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Xbox Series X Amazon Replenishment Leads to Mass Confusion

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Xbox Series X Amazon Replenishment Leads to Mass Confusion

A restock of the Xbox Series X took place on Amazon today before Black Friday kicked off late this week. This was the second high-profile replenishment of a current-generation console that Amazon had kept in the past day after replenishing the PlayStation 5 earlier yesterday. And while those new PS5 sales went incredibly well for many customers, this Xbox Series X restock didn’t have the same luck.

After the new stock of the Xbox Series X started at noon, many who were looking for the most powerful Xbox console took to social media to share their own experiences. However, the disturbing thing about this Xbox addition to some is that it never even happened in the first place. While some customers were able to easily secure the Xbox Series X through Amazon once the restock started, others reported that the platform never even became available at any point.

As such, this whole console purchase opportunity caused quite a bit of confusion among customers. Even 30 minutes after the restock supposedly started, some were still refreshing their Amazon pages and waiting for the opportunity to buy the console. Despite these repeated attempts, Amazon still never said that the platform was available for some reason. While customers have certainly become accustomed to the current generation of video game consoles that have sold out quickly over the past year, it was absolutely bizarre that some today never saw the Xbox Series X in the first place.

Have you tried buying the Xbox Series X in this new restock at Amazon today? And if so, how was your own buying experience? Let me know in the comments or message me on Twitter @MooreMan12.

And if you’d like to see some of the reactions customers had today to this new Xbox Series X addition, keep reading below.

Can’t buy something that isn’t even available

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It never even appeared…

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We want the Halo Xbox Series X instead!

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It’s hard not to resort to resale

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Restock didn’t work for everyone

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Amazon India wants to buy stake in Inox Leisure, others; Jeff Bezos on the hunt for media bargains

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AmazonAmazon said more than 70 percent of new Prime members shopped from outside the top 10 cities. (Image: REUTERS)

Jeff Bezos is looking to diversify Amazon India’s entertainment business with a view to acquiring multiple movie and media distribution players, including Mumbai-based cinema chain Inox Leisure, The Indian Express reported. With a pandemic hitting businesses like multiplex chains hard with repeated lockdowns and social distancing standards, Amazon India is looking to take a stake in some companies, aided by deep pockets from the world’s richest person. The Indian Express report states that Inox Leisure is one of several candidates that Amazon is looking for for its diversification exercise.

Although Amazon has been operating its over-the-top (OTT) content business in India since 2016, the pace of growth has not been what the company expected. After initial growth in the first six months last year, its OTT service Amazon Prime has not grown as expected, the report said. “There are currently three to four deals in this space under evaluation, including some distressed assets. Amazon India is in advanced talks with some of them,” the report said.

Listed Inox Leisure has been reporting consecutive losses since the pandemic started last year. In the January-March quarter, Inox Leisure reported sales of 90 crore, down 75% from the previous year, attributed to a lack of content. The company reported a net loss of Rs 93.7 crore. Analysts at ICICI Direct expect the company to report a loss of Rs 235 crore this fiscal year, aided by expected revenue decline.

Amazon India had invested $1.5 billion in its Indian company just before the pandemic, most of which was pumped into its e-commerce business. According to the report, Amazon’s major entertainment deal could lead Jeff Bezos’ company to focus more on this side of the business and away from e-commerce. Amazon faces e-commerce policy changes and inflexible challenges from Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail and Walmart-backed Flipkart. Amazon had previously held talks with US-based movie theater chain AMC to acquire a stake, but the talks were fruitless.

Inox Leisure, one of the largest cinema chains in the country with 153 multiplexes and 648 screens. Most of the company’s screens are located in the west of the country, followed by North, South and East. On June 30, the promoters of Inox Leisure held a 43.63% stake, while 56.23% is government-owned.

On Monday, Inox Leisure share price rose 1.7% to finish at Rs 302.5 each. The price of the Inox share has risen 5.46% so far this year. The company’s market cap stands at Rs 3,705 crore.

UPDATE: Inox Leisure clarification to fairs

We would like to inform you as below:

1. There are no discussions between ‘INOX Leisure Limited’ and ‘Amazon’, nor have there been any in the past.

2. Under the circumstances, the above news item published on various platforms of Indian Express dated July 27, 2021 is factually incorrect.

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Your weather update: Get ready for some rain across the country on Thursday

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Severe thunderstorms and heavy rains are expected.
Severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are expected.

Severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are expected.

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The South African Weather Service released a level 2 yellow warning for disruptive rainfall caused by slow-moving thunderstorms, which can cause flooding of susceptible formal/informal settlements or roads and low-lying areas, affecting bridges and major roads.

This can lead to longer travel times and difficult driving conditions on unpaved roads, and localized damage to mud-based/makeshift houses/structures. This is expected in places above the southern parts of Limpopo, the northern and eastern parts of Gauteng, as well as Highveld of Mpumalanga.

The weather in your province

Gauteng Occasionally it will be cloudy and warm, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

The expected UVB sunburn index is high.

Mpumalanga will have morning fog along the slope, otherwise cloudy and cool to warm, with isolated showers and thunderstorms, but spread over the Highveld.

limpopo there will be morning fog in the east, otherwise cloudy and warm, with isolated showers and thunderstorms, except in the Limpopo Valley.

The North West and Free Stands will be fine and warm to hot, becoming partly cloudy, with scattered afternoon and thunderstorms, but isolated to the west.

It’s getting cloudy, with fog, in the Northern Cape first along the coast, otherwise fine and hot to very hot, becoming partly cloudy, with afternoon and thunderstorms in the east.

It will remain cloudy along the far north coast, where it will be cool.

The wind along the coast is moderate from the south to southwest.

The western cape will be good and cool to warm, but cloudy to partly cloudy and cool, with isolated afternoon thunderstorms in the northeastern parts and light rain along the south coast east of Cape Agulhas towards evening.

Winds along the coast are strong to strong from the south to southeast.

The expected UVB sunburn index is extreme.

The western half of the eastern cape partly cloudy at first in the north, then cloudy and warm, with light rain along the coast and scattered showers and thunderstorms, but isolated in the west.

Winds along the coast are light to moderate from the south to southeast.

The eastern half will be cloudy and warm, with scattered showers and thunderstorms, but light rain in places along the coast.

Winds along the coast are light to moderate from an easterly to northeasterly direction.

KwaZulu-Natal over the interior will be morning fog, otherwise partly cloudy and warm, but hot in places to the north.

In the afternoon it will become cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Winds along the coast will be moderate to moderate northeasterly.

The expected UVB sunburn index is high.

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Vienna City Council allows restaurants to dine outside, but only for now

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Vienna City Council allows restaurants to dine outside, but only for now

Viennese restaurants that have set up outdoor dining areas are allowed to keep them for the next six months.

After the formal renewal of a emergency ordinance until the latest possible end date of December 30, Vienna City Council unanimously approved an amendment to the city’s zoning plan on Monday (Dec. 6), allowing businesses with temporary outdoor permits to continue those operations until June 30, 2022.

Councilors said they will use the extra six months to develop rules to permanently relax outdoor dining regulations that balance the interests of businesses with potential concerns from neighbors, particularly regarding noise and parking.

“This is a temporary measure while COVID is still a reality to help these businesses and the residents a little bit,” said Councilman Ed Somers. “But we would instruct ourselves and the staff to work on these complicated and important issues. We are not going to wait until June to start this conversation again.”

The measure applies to any company that obtained a permit before December 31: some conditions to the outdoor dining activities that have been extensively permitted since June 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the revised regulation, restaurants may continue to serve dinners on an outdoor patio or in off-street parking if they meet the following rules:

  • Do not use more than eight seats per parking space
  • For businesses with outdoor dining options within 20 meters of a residence, limit occupancy to 9 AM to 9 PM Monday through Thursday, 10 AM to 9 PM Sunday, and 9 AM to 9:30 PM Friday and Saturday

Those terms are intended to address noise complaints filed at a public hearing on Nov. 15 by residents living behind Church Street restaurants Bazin’s and Blend 111.

City officials initially presented a draft that would apply the time limits to restaurants 15 meters from a residential boundary and allow them to work until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, but the council wondered if that would be enough.

“I’m trying to give the neighbors there some respite,” Councilman Nisha Patel said. “…Even after people leave the patio, there will be wait staff. They will have to clean up. They are still going to make noise. So if we stick to 10, we’re basically saying we’re going to be making noise until 10:30.”

Councilor Steve Potter pushed for a provision requiring residential restaurants to submit a noise reduction plan as part of the permitting process, but others said it would be too complicated to decide how noise violations could be identified and enforced with a measure that will last only six years. months.

“The six months was to look at, ‘Do these two things help?’” Mayor Linda Colbert said. “I think a noise reduction plan would be really good, but I don’t know how to judge that, and I don’t think we have those answers tonight.”

The council eventually agreed to a clause requiring the recognition of Vienna existing noise ordinance, including a ban on live entertainment without a conditional use license.

City officials proposed an ordinance in October that would allow outdoor dining permanently with administrative approval, streamlining a permitting process that typically requires public hearings and a $1,500 fee.

The design received the support of the Vienna Planning Commission, but last month public hearing, the city council decided it needed more time to work out details, such as criteria for when a permit must be approved and an appeals process.

According to city officials, Vienna issued 22 temporary permits for outdoor commercial activities while the emergency ordinance was in effect.

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