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Price Cut on Slim?

#11mike468Posted 6/20/2013 4:20:12 PM(edited)
supersonic9123 posted...
Then why not immediately drop the price on the original Slim? That's what they did to the older units when the original Slim came out. Also, it's the only thing that makes SENSE if they want to get rid of the Slims.


They did it with the older units because they managed to redesign the system to use less parts and because it cost less to manufacture overall compared to the original style 360 (ie less plastic, etc). The new model is essentially identical to the old slim model.

They're also still the number #1 selling current gen console, month in and month out. They see there is still a steady demand for it. They don't need lower the price to sell more consoles. They'll just let the inventory run it's course without a price cut.

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#12supersonic9123(Topic Creator)Posted 6/20/2013 4:50:19 PM
Goddamn it, when WILL they cut the price? I mean, they have to before the One comes out.
#13Super CreaturesPosted 6/20/2013 5:07:12 PM
supersonic9123 posted...
they have to before the One comes out.


Why do they have to?

Is there some law that I don't know about?
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#14mike468Posted 6/20/2013 5:16:00 PM
Super Creatures posted...
supersonic9123 posted...
they have to before the One comes out.


Why do they have to?

Is there some law that I don't know about?


My thoughts exactly. I don't recall the Wii getting a price cut when the Wii-U was released.

If MS plans to cut the price of the 360 at all, expect it around the release of the XBox One/the holiday or not one at all.

If TC is so concerned about the price, just check around and keep an eye out for deals. I was just forced to upgrade my OG 360 to a slim and I managed to find a brand new one on eBay for $170.
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#15supersonic9123(Topic Creator)Posted 6/22/2013 9:01:22 AM
Cutting the price on the older Slims makes sense, since the average, unassuming consumer, when faced with buying the 250GB Slim "old" or the 250GB E "new," will probably chose the newer model when both are the same price, since the new model is newer, and must be better, right? That isn't the case here, but that's what most people would be thinking.
#16Super CreaturesPosted 6/22/2013 10:46:26 AM
supersonic9123 posted...
Cutting the price on the older Slims makes sense, since the average, unassuming consumer, when faced with buying the 250GB Slim "old" or the 250GB E "new," will probably chose the newer model when both are the same price, since the new model is newer, and must be better, right? That isn't the case here, but that's what most people would be thinking.


The "average, unassuming" consumer isn't going to know the ****ing difference.
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#17RetroFanGirlPosted 6/22/2013 11:07:57 AM
They won't cut it while it is still selling well. There's no reason to.
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#18DJ_GunnerPosted 6/22/2013 4:29:05 PM
As long as the cheapest PS3 bundle keeps selling for $250+, you won't see a real price drop on the 360.
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