So, I keep eyeballing the new Xbox 360 with the 250 GB HD on it. My laser in my current system appears to be slowly dying and I had marked a new system as a goal on P2S (nothing like a free xbox eh?). Well, about three weeks ago, the price suddenly went up from 299.99 to 349.99. I figured there was some sort of reason for the increase, maybe a second controller or a game included or something...but no. No change. There is no difference from buying the system from a store, except that the store systems are still 299.99, some with games included in them.
Last week, the price jumped again, on BOTH new and used systems. Used were now selling for over $300 and new systems were a shocking $400 new for the same thing.
Today, a new system is an appalling $420.
You get exactly jack and shit for your extra money, except the pleasure of waiting for them to mail it to you.
What the hell is going on? What could possibly justify a price jump of over a hundred dollars when stores are selling systems with games in them for the original price?