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Well, , my 360 premium finally died this weekend with the RROD after only 11 months of use. I went through all the normal trouble shooting tricks and nada. The funny thing is that I only play about an hour a week and usually for no more than 30 min at a time. I also have my Xbox in an open air rack that has a lot of air movement. Any way, since I got it from Costco I'd figure I would return it and get the Elite. Only problem is that they don't have any and don't know if and when they will get any more. Any body have any info on any upcoming release dates?

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Not sure about Costco but I noticed a few in my local Target last week (Watertown, MA).

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Does Costco even carry the elite in stores? I'm not sure that they do.
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I haven't seen any Elites in stores at Costco but they were selling them online previously. I've read that getting an Elite at other places are hit or miss at this point because of meager release amounts. I prefer to get my Elite from Costco anyway because of their great return policy. Until this weekend I actually thought I was one of the lucky few that got a good unit.

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Sorry to hear about your loss David. I bought my Premium 360 from Costco.com at release, and it died on me in April. Take your broken Xbox to a Costco store, get your money back, and buy the Elite from their online site. You do have to pay for shipping, but the original price is good for a bundle. Then if it breaks, you take it back to the store, and they even reimburse you the shipping cost.

EDIT: Hmmmm...I don't see it on their website now. I had to check the website five times a day everyday to get the Elite but was able to score one about week after it came out. I can't believe it's still hit or miss on the website.

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Your 360 is under warranty for 1 year, call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and get it repaired.
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Sorry to hear about your loss David. I bought my Premium 360 from Costco.com at release, and it died on me in April. Take your broken Xbox to a Costco store, get your money back, and buy the Elite from their online site. You do have to pay for shipping, but the original price is good for a bundle. Then if it breaks, you take it back to the store, and they even reimburse you the shipping cost.

EDIT: Hmmmm...I don't see it on their website now. I had to check the website five times a day everyday to get the Elite but was able to score one about week after it came out. I can't believe it's still hit or miss on the website.

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I returned mine Sunday afternoon for a full refund and I've been checking ten times a day hoping I can catch one of the few ones they have before it is gone! I know I can get a premium now but since I have to replace it anyway I might as well pay a little more and get an Elite with the larger hard drive.

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i havent seen any elites anywhere

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I had a an extreamly hard time finding mine... I got the last one it a 50 mile radius and where I bought it said they went getting any more.

I called EVERY B&M store in the area (Gamestop/EB, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Circuit City), and found it in the one walmart I missed.

Too bad I coudn't get it at Target for there excellent extended warenty deal though....
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it took me from Elite Launch day until last week to find one. At the beginning I didn't want a bundle and that was all that was available. I never found an Elite in San Diego but relented and got a bundle off Costco.com, check around midnight eastern time when they seem to put them up. Keep in mind it has been a week and mine still hasn't shipped and they charge $16 for shipping. Kind of a trade off for the return policy (if you don't feel guilty about returning the xbox 16 months later)
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http://xbox360tracker.com/elite/

Those don't always work though as I got both my Elite and PS3 at Target by my house while itrackr said there was no stock of those items right before I went there to get them.

Target is the best place though, since the warranty is so inexpensiove. Plus you get a 90 day return policy in store.

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The Best Buy by my office had 4 of them in stock when I was there yesterday afternoon. Seeing them out on display makes it a very tempting purchase. I've abstained thus far, but don't know how long my resolve will last.
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My understanding was always that the black Elite was a limited edition. If you can't find any, it may be because they're not making any more.
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My understanding was always that the black Elite was a limited edition. If you can't find any, it may be because they're not making any more.

again, this is not true. it's a permanent model.
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again, this is not true. it's a permanent model.

I still have yet to see this confirmed or denied by someone that actually has any real knowledge. I've seen some places that say that the Elite, in general, will be permenant, but none specifically mention the black color. I've seen others that overtly say that it's a "limited run". So, can you point to some concrete information either way?

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You can listen to Major Nelson's podcast from the week the Elite was announced where he states it is a permanent sku. They will, however, eventually go back to the white color.
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...which is why I said 'black Elite'. If the black (limited) Elites are running out, but they're not quite ready to release the while (permanant) Elites, it could be why there might be a supply shortage of Elites right now.
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What i'm hoping for is that there is a delay b/c they are implementing the new heat sinks in the next batch of elites. And if I am really lucky they will add the new 65nm processor!

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I do remember it was a rough couple of weeks between my 360 breaking and finally getting the Elite. It really illustrated how little I had to play on the PS3 (just Resistance and Resident Evil 4; I had just finished God of War a few weeks earlier).

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I do remember it was a rough couple of weeks between my 360 breaking and finally getting the Elite. It really illustrated how little I had to play on the PS3 (just Resistance and Resident Evil 4; I had just finished God of War a few weeks earlier).

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I'll be really sad if I don't have an Elite to watch my HDDVD copy of 300 when it arrives next month. Also i'm starting to miss my GRAW2 live matches.

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again, this is not true. it's a permanent model.

Nope.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/20/x...d-120gb-drive/

Being a "permanent sku" or not means nothing really. It's not as if they have to continue mass-producing them.

The very fact that they're hard to find is evidence enough that this is limited, plus ya know, all of the information that says they're limited also backs it up pretty well. But, if people want to believe otherwise, no problem. It's a rip-off anyway.
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Nope.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/20/x...d-120gb-drive/

Being a "permanent sku" or not means nothing really. It's not as if they have to continue mass-producing them.

The very fact that they're hard to find is evidence enough that this is limited, plus ya know, all of the information that says they're limited also backs it up pretty well. But, if people want to believe otherwise, no problem. It's a rip-off anyway.

It is not a limited edition:

http://on10.net/Blogs/tina/exclusive...he-xbox-elite/
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It is not a limited edition:

http://on10.net/Blogs/tina/exclusive...he-xbox-elite/


The Elite is not...but the color is. After a limited run the Elites will be white as well.

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OK, this is getting annoying. I haven't been able to find an Elite anywhere and I don't see anywhere that there is a huge shortage problem. Has anybody heard of a special release date of new Elites or if they are holding off to put new heatsinks in the next batch?

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OK, this is getting annoying. I haven't been able to find an Elite anywhere and I don't see anywhere that there is a huge shortage problem. Has anybody heard of a special release date of new Elites or if they are holding off to put new heatsinks in the next batch?

If you go to Best Buy and they don't have any on the sales floor, ask them to check in the warehouse. I had to do that to get mine.
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I'm having a tough time getting an elite in San Diego- have already called CC, BB Target, I even sunk low enough to try wal mart.

Whats all this about the black being the limited run- I put a special order in at CC but don't want to wait another 2 weeks and end up with a white one- is this limited thing confirmed?

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I had been thinking about getting a 360 for myself, and one as a gift for a friend of mine, but was on the fence about when to buy. Well, I was in the local Best Buy about a week and a half ago... and they had about 8 Elites. Didn't buy. Decided a few days later to go ahead and do it -- sure enough, all had sold. Grrrrrrrr.
Bought two Pros instead. No regrets so far.
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Oh yeah, there will be plenty of ELITES...

Any insider info available?

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