Paying a Premium Price for a Day One Edition Console

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#1 Edited by BattleSpectre (5963 posts) -

G'day Gamespotters,

I would just like to throw this out there and ask the question would it be stupid of me to pay $750 for an Xbox One day One Edition console? As many of you know (here in Australia anyway) it's sold out everywhere and I mean everywhere. I've contacted all the major retailers and they all are telling me the same story and that it's pretty much impossible to get one now. Hell I even tried Microsoft.com.au

I've offered someone $750AU and haven't gotten a reply yet. Now I know for $599AU I could get the exact same thing minus the controller with Day 1 badging and the Day 1 achievement and as much as I think they're really pointless things I still want the day one edition lol. Oh and it comes with a free code for the full game Fifa 14.

Am I stupid? Would any of you pay the premium price for it? I'd like your thoughts and opinions guys :)

#2 Edited by BattleSpectre (5963 posts) -

No one? Not even one person can share their honest opinion? Maybe your silence answers my question lol.

#3 Posted by kingoflife9 (1987 posts) -

@BattleSpectre: Well, I got the day one edition coming, I made sure to secure it back in June lol. In all honesty its the same exact console, all you're getting is the words "day one 2013" on the controller and an achievement that doesn't mean a damn thing. I heard a rumor though that the day one will come with a free year of xbox live (I think its just a rumor). Im in the USA so we don't get a free copy of Fifa. If I was you I would just get the regular version and use the extra money to buy more games. Just pay retail for it, you can probably get one on release day if you show up and wait the day before, it won't be the day one but it'll be almost the same.

I honestly just want the day one because I think the box it comes in looks nicer lol, for some reason I collect retail boxes dating back from the sega genesis and the day one box looks a lot better than the green standard one.

good luck!

#4 Posted by profanityVP (386 posts) -

are u talking about the specific day 1 edition of the xbox one or do u just want the xbox one at launch??

as far as i know there isn't any physical difference apart from the achievements and the day one text printed on the controller,,

In sydney, all retailers are pretty much still accepting pre orders for xbox one on launch, just not the day one edition,

#5 Edited by bumsonfire (225 posts) -

maybe its just the 'day one edition' sold out not sure. Pre-order it at the EB Games store online, JB HI FI Online or anywhere else, im sure their is a place to get it.

BTW, im aussie aswell :)

#6 Edited by BattleSpectre (5963 posts) -

Thanks for the comments guys and yes sorry I should of been a little bit more specific. If I wanted too I could still get an Xbox One at launch as all major retailers are still accepting pre-orders for launch day (I live in Melbourne). It's just the Day One Editions that are sold out. Argh!! I should of just pre-ordered it when they were available I had no idea supply would be that low.

#7 Posted by thenephariouson (3952 posts) -

@BattleSpectre:

Apparantly according to reports, Day 1 additions are available at ASDA

#8 Posted by Alucard_Prime (2729 posts) -

Unless you are rich then I recommend you just get the regular Xbox 1. No point in paying more for engravings and a special achievement. I reserved mine a long time ago and I'm glad I'm getting it, but it didn't cost me anything more. Only you know the answer to this question OP, it depends how much it means to you.

#9 Edited by BattleSpectre (5963 posts) -

I've contacted an Ebay seller and am pretty keen on proceeding with the purchase. Let's be honest the items offered in the Day One Edition are anything but special, to most they're probably useless or have very little importance. But for me it's very hard to get something out of my mind when i want it, and i think the controller would be pretty neat with it's chrome D-pad and the day one achievement, even though Microsoft have stated earns you no G-points would still be pretty awesome and exclusive IMO. What's the worst that could happen? lol

#10 Posted by BattleSpectre (5963 posts) -

Hehehe sorry for being an annoying twat but I have great news everyone. I am going to be the proud owner of an Xbox One Day One Edition come next week. Besides getting Fifa with it for free I am also buying Dead Rising 3. I'll see you all on the battlefield ;)

#11 Edited by kingoflife9 (1987 posts) -

Hehehe sorry for being an annoying twat but I have great news everyone. I am going to be the proud owner of an Xbox One Day One Edition come next week. Besides getting Fifa with it for free I am also buying Dead Rising 3. I'll see you all on the battlefield ;)

congrats.

#12 Posted by Alucard_Prime (2729 posts) -

@BattleSpectre: Good stuff.....nothing wrong with that, I know the feeling when something like this nags at you. It meant something to you and now you're happy. I know people who spend 60$/week on cigarettes, some can waste more than 100$ in 1 single nightclub outing...wasting money is relative. I got the phone call yesterday and my day 1 edition is just waiting for me.

Now we play the waiting game.

#13 Posted by sailor232 (4434 posts) -

Yeah it's that price anyway in New Zealand, I'll hopefully be able to pay for one today and pick it up at midnight tonight.

#14 Edited by BattleSpectre (5963 posts) -

This is why I love the Gamespot community, thanks guys i'm very excited :)

#15 Posted by ryangcnx-2 (1208 posts) -

Congrats, gonna be picking up my Day One edition tonight as well. I do know what your talking about though, when you get something in your head and you want exactly whats in your head and the nagging feeling you feel lol. It's how I ended up with a Vita, it just looked sleek and cool lol.

Also, I'm a collector of Boxes too and agree that the day one box looks nice and sleek and the regular box is ugly. It's gonna look nice stacked up with my PS2,PS3,PS4,Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii-U boxes. And yes lol, I have pretty much a wall of boxes and my family thinks I'm crazy for keeping them all.

#16 Posted by kuu2 (6962 posts) -

No don't pay that much for the console. There will be 10s of thousands of these things to get at regular price.

#17 Posted by BattleSpectre (5963 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

No don't pay that much for the console. There will be 10s of thousands of these things to get at regular price.

Not the Day One Editions mate, i rang every retailer in Australia that stocked them and they all told me the same thing, they were sold out a long time ago and finding one was impossible. So that's why i went with my eBay purchase. I get all the cool things the day one edition includes plus a free game (Fifa 14) is that worth the extra $100 i payed over retail price? Hell yes!

I hope everyone is enjoying their new Xbox and looking forward to what this next-generation has to offer. Happy gaming everyone.

#18 Posted by sailor232 (4434 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

No don't pay that much for the console. There will be 10s of thousands of these things to get at regular price.

Not the Day One Editions mate, i rang every retailer in Australia that stocked them and they all told me the same thing, they were sold out a long time ago and finding one was impossible. So that's why i went with my eBay purchase. I get all the cool things the day one edition includes plus a free game (Fifa 14) is that worth the extra $100 i payed over retail price? Hell yes!

I hope everyone is enjoying their new Xbox and looking forward to what this next-generation has to offer. Happy gaming everyone.

How's the voice recognition on the system, I live in New Zealand and it is not supported for us here yet, I changed my regional setting to UK and it worked but I had to constantly repeat my words, the missus was telling me to stop yelling "Xbox" Haha. Just wondering if my problems were related to me not having a English accent. Either way when voice worked, it was amazing.

#19 Posted by driftingsilvia (4089 posts) -

I personally would have waited. Also, you kind of screwed yourself on a warranty by buying it on ebay. You can get the warranty from Microsoft, but you have nowhere to go if there's a problem out of the box. Can't take it back to the store or anything. For future reference, never buy a new console or anything expensive off ebay.

#20 Edited by BattleSpectre (5963 posts) -

@sailor232 I wont lie man, buying from eBay meant I won't get mine until a week later (hopefully it's here on Monday or Tuesday). I'm just sitting back now and listening to all the positive feedback from you guys haha.

#21 Edited by BattleSpectre (5963 posts) -

@driftingsilvia said:

I personally would have waited. Also, you kind of screwed yourself on a warranty by buying it on ebay. You can get the warranty from Microsoft, but you have nowhere to go if there's a problem out of the box. Can't take it back to the store or anything. For future reference, never buy a new console or anything expensive off ebay.

You're actually wrong. The seller is including the receipt with the sale and he purchased the console from EB games. I rang EB games before I bought it and asked even if I buy an Xbox One from a different state in Australia and have the receipt will i be covered with warranty? The clerk over the phone said yes you will, as long as you have the receipt and as long as he bought it from an EB Games store. Don't worry mate I do my homework before i throw away my money ;)

#22 Posted by driftingsilvia (4089 posts) -

Just have to be careful with ebay people was my point.

#23 Posted by kuu2 (6962 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

No don't pay that much for the console. There will be 10s of thousands of these things to get at regular price.

Not the Day One Editions mate, i rang every retailer in Australia that stocked them and they all told me the same thing, they were sold out a long time ago and finding one was impossible. So that's why i went with my eBay purchase. I get all the cool things the day one edition includes plus a free game (Fifa 14) is that worth the extra $100 i payed over retail price? Hell yes!

I hope everyone is enjoying their new Xbox and looking forward to what this next-generation has to offer. Happy gaming everyone.

Yeah Day One editions were not plentiful.