Xbox 360 System with Wireless Controller (GameStop Refurbished)
Very Good Product
I just bought this from my local game stop and it is really worth it. I was lucky and got an elite one, to make this system worth while you should buy at least a 20gb hard drive for it. The bad thing about this is that it does not come with the one month subscription of Xbox live and the worst part is that they don't sell the 1 month any more. The second bad thing about the system is that it does not come with HD cables and isn't as interesting with the game play. Luckily the HD cables aren't expensive and easy to obtain from a local store. In my point of view I would buy the system because it works great and you can play some rocking games.
Don't waste your money
I keep buying refurb 360's, I don't know why. The first one lasted less than two years, the current one has lasted less than a year. No problem with RROD, but both of them failed on the optical drive. If it was just a matter of unplugging an old drive and putting in a new one, it wouldn't bother me so much, but replacing the drive is a major hassle, and half the time it doesn't work anyway. I honestly don't know it new units are any better than refurb, but at least you have a longer warranty. Don't waste your money on a refurb, unless you're cool with buying a different one every year.
bought this as a replacment xbox, looked brand new and is very quiet. To insure I dont have any problems I got gamestops 1 year warranty on the system. Nows the time to buy, they hand out almost every system now with HDMI, mine was manufactured on October 23, 2008.
Only buy Jasper Units
Microsoft has released 5 different versions of the 360. When you buy a refurbished 360 ask the employee to show you the 360 tag on the console itself. It's where there is also a barcode. Look at the amperage. Jasper will show 12V...12,1A; - Best Bet in Avoiding Red Rings Opus will show 12V...14,2A; - Better Chance of Avoiding Red Rings (RARE) Falcon will show 12V...14,2A; - Good Chance of Avoiding Red Rings Zephyr will show 12V...16,5A; - High Chance of Getting Red Rings Xenon will show 12V...16,5A; - Highest Chance of Getting Red Rings I bought a refurbished Pro earlier from Gamestop and they sold me a Xenon that eventually died from the 3 Red Rings, I was able to repair it using the Arctic Silver and X-Clamp removal fix. Most of the newer models out now should be Jaspers, but always best to check first because microsoft will charge you anywhere from 150 to 300 to repair their design flawed product.
I bought a used xbox 360 2 months ago and it has never failed. I bought the halo 3 limited edition one and it has worked great. It has only frozed once because the game i was playing had alot of people on it and it over loaded the system. This red ring of death only really happens when you use it as a computer or you hack a game or the system. I also bought a 20gb hard drive (witch i don't recomand buying, go to a 60 gb) and Battlefeild bad company 2 for it. The only down side is that it produces alot of heat and if you lay your xbox 360 side ways the hard drive some time slips out, so just check it ever once in awhile. Sence i bought the halo 3 limited edidtion, it came with HDMI cambles, so i am running in 1080p. Witch is awesome. If you are thinking about getting a playstation 3, then don't. Even though it has free internet, you have to pay for everything and at E3 2010, playstation is thinking about going to a payed internet service. Bottom line, this is a great purches for ever gamer.
An honest review from a Playstation "fanboy"
Hello everybody, I have always been a fanboy of most Sony products, and I've had 3 PS2's and a PS1 ever since they came out. Well since Xbox 360's are much, much cheaper that PS3's, so I decided to pick this up along with two controllers to play games with my brothers. Well, right when I got home from Game Stop, I got it set up to use my USB Flash Drive so I could take my data to my friend's houses, because Hard Drives are expensive. The Xbox 360 works great, runs quieter than all 360's I've ever played, and it came with the Wireless controller and the Charge and Play kit for free, along with the 48 hour XBL trial. The value is great, and the system I picked up had an HDMI port, so now I'm playing in full 1080p. Overall, this is a great system for a great value. Although, when you are checking out, make sure you buy the 1 year Game Stop warranty, which they will replace the console for free if it brakes within a year.
It lasted two weeks....
SO i had this for two weeks roughly and it red ring of deathed... now i had a xbox 360 from a pawn shop that was already in bad condition last about 2 years so having this fail in 2 weeks.. kinda pissed me off..they were both under the same treatment so that doesnt make a differnece well actually the pawn shop one probably had a much worse treatment and it still lasted longer so if you ever do buy a xbox 360 dont get a gamestop refurbished get a new one or get it from a pawn shop. I wish companies would stop making products that fail hardcore we still own a super nintendo that has probably fallen about 10-20 times in 20 years and still works perfectly... a xbox cant seem to work if it gets moved from one place to the other... Even better about this is the day after i buy gold it happens. So i am going to get the refund from the warranty and get the new xbox360 and if that fails at all i wont support microsoft till they can make a product that isnt cheaper then a chinese mcdonalds toy.
i was in the market to get a PS3, but noticed that gamestop had refurb xbox 360's for 119. I was very aware of the red ring of death, not wanting to get screwed i did some research. There are some really great info from people on here about the RRoD. Make sure before you buy it, to look at the console, Is it black? is it white? is it 175w or 150? from the research i have came across, all the 150W systems have the jasper set. On top of that, all flat black consoles are jasper set. Luckily i got a jasper and dont have to worry as much about the RRoD. I gained all this info from the Wikipedia page and various forums. The only thing i need to worry about is getting a new tv! i do with it had a optical out, but i can survive with the regular component to connect to my surround sound.
Not worth the price
Bought 2 of these systems. One for me, one for my sons. We traded in our Wii system in favor of the 360. I had a 360 for several years and the drive stopped reading any disc just about a year ago. Mind you this was after 3 returns of brand new systems that got the "red ring of death". Bought the Wii for Xmas and was less than impressed. So on the release day of COD Black Ops I traded in the Wii for 2 refurbished 360's. The great part was it really did not cost me a dime, and I could make use of all of my old 360 accessories. The less than great part, they both only work when they want to. Both of the disc drives read when they feel up to it. This is really annoying considering that this is what my last 360 died of, and these are not even a week old. I trusted these as preowned, because I trusted GameStop more than I trusted new ones from the Microsoft factory. So far I totally wish I had done nothing to begin with. I could already not play my old 360, now I have 3 in my house that all do not work correctly for the same reason. Think it over before you buy these, even with the great price.
A very good system.
I sold my Nintendo Wii System and bought a preowned Xbox 360 Console on Black Friday, as well as a preowned 120 GB Hard Drive. I brought it home, opened it up and turned it on. It started up but gave me the E68 error message. I took it back and the employees, despite the fact that the store was crowded, took the time hook it up themselves and found that the problem was the hard drive. They gave me a new hard drive and tested it out to make sure it worked. I took it home and the console started right up. I am not only very impressed with the system but the way that the store employees handled the situation. They were very kind and cool, even amidst the stress of Black Friday. I am very impressed, expect me back again.