Originally Posted by hdtv00
Just more salt to the wound. THanks M$ for giving away TItanfall 32 days after spending $500 on your not up to par console. Way to go.
Yeah, I have to admit that my buyers remorse with this puppy is pretty big right now. Not that I wouldn't eventually need to have an Xbox One, but I really had no business buying one at launch. I think it was a foolish need to keep my Microsoft streak alive, of buying all their consoles on launch day. I keep hearing about people scoring XB1's on Craigslist for dirt cheap prices. It kinda bothers me to know that something that I just recently paid about $520 for, our the door, might not even be worth $400.
Yep, I said it. I'm not sure I could get $400 for my used XB1 on the open market. The reason I say this, is that a guy that I sold my copy of Forza 5 and Dead Rising 3 to, well, he had just bought a XB1 that same day, on Craigslist for $400. It was still brand new, factory sealed, and it included a copy of Ghosts, brand new, factory sealed. He got all that for $400, so I guess my used XB1 that doesn't come with a game isn't even worth $400. Talk about depreciation.
Now, look, I know that everything is relative, and that prices and values of items can fluctuate wildy, but this is the fastest I've ever seen a brand new home console have to start discounting itself, and providing special incentives to get people to buy it. Seriously... I'm trying to think back to when the quickest it was that somebody started discounting their newly released system, or quickly started packing in games, when it originally didn't come with a game. I think it might have been the Panasonic 3DO. It launched in October of 1993 for $699.99 or something crazy like that, and I think it dropped to like $499.99 in May of 1994. Something like that. That was probably the quickest drop I've seen from any major home console... up until now. I could be mistaken though. If anybody knows of a home console that was discounted in the first 90 days, let me know. I don't think I've seen this before. It's kinda weird.