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Initial post: Apr 14, 2012, 6:50:04 AM PDT
Hey everone, I've been debating gettin an xbox 360 for a few weeks now, but theres only a handful of games i want to play, is there anywhere to get a cheap reliable system? I'm talkin less than $100, I'm sure theyre rare w/ the exception of ebay, but worth a shot asking

Posted on Apr 14, 2012, 6:59:58 AM PDT
Dummy says:
I would be worried about buying a current gen system for that price unless it was from somone you know. The warehouse deals site here has 4gb 360's in the $140-150 range all the time, you can always return it if there is a problem with it unlike ebay and CL.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012, 7:06:42 AM PDT
If you're looking for a 360 or PS3 for less than $100, the only thing you're going to find, even on eBay, is broken systems. If any sub-$100 console will do, get a PS2.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012, 7:13:35 AM PDT
nah just lookin 4 an xbox 360, anyone ever buy from JCTGaming.com, cheapgamerstore.com, or Lukie Games? they have em around $60-120

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012, 7:28:05 AM PDT
Never heard of any of those; they're probably scams.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012, 7:28:38 AM PDT
FallenMarvel says:
I don't think those sites are legit. You're better off checking out a local discount shop that sells different electronics and movies or try your luck on eBay.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012, 7:32:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 14, 2012, 7:33:09 AM PDT
The best safe bet you're going to be able to get this year will be on Black Friday if you buy a bundle. Last year, there was a 4GB system Kinect bundle that, once you sold off everything but the system, cables, and controller on eBay or craigslist, you'd probably have spent a net sum of roughly $50-$60 on.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012, 7:33:07 AM PDT
yea, i did notice that gamestop has one for $130, which isnt too much more than my price range, i figure its only 4GB, i feel like id have to delete my save file everytime i started a new game

Posted on Apr 14, 2012, 7:41:34 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 14, 2012, 7:42:11 AM PDT
Looking at the JCT site, the cheap 360s are all used, "fat" Arcade models, meaning they have essentially no storage at all (less than 1GB), don't have a remaining official warranty, and, depending on the SKU, could red ring on you at any time. It looks like the site offers its own warranty service, though you probably have to pay extra, and I wouldn't trust them. In addition, the consoles don't come with any cables or controllers.

It's technically not a scam, but it may as well be. The keywords listed at the bottom also give me a little pause: "Genuine, Official, Original, Authentic, OEM." Anybody listing that kind of junk on their product page is just trying to generate google hits, which makes me think it really might not be entirely legit, even as stripped down as the console is.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2012, 9:15:43 AM PDT
I've purchased some used games from Lukie Games in the past, and they were fine. Never bought a system from them though.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012, 9:23:38 AM PDT
tru, thanks for the feedback everyone, i think im just guna b safe and go for a new one, go big! haha

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2012, 6:02:31 AM PDT
Matt says:
cheapgamerstore.com is most likely a scam given that it was registered very recent (4/2/12) and only for one year via GoDaddy to an IP address in Germany.

Posted on Apr 15, 2012, 7:32:45 AM PDT
FallenMarvel says:
Lukie Games seems to be legit from looking at it. They have an eBay store as well. Seems reasonable, but those other sites you mentioned are a no go for sure. Don't even risk it.

Posted on Sep 15, 2012, 4:08:51 PM PDT
was thinking about buying from jctgaming.com but
but sketchy due to lack of any real info on them
ill just wait till xbox720 comes out and then buy the 360 sense it would be cheaper ^_^

Posted on Sep 15, 2012, 4:44:18 PM PDT
Rami says:
Lukie Games has a warehouse a few miles from where I live. I have never purchased anything from them, though.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012, 4:53:15 PM PDT
I would just get a used old model 360 at GameStop. You can get a 1 year warranty for cheap so it would be easy to return if there was ever a problem.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012, 5:10:15 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2012, 5:15:17 PM PDT
DVvM says:
If you're willing and able to fix a YLOD or an RROD by yourself, then you can probably pick up a PS3 or 360 for less than $100, and you really don't need to spend much in terms of raw materials in order to fix it (beyond the heat gun and the tools you need in order to get the thing disassembled, you only really consume some thermal paste, thermal pads, heat sinks, and some screws/clamps/washers.)

But you actually kind of have to know what you're doing here. I think the RROD is slightly simpler to fix. But either way you're going to have to completely disassemble the thing, change out the thermal paste, and reflow the solder on the motherboard.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012, 5:28:07 PM PDT
FOGE says:
This is what I did. I bought a refurbished 360 from GameStop for $100 and a few really old games $1-$3. That was over a year ago and it's still chugging along

Posted on Sep 15, 2012, 5:28:38 PM PDT
holy crap how did you even find this thread? lol i ended up getting a DS instead so far great choice

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012, 8:16:27 PM PDT
Chris94 says:
You can buy the older Xbox 360s on amazon for unde $100.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012, 8:54:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2012, 8:56:17 PM PDT
Sha Gojyo says:
this is probably as cheap as you're gonna get> http://www.estarland.com/Xbox360.cat.HW.product.24433.html

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012, 9:38:01 PM PDT
Give it some thought before you go with the 4 gb. I did and I've regretted it big time. I am constantly having to delete save files and can never download the patches, demos, and arcade games I want because 4 gb is such little storage. Looking back I wish I had sprung for the 250 gb. Now all that is happening is I'll have to pay for the external drive, which will end up costing me just as much. Really, even if you just want to download apps (like Netflix, YouTube, amazon VOD) and demos, 4 gb is too little. And god forbid you want a game on demand one night when youre sitting at home bored.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 16, 2012, 12:27:52 AM PDT
Thanks for ur input, but at least for the next few months im not interested in a 360, i posted this back in april, i got a Ds instead
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