.

    So, if you've got a Core, or an Arcade, get on down to TRU and get yourself a HDD already.

    Fuck, now I feel like I should have gotten an Arcade rather than a Pro back in November.

    edit: no wait, I got Forza for free. Never mind.

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    EinhanderEinhander __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2007
    Yeah, I bought an Elite, so I pretty much paid an extra $100 for the 120GB since all of the Premiums have HDMI now.

    I also got ahold of a still sealed double pack of Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Forza 2 for $20 at the used game shop I stopped at before I went to TRU and got the player and $50 in MS Points.

    Today was a good day for me and my 360.

    Also, I rule.

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    EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    hopefully this means a price cut on the 120gig drives as well. I'd love one of those, but not for 180

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Hm, so Arcades are $280. And Pros are $350. And harddrives are $50.

    So that means, for $20 less, you can get an arcade with MORE space than a pro. you just miss out on the game bundle, which, if GT2002/JSRF bundle taught us anything, means those games will soon be worth less than $10. Combined. Oh, and you get 5 XBLA titles.

    Interesting...

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    EinhanderEinhander __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2007
    Basically.

    I mean, you miss out on the chrome finish, too.

    Is the chrome finish worth $20?

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Einhander wrote: »
    Basically.

    I mean, you miss out on the chrome finish, too.

    Is the chrome finish worth $20?

    No, not really.

    I've been basically the only proponent of the core/arcade system on this board for a long while now, so I'm just having my moment to gloat. I believe I'll go buy a hard drive, finally, tomorrow.

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    EinhanderEinhander __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2007
    Do it. There is so much cool shit you can get on Live that the HDD is seriously a good investment, especially at $50. Even if you only use it for custom soundtracks and DLC.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Einhander wrote: »
    Do it. There is so much cool shit you can get on Live that the HDD is seriously a good investment, especially at $50. Even if you only use it for custom soundtracks and DLC.

    I don't really miss out on DLC unless it's something huge. 256 mb is actually a lot of room to work with. I can even enjoy XBLA games - I normally just keep them installed one at a time. And my ipod let me have custom soundtracks on my 360 since I bought it.

    But yeah, I guess it's finally time to cave in and buy one. Especially since I'm getting a better deal than those pro bastards.... so smug...

    *gloat gloat gloat*

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    Captain CrunchCaptain Crunch Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I bought my 360 used, It was a core with a 20gig HDD for $200.
    But it RRoD'd on me a month later, but I sent it in then bam! Two weeks later and a brand new 360.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I bought my 360 used, It was a core with a 20gig HDD for $200.
    But it RRoD'd on me a month later, but I sent it in then bam! Two weeks later and a brand new 360.

    You and I, we are kindred spirits. Let us drink to our triumphs of the wallets!

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    Captain CrunchCaptain Crunch Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I bought my 360 used, It was a core with a 20gig HDD for $200.
    But it RRoD'd on me a month later, but I sent it in then bam! Two weeks later and a brand new 360.

    You and I, we are kindred spirits. Let us drink to our triumphs of the wallets!

    Woohoo!
    Yeah, I still can't believe I got it for $200, when they were $400 +tax retail.

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    eelektrikeelektrik Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Am I the only one that gets annoyed when people call the 360 the 360 Pro? Its just Xbox 360, it has no further name. Only the Core, Elite, or Arcade have an additional moniker. The other is just the standard Xbox 360.

    Though with $50 Hard Drives, this does make the Arcade a pretty damn good investment now for new owners.

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    HarshLanguageHarshLanguage Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    eelektrik wrote: »
    Am I the only one that gets annoyed when people call the 360 the 360 Pro? Its just Xbox 360, it has no further name. Only the Core, Elite, or Arcade have an additional moniker. The other is just the standard Xbox 360.

    Eh, it's just a way to differentiate between specific models. "Xbox 360" could be any one of them, but when you say Premium or Pro you know it's the middle tier.

    I'm not sure where the "Premium" name came from in the first place. But I think "Pro" comes from the newer advertising for the upgraded Premium. "Go Pro" was the tagline for the new HDMI-enabled version. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    Hm, so Arcades are $280. And Pros are $350. And harddrives are $50.

    So that means, for $20 less, you can get an arcade with MORE space than a pro. you just miss out on the game bundle, which, if GT2002/JSRF bundle taught us anything, means those games will soon be worth less than $10. Combined. Oh, and you get 5 XBLA titles.

    Interesting...


    How is this more disk space than a Pro?

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    eelektrikeelektrik Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    apotheos wrote: »
    Hm, so Arcades are $280. And Pros are $350. And harddrives are $50.

    So that means, for $20 less, you can get an arcade with MORE space than a pro. you just miss out on the game bundle, which, if GT2002/JSRF bundle taught us anything, means those games will soon be worth less than $10. Combined. Oh, and you get 5 XBLA titles.

    Interesting...


    How is this more disk space than a Pro?

    20gb + 256mb > 20gb

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    SandersSanders Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    eelektrik wrote: »
    Am I the only one that gets annoyed when people call the 360 the 360 Pro? Its just Xbox 360, it has no further name. Only the Core, Elite, or Arcade have an additional moniker. The other is just the standard Xbox 360.

    Though with $50 Hard Drives, this does make the Arcade a pretty damn good investment now for new owners.
    Not sure at other stores, but the $349.99 360 at Toys R Us is referenced as the "Pro " system on both labels and in the system.

    So yeah, get over it.

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    eelektrikeelektrik Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Sanders wrote: »
    eelektrik wrote: »
    Am I the only one that gets annoyed when people call the 360 the 360 Pro? Its just Xbox 360, it has no further name. Only the Core, Elite, or Arcade have an additional moniker. The other is just the standard Xbox 360.

    Though with $50 Hard Drives, this does make the Arcade a pretty damn good investment now for new owners.
    Not sure at other stores, but the $349.99 360 at Toys R Us is referenced as the "Pro " system on both labels and in the system.

    So yeah, get over it.

    I actually work at TRU and hadn't noticed. It still doesn't make it a "pro" model. It says Xbox 360 on the box, thats it, thats all its called.

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    yeah, I have no idea where the hell Xbox 360 Pro came from. I've always seen it marked or referred to as the Premium.

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    SandersSanders Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    yeah, I have no idea where the hell Xbox 360 Pro came from. I've always seen it marked or referred to as the Premium.
    I am guessing pro stands for "promotional" being as it has a different SKU compared to the non bundled premiums.

    Both elites may have the same however.

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    KimFidlerKimFidler Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Einhander wrote: »
    Yeah, I bought an Elite, so I pretty much paid an extra $100 for the 120GB since all of the Premiums have HDMI now.

    I also got ahold of a still sealed double pack of Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Forza 2 for $20 at the used game shop I stopped at before I went to TRU and got the player and $50 in MS Points.

    Today was a good day for me and my 360.

    Also, I rule.

    You do rule man, you do.

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    LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Core owners unite! I bought my Core for $200 new on clearance last summer and then picked up an HD for $60 on eBay. I actually prefer the all-white look of my 360, because none of the other parts of my setup has chrome on it.

    Note that this is actually a Toys R Us clearance on the 20GB HD (that's why it's a .98 at the end instead of a .99), so once they're out they're likely out for good. The HD-DVD player is also on clearance, as I believe it's mentioned above ... I wonder if this is the precursor to a price drop on the 120GB drive.

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    Lave IILave II Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I would have got an Arcade, but I saw an offer for a Pro model, with crackdown for £30 more, so went with that instead. I prefer the lack of chrome to be honest.

    Also I should be getting 10 free arcade games, so I'm nor even missing out there.

    Glad to have added you lunker. I shall be beating you on the Arcade games learderboards ASAP. (In my dreams)

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Let's see, what's the price difference between the arcade and whatever-the-fuck we're calling the 20GB model now?

    The arcade model's looking like a pretty good buy now.

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    LunaticPumaLunaticPuma Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    One major difference between the arcade and pro that people keep forgetting:

    Premium comes with component cable for HD.

    Arcade comes with standard composite cable.

    Permium can do HD out of the box while the arcade cannot. However, if someone wants to get an HDMI or VGA cable, then arcade is cheaper with a $50 HDD.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    One major difference between the arcade and pro that people keep forgetting:

    Premium comes with component cable for HD.

    Arcade comes with standard composite cable.

    Permium can do HD out of the box while the arcade cannot. However, if someone wants to get an HDMI or VGA cable, then arcade is cheaper with a $50 HDD.

    someone was claiming it's possible to do HD over composite cables, but I'm sure he was blowing smoke out of his ass and I'm too lazy of a guy to grab my cables and test it out.

    But yeah, VGA cables ran me $6 at fry's.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    eelektrik wrote: »
    Am I the only one that gets annoyed when people call the 360 the 360 Pro? Its just Xbox 360, it has no further name. Only the Core, Elite, or Arcade have an additional moniker. The other is just the standard Xbox 360.

    Though with $50 Hard Drives, this does make the Arcade a pretty damn good investment now for new owners.

    It's got "Go Pro" written on the box in big fucking letters.

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    LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    One major difference between the arcade and pro that people keep forgetting:

    Premium comes with component cable for HD.

    Arcade comes with standard composite cable.

    Permium can do HD out of the box while the arcade cannot. However, if someone wants to get an HDMI or VGA cable, then arcade is cheaper with a $50 HDD.

    someone was claiming it's possible to do HD over composite cables, but I'm sure he was blowing smoke out of his ass and I'm too lazy of a guy to grab my cables and test it out.

    But yeah, VGA cables ran me $6 at fry's.

    GameStop has their house brand of component cables with hookups for 360, Wii and PS2/3 all for $15, so I ended up with that. You can't have it plugged in to more than one console at a time, but I think that's par for the course for any multi-console A/V plug and I'm too cheap to buy a component switcher right now.

    Still, the price after that + Arcade + 20GB HD is the same as a 360 Pro, so at that point it's down to pack-in games.

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    mrflippymrflippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Einhander wrote: »
    Do it. There is so much cool shit you can get on Live that the HDD is seriously a good investment, especially at $50. Even if you only use it for custom soundtracks and DLC.

    I don't really miss out on DLC unless it's something huge. 256 mb is actually a lot of room to work with. I can even enjoy XBLA games - I normally just keep them installed one at a time. And my ipod let me have custom soundtracks on my 360 since I bought it.

    But yeah, I guess it's finally time to cave in and buy one. Especially since I'm getting a better deal than those pro bastards.... so smug...

    *gloat gloat gloat*

    Wait, what are you gloating about again? I've been quite happy with my hard drive so far, and have had no qualms about buying the more expensive version.

    What does annoy me is that all of the new systems apparently have HDMI support, which would be nice to have, but as I don't actually have anything that accepts HDMI inputs yet, I'm sure I'll manage.

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