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Old 11-26-2003, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default Would you trust a used XBox on ebay? (no link)

A little x-mas present for myself...

Just a general question, not looking at one on ebay in particular.
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Old 11-26-2003, 12:46 PM   #2
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how much $ do you save? i'd just get a new one... heh
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Old 11-26-2003, 12:48 PM   #3
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Let's say it was like, $80-100 for a core unit..
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Old 11-26-2003, 12:49 PM   #4
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you probably DO have an auction in mind... and are scared we're gonna jump on it first!!!!

I can see right through you
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Old 11-26-2003, 12:51 PM   #5
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Personally, I'd just buy a new one. Better to spend the extra $100 and get some package deal with it and know it'll work than to spend your $80-$100 and get a piece o' crap.
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Old 11-26-2003, 12:57 PM   #6
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*sigh* ooo kay...

a new xBox just isn't worth $180 to me though because I only want it for Halo. In fact, I just call a "Halo Machine"
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Old 11-26-2003, 01:08 PM   #7
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Really? I mean think of all the time and enjoyment you get out of it. If you spend a lot of time using it, then it's a great investment.

We have a PS2 and an XboX, and I definitely say that they have gotten their value's worth of play time on both of them.

...and no one is to say you can't buy the one online, I'm just saying if it were me, I'd buy the new one.

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Old 11-26-2003, 01:10 PM   #8
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a used one even dead is worth $100 at eb...
so anyone want to give me thier dead x box?
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Old 11-26-2003, 01:29 PM   #9
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BUy one at a pawn shop. I got mine for $100 and i got to test it out before buying it.
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Old 11-26-2003, 01:36 PM   #10
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How to save money buying an Xbox (or any electronic item for the mattter):

1. Find a broken/used item on eBay. They are usually a lot cheaper than how much the brand new item would be.

2. Find a store that sells the exact same item.

3. Buy the used/broken item from eBay and buy the same brand new item from the store.

4. Return the used/broken item to the store. Keep the brand new one.

5. TADA! You just got a brand new item for the cost of a used one.
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Old 11-26-2003, 01:38 PM   #11
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It could be one like mine. I bought mine the first day they were out and now the DVD drive has degraded to the point where I can only watch DVD movies with it. Games don't work for crap, it keeps telling me I have dirty discs. I even took the drive out and cleaned it with compressed air ... no difference.

Get a new one.
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Old 11-26-2003, 01:40 PM   #12
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How to save money buying an Xbox (or any electronic item for the mattter):

1. Find a broken/used item on eBay. They are usually a lot cheaper than how much the brand new item would be.

2. Find a store that sells the exact same item.

3. Buy the used/broken item from eBay and buy the same brand new item from the store.

4. Return the used/broken item to the store. Keep the brand new one.

5. TADA! You just got a brand new item for the cost of a used one.
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Old 11-26-2003, 01:40 PM   #13
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How to save money buying an Xbox (or any electronic item for the mattter):
Meh, I'm no good at shystering
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Old 11-26-2003, 01:44 PM   #14
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Meh, I'm no good at shystering
Cmon, even a 4 year old can do that.
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Old 11-26-2003, 02:48 PM   #15
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I don't think it has anything to do with ability, I think it has to do with will.

Just for kicks, I'd like to see a 4-year-old do it, as you say.
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Old 11-26-2003, 02:52 PM   #16
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I bought a Game Boy Advance used it for a few weeks. I noticed one pixel was bad so I returned, all scratched the paint was worn off it was great. Now I have a new red one...

Buy broken, buy new den swap
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Old 11-26-2003, 02:56 PM   #17
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How to save money buying an Xbox (or any electronic item for the mattter):

1. Find a broken/used item on eBay. They are usually a lot cheaper than how much the brand new item would be.

2. Find a store that sells the exact same item.

3. Buy the used/broken item from eBay and buy the same brand new item from the store.

4. Return the used/broken item to the store. Keep the brand new one.

5. TADA! You just got a brand new item for the cost of a used one.


almost a good idea, but you forgot one thing that will get you busted.... when you buy a video game system in the store, they do not scan the box its in... they have a cut out on the back that allows the actual barcode on the bottom of the system unit itself to be scanned.... so in order to get away with this, you need to transplant the broken parts, out of the old xbox, into the one you just bought and vice versa.... or if your slick enough, just switch the stickers, but its pretty hard, once you start to pull them off, the words VOID VOID VOID appear all over the sticker... (same with the sticker holding the case together). you can however just eat up the glue with a hair dryer, and it peels of without voiding anything....


as far as xbox on ebay, thats where i got mine, $85 bucks shipped.... then bought a modchipfor $40.... definently gotten its money's worth... even if its only for a multimedia station (movies, music, emulators) i barely play xbox games on it haha...
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Old 11-26-2003, 02:59 PM   #18
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It could be one like mine. I bought mine the first day they were out and now the DVD drive has degraded to the point where I can only watch DVD movies with it. Games don't work for crap, it keeps telling me I have dirty discs. I even took the drive out and cleaned it with compressed air ... no difference.

Get a new one.
There was a batch with bad DVD drives. MS was fixing for free, even outside the original warrenty period. My sister bought hers used, no warranty, and it had this problem. I called MS, they sent me a box, and they fixed it, no questions asked.
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Old 11-26-2003, 02:59 PM   #19
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We bought a X-box on ebay...
It sounded like a good idea, but a month later it decided to quit reading discs. Save yourself the headache and buy a new one...

(BTW Hi, I'm new..)
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Old 11-26-2003, 03:06 PM   #20
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(BTW Hi, I'm new..)
A thread of mine got someone to register???

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Old 11-26-2003, 03:45 PM   #21
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Get the Panzer edition going for $500+
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