View Full Version : A Few 360 Questions
1-Is it worth buying a 360 unopened on Ebay? Including warranty of course, but it intregues me, as I can get a 360 for under £200, saving £100.
2-Is it worth getting a 360 if the priamry focus is on
b)Comparing stuff with friends
c)Easy to use, can work well on a crap TV
3-Whats the update on the RRoD problem?
PS:great forum, the 360 section on a ps3 forum is better than primary 360 sites, mainly thanks to the great members here!
1. Basically make sure it is in fact new and unopened, and ask about when the warranty starts on the console. I personally don't trust eBay that much though.
2. a) The PES series is on the 360, plenty of people play it online if you're interested in that side of things.
b) It's extremely easy to compare stuff with friends on the 360. You can do it via your friends list on the 360 itself over Live (free or paid subscription), or on Microsoft's website at Xbox.com. You can compare stuff like the games you've played, achievements in each game, gamerscore, high scores on leaderboards, and when they're online you can can check what they're doing on the console (playing PES, watching a DVD, listening to music etc) and some games will tell you more details such as what level your friend is currently on, or what the current score is during a match they're playing in PES for example.
c) I had no problems setting up my 360, I had it up and running and connected to Live very quickly. Works fine on crap TVs (I used to play on a 14" portable, but I've since upgraded to a 19" monitor).
3. RRoD is covered by a 3 year warranty (if you get the RRoD on your console, you call Microsoft and they'll send someone to collect it and repair/replace it for free). Improvements are being made to newer 360s to lessen the chance of RRoD. When I sent mine off for repair when I got the RRoD I was sent a newer model replacement.
1) If you think you can trust the seller, it's well worth getting a new 360 on eBay for that much off.
2) a. Don't know too much about PES, sorry. :(
b. You can compare everything easily, either thru the Xbox Dashboard or thru Xbox.com
c. Very easy to hook up, and I'm the only one of my friends/family with their 360 hooked up to their HDTV, and it looks more than good enough on an SDTV.
3.) RRoD is covered for 3 years, 1 year on everything else. With the new heatsinks, it seems that there are fewer cases of RRoD, tho.
+ rep for both of you
I cant wait!
1: As long as the 360 has not been tampered with you are covered for ROD problems for 3 years.
B:Yes,Family friends have been coming over to play the COD4 beta alone, they cant get enough.
C:YES, the 360 come with everything to run on any TV with a Scart or RGB connections.
3:Three year warranty on ROD....nothing to worry about for 3 years, they will repair of give you a new one.
I use ebay a lot, if it's some guy with a couple feedback and some are poor... then I just wouldn't bother.
Even if he has 20'sh feedbacks and they are all good I wouldn't worry to much about it.
Just make sure you read every line of the auction, and are comfortable with the sellers feedback, I've made a few hundred transactions and have only had 1 issue. It's safer than people give it credit for as long as your carefull yourself.
I would be slightly concerned about the manufacturing date of the unit. Even new in the box you could be getting a fairly old 360... You never know where this guy is getting a supply from.
Ask lots of questions, can't hurt.
You should wait for a new zypher premium