thinking of buying XBOX360

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  1. LS Boy

    LS Boy OT Supporter

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    im still keeping my PS3, but ive seen alot of used 360 for a good price.

    im new to xbox so....

    what should i look for?
    which console? arcade, pro, elite....
    should i buy modded ones already?
    how do i know if the box has been banned from live?
    anyone else download their own game?
    and what else should i check before buying?
     
  2. Slurms McKenzie

    Slurms McKenzie New Member

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    If you buy used it's already RROD.
     
  3. LS Boy

    LS Boy OT Supporter

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    whats RROD? :o
     
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    get new, dont bother with used, will only get burned by rrod or banned console
     
  5. dezymond

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    a kickass mod
     
  6. forgotmyname

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    Better not to know. :o
     
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    never buy a used 360. PERIOD unless you plan to fix it.
     
  8. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    I will sell you one premodded, new in box, aside from the modding.
     
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    what should i look for?-a new one that was not swapped
    which console? arcade, pro, elite....-How much money do you wanna spend...
    should i buy modded ones already?-piracy? disgusting:barf:
    how do i know if the box has been banned from live?-You can't sign into live..
    anyone else download their own game?-see above
    and what else should i check before buying?-That It was not swapped on you, is a Jasper
    Thats X360 for ya:wavey:
     
  10. Crisis54

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    Ohh this should be good.
     
  11. LS Boy

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    how much?

    specs?
     
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    Nice bait.
     
  13. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    Depends what you want. And you'd probably be best waiting until new firmware for lite-ons are out (hopefully soon)

    But for an elite (black, 120gb, jasper) $350.

    If you want a regular white one, I could do it for $250 if you prepay, so I can order it from amazon. But then if it's BRAND new, it might not be able to be modded yet. I'd imagine Amazon has old stock of the arcades though. Still Jaspers, but not newest drive in them hopefully. :x:
     
  14. mikeeb13

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    buy a new console for the love of God :rofl:

    take advantage of the holiday bundles and recent price drop, buy one with an HD if you plan on going on xbox live at all

    don't reccommend piracy to anyone, but MS seems to be pretty good about updating and squashing pirate's consoles from LIVE, not everyones yet, but a good percentage of them
     
  15. Eticket109

    Eticket109 Nibbles, chew through my ball sack. Moderator

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    There is no Pro model anymore. Arcade's are useless unless you mod them or get a good deal on a drive somewhere.

    If you want to take the risk modding then you may as well just go through Jesse.

    If you don't want a new one then just buy an Elite.

    RROD is a failure in the hardware that 'bricks' the xbox. It's known as the red ring of death because the lights on the front panel go red instead of green. It was a common enough problem that MS warranties and replaces units that RROD for up to 3 years after purchase.

    Keep in mind that if you mod the box and it RRODs then you can't go through MS to fix it. There are plenty of people online though that can fix the console for a cost though.
     
  16. Jesse

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    If you mod it, theres no reason M$ won't fix it. They don't check the firmware when you send it in, and the warranty will be in-tact.
     
  17. LS Boy

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    what about refurbished items?
     
  18. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    Then you usually get a 30 day warranty through whomever you buy it as a refurb from. They usually break again :hs:
     
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    the warranty you get with buying new is worth as much as the console itself :rofl: i sold mine when the 3 years was coming due and upgraded to an elite so I got a new warranty :hs:
     
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    I've had to send 4 xbox back so far
     
  21. LS Boy

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    are the elite's less prone to get RROD?

    other than color and HD, whats the advantage of the elite?
     
  22. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    Thats it. Any Jasper will be "less prone" - hopefully the Jaspers are bulletproof. They're still pretty new I guess, so it's going to be a while before we know for sure if they're bulletproof :o
     
  23. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    :werd:

    They were going to charge me $100 to repair it if I couldn't verify the address of the previous owner.

    Likewise, if your warranty is out, I think they charge $100 for it. Yeah, much better to just get a new one with that $100.
     
  24. juvental604

    juvental604 I like to pee upside down OT Supporter

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    Its a piece of red fishing rod that has gone haywire in the 360s. They designed the 360 in a 3rd world country where the poor use red fishing rods to catch nuclear waste fish to feed them selfs. These red fishing rods are stealth to the mutated fish, thus making them easier to catch. Anyways long story short is when the kids were building the 360 they ended up putting the red fishing rods inside the 360 and it ends up melting the 360, giving you 3 flashing red lights.

    Good news is Its repairable with some washers from homedepot.

    some people say that when they turn their 360s on they sometimes see the ghosts of those dead nuclear fish.:noes:
     

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