If you want one for the holidays do what I am doing;
my xbox died a couple weeks ago. I went to Wal Mart & bought the XBOX 360 Arcade version & put my HDD on it. When I get my refurbed or hopefully new 360 back I will take the one I bought at walmart back as you have 30 days to return it & get my $$$ back. That is if I don't decide to keep it
I have heard alot of people are getting new 360's back. How true that is I don't know but i have heard & read it a few times.