Posted by: kurtsh | December 31, 2005

HOWTO: Get an XBox360 at retail prices, the geek way – part 2

This is a tactic that folks within Microsoft have been using.  Sean Alexander wrote about it in his blog… basically it uses a web services watching piece of software.
 
Average time I’ve seen for sporadic Xbox 360 availability is about 4-20 minutes before sell-out over the past few days.  This means you need to get notified down to the minute.  So I wrote a how-to that combines an free web inventory tracker with a freely downloadable shareware app to play a chime when the tracker status is updated with new availability:
 
 
Target.com, CircuitCity.com and WalMart.com are all getting bundles and console shipments in multiple times a day for online purchase. 

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