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Just ordered one. EEK!

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The Xbox One is readily available in I believe all Australian retailers, so if your from Aus you can just pick one up at a local store.

 

Or from other places maybe some of the major retailers do international shipping.

JB HiFi, EB Games, Harvey Norman, DSE are some of the bigger retailers here for gaming systems so you can look them up and try and get delivery from Aus if stocks are low in the US?

 

-Side note, Australian prices are a fair bit higher so not sure if worth it especially after postage costs.

- Also not sure of any differences between the consoles between regions which may effect your console usage in a separate country.

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Maybe I should buy one and resell it for $1000, just kidding! I don't like those people who take advantage of people that want to buy highly sought after products like this, by inflating the price!

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Maybe I should buy one and resell it for $1000, just kidding! I don't like those people who take advantage of people that want to buy highly sought after products like this, by inflating the price!

 Erm I think that only works on high demand products that are sold out....

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 Erm I think that only works on high demand products that are sold out....

I have seen a flood of PS4s and Xbox Ones being sold from $700-1000. Someone who's really looking for one of these consoles for Christmas, are going to get ripped off by paying $300-500 more than retail.

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The Xbox One is readily available in I believe all Australian retailers, so if your from Aus you can just pick one up at a local store.
 
Or from other places maybe some of the major retailers do international shipping.
JB HiFi, EB Games, Harvey Norman, DSE are some of the bigger retailers here for gaming systems so you can look them up and try and get delivery from Aus if stocks are low in the US?
 
-Side note, Australian prices are a fair bit higher so not sure if worth it especially after postage costs.
- Also not sure of any differences between the consoles between regions which may effect your console usage in a separate country.




Outside of the price difference, there would be no issue using a console bought in AUS in the US. Its all region free and you get to pick your language and region during setup once you log into your XBL account. In regions where the X1 is not yet out, a person would have to use a credit card from AUS or prepaid cards in AUS currency in order to access XBL, but since the US is already supported, that doesn't apply.

Of course the power plug might be different, which would mean you would have to buy an adapter. What's the power plug standard in AUS?

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Outside of the price difference, there would be no issue using a console bought in AUS in the US. Its all region free and you get to pick your language and region during setup once you log into your XBL account. In regions where the X1 is not yet out, a person would have to use a credit card from AUS or prepaid cards in AUS currency in order to access XBL, but since the US is already supported, that doesn't apply.

Of course the power plug might be different, which would mean you would have to buy an adapter. What's the power plug standard in AUS?

 

Its a 3-pin plug.

 

australia-nz-saa-power-cords-ya-3b-1313.

 

I've noticed that most new consumer electronics items are coming with adapters for separate regions in the box (Like a clip-on plug for the power suply) here in Aus, so you might not even need to purchase a separate adapter; its probably in the box already.

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Its a 3-pin plug.
 
australia-nz-saa-power-cords-ya-3b-1313.



definitely need an adapter

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Just checked my order, and it's being prepared for shipment. Also, the page now says it's out of stock. Whew!

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I have seen a flood of PS4s and Xbox Ones being sold from $700-1000. Someone who's really looking for one of these consoles for Christmas, are going to get ripped off by paying $300-500 more than retail.

When the pre-orders first started I ordered a PS4 and an Xbox One since I didn't know which one I wanted.  When I decided I wanted an Xbox One I still kept the PS4 for eBay and sold it for $560.  Then because of a Microsoft error they sent me (and billed me) for 2 Xbox Ones.  I was thinking of sending it back for the refund like they told me but again I put it on eBay.  Sold it for $795.  This makes me a bad person?

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When the pre-orders first started I ordered a PS4 and an Xbox One since I didn't know which one I wanted.  When I decided I wanted an Xbox One I still kept the PS4 for eBay and sold it for $560.  Then because of a Microsoft error they sent me (and billed me) for 2 Xbox Ones.  I was thinking of sending it back for the refund like they told me but again I put it on eBay.  Sold it for $795.  This makes me a bad person?

oh you are a very naughty person indeed :laugh: hey, when the 360 came out I got two... sold one for $700, and it paid for the 1st one... so technically got a 360 for free... I call it capitalism... playing on supply and demand for your benefit...

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$598 in Australia at the moment from all big retailers.

 

Stock should be available from all.

 

Definitely buy from the country you plan to use it in.

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Sold out.

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I saw an Xbox One box go for

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$598 in Australia at the moment from all big retailers.

 

Stock should be available from all.

 

Definitely buy from the country you plan to use it in.

 

Yep, Xbox Ones are available in Melbourne retailers too.

 

What about the PS4's? any stock up near Brisbane?

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PS4 is sold out for 3 stock drops.

 

I've heard rumours that the stock drop expected on the 20th of December is going to fall short of pre-ordered 2nd drop numbers (there aren't going to be enough) and that third drop which was due early January is looking like being pushed back to March.

 

A complete disaster for the PS team here. Microsoft have tons of stock in channel and are just continuing to pump it in.

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Outside of the price difference, there would be no issue using a console bought in AUS in the US. Its all region free and you get to pick your language and region during setup once you log into your XBL account. In regions where the X1 is not yet out, a person would have to use a credit card from AUS or prepaid cards in AUS currency in order to access XBL, but since the US is already supported, that doesn't apply.

Of course the power plug might be different, which would mean you would have to buy an adapter. What's the power plug standard in AUS?

Its a 3-pin plug.

australia-nz-saa-power-cords-ya-3b-1313.

I've noticed that most new consumer electronics items are coming with adapters for separate regions in the box (Like a clip-on plug for the power suply) here in Aus, so you might not even need to purchase a separate adapter; its probably in the box already.

It's important to note that to use an AUS device in US you are not only needing a plug adapter from Type I to Type A, but also need a step-up voltage transformer. Don't forget that AUS and most other parts of the world use 220-240V at 50Hz, but North and Central Americas, Saudi Arabia and Western Japan use 100-127V on 60Hz.

And not to mention these important touches:

Frequency is most likely to affect clocks and devices with motors. They may run faster or slower than they should, and may be damaged in the long run as a result. Again, though, some motorised devices may function correctly on either 50 or 60 Hz

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Most PSU(if not all) today will do both 110 and 230 and switch automatically.
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Most PSU(if not all) today will do both 110 and 230 and switch automatically.

The Xbox One has several SKUs

  1. one for the Americas which can only do 100-127v
  2. one for rest of world which can do only 220-240v
  3. and one global which can do both

* additionally they are also subdivide to Blu-ray regions and DVD regions which are important when watching movies, but games are region-free.

 

What are the possibilities that you will get the third SKU?

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PS4 is sold out for 3 stock drops.

 

I've heard rumours that the stock drop expected on the 20th of December is going to fall short of pre-ordered 2nd drop numbers (there aren't going to be enough) and that third drop which was due early January is looking like being pushed back to March.

 

A complete disaster for the PS team here. Microsoft have tons of stock in channel and are just continuing to pump it in.

 

Know several people that picked an xbox up instead of a PS4 because JB was telling them a few months into the start of next year. Microsoft planned to have a lot more stock then sony and it's paying off now over christmas. Will be interesting to see who wants to dump another $500 after the christmas rush and having already picked up an xbox and several games.

 

I was planning on picking a PS4 up in store, was told pre-orders where around the same so expected both to have around the same stock. Wonder how many where actually shipped here now.

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The Xbox One has several SKUs


  • one for the Americas which can only do 100-127v
  • one for rest of world which can do only 220-240v
  • and one global which can do both
* additionally they are also subdivide to Blu-ray regions and DVD regions which are important when watching movies, but games are region-free.
 
What are the possibilities that you will get the third SKU?

Why Microsoft needs to do this is beyond me. Simply stupid.

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My Xbox One just came in, and interesting enough, it's a Day One edition.

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It's sitting pretty at #1 on Amazon for 24 hour Best Sellers...they much be getting a lot in stock each time that they're selling out of.

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