Hi, Sorry if I have already posted a similar thread -- my Internet connection is playing-up a bit this afternoon. I've only just returned to the UK after living abroad for several years. Consequently, I haven't had the opportunity to place a pre-order for the Xbox 360. However, I am very very keen to get my hands on one come launch day. So here goes: Is there any chance of walking into a shop at nine o'clock in the morning on the 2nd of December and buying one off the shelf? If not: 1) Which store should I place a pre-order at to have a reasonable chance of getting my machine on launch day? 2) Can I place several pre-orders at different shops, and then just re-claim my deposit when one of them comes up trumps? 3) If I just trust to luck and prowl the shops first thing on December 2nd, what are the best places to try? 4) Any other suggestions (other than eBay) for someone super-desperate to get hold of one of these beauties? Cheers, Steve.