Gamestop is offering a refurbished Xbox 360 with a wired controller for $109 dollars.
Caveat Emptor. I don't know if I could bring myself to buy a used Xbox 360. As much as I enjoy mine, and I really do, I can't help but think that many people trade them because of the issues they've had with them.
id never buy a console 2nd hand evan with a warrenty. you dont know how its been treated in the past. i knwo the same can be said about a car but you get service history on a car.
I bought a used Wii from Amazon for $100 a couple weeks ago, the thing looks brand new and I haven't had any trouble with it. There's usually nothing wrong with buying used, you just have to read reviews of the seller and see if they have a decent warranty with a return/refund option. Personally, I'd never buy a 360, much less a used one. But, other consoles are OK used.
You said you'd never buy a console 2nd hand, but you also never picked up a dictionary
I might buy one if they sell it for $9. lol Then it may be worth all the trouble of owning one and all the high-priced accessories. j/k But yeah, once new 360 Elites start selling around $100, I might buy one. Maybe.
it does depend on how old the Xbox is, mine has still been working since 07, and a lot of my mates haven't had the issue either, it's more the launch titles that had high failure rates
I know I did....but then I got one for Christmas and said, "Ah, what the hell. I'll keep it."
I wanted to buy a second hand box just to play Halo:Reach online with my friends when it hits the stores and have had trouble finding a decent priced refurbish. EDIT: I would have a 360 buy now but Nata... um Kinetic made me change my mind after the demo's, also there is no good games for the 360 that I can't get on my PS3/PC bar Halo:Reach Just my opinion.
I checked my local Gamestop (Canadian) recently to see what the trade in credit was for a 360. They just lowered it to $25 now that the 360S are out. The employee said they're trying to discourage people from trading in 360's. If you trade in your 360 towards new hardware they'll give you an extra $50 credit. Still making a nice little return there if they're selling them for $109. I'd never buy a used 360 though. Too much risk.
It's a pretty good rule to just avoid used consoles in general unless you know the previous owner personally, but yeah, I think that goes double for 360's. You're safer buying used condoms than used 360's.
I have a refurbished Xbox 360 I bought from a spanish guy in 2007! I live in Africa Angola, here is very hot and we have too many energy problems. My 360 never had a single problem I play a lot! My PS3 died after the update... it never came back... I Never finished Uncharted 2 coz of this :(
Who would pay $109 for a ticking time bomb?
EVER buy a used 360 from Gamestop. Trust me on this.
I bought a refurbished XBOX from Gamestop, started having some problems a year later. Sometimes you lucky i guess.
I had problems the 1st day... the damn disc drive wouldn't read anything.
I bought a refurbed Xbox360 back in 2006, still works like a charm to this day.
i had a used 60 gig ps3 from gamestop, it lasted me a little over 3 years. still works, just needs a new blu-ray drive. i had a used 360 and never had a problem with it either.
No way is that a good deal.Many of my friends traded in RROD 360s to Gamestop for money.
How did they trade their RROD boxes when gamestop tests all of the consoles they trade for?
You get less money obviously. When I traded my PS2 in for my PS3 back in the day (2007), I think they had like a deal where you got $100-150 bucks trade in value on a PS2, two controllers and a memory card if memory serves. Unfortunately my PS2 no longer read the blue discs, they still took it and said they get them repaired, but I ended up with like $50 bucks instead. Big screwjob overall, since I don't think any PS2 read the blue discs by 2007 (nor were there any newer games even on blue discs), but I was too excited to get the PS3 haha.
Does the word refurbished mean anything?
lol...fankids have no limits. N4G...the laughing stock of the internet. Kids talking about their mommy and daddy's money.
Someone would have to be insane to buy a used older model 360, let alone a refurbished one from Gamestop.
I love the disagrees for a true story. It's a good price if it works out. If you have problems and exchange it for another xbox they'll let you swap it right away, which is nice but you can only get your cash back when you return it the first time. Just trying to inform people.
I would instead use the 109 dollars to put towards a ps3. Ps3 is an actual game console and not some youtube wannabe glorified chat room. Seriously a bunch of pre teen justin bieber and twilight fans makes up 99% of xbl. 50 dollar fee is the dumby tax. 150 dollar kinect price is the idiot tax that 90% of x360 owners are gonna pay. Every last person who buys that crap fits all my above statements of a dilusional person. Family guy, south park and the simpsons where created to make jokes about people like you.
I award you no points.
you might as well give your money to a charity at least this way you know its gone to good cause instead of been wasted on piece of useless plastic.
I would never buy a second-hand console. You just never know if it's reliable....
My first Xbox was refurbished. I returned two before asking for my money back. Never again will I buy used or refurbished, especially if it contains a hard drive.
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