Rated 2 out of 10 by Derv Trashy used console.
When I believed that my original Xbox 360 became broken due to not getting a video signal anymore, I panicked and bought a refurbished unit from Gamestop immediately. What I got was a piece of trash right out of the box. The disc tray would not open, and the front faceplate was obviously third party. I thought I was going to break the power button when I turned it on. The console itself was functional despite the stuck disc tray door. You can easily get a stuck tray to open with a little creativity, but when you buy something used or not, it should work out of the box. The wired controller that you get with the bundle is a cheap Gamestop brand controller. It feels light and cheap. The buttons are in strange places, and just feels awkward. After a bit of trial and error, I found out that my original console was fine and I just needed to mess around with my TV because one of my HDMI ports was going bad. All in all, avoid this deal. It's a gamble. My girlfriend got a good refurbished unit that works fine, but the one I got was a disaster.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Psychosious RRoD after 4 months.
I am 26 years old and bought my first Xbox 4 months ago. I chose to go Refurbished for cost reasons. Reading on here that most Refurbished Xbox 360 units are made with new chip sets that help counter the RRod. I never move my Xbox all ports are open to flow air freely, and still I get the all powerful RRod. I am highly disappointed. I expected with the meticulous care I provide for this machine it would have lasted longer than 4 months. All Microsoft gives is a free 1 month gold subscription. Well I have 16 days left on my current subscription they better replenish what i payed for. All of the games I have played have pleased me or exceeded my expectations. Xbox live I have no problems with. Everything else about this system is absolutely worth it. I am just deeply disturbed by the amount of RRod cases I have heard about and now have experienced. Do not be so sure that Microsoft has fixed its problems yet.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Jake1479 Amazing!
I bought this system 2 years ago and it runs like a beauty, although it's loud, I set my mind off to my gaming and the graphics are amazing, online is sick, and the only thing bad about this is that it gets red rings. They're bad but you get them fixed for free and you get a free month of xbox live gold. I play this all day, every day. Playing guitar hero and rock band and Rainbow six vegas 2. the servers arent that great though. there's a lot of lag and recently, my profile was suspended for no reason at all i would give this a 3 but im gonna have to go with a 6. I wish that microsoft would fix problems right away but theyre too busy doing something else and it should be about the customer, not the company. Theyre are a lot of hackers and credit card theft that steal youre identity and crap. try to stay away from buying saints row. the servers are terrible and laggy. i love xbox 360 and will never stop.
Rated 9 out of 10 by KG5 9 out of 10
I think the xbox 360 20GB system is great for people who want to use it just for gaming. If you want to use it for more than I recommend buying the 60GB console. Like I said before it is a great system but it's only downfall is that it usually gets those three red rings of death, but other than that I would recommend this to anyone who wants to have extreme gaming with friends at home or online. So if you're wondering if you want to buy it go for it you can get the three red rings of death fixed at Microsoft for free and get an xbox live gold one month card from them to. So I would say this is a great gift to give to someone you care about on a birthday or even this christmas coming up with I am buying this for my 13 year old son with Fight Night Round 3 with he really loves. So I would recommend this but if you have extra cash go ahead and buy yourself or someone a Playstaion 3 system.
Rated 1 out of 10 by emptywurld Do Not Buy One Refurbished
Almost 3 months ago my girlfriend bought me a refurbished Xbox 360 for my birthday. I was only to happy even though i noticed that a very big round sticker on the box said "10 DAY WARRANTY" (Not 30 Day). Although I didn't let that get me down because I figured why would they sell it if it didn't work anyways. It played great for about the 7 days left it had on warranty freezing only once on me. The day after warranty was up it began breaking down bad, go figure. All my games freezing or slowing down. Both of my controllers wouldn't connect a couple times and there's a very loud grinding sound sometimes when the game is loading something. Even the 4th part of the Red Ring came on 2 times flashing and code E79 appeared on the screen right after both of those times. I thought it was weird that the code referred to the Hard Drive when my girlfriend didn't buy me one with a hard drive. Well now we have to go and buy a whole brand new one to ensure better warranty and spend more money. I don't recommend buying a used one. As a matter of fact we might just go to the next console in line instead.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Octavianus Well, you could go this route.
If are on a budget, and your Xbox goes out and its out of warranty, getting one of these refurbished models is definitely an option you have. However, I would recommend that you register your product online with Microsoft, and have them repair your old model. It seems to me that is the cheapest option, Microsoft repairs out-of-warranty models for about $100. I will be honest I am not sure if that also covers shipping and handling, so find that out first. If they cover it entirely, or if you only have to pay for shipping to the manufacturer, I sincerely recommend taking that path. Because even if you have to pay to ship it to them, I am pretty sure it would still be cheaper to have Microsoft repair the console for you. If you have to pick up the shipping tab entirely, then by all means purchase a Game Stop refurbished console. If you do SAVE YOUR RECEIPT!!! You have 30 days, i believe, to take your refurbished console back to a Game Stop store if it is non-functional. So here is the bottom line, if you aren't made of money, and your Xbox console breaks. Investigate all of your options before you go out and buy one of these refurbished models.
Rated 7 out of 10 by powderblock Good Product... For a While...
I got this product about two weeks ago. Everything was fine, had some problems connecting to live, controller was heavily used. But after a few days I got everything working. However, about 9 days in to me buying this, I was playing reach with a friend and it RRoD'ed on me. I waited about 30 seconds, powered it up, and everything was fine. (Other than the lost credits in reach. :P) I called game stop, reported my problem, and asked if I could trade it in for a different used system. They said yes, afterwards I was looking on the website, and saw the new non-used slim. I called GS, and asked if I could trade in my used Xbox 360, pay $70 and get a new slim. Again, they said yes, and the new one is worth every penny. Microsoft warranty, wireless controller, sleek look, Wi-Fi enabled, GREAT! JUST SAVE FOR A NEW ONE!
Rated 1 out of 10 by erosennin789 Microsofts fails, nuff said
i can't even remember how many problems the 360 has given me and not just me alone but ALL of my closest friends 360s had past issues, some more then once. One of my friends even has THREE!!! count that 3!!! 360's in his house and to of them he uses to elevate his tv bc they dont work. Can you beat that fanboys?? I had so much fun with my 360 till the day it "broke" and any disks i put in come out cracked. i RAGED so hard!! i threw y controller at my tv, lucky me my is old and bulky so it takes hits and the only thing microsoft did right was making sturdy contollers. i got it fixed by lying i had the RROD but later in the year, surprise, surprise, i did get it. All I'm saying is, if you plan on buying it, dont expect it to not fail bc it will and of course dont over use it causing it to heat up enough to cook an egg.
Rated 4 out of 10 by CWB Well...
It's not very great. First off, 68% of these things get the Red ring of death. I don't have one but most of my friends have one and they all got the red ring twice. The design isn't that cool because of it's boring, white, matte color. The graphics are good but not quite as good as the ps3's. The sound is good but then again so is every not broken TV's. The overall performance of the system really isn't that great because of the red ring of death. The dash board is confusing. I hope the new dash board is better though. It also gets extremely loud and a lot louder then the ps3. The controller is way too big and bulky. I would like the system if they would fix the rrod and all of the other bad things. Some of the things are just my opinion, like the bulky controller, but other things like the rrod need to be fixed.
Rated 6 out of 10 by cdf risky chance...
I purchased this thinking I could save a few dollars while upgrading to the latest platform in the Xbox saga. It worked fine for a few weeks after receiving it, but the infamous red lights started popping up. After a while, it gets repetitive trying to reboot, disconnecting plugs, etc. to get it back to working condition. I gave up and returned it. Granted, the graphics and other add-ons are cool, but the design just simply will not allow for consistant productivity. Its a risky bet trying to go the refurbished route with these 360's though it COULD be possible that I got one of the bad ones. Microsoft should spend a few more years trying to get this console in top shape. My original XBox was built like a tank with little to no problems after 5+ years of usage. Maybe I should have just stayed with it!