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# 175236 22-Jun-2015 17:31
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It feels like they dropped a tier in the first month and havnt budged since.

I want a Kinnect and either fifa or madden. But Im not willing to fork out $700 for all that.

Surely there is a price drop coming?

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  # 1329407 22-Jun-2015 17:35
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Usually console prices only drop again when the next gen is imminent (or released)



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  # 1329410 22-Jun-2015 17:43
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u reckon? i remember the 360 getting incremental price reductions often, to the point it got down to  $200.

i dont want it for free, but i feel its a bit over priced at the moment. i guess its about waiting on a deal, but they always bundle with crappy first person shooters or assasins creed, which no offense, doesnt do much for me, i mostly want it for media centre, xbox live and sports and fitness gaming.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1329424 22-Jun-2015 18:01
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Exchange rate is moving in the wrong direction at the moment for a price drop. Might even go up.




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  # 1329450 22-Jun-2015 18:54
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They will probably drop a lot, eventually.

How long are you prepared to wait?

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  # 1329452 22-Jun-2015 18:56
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More likely a price rise. There is a cost to cheap credit for buying houses, and that is a weaker NZ dollar.

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  # 1329472 22-Jun-2015 19:21
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They occasionally come on sale with the Kinect. $550 was the cheapest and that was a red deal through The Warehouse. If you wait it out the deals come up occasionally.

Best time to buy is around xmas or boxing day but that's 6 months away. They are about $359-$450 US new with Kinect at the moment plus shipping. So $518 + $45/$55 NZD to get one imported unless you get refurbished or second hand and you can get it even cheaper.

I'd wait for The Warehouse Red deal or the end of the year. They will get cheaper just like any console just takes time :-)



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  # 1329486 22-Jun-2015 19:56
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mattwnz: There is a cost to cheap credit for buying houses, and that is a weaker NZ dollar.


no thats a loss of 40% of peoples savings when the auck bubble bursts and they ignorantly ask how this happened. cant wait for that true cost to occur :-)

yeah i looked at used, can get some reasonable prices with remainder of warranty, $200 off. might be the best way forward for now.



 
 
 
 


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  # 1329500 22-Jun-2015 20:09
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mattwnz: There is a cost to cheap credit for buying houses, and that is a weaker NZ dollar.


no thats a loss of 40% of peoples savings when the auck bubble bursts and they ignorantly ask how this happened. cant wait for that true cost to occur :-)

yeah i looked at used, can get some reasonable prices with remainder of warranty, $200 off. might be the best way forward for now.




I hope the bubble does burst so people can learn their lesson that housing is not a one way street

cannot see that happening any time soon.  Govt and Reserve Bank is going to do absolutely everything in their power to keep the Ponzi scheme happening.  Happy house owners = happy voting bloc



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  # 1329503 22-Jun-2015 20:18
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i agree, i blame the Govt for covering up the GFC to NZ whilst it caused havoc overseas and people got over the real cost.

here in nz we went the other way and thought it was time to pretend we have more money than we do. people selling houses only to keep chasing a carrot stick that grows every time they sell, largely created by overseas investors, not these so called immigrants.

where do they think these immigrants are going to live. somebody still has to collect the rubbish, wait on tables etc, how they going to do that when the investor needs $1200pw to cover his/her squaller IP. i feel aucklrds are also not realising the impact its negatively having on the rest of the country.

 so for those reasons, greedy socks deserve whats coming. imo.

bit of a side track there haha, more fun predicting the RE market than playing xbox.

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  # 1329504 22-Jun-2015 20:21
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I would get the console asap, if there is any shift down in the US, the crap exchange rate will give them a reason not to do it locally.

Might be better to just go and get a brand new one then wait for a deal on a used one to come up. Waiting around is weeks of gaming you are not getting to enjoy.




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  # 1329507 22-Jun-2015 20:28
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do many of the sports games still have a lot of local players? i want to play fifa and madden.

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  # 1329509 22-Jun-2015 20:31
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No idea as I cant stand sports games.

I can tell you that GTA online is full of potty mouthed aussie kids most of the time.




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  # 1329657 23-Jun-2015 08:24
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i got my Kinect Console with 4 Games for 495$ from the warehouse red alert deal a few weeks ago..

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  # 1329673 23-Jun-2015 08:40
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I purchased a Xbox One with Kinect over  year ago and it has been worth the cost and now with the new features including media player, Netflix etch its even better and there is much more coming like Win 10 for Xbox and PVR capability.




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  # 1330035 23-Jun-2015 16:23
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is the xbox netflix as good as netflix browser or is it limited like windows 8?

its really a toss up now between this and nvidia tv/shield

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