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~*~Chloe~*~
02-10-08, 14:40
I really want an Xbox 360 Arcade, but don't have enough money to buy one that's new. Should I buy one pre-owned?

Angelus
02-10-08, 14:47
The 360 Arcade is 129.99 brand new... you'll be paying about the same for a second hand console.

tranniversary119
02-10-08, 14:48
The 360 Arcade is 129.99 brand new... you'll be paying about the same for a second hand console.

What's the difference between the arcade and the actual console? Cause 129$ seems a little to cheap.

~*~Chloe~*~
02-10-08, 15:00
I know it seems cheap, but I only have around 90.

I was thinking about this one, if my mum will let me:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Microsoft-Xbox-360-Premium-Console_W0QQitemZ330274765547QQcmdZViewItem?hash=i tem330274765547&_trkparms=72%3A1297%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C 240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

disneyprincess20
02-10-08, 15:16
What's the difference between the arcade and the actual console? Cause 129$ seems a little to cheap.

I think the arcade only has 512mb of memory...

From Yahoo answers (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080304171014AA3kRWq):

The xbox 360 arcade is cheeper because its basically a core version (no hard drive) with a wireless controller and a 512mb memory card
its good if you dont plan on being connected to xbox live

the regular xbox 360 (premium) has a 12gb hard drive and a wireless controler, so you can download contend like games, multiplayer maps and movies + some games like burnout legends wont play online without a hard drive so you kinda need one

Lenochka
02-10-08, 15:29
I wouldn't buy a second hand system, If the previous owner has already registered it on the xbox website or whatever I don't think they will help you if that red ring of death appears (Though, I hear it doesn't appear all that much anymore... then again, you could be getting a system from around the release which makes it more likely you would get the RROD). Might aswell just save a little more or whatev and buy a brand new one. :)

EgyptianSoul
02-10-08, 15:53
Best buy a new one yourself. There's always a chance of getting a broken product if you buy second hand. :cool:

Samsdad
02-10-08, 21:04
There is a deal on 360's coming up that you might want to look into.

http://vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=43837

Agent Dee
03-10-08, 06:12
another thing is if a previous owner has modifed his 360 to play say burned discs and when he tries to use it on LIVE it will be BANNED from it. so the seller will sell it and not say anything about the console being BANNED. I knew a guy who thought he was saving some cash by buying a Premium model (the original 360 with the 20 gig drive, it would later be renamed Pro but would only have a HDMI port on the back being the sole major difference). and he did not know he bought a modded console that was banned. the first time he powered it up and went to enter a LIVE subscription card for like 3 months of LIVE and it would not let him he called the cust service number and they asked for the serial # and when he gave them that info it said that console was banned from live and could NEVER be used on it do to them being able to tell that it was modified. so he ended up getting a new console for LIVE and kept the old one for backup incase the newer one died on him or if he wanted to play 2 player games with 2 consoles and 2 tvs (even though it could not play online multiplayer it could still be linked to another 360 for that application).

Admles
03-10-08, 06:42
It's just like a second hand car; you're buying someone elses problems.

Keiewii
03-10-08, 09:48
But wait , Microsoft haven't cut the price yet? cuz here the arcade is about 115 or less here.

My advice "wait" to have a new one especially because of the RROD problems ..

Angelus
03-10-08, 11:33
Never mind second hand 360's... I bought a brand new 360 in November and it died on me last night!

Night Crawler
03-10-08, 11:53
From today until the 12th, Sainsbury's have slashed the price of the arcade to just 99! The 60gb one is just 140! :)

irjudd
04-10-08, 13:10
You just don't know whats been done with it.

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~*~Chloe~*~
04-10-08, 14:11
You just don't know whats been done with it.

oLabckoPC0g

LOL my friend sent me that!!!! Genious!

I've decided I'm gonna wait. If its as good as they say I guess it's worth waiting 2 or 3 months. :p

Angelus
04-10-08, 14:25
The Arcade console is 99 in Sainsbury's, as mentioned by Night Crawler. :)