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sl0w-m0

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#1 11 years ago

Hey, I haven't posted here in a looong time but i've been thinking about buying a refurbished Xbox 360 off ebay (they're pretty darn cheap). Question is would you guys trust buying one? The refurbished ones I found say they all come in original packaging with hard drive, controller, headset, and all the adapters you need (I want to get the Premium btw). Don't know about Xbox Live coming with them though. Also if they're refurbished doesn't that mean that they were restored by the factory? They're not just beat up, scratched Xboxes right?

Thanks for reading my post (sorry if it was too long). I thought a few of you might of had experience from buying used or refurbished Xboxes (and i'm just making sure that if I do buy one I know what i'm getting or what to expect).




id10t

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#2 11 years ago

Do they come with a warrenty, if not don't buy one as the earlier models tended to over heat and die

If not I don't see y not




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#3 11 years ago

Yeah theres a 90 day warranty so I guess theres nothing to lose but i'm still curious because i've never bought anything refurbished before.




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#4 11 years ago

90 day, then no save up and buy a new one, it may be a bodge job to get it past the warrenty period and screw up, I advise you save up and buy one new (unless you no peers who have bought one without problems for at least a year)




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#5 11 years ago

refurbished means it was previously owned and "fixed up" by someone maybe not a factory.

I am not much of an eBayer.. I have trust issues so eBay and I do not get along.




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#6 11 years ago

Heh well how trustworthy would you reckon these guys to be? World's Best Deals

They're a pretty big place so i'm not too skeptical.




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#7 11 years ago

Knippschild;3663678refurbished means it was previously owned and "fixed up" by someone maybe not a factory.

I am not much of an eBayer.. I have trust issues so eBay and I do not get along.

Actually Knipp... Refurbished can mean that but usually means the following example. An xbox comes down the testing line at the factory ... Someone testing a component, realizes it doesn't test out correctly. It goes back to Research and Development so that they can figure out why it didn't do what it was supposed to.... It is repaired and now can not be sold at the original price because it is TECHNICally not new. This is how they can come across " Refurbished in new packaging" ... I dealt with this with Dell....;)

I personally would not buy a refurbished xbox... Not with a 90 day warranty ...




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#8 11 years ago

Well how long is the normal warranty (if you bought a brand new Xbox), like just one year right?

Does anyone think it would make a difference if I asked the seller where it was refurbished (like if it was repaired by an authorized by Microsoft repair center or some other place)?




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#9 11 years ago

yes... one year is standard. But that is the issue. There is NO guarantee after 90 days. so you want to spend 300 plus taxes and shipping for something that, if it breaks in 120 days, you have no recourse ? It very well could. They had recalls on their units for just about that time. Won't matter if you ask where. Refurbished is refurbished. The warranty doesn't change.




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#10 11 years ago

No the auctions i'm seeing are going for way cheaper then $300 but you do have a good point. Hopefully Microsofts repair fees arn't that much in the case that one I buy does break so i'd be spending less money fixing my broken refurbished one rather then buying a brand new one with a warranty. :cool:

But if not i'm just going to be smart and save up for a new one.




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