GameCyte spotted a sweet deal over at TigerDirect: while supplies last, you can pick up a refurbished 20GB Xbox 360 with wireless controller -- but no HDMI port -- for only $180. Get 'em while the getting's good!
that xbox 360 units aren't even falcon, so not much a deal
If your primary objective is reducing home power consumption, then yes. Falcons still get RRoD though.
should i stay away from this deal? :)
def stay away from this deal. theres no point buying a refurbed product that is known to be defective. you are just throwing away money
thats a hell of deal. my apartment was just recently robbed so i have to rebuild (they took 2 tv's and 2 ps3's :( ) i said i would buy a ps3 (which i'm about to do thanks to sonystyle.com credit card :) ) but a cheap 360 so i can burn games for free wouldnt be bad at that price. Buuuuuttt.. this is the loud one isnt it? EDIT******** LOL never mind it's refurbished... so its already shown signs of RROD
My refurbished one has lasted longer then my brand new first 1 and the 2nd 1 did. I guess you never know what your gonna get...If its not Jasper.
but dont all refurbs have the new chipset in them, the one based off of the felcon? dont remember the name, i know all refurbs doen now are cool and quiet, havnt had one myself but i know a couple that had the old ones with the hitachi drives that got fixed and the new chipset and i think lite on or benq whatever the dvd drives are, are verry good
I just got my 20 gig back from Microsoft 2 days ago and it is damn near silent. Don't flame me, but it is quieter than my 60 gig PS3.
I have a BenQ drive 360 and it is not quieter than a PS3! not even close. Sh!t the 360 is still louder than the PS3, while running demos off the HDD (cuz of the fans) than the PS3 is while actually spinning discs. I always find it strange when you can actually hear the PS3 (which is rarely) because its very unusual. Whereas the 360 is ALWAYS loud, even when play the demos as I already stated earlier. And once it starts to spin the discs, oh what a racket! Sure the BenQ drive is quieter than the older drives, but its still loud. And to anyone who thinks that Falcons dont ring red, ha! oh please! my Falcon red ringed in a year and i just recently got the replacement for it back like a month and a half ago. And it red ringed the very next day. But luckily the day after that it worked and hasnt red ringed since. But that tells me that this 360 is already fvcked and is just a ticking time bomb before it red rings again. And btw, this is my 5th or 6th red ringed 360 (I've lost track)
The usual saying is" Get'em while it's hot". In this case it's: "Get 'em while the getting's good!". I wonder why?
Maybe when they say "Get'em while it's hot" they are refering to RROD. :)
Well aren't you smart.
lol. i sell modded xbox 360s for 150. refurbs. im better than tiger direct lol
ooohhh...no you didn't.
i buy them broken and fix the RROD and sell em back for more money. nice to take the wifey out for an occasional dinner without feeling the dent in my pocket :)
yeah . . . because a refurb 360 is such a good idea. You would be better off going ahead and buying a brick. It's the pre-HDMI version. Thats asking for it.
A new 360 would have a risk of getting the RROD and not to mention a refurbished set, and it selling at 180 only fool would think of buying it...!
If I bought one of these would it be covered under MS's 3 year coverage or whats the deal on that? I just want to buy one to play Gears 2 and maybe Fable 2.
lol pre-HDMI refurb that's just asking for it.
These are not repaired console! They are some of the thousands of consoles from launch that were defective at the factory. MS replaced the PC board with the new Opus board, Opus is a non HDMI Falcon board.
booo @ non hdmi board i almost bought a 360 last night, mainly to flash it to download games. (my apartment was robbed. 2 tv's and 2 ps3's, family is already buying me replacement ps3's so i figured i would look into the 360 on the cheap for flashing) but i would want a 60gb model and the new jasper arcade model is not flashable yet. when i was at the store looking at the price, smh, well $299 60gb console $99 wireless (or a new wireless router with 4 port ethernet for under that) $50 Gold Live (yearly) and i dont see how the 360 is a better value than the blu ray capable, wireless enabled internally, up to 500gb hard drive upgradable for $129 at amazon and linux capable PS3. maybe if i come across a 360 for under 200 later on next year but i'll spend my money wisely instead
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