We know, you were waiting for that rumored price cut (which is still a ways off by the way) but TRU is offering a free $100 gift card* when you buy an Xbox 360 in-store by December 24. Sure, it's not a price drop, but it's almost as good -- especially when you factor in all the extra kit you'll be wanting, like the comically priced WiFi adapter (conveniently enough, $100). Rather have the cash? Don't forget about Microcenter's $100 mail-in-rebate, good through December 31.
*TRU's small print: "Not valid on "R" Express or phone orders. Gift card valid on your next visit. See back of card for Terms & Conditions. Void where prohibited. Offer valid 12/17-12/24/06. Limit one per customer. Limited quantities available. Sorry, no rain checks. Sale prices valid December 17-24, 2006."