Xbox Series X - The next Xbox that's boxy but sexy xXx

Much better than paying a scalper, but finding an XSX at MSRP1 isn’t all that hard. I got one in less than two weeks of trying. Of course you need to weigh whether that effort and frustration is worth saving $189.

1: Actually I got it for $371, because Amazon shipped it UPS ground, I complained, and they refunded an entire year of Prime.

Ya, that’s the only deal they got going.

You used the Hotstock app and the Amazon Prime one on your phone, right (just to refresh my memory)?

I’m not in a big hurry because RL stuff is keeping me from having a lot of time to game, but IF that should change…

Yes that’s right. It popped up in Hotstock, I tapped “buy it now” in the Amazon app, slid the thingie to the right, and that was it.

did you pay for premium?

Hotstock? No. You only need that if you’re watching a bunch of different SKUs.

I got a notification from HotStock today that Series X was available at Best Buy, but by the time I got there it was sold out, just like every time I have tried in the last few weeks. This thing is still very difficult to buy.

Yes, get used to that. It’ll take a bunch of tries. Frustrating, but still much easier than a 3080.

Keep an eye on BB, they were the only place I could get both a Series X and a PS5. Best Buy beats other businesses by keeping bot-buyers at bay.

Heh, long week.

I got both consoles from Costco. I think the membership requirement keeps the scalpers at bay.

Same.

Every time I check their stock they’re out, alas.

Costco can and does often limit number of items for purchase, too.

I wonder if Hotstock covers Costco supply.

For what it’s worth, I have set up HotStock alerts on about 15 different 3080 SKUs and I’ve never seen a pop-up for Costco.

I’m 99% sure the one XSX availability alert I got was costco (before I decided to wait until later in the year to get it)

HotStock lists Costco as a source it follows, and I have gotten an alert. I thought about getting a membership just to try to get an Xbox, but that’s taking it too far.

Thanks. Yeah, I see Costco is listed.

@Charlatan I don’t think Costco carries (or in my experience has ever carried) discrete video cards, so I’m not surprised you wouldn’t get an alert from them.

BTW, question for anyone: as long as the Hotstock test alerts come in, I’m good, right? I can be confident I’ll be notified?

How long does an “in stock” condition have to last to get an alert on my phone, I wonder?