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[Staples] Sign up for the chance to purchase the XBox Series S

Yes, yes, not a hot deal, etc., but for anyone looking for an XBox Series S, Staples is trying a different route and has opened a lotto for the chance to purchase one. Hopefully this avoids being the standard !*@show.

Good luck to anyone interested!
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lol, such a stupid time to be alive

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All retailers should do this going forward. Forget this absolute mess of a situation trying to beat bots and/or websites crashing due to demand.
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Nikhilvoid wrote: lol, such a stupid time to be alive

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I'm far from the kind of person who would normally say this, but that truly is consumerism gone too far. Sign up for a lottery for the chance to pay us money to buy a product.

That said, it's probably the fairest way to handle this.
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Rarely do I see a lottery I don't want to win but that I actually sign up for. Wow where are we headin'!

edit : Nevermind. Decided not to enter. I'll be patient for shoppers instead. My One S will still work for the next months.
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This is actually a great idea to try and curb bots. Good on Staples
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foz240 wrote: All retailers should do this going forward. Forget this absolute mess of a situation trying to beat bots and/or websites crashing due to demand.
Don't worry, the bots will get waaaayyyyy more lotto entries than you.
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User131439 wrote: This is actually a great idea to try and curb bots. Good on Staples
If I didn't already have a pre-order placed, I'd much prefer this method to trying to randomly score one in-store somewhere on launch day.
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brunomarie wrote: I'll be patient for shoppers instead. My One S will still work for the next months.
This. I'd love to have one under the tree for our son, but if I wait a couple months I can potentially get it for 20% off or better...
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Andrew765 wrote: Don't worry, the bots will get waaaayyyyy more lotto entries than you.
Sure. Maybe its a combination of lotto and doing a better job to ensure only 1 household/address gets a preorder.
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Nikhilvoid wrote: lol, such a stupid time to be alive

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Holy crap this is peak 2020. Its crazy how Anti-Consumer the world is becoming and more favouring big corporations. Sad part is there will be people defending it and that's how it is able to continue.
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Hopefully they let people who win order sooner rather than later so they can have them on launch date.
My S from the source is getting delivered tomorrow. Some guy on reddit got his yesterday.
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The retailers could lock out the bots if they tried even a bit. I design web applications in a similar industry and identifying and locking out bots is not that difficult at the moment.
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RedSwagDeals wrote: Holy crap this is peak 2020. Its crazy how Anti-Consumer the world is becoming and more favouring big corporations. Sad part is there will be people defending it and that's how it is able to continue.
Nothing new, I remember being in a Zellers when they were having a contest in order to win the right to purchase a Tickle Me Elmo.
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I would sign up for a Series X.

I think series S will be more widely available anyway. Microsoft had them up for pre-order for a good couple of days. Probably because of less demand and more supply.

Also they contact you by phone looks like. This doesn't work well for me since I rarely pick it up anymore (too much spam calls).
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