12-16-2013 07:17 PM
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  1. Bo's Avatar
    I think she just told you she went, unless your girlfriend was some stubbly dude with glasses studying a college textbook (#25 in front of me). #27&#28 were some married couple discussing LEGO power miner toys behind me, presumably for their kid.
    With that sir.....you just got the biggest laugh of the day. I went to a MS store in a mall in northern VA, got there around 715 and was like damn. The store was already open taking care of the door buster winners with about 15 people already in the store. I was about the 26/27 person in line but some of those people had been in the mall since 6am. As a consolidation prize, the rest of use got free water and t-shirts for staying in line. I wish I knew the mall opened that early.
    12-09-2013 10:18 AM
  2. Citizen X's Avatar
    I wish I knew the mall opened that early.
    Interwebs my friend. A lot of malls open their doors early for "mall walkers." They are old people who like to walk inside so they don't get pneumonia or break a hip slipping around on ice outside. I was banking on people not factoring that into the equation.
    12-09-2013 10:27 AM
  3. rudrAgni's Avatar
    The deal is back on the microsoft store. I just bought it for $199. Buy it before it gets sold out again!
    12-09-2013 10:36 AM
  4. thoughthalo's Avatar
    Same here. Just bought it. Don't miss it!!
    12-09-2013 10:54 AM
  5. MacDaMachine's Avatar
    I think she just told you she went, unless your girlfriend was some stubbly dude with glasses studying a college textbook (#25 in front of me). #27&#28 were some married couple discussing LEGO power miner toys behind me, presumably for their kid.
    Short Hispanic female. She was there, she entered in a gift card raffle and all. Although she could have lied about what place in line. Either way she didn't get there in time.
    12-09-2013 11:54 AM
  6. Reflexx's Avatar
    Short Hispanic female. She was there, she entered in a gift card raffle and all. Although she could have lied about what place in line. Either way she didn't get there in time.
    Well, whatever happened. She wasn't at my house. Really.

    I didn't have my brother get the gift card raffle. Really.
    12-09-2013 12:26 PM
  7. underway99's Avatar
    Back to full price online. Out of stock too.
    12-09-2013 12:47 PM
  8. cckgz4's Avatar
    Was able to get it for $199



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    12-09-2013 01:31 PM
  9. photobriangray's Avatar
    Sharing an update I put on the news post...

    Back in stock at the Austin store for $199 and the $25 app card. While I have a Surface 2, I can give this a shot, may convert the wife from her Surface to the Venue or just return it. In any case, $25 in apps...
    Last edited by photobriangray; 12-09-2013 at 02:16 PM.
    12-09-2013 01:59 PM
  10. jholso's Avatar
    I got mine in the Salem NH store. Had to sneak through a employee entrance to the mall since all the normal doors were locked. Good thing I did, there was already a line.

    They gave out all 20tickets before 7:30am and all 20 at $199 were all claimed by 9:05 (Store opened at 9am)
    12-09-2013 02:11 PM
  11. Mikey Cooper's Avatar
    Short Hispanic female. She was there, she entered in a gift card raffle and all. Although she could have lied about what place in line. Either way she didn't get there in time.
    If she was commiserating with some older guy before he threw in the towel and left the line to go to work, I need to learn to count better because she was like 8 or so in front of me.
    12-09-2013 02:24 PM
  12. doomtuba's Avatar
    I was at the Scottsdale location. Apparently there were people already lined up at the mall waiting for the doors to open at 6. I was able to get a $199 by getting there an hour early. I'd say there were about 50 or so people who got the $199 deal. They had a ton in stock.
    12-09-2013 04:43 PM
  13. photobriangray's Avatar
    The second shipment at the Austin store looked to be about thirty. It was nice of them to let that second batch go for $199; technically, the initial stock was sold out. Nice to hear they actually had quite a bit of stock at the stores.

    Does anyone else feel that the internet sale was just because of the deal whiners on the intarwebs?
    12-09-2013 05:10 PM
  14. Reflexx's Avatar
    The second shipment at the Austin store looked to be about thirty. It was nice of them to let that second batch go for $199; technically, the initial stock was sold out. Nice to hear they actually had quite a bit of stock at the stores.

    Does anyone else feel that the internet sale was just because of the deal whiners on the intarwebs?
    Not sure what you mean about the internet sale being because of deal whiners.

    The internet sale was always scheduled, just like the store sale was.
    12-09-2013 05:52 PM
  15. photobriangray's Avatar
    Not sure what you mean about the internet sale being because of deal whiners.

    The internet sale was always scheduled, just like the store sale was.
    Maybe I am messing up the timeline, but the original "leak" was a store doorbuster. Then we learned it was online also. And then we learned it was $99 for the first 100.
    12-09-2013 06:01 PM
  16. Reflexx's Avatar
    Maybe I am messing up the timeline, but the original "leak" was a store doorbuster. Then we learned it was online also. And then we learned it was $99 for the first 100.
    The PCMag article stating all of those things already had the info about the online stuff a few days back.

    I think MS understood that not everyone had access to a physical store, so to get people hyped about the deal they made sure to make an online option. It wasn't anything about whining. It's about creating buzz and selling product. MS could sell far more units online than they can in their physical stores.
    12-09-2013 07:54 PM
  17. Noahma's Avatar
    I tried to grab one online.... tried was the key word lol. I ended up giving up after a few min. and getting one from Microcenter at 239.00 still a good deal :) I have to wait until Christmas to open it though lol it was a deal I made with my wife.
    12-10-2013 01:17 AM
  18. Guitarpik's Avatar
    You guys should have tried price matching at Walmart.

    I was 21st in line at my MS store so I went back home and tried to go back to sleep. Couldn't sleep so I went online and saw that some people were having some success with PM'ing at WM.

    I went to 3 stores until I found one with stock, showed them a printout of the Microsoft.com page showing $99 and a couple printed receipts I found online of people who were already successful in price matching.

    Was able to get 2 for $99 each :)
    12-10-2013 02:07 AM
  19. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    What a smart thing to do! Wish I would have though of that.
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    12-10-2013 06:23 AM
  20. Citizen X's Avatar
    What a smart thing to do! Wish I would have though of that.
    Are you sure? Yeah some people pulled this off but price matching at Walmart can be risky...



    slickdeals.net has plenty of stories of people being denied when attempting this. I got denied at Staples.
    12-10-2013 06:31 PM
  21. Reflexx's Avatar
    Are you sure? Yeah some people pulled this off but price matching at Walmart can be risky...

    http://i44.tinypic.com/aysh8x.jpg

    slickdeals.net has plenty of stories of people being denied when attempting this. I got denied at Staples.
    Yeah. It does feel dishonest.

    It's not something that I would choose to do.
    12-10-2013 06:58 PM
  22. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Yeah. It does feel dishonest.

    It's not something that I would choose to do.
    Dishonest even if you explain it's a promotion at another store that you're trying to price match?
    12-10-2013 08:19 PM
  23. Reflexx's Avatar
    Dishonest even if you explain it's a promotion at another store that you're trying to price match?
    Maybe if you explain that the promotion was already over and lasted maybe about 1 minute.

    Because in all honesty, the promotion no longer existed by the time you'd try to price match.
    12-11-2013 01:32 AM
  24. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Maybe if you explain that the promotion was already over and lasted maybe about 1 minute.

    Because in all honesty, the promotion no longer existed by the time you'd try to price match.
    I get where you're coming from. But if you don't go to the Microsoft store, and instead go to Walmart, you can't be expected to know that.

    Does Walmart do price matching on other stores promotional sales and prices? If so, they should be able to match the second part of these Microsoft deals. Meaning the $199 price point on the day of the DV8P sale.
    12-11-2013 07:54 AM
  25. mjrtoo's Avatar
    What the heck, just get over it already an quit trying to scam. Life isn't fair, move on, sheesh.
    12-11-2013 08:01 AM
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