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Submitted by Nivalis 1164d ago | article

Used Console Market Not So Great For XBOX Users

Nyleveia ask if the responsibility of a customer being sold a modified or banned console should be placed solely on the customer or with the retail outlet that sold the console. (Culture, Xbox 360)

coryok  +   1164d ago
lol sucks, thats a lot of useless xboxs out there now. i had an old xbox that i traded in like a year ago, i replaced the fan in the console myself after it stopped working so i guess whoever bought that console from gamestop has a broken 360 now
fluffydelusions  +   1163d ago
I'd say that's a pretty dick move but I'd rather blame gamestop as they should check void stickers
jc48573  +   1163d ago
i used a permanent marker to fix the void sticker on the ps3 lol, then I got me a Slim.
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Blaze929  +   1163d ago
who buys used electronics? Better question, who the heck buys used 360s? c'mon son
femshep  +   1163d ago
not so great for anyone don't single out 1 company everyone takes a hit for used sales
afterMoth  +   1163d ago
Any educated gamer knows not to buy a used 360 unless you have some sort of iron clad 3 year warranty. 95% chance you'll have to get it fixed.
showtimefolks  +   1163d ago
xbox360 has changed so much
from its original that the old model has so little value trade in wise

but karma is a ***** so if you trade in a system that is about to break and you know it or you fixed it yourself and you knew it was only matter of time than what goes around comes around its quite simple

and its not just xbox360 its every console maker out there.

the only thing against xbox360 s that with so many sku changes from original there are a lot of older models on store shelf(like the one without hdmi,the one without wifi etc,,,,)
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coryok  +   1163d ago
sometimes a fan or a dc drive breaks and its easy to replace them, so why not?

then later microsoft releases another new model so you trade your new one in for credit towards the new model. there was no mal intent in trading in something that you fixed. if it was working fine than it as working fine, microsoft is the one that broke the consoles by not letting them go online.

the older ones people can buy used if they want to try out an xbox for 100$, instead of 300$. its good business fr microsoft to allow people to buy used, they dont make much money on hardware, they make money on game sales. the more people playing xbox the better. theyre limiting themselves by this
nopunctuation  +   1163d ago
Buying a used 360 is about a risky as buying a used landmine.
spacedelete  +   1163d ago
i brought like 5 faulty 360s. im kind of dumb for buying them used because a used 360 is mor faulty then a PS1 from 1995.
Series_IIa  +   1163d ago
The GameStation I worked at for a year had a very strict policy on both PS3s and 360s... People thought they didn't check the old fat model PS3s as much as the 360s, but was a lot of people trying to get shot of their old PS3 which the blu ray laser was burning out or the wifi and bluetooth died, now everything gets checked on both systems to the max.

In short, buy new. Save yourself the grief
B1663r  +   1163d ago
This is why you don't buy used cars from friends or family... Why would a game console be any different? Or anything used for that matter...

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