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Old 08-19-06, 09:23 PM
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help! xbox 360 too good to pass?

hey all - first post in this forum!

(im into dvds and some pc games. never had an xbox or ps or yadda yadda, grew up poor, whadever)

my question is... is $250 for a new xbox 360 console too good to pass? it seems really cheap, but im not too keen on prices. it is not a "core" system either.

any feedback would be appreciated
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Old 08-19-06, 09:29 PM
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You shouldn't do it. In fact, why don't you just tell me where this is and I'll go ahead and make sure your temptation is gone.
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Old 08-19-06, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by pinata242
You shouldn't do it. In fact, why don't you just tell me where this is and I'll go ahead and make sure your temptation is gone.
lol. im serious though.

im thinking if i buy and end up not using it, i can sell it in a few months and lose pretty much nothing?
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Old 08-19-06, 11:53 PM
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I know I'm getting the 'too good to be true' vibe having read that, so I assume there are others as well who would need to know more details of this transaction (i.e., Who's the seller?) to be able to comment.
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Old 08-20-06, 12:05 AM
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That's a good price if it's new and unopened. Retail for the premium system is $399. I'd just recommend getting the extended warranty that comes with it as they can be touchy sometimes. If it's a refurbished model without any kind of warranty then I'd stay away. You don't want to be stuck with an expensive paperweight.
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Old 08-20-06, 12:58 AM
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The 360 is AWESOME..! And with a lot of Triple A titles coming this fall I doubt you'll wanna get rid of it.

* Gears of War << Highly Reccomended
* F.E.A.R.
* The Darkness
* Assasins Creed
* Lost Planet
* Halo 3 (2007)

Just buy it... You won't be sorry....
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Old 08-20-06, 01:38 AM
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I bought my premium system used with FN3 a while back for 300. I later on found one for a friend, it was a premium system, 2 games (PGR3/COD2) and 2 wireless controllers, for 310. Theres some great deals out there if you look. They arent on ebay tho, thats for sure!
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Old 08-20-06, 01:41 AM
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That's a good price, but you better make sure that thing works before you get it home.
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Old 08-20-06, 02:01 AM
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Agreed. Make sure you look into things. I made a mistake with a laptop. I did get it cheap and I actually did receive it. But, it had many problems I became aware of weeks later.

Just be careful.
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Old 08-20-06, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by eton03
The 360 is AWESOME..! And with a lot of Triple A titles coming this fall I doubt you'll wanna get rid of it.

* Gears of War << Highly Reccomended
* F.E.A.R.
* The Darkness
* Assasins Creed
* Lost Planet
* Halo 3 (2007)

Just buy it... You won't be sorry....
Add to that list COD3
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Old 08-20-06, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by AllHallowsEve
Agreed. Make sure you look into things. I made a mistake with a laptop. I did get it cheap and I actually did receive it. But, it had many problems I became aware of weeks later.

Just be careful.
Oh... so YOU'RE the guy!!!! http://www.p-p-p-powerbook.com/
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Old 08-20-06, 11:22 AM
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well if it is that price and new then it pretty much has to be stolen. If you know who you are dealing with then you will probably get a good deal, but as always if you get screwed on the deal its not like you will be able to do much about it. there is no place that would offer it at that price unless they stole it and are looking to unload it.
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Old 08-20-06, 12:50 PM
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Oh... so YOU'RE the guy!!!! http://www.p-p-p-powerbook.com/
LMFAO, just got done reading that story. That is awesome!
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Old 08-20-06, 01:04 PM
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well if it is that price and new then it pretty much has to be stolen. If you know who you are dealing with then you will probably get a good deal, but as always if you get screwed on the deal its not like you will be able to do much about it. there is no place that would offer it at that price unless they stole it and are looking to unload it.
I don't know, with various deals, I've seen them going for as low as $280 from a retailer. $250 seems suspiciously low, but I wouldn't say it HAS to be stolen.
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Old 08-20-06, 01:28 PM
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You never know. Some people just don't care to get full value for things.

2 cases in point. Had a friend give me an old PS2 network adapter, cause it wasn't working for him. He said it had no value to him since it wasn't working. Worked for me

Another friend, last year sold my girlfriend at the time, a slim PS2, controller, and Sony memory card for $50. He didn't need it, since he had a 360.

Never know.
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Old 08-20-06, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by stingermck

Another friend, last year sold my girlfriend at the time, a slim PS2, controller, and Sony memory card for $50. He didn't need it, since he had a 360.
All that PS2 stuff and a girlfriend for $50? What a great country we live in!
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Old 08-20-06, 02:39 PM
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I'd definitely recommend getting it. I paid $500 Canadian, plus tax, for the Premium Bundle. I love the system. Definitely try to get a warranty if possible.
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Old 08-20-06, 09:01 PM
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dang this is great and i appreciate all the help and stuff i dint even think of!

im pretty positive its not stolen. its belongs to a friend of mine, but not that close. he doesnt need it or the money and figures he could do me a favor. i guess i should be suspicious in any case.

reading a little on net, its seems the xbox 360 can be finnicky so this warranty thing gets me a little concerned. 90 warranty? is that correct?!?

ill ask if he has a receipt just in case anything goes wrong. but if he doesnt, then i think i should pass ya?

thanks all!!!
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I sold my 360. No good games come out untill gears of war. I will just buy a new one when it comes out. Probley be a little cheaper by then.
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Old 08-20-06, 09:21 PM
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What's the point of selling you're 360 only to buy it again less then 3 months later when GOW comes out?
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Old 08-20-06, 09:31 PM
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why have it sit there and loose value when I ca sell it for some $$$ and buy it when good games come out for cheaper then I sold it.
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Old 08-20-06, 09:42 PM
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heya lord, if i buy it and dont like it, would you consider buying it in 3 months if i throw in some dvds lol!
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Old 08-20-06, 09:44 PM
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quite possible
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Oh... so YOU'RE the guy!!!! http://www.p-p-p-powerbook.com/
Oh man, tears of laughter.
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Old 08-21-06, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by hindolio
reading a little on net, its seems the xbox 360 can be finnicky so this warranty thing gets me a little concerned. 90 warranty? is that correct?!?
The 90 day warranty is standard, but you have the option to purchase a 2 year warranty for $60.
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