I blogged recently that my XBOX 360 died – the first day of the kid’s summer vacation.
I had a very busy week planned and wanted something to keep the kids busy while we waited for the XBOX to be repaired. Off to Circuit City/Best Buy and CompUSA – looking for a Wii.
No Wii’s to be found, so I decided I would get the XBOX 360 Elite, which would give me HDMI out.
No XBOX 360 Elite’s to be found.
OK – maybe the Playstation 3. Nope.
Saved me between $300 and $900 because nobody had anything in stock.
After I got home I called a friend with an XBOX 360 that works too many hours to use it often, and he agreed to lend his to the kids for a while (aren’t friends grand!? – Thanks, Bob!).
So XBOX, Wii, and PLaystation all lost a sale yesterday – one they are not likely to get in the future. My impulse buying moment passed. And they lost money because they can’t build enough of what they sell. You might think that’s a good problem to have – but disappointing a customer is never a good marketing strategy!