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360 Launch - Sickie or Holiday?

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by Craigy, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Craigy

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    Just wondering how many of you that work have booked in a day off for the launch, or are just going to throw a sickie.

    Got the half day thursday and all friday booked off myself, got the thursday as a half day as gameplay.com nearly always deliver a day or two early.
     
  2. pitchin4eva

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    i'll wait to see if i get on launch day & then I might get the flu
     
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    I ordered my 360 the day they came out for pre-order in Game. So im guaranteed. So in preperation Im off on Annual Leave from 1st Dec until the 10th Dec.
     
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    Got me two weeks off from thursday 1st dec. :thumbsup:
    Going for a midnight collection :D
     
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    Can't take days off willy-nilly in my profession unfortunately :(

    Will be on it for a solid 40 hours over the weekend, get some marking done as well hopefully! :gri:
     
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    I have 3 weeks off from last week of November. I am only number 14 in my local Game store and it is based in a small town so I might not get one.
     
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    My Boss has already booked the Friday off (sod) but I am going to try and get him to let me have the day off too....I reckon he will just so we can battle it out on PGR3 all day :D
     
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    As soon as I pre-ordered mine I booked the Thurs and Fri off work. Monday is my usual day off so its gonna be a long weekender :thumbsup:

    I don't want to hijack the thread but how many are also on for an all-nighter after the midnight pick-up?
     
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    Without a doubt :thumbsup:
     
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    Yep and a case of beer by my side
     
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    I'm hoping too take some time off nearer the time, the mainthing is trying to take Dec 2nd off to make sure I don't miss the postie!
     
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    I'm supposed to be off the friday and saturday, but i'll get to work tomorrow and find my boss has pi55ed up to the rota!! feel a spot of tipex coming into play

    i don't think i'd be about much(on Live) on the night of the launch, will want to revel in all its good ness by myself!
     
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    I'm my boss so I guess I may indeed have that Friday off if I get my console :smashin: .
     
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    wish i had a job i could bunk off from :( *goes to cry in the corner
     
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    I`ll be taking a holiday, assuming Amazon manage to get mine to me on time
     
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    I've got the day off, assuming my pre-order comes through. Gonna get an update this week from my local Gamestation where I've got mine pre-ordered (think I'm 7th on the list but from speaking to them a few weeks ago they didn't seem very confident I'd get one, crackers cos I ordered the day preorders started!).
    I'm not sure about the midnight pickup to be honest, I'd feel really nervous walking back to my car with a gamestation bag in the early hours of the morning! Might have to see if I can get a bodyguard lol!
     
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    Tell me about it! I remember walking home from Electronics Boutique at midnight with a Dreamcast on launch day. I must say being in the centre of town on a Friday Night (when you're sober) isn't the best experience.
     
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    Holiday for me.
    Too many people I work with know what day that is and it would be too obvious.
    Like many others I just hope that my pre-order comes through from Curry's otherwise I might as well go back to work :(
     
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    I am parking my car right outside the Gamestation door in the pedestrian area.
     
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    That's the one annoying thing about buying online, I have no idea when on the 2nd I'll be receiving mine. All those picking it up at midnight will get that headstart on me! :D
     
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    I'll be taking the Friday and the following Monday off, as long as I get my pre-order from GAME. :thumbsup:
     
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    Pre-Ordered my Fully Loaded Xbox360 on the 21st August and am number 1 on the list at my Local GAME.
    Have Friday the 2nd December booked off and will be there @ midnight !!

    See you on the beach!!!
     
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    :thumbsup:

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    Ive got a five day weekend starting on the 2nd December :)
     
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    Is it at all possible to con your way into getting it a day early, on Dec 1st.

    My pre-order is with GAME.net and they say I should receive it on launch day as they post a couple days ahead of launch, so if I track my order on their website and it says its at my local royal mail office on Dec 1st, surely I can just walk in and pickup my Xbox 360?
     
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    Holiday!
     
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    I'm having both my 360's delivered to work, I can see the projector in a conference room being used. :D
     
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    Yer plan is - into town (Cambridge) on the Thursay evening - few beers, then head over to Game a round 11pm or so - they usually have some gubbins going on - hopefully some playable stuff to whittle down the last hour - then home 360 under one arm - off the Friday, Mon and Tuesday and in fact throwing a bit of a 360 launch party - 12 middday on the Friday - 12 midday on the Sat - got a load of mates who arnt getting it coming round for 24 hours of madness ... The only down side is it looks like Im off to the states the Wednesday after launch so I'll have to leave it sitting at home for a week :(

    Cannot wait - I guess I'll need to plug in the spare liver as well as Im sure there will be the odd light ale consumed over the 5 days of 360-ness !
     
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    i'll be working :thumbsdow

    hopefully it will be delivered by amazon for when i get home
     
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    got the day off aswell :D
     

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