Monday, December 18, 2006

Xbox 360 And The Deal That Brought It Into My Life

Check out the white-on-black console porn. On top is my newest addition, the Xbox 360. Sometimes I feel guilty about being such a giant consumer, but the itch is finally scratched (y'all knew I was joking before, right?). I know some friends are uncomprehending, but I was a good boy and waited until I got a nice deal on this. The wife has been very patient. Maybe I love her even a little bit more. There's a lesson for you, ladies: Don't be like this guy's chick (who is apparently making her beau shed a truly amazing game collection in order to buy her a gaudy hunk of compressed carbon).

Anyway, if you are interested in getting a $100 rebate on the 360, expand this mofo.

Here's reason 1,023,657 why I love the web: I never would have snagged a 360 for 25% off without it. First, I see this post at joystiq for a rebate offer if you buy a 360 at Micro Center. I think, $100 off is a pretty great deal, especially considering that I had told myself early on that I'd wait for a price drop before getting one. But then I think, what's Micro Center? I've never heard of this store. So again, internet to the rescue. Checking out the store's site reveals that there is a location out on Strong Island. I check the Long Island Railroad's schedule (online, natch) and discover it is a half hour trip. Better yet, Google maps shows me that the store is less than a mile from the train station. A $10 round-trip ticket and two hours later, I'm back in Queens, spraying Locust blood in Gears of War.

How did we function without the web?

1 comment:

Matt said...

oh god that auction makes me so sad.. its such a beautiful collection (far more beautiful than that somewhat beastly girl of his). Of course if he actually gets $25k for it I'd have to give him props, he got a good 20 years of what looks to be some serious play time and then gets a check at the end of it all.. not bad. I'd just hate to see him to blow it on a ring.
Please promise me comstock wouldn't do that with his 5 systems, i'm still recovering from what you did to your cd collection (even if it was the right thing to do).