As hit the whole geekier side of the Internet last week, Amazon.com had a promo for an $100 Xbox, available today at 11am PST. I had 3 windows, with up to 6 tabs each, open as of 10:58am. The site began timing out almost immediately, and so I refreshed the tabs as needed. By 11:05am the pages that did manage to load showed the deal was sold out. And I wasn’t the only one…
I wonder how many they had in the promo, and also wonder what % of dissappointed shoppers ended up buying something else. For example, as a consolation prize I was welcome to pick up the “Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses: Interactive Princess Genevieve “Let’s Dance” Doll” for only $25. What a bargain.
yah…its a hoax I was there with 2 computers 2 browsers on each and still failed…..i dont think they gave them out at all.
Kesh – at first I agreed with you, but when I checked their Movers and Shakers page, Xbox core (at the time of writing) jumped to #1 today. I know a little bit about the workings of their rankings, and this implies they did sell a chunk of units…
Yep – I had 3 different browsers open (firefox/ie/opera) – and all timed out.. their front page was inaccessible too.. (tested from different computer)
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