My son in law is finishing his last semester of college. He’s a gifted man with many talents. His drive to exhibit these talents in his school work is sometimes set down his list of priorities just a little further than we ‘older, wiser folks’ would prefer. Imagine that.
It’s no secret that he likes really cool video games. Several weeks ago, my wife mentioned in passing that it would be nice if someone got something like an XBox 360 if their grades were really good. Of course, she mentioned this in a whimsical sort of way. She had no idea just how much these things cost. Nor did she know just how seriously a poor college student would latch on to a statement like that.
NO. Buying someone an XBox 360 for having better grades is nothing any impoverished college student would take lightly.
Several weeks ago, but after my wife’s life changing promise, my daughter mentioned to me, in passing of course, the greatness of this wonderful XBox 360 offer.
Oh, no problem I thought.
First of all, I can’t find one in a store anywhere. So, I got online and searched for a little.
Did you know an Xbox 360 with a couple of game pads, some storage, and a couple of games will cost you around $489 bucks?
When I saw that, I started calling Walmart and Bestbuy around the city. Apparently an XBox 360 is a matter of luck. I mean, they don’t even know when they will get one. And it’s first come, first served when they do come in.
Also, the Xbox 360 in the stores doesn’t come in the same packaged bundle.
You’ll notice in the left bar of this page that I have a link to some ads. Lots of people monetize their blogs this way. Among them is a link to Walmart. Since I get a percentage of everything that is sold through that link, I went to Walmart through my own link to see about the Xbox 360 cost and shipping if I did it that way. That would be like getting a built in rebate. At the very least it would cover my shipping.
Guess what. It is there. It is available is several packaged bundles, and shipping was much cheaper than I expected.
Well graduation is right around the corner now. I guess I’ll have to suck it up.
Now, I’ll just need to find out which games he wants with his bundle. It must be nice having such a wonderful wife and amazing father-in-law.
Maybe I’ll get the thing and play it a while before I give it to him. I like video games too. Hmm, maybe I should just get the games I want to play. Could he complain?