Step 1. Navigate to the Console Listing
For 99.9% of the time since the new XBox launched, there hasn’t been a way to add a console to your cart because it is always sold out. But you can navigate directly to a page with an “Add to Cart” button if you know the right URL. I stumbled upon such links for both the Series X and Series S via a few Reddit posts. Hint: I found changing “en-gb” to “en-us” in the URLs mentioned in these Reddit posts to be very helpful as an American!
Step 2. Add the Xbox to Your Cart
Once you are on the console listing page, you’ll likely see that the console is “Out of Stock”, which seemingly makes it impossible to add to cart. It turns out the only thing that’s preventing you from doing the required action of “Choose your own console” is an HTML element’s “disabled” attribute. If only you could remove all disabled attributes with a line of code in the Chrome Developer Tools Console. Perhaps, something as simple as this?
Step 3. Continue to Checkout & Click “Place Order” ‘Til It Works
You’ve added the Xbox to your cart, set your shipping address and payment type, and finally clicked the “Place Order” button. But you get an error. You try again. You get the same error. This will happen dozens of times, maybe hundreds of times, maybe thousands of times. But as many users have found out, the order will eventually go through!
The same Slickdeals thread has lots of success stories, and though some users said it took hours and multiple re-logins before the order went through, they were successful all the same. It’s not such a big deal that it takes a while since you can just have the tab running in the background. You only need to check in on it / maybe re-login every once in a while.
Step 4. Enjoy Your XBox
Congrats! Your XBox order is in and while it may take a while to ship, you can rest easy knowing a very reputable seller will send a console your way eventually.