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    10% of them! one of every ten! ten of every hundred! let them eat cake!

    40,000 Xbox 360s Sold on eBay

    By Christian Svensson

    According to eBay president and CEO Meg Whitman, a staggering 40,000 Xbox 360 consoles have been sold on eBay.

    As reported by Dow Jones last night based upon a presentation at the CSFB Annual Technology Conference, the 40,000 unit figure has left pundits flabbergasted. If launch supply estimates from American Technology Research are accurate, that would mean that 10% of all Xbox 360 consoles sold in the US were either sold or resold through eBay.

    Exactly what's to be done about the reselling and marking up (or as some rumors would have it, the direct sale of units from some unscrupulous retailers and/or distributors) is completely unknown. Microsoft certainly can't take action against resales and tracking diverted goods from legitimate channels is difficult at best.

    It's probably fair to say that eBay will continue to be a channel that's exploited by people at every hardware launch. About the only solution is to provide so much stock at launch that the opportunities for markup are fairly slim (and we all know that's never going to happen).
    source: http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?op...k=view&id=1779

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3RA1N1AC
    10% of them! one of every ten! ten of every hundred! let them eat cake!

    40,000 Xbox 360s Sold on eBay

    By Christian Svensson

    According to eBay president and CEO Meg Whitman, a staggering 40,000 Xbox 360 consoles have been sold on eBay.

    As reported by Dow Jones last night based upon a presentation at the CSFB Annual Technology Conference, the 40,000 unit figure has left pundits flabbergasted. If launch supply estimates from American Technology Research are accurate, that would mean that 10% of all Xbox 360 consoles sold in the US were either sold or resold through eBay.

    Exactly what's to be done about the reselling and marking up (or as some rumors would have it, the direct sale of units from some unscrupulous retailers and/or distributors) is completely unknown. Microsoft certainly can't take action against resales and tracking diverted goods from legitimate channels is difficult at best.

    It's probably fair to say that eBay will continue to be a channel that's exploited by people at every hardware launch. About the only solution is to provide so much stock at launch that the opportunities for markup are fairly slim (and we all know that's never going to happen).
    source: http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?op...k=view&id=1779
    I wouldn't be surprised if Congress got involved.

    They already stuck their nose in the BCS.

    What an important matter for our esteemed legislature.
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    I didn't know there were that many sold on ebay

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Inquirer
    Ebay sells $23 million worth of Xbox 360s
    A MARKET Research firm claimed that since its launch Xbox 360s have sold at the rate of one every 13 seconds on auction site Ebay.
    Terapeak said it set price filters on sales of Xbox 360 systems priced more than $250 and less than $1500. There was an average of 19 bids per successful listings and nearly 590,000 bids were placed on $39,562 systems. The success rate for selling an Xbox 360 on Ebay was 78.2 per cent, while the average selling price was $718 in the first week after units went on sale. Since the first week, the ASP has fallen to $702.
    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=28243

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    Microsoft can only blame them selves for not shipping more

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    Yeah, microsoft are assholes, if they are going to blame resellers making profit off of their product. if they didnt want that, then they should have shipped enough Xbox's at launch or make the prices higher (supply and demand). Capitalist assholes :-/

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    why do they care, they got thier blood money for fucked up products, now they use this to divert attention from their half ass launch and blame people who actually made them millions? what is it microsoft think they are doing, society follows thier footsteps and overprices products, then it becomes a crime, why? simple, ms didnt get the money for themselves.

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