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Buying an Xbox 360

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October 27, 2008 12:41:13 AM

I have been looking an 360s on ebay for a while now. I am wondering, if I bid on a listing that has "Console Only" in the description, what else do I need to use the xbox 360? I am extremely particular when it comes to having a brand new product, so if it is listed console only, have the sellers messed around inside of the box as well? or have they just took away the fancy cords and everything?

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November 2, 2008 7:29:44 AM

console only is just the box - you'd need a PSU, video cable and gamepad to make it functional, plus a headset, hdd and network cable / wifi adapter to make it fully functional!

I looked at this, and found it wasnt worth it - Blockbuster Video had an xbox premium 60GB with halo 3 and PGR 4 for £159.99, I managed to get them to refund both games for the RRP(!) and got a wifi adapter (total cost £134.99).

Even on ebay you'll pay £80ish for a decent console, plus £50-60 for the HDD and lord knows what for cables and pad (probably another £30-40) so I reckon its not worth it.

More importantly you've gotta ask why is someone selling just the console? They dont come in the shops like that, however they do come more easily out of people's front living rooms if you dont take the cables as well - i.e. stolen - if thats the case they'll be perma-banned from xbox live. The other alternative is that they are repaired (professionally or by an amateur from the Red Ring of Death fault, either way I wouldnt want one).

Save yourself some bother, buy a new one, get a warranty (3yrs now from microsoft) and a free xbox live trial with it....
November 2, 2008 7:43:22 AM

My gut instinct would be to avoid buying that sort of item off of ebay.

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November 2, 2008 1:55:42 PM

I would NOT buy a product like this from a seller on ebay. The Xbox 360 is notorious for hardware failures, so I would suggest buying a unit in a store or from an online retailer like newegg. You don't want to get the RROD, or failed DVD drive only to then find your warranty is no good.
November 2, 2008 4:39:37 PM

I would suggest purchasing it from a retailer or etailer over ebay. They arent that expensive now anyways.