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Walmart XBox360 Deal



So on November 7th (one day only), Walmart is offering a deal. If you buy an xbox360 arcade for $200, you get a $100 walmart gift card. pretty good deal if you're in the market for a 360 as you can take the $100 and buy a game + accessories for the console.

http://gear.ign.com/articles/104/1042384p1.html

also i'm thinking. couldn't you just buy the xbox, get the card, return the xbox. and get whatever with the card?
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also i'm thinking. couldn't you just buy the xbox, get the card, return the xbox. and get whatever with the card?

They track the SN of the Xbox, so I doubt you will be able to do this. On top of that, it is most likely considered return fraud.
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They track the SN of the Xbox, so I doubt you will be able to do this. On top of that, it is most likely considered return fraud.
You buy an xbox that has a bonus gift card, you decide you don't want the xbox and return it unopened and keep the gift card, I don't see how that's fraud.
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You buy an xbox that has a bonus gift card, you decide you don't want the xbox and return it unopened and keep the gift card, I don't see how that's fraud.

I was assuming he was going to return it without a receipt, the go-to method for people trying to do schemes like this. In the case that he tries to return it with a receipt, they are going to either ask for the gift card back or you will have to buy the gift card if it's been used already, I can pretty much guarantee that. Even returning without a receipt probably won't work, since like I said they track the SN and can see that it was sold with a gift card (in which case maybe they will give you the price you paid less the $100 gift card value).

edit: At any rate, you shouldn't do this because you may be taking a great deal away from someone who really wants it since this is most likely going to sell out.
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couldn't you upgrade the memory of that and make it just as good as the $299 version?
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couldn't you upgrade the memory of that and make it just as good as the $299 version?

Yeah but that would cost 100$ and you would be right back up to 299
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Yeah but that would cost 100$ and you would be right back up to 299

yea but doesn't the $100 gift card cover that? i'm not trolling or anything, actually thinking about one for xmas. i also seen that walmart has a modern warfare 2 version that looks pretty bad ass for 399.
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yea but doesn't the $100 gift card cover that? i'm not trolling or anything, actually thinking about one for xmas. i also seen that walmart has a modern warfare 2 version that looks pretty bad ass for 399.

exactly. Use the gift card to make an arcade a pro for $200.
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exactly. Use the gift card to make an arcade a pro for $200.

is the memory the only difference? all versions require me to buy component cables anyways, right?
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oh ya, sorry. I bought my arcade version after my old pro died so i had all the cables. I forgot about that.
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is the memory the only difference? all versions require me to buy component cables anyways, right?

I thought the difference between the pro and arcade is the hard drive, the wireless controller (wired in the arcade), and the component cable (composite for arcade).
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arcade has a wireless controller, no hdd, and composite cables.
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is the memory the only difference? all versions require me to buy component cables anyways, right?
Yes, the arcade has a wireless controller and HDMI port. No HDMI cable though..
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Yes, the arcade has a wireless controller and HDMI port. No HDMI cable though..

60gb Pro package doesnt have an HDMI cable either. They took that out with the Jasper update
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To make it an elite you would need a HDD ($135) and a headset ($18). So you save about $50 compared to buying the normal elite, although you use the entire gift card + spend $50 more out of pocket.

If you don't want 120 GB you can get their 60GB Live Bundle (HDD, headset and 3 months of Live) and still have $10 left on your gift card.

Get your HDMI cable from http://www.monoprice.com/home/index.asp for $10 instead of the $60+ most places charge for an "Xbox 360" version.
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