Bargain Hunter: ‘Alo ‘Alo

Bargain Hunter: ‘Alo ‘Alo

elite bundle harvey normanThe launch of the PS3 Slim prompted Microsoft to drop the price of the 360. That cut hasn’t even come into effect yet, but retailers are getting in on the act early.

Retailers like Harvey Norman, who are currently offering an Xbox 360 Elite bundle with Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST for just $429.

After the September 22 price drop, the Elite will sell for $449 RRP and, for the first 30 days, come with a copy of ODST. Still, it’s cheaper here and you get twice the Halo. Not bad.


  • Hey David,

    Next time you’re talking to MS, can you ask them what they’re doing to counteract the new PS3 locally?

    Look in the latest consumer junk mail lately, it’s all PS3/Wii, with a few games having tiny words “Also available on Xbox 360” underneath.

    It’s like since the new PS3, 360 has completely disappeared. Given that the Playstation brand already has far, FAR more traction in Australia amongst non-gamers, I wonder how well Aussie MS is equipped (marketing wise) to try remain relevant with average consumers!

    FWIW, I think deals like this further the problem. Pretty much for the last 12 months now, 360 has been NOTHING BUT Halo. Okay, so who cares if the Wii has been nothing but Wii Sports for 3 years, it works for them. But the 360 needs more of a shake-up here than a price cut. Far more.

  • My launch 360 died last week. Glitches and freezing, occasional RRoD too.

    Opened the sucker up and did my best, but it only got a few more hours out of it before it returned back to uselessness.

    Selling it on Ebay now, will get $50+ for it easy and no doubt someone will buy it and do the proper modification to make it work.

    That’s OK though, because I went halves with the misses yesterday for this Hardley Normal deal. Will be back there to pick up ODST when it’s released.

    I even got the *NEW* elite, ya know the one that doesn’t come with the HDMI cable.

    And it’s sooooooo much more quieter than my launch model it isn’t bloody funny. Seriously I still can’t come to terms with how quiet the new 360’s are compared to my launch model.

    I also found $50 bucks on a road, while driving on it in harsh winds and doing about 100 Km, so I consider that a further discount on my 360 upgrade 😛 Even if I have sore feet from pulling over and running after it barefoot!

  • 360 Arcade is $199 at the new WOW sight & sound that has just opened in Canberra. Tempted to go buy it just so I can have HDMI…!

  • No worries Dave! =)


    This Harvey Norman deal is actually for brand new Elites? I mean it’s not old stock that they haven’t sold. It IS the new stock thats not meant to go on sale with the new RRP until Sept. 22????

    Did you get the HDMI with it cause the advertisement says so in MY catalogue.

    Why are Harvey Norman selling the new Elite so soon? And UNDER the RRP with 2 games for free????

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