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    New Xbox 360 slim 250 gb HDD £139.99 @ Sainsburys instore on launch day

    Have heard from a reliable source (Sainsburys management) that on launch day, sainsburys will be selling the xbox 360 elite slim for £139.99, the same price they are selling the old model at currently. This will be the console only (no extra games)and will only be on for a limited time and only likely to be the opening weekend, but not confirmed exactly how long. Really need to talk my wife into letting me have one now!!

    I know this has not been "officially" confirmed, but please don't vote cold because you don't believe me. Wait for confirmation then get your hot votes in!!

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    Do you mean the existing super elite or the recently announced slim console?

    Original Poster

    Sorry, just amended the new slim

    adamrwood;8964723

    Sorry, just amended the new slim



    When is it released?

    Sainsburys deals that actually exist are never in my store, so i won't hold out much hope for this one.

    Not voted either way btw, but crazy hot if it's true

    Original Poster

    AgentSingh;8964727

    When is it released?


    16th July

    Great deal if it's true!

    AWSOME! £126 with staff discount, plus it's pay day!!!

    Original Poster

    I hear that they are gonna get loads in. They are treating it as a lost leader to get people into the stores. Most will happily go in, pick up their xbox and be straight home rather than do shopping though lol. Just like the mass COD supermarket war, looks like we may be lucky enough to get a mass supermarket war on these too. Hold off those amazon pre-orders!!

    Original Poster

    I am not expecting you all to vote red hot as this has not been "officially" confirmed yet, though my source is usually very good!! Just if you are not sure hold off on voting until official confirmation has been published rather than voting cold please!!

    Thanks for the heads up but this deal sounds to good to be true....!! I'll definitely be at my local Sainsburys on the 16th though, but not holding my breath. Heat added nonetheless!

    mod

    Moved to Misc as this is not a confirmed deal

    Original Poster

    andywedge;8964821

    Moved to Misc as this is not a confirmed deal


    How many unconfirmed deals get red hot. I have been told it will happen, though hasn't been announced nationwide yet. Nobody will see this deal in misc section!! Make sure it gets moved back when it is confirmed. Don't want somebody else pinching possibly the hottest thread of the year!!

    chris_avfc;8964882

    Exactly what I was thinking :w00t:



    Awsome eh!

    chris_avfc;8964906

    Definitely,Reckon they'll be on the system yet, Cause could check it … Definitely,Reckon they'll be on the system yet, Cause could check it tomorrow/monday night?



    Might be at the beginning of the week.

    I'm not in till next weekend now :thumbsup:

    mod

    adamrwood;8964844

    How many unconfirmed deals get red hot. I have been told it will happen, … How many unconfirmed deals get red hot. I have been told it will happen, though hasn't been announced nationwide yet. Nobody will see this deal in misc section!! Make sure it gets moved back when it is confirmed. Don't want somebody else pinching possibly the hottest thread of the year!!



    Once confirmed send a report linking to confirmation and we can move back

    WOW ! Getting one !

    chris_avfc;8964948

    I'll give it a go monday and let everybody know then



    Cheers man! If you do confirm it I'll be queuing up a few hours before opening time on Friday.

    What time does the money go into our bank accounts on pay day?

    If it's not on the system this Monday, it'll probably be more on like next Monday.

    Original Poster

    As soon as anyone gets confirmation, click report button and ask mods to move back to deals due to confirmation

    chris_avfc;8964986

    Yeah we don't have to queue do we?Last time for COD employees walked … Yeah we don't have to queue do we?Last time for COD employees walked straight in :whistling:I've no idea ya know, I don't usually check till the evening.And yeah I'd guess more at next monday but definitely worth a try



    I didn't know that, I didn't get that game.

    I know it's not in mine before 3am.

    Might be worth asking someone in management or price control if it doesn't show on the system

    I don't think so maybe old model not new.

    Would be amazin if true, but I've already got money on a gift card for game. And getting it for £180 so still not too bad I spose. Be easier to get I would think then sainsburys, But fair play if its becomes true and easy to find.

    Makes ya wonder if other places might be doing the same.

    thegroutch;8964757

    5 max per store imo



    where did this figure come from:?:

    if it's true I doubt regular customers will see them at this price, because colleagues will snap them up straight away :w00t: :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    BladeY;8965072

    I don't think so maybe old model not new.


    New model too. Same price as old model for a limited time. Remember, you heard it here first :thumbsup:

    chris_avfc;8965047

    yeah i was a mug and queued and then as i walked into store they all told … yeah i was a mug and queued and then as i walked into store they all told me i didnt have to queue :oops:Oh don't you worry I will be



    Don't forget to see if we will be allowed to queue jump! :thumbsup:

    chris_avfc;8965144

    mate, i'll be getting all the information trust me ;-)



    I'll get my mate to check commodity enquiry on the system tomorrow :thumbsup:

    This will get mega hot if you do find out the info's right!

    Wouldn't be awsome if they up'd the discount to 15%!!!!

    I would buy 2 if they do end up going for £139.99.

    at this price, they will more than likely be one per customer

    I'm not calling the OP a liar, but I am obviously sceptical of this. If anyone can confirm it, could you find out at what time the console will go on sale and on what day? It launches on Friday 16th, so if this is true I'll get down there before they open at 7, like I did with MW2.

    If it is true, then damn!!. I'll be on holiday :x

    Original Poster

    Sigmatic;8965275

    I'm not calling the OP a liar, but I am obviously sceptical of this. If … I'm not calling the OP a liar, but I am obviously sceptical of this. If anyone can confirm it, could you find out at what time the console will go on sale and on what day? It launches on Friday 16th, so if this is true I'll get down there before they open at 7, like I did with MW2.


    As I stated in post available from launch day Friday 16th. We have 2 weeks yet til release, so official confirmation may not come for another week or so, but this is a heads up to the deal.

    It says "launch day for the weekend" in the main post, not Friday. Anyway, I don't want to split hairs and I'll be very grateful to you for posting this deal if it's true, but you can obviously understand my scepticism based on them undercutting most retailers by a good £50 or more. That's a hell of a loss leader to make back on shopping, especially considering there'll be a line of nerds outside at 6 AM who will just go in, grab the console, and ****** off again - hopefully, I'll be one of them! lol.

    nicster08;8964767

    AWSOME! £126 with staff discount, plus it's pay day!!!


    I dont have a discount card yet.. but PAYDAY!

    Original Poster

    Sigmatic;8965548

    It says "launch day for the weekend" in the main post, not Friday. … It says "launch day for the weekend" in the main post, not Friday. Anyway, I don't want to split hairs and I'll be very grateful to you for posting this deal if it's true, but you can obviously understand my scepticism based on them undercutting most retailers by a good £50 or more. That's a hell of a loss leader to make back on shopping, especially considering there'll be a line of nerds outside at 6 AM who will just go in, grab the console, and ****** off again - hopefully, I'll be one of them! lol.


    Have changed the description now, so is less misleading. On my original post I put the start date as 16th, but when it got moved to misc, the start date has been took off.

    Just got hold of my mate doing the night shift. Nothing on RSS at the moment. All the fat 360's have been discontinued though.

    I also work for Sainsburys if you haven't noticed.

    MW2 was on the system a week before launch. I grabbed the picture of it that confirmed it. Expect the same from this I imagine.

    Yeah, while I would love this deal to be true I think £140 is a bit too steep of a loss. Anything from £160-£180 would still be the cheapest around and those willing to buy one would still flock to them. They must be targeting those who will want one for the hell of it at that price like me.

    I don't really want one, or need one, but i might buy one coz of the price!

    It sounds like a trade in price tbh.

    KingsCross;8965883

    It sounds like a trade in price tbh.



    Sainsbury's don't do trade ins that I'm aware of, I think this is too good to be true, IF it is true I doubt regular customers will see them, especially in our store that takes approx 280k a week, we'd probably get 5 consoles if any. And I know of at least colleagues that are wanting them at the retail of £199
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