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    I had to laugh :)

    I have been toying with the idea of getting a xbox 360 for a while, and last week i decided to put my PS3 up on ebay so i could get one.

    Everything went great, i sold my PS3 for 380 , i was well chuffed. Some bloke came around to pick it up and give me some cash while I was having my dinner , i had the cash in my hand and I was itching to go down town and get a 360. I even stopped my two son's from finishing their dinner so we could all rush down to tesco and pick one up. We were all excited in the car lol.

    We rushed up to the electrical desk and picked one up with a few bits and peices ( Vision camera + extra battery/charger ) my wife got me a 30 quid discount BARGAIN, I was getting well excited.

    So we rushed home pulled the box apart set it all up ................ pushed the button and waited...........waited some more........bit more then BAM RROD straight out of the box, i could not F*%@ing belive it , now im pissed.

    I stomp back down to tesco and shove it under the customer service assistant's nose and explained.
    She then prompted me to the Microsoft helpline and said to give them a call , they would replace it. REPLACE IT the ruddy thing isnt even an hour old.

    Eventually i get my exchange , so slightly less excited me and my two boys go home and set it up again................ guess what BAM RROD again.
    WTF have i sold my PS3 for .

    The assistant at tesco wouldnt belive me so I got the section manager over and told him to set it up on one of the TV's they had on display. He did and eventually I got another exchange.

    This one I have now is working fine , ive been told that it has the newer chip ? in it and the power supply is rated lower which is better.
    Now it is working and I have been able to use xblive, im well chuffed with my purchase and dont regret one minute of it.

    Anyway sorry for rambling on I just thought I would share my first experience of a xbox 360 lol.

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    Congrats on your purchase of the 360 and your family is enjoying it. Things like that happens in the electronics industry. I sold a brand new pioneer elite plasma to a customer and it was dead out of the box.

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    Sorry to hear about the bad luck, what angers me though is that the Tesco rep telling to go to MS about it. Anyway, glad this one is working fine and that you are enjoying it...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ReePa View Post
    I have been toying with the idea of getting a xbox 360 for a while, and last week i decided to put my PS3 up on ebay so i could get one.

    Everything went great, i sold my PS3 for 380 , i was well chuffed. Some bloke came around to pick it up and give me some cash while I was having my dinner , i had the cash in my hand and I was itching to go down town and get a 360. I even stopped my two son's from finishing their dinner so we could all rush down to tesco and pick one up. We were all excited in the car lol.

    We rushed up to the electrical desk and picked one up with a few bits and peices ( Vision camera + extra battery/charger ) my wife got me a 30 quid discount BARGAIN, I was getting well excited.

    So we rushed home pulled the box apart set it all up ................ pushed the button and waited...........waited some more........bit more then BAM RROD straight out of the box, i could not F*%@ing belive it , now im pissed.

    I stomp back down to tesco and shove it under the customer service assistant's nose and explained.
    She then prompted me to the Microsoft helpline and said to give them a call , they would replace it. REPLACE IT the ruddy thing isnt even an hour old.

    Eventually i get my exchange , so slightly less excited me and my two boys go home and set it up again................ guess what BAM RROD again.
    WTF have i sold my PS3 for .

    The assistant at tesco wouldnt belive me so I got the section manager over and told him to set it up on one of the TV's they had on display. He did and eventually I got another exchange.

    This one I have now is working fine , ive been told that it has the newer chip ? in it and the power supply is rated lower which is better.
    Now it is working and I have been able to use xblive, im well chuffed with my purchase and dont regret one minute of it.

    Anyway sorry for rambling on I just thought I would share my first experience of a xbox 360 lol.
    if she knew better about the sales of goods act she shouldnt have even mutterd the first word of ms support.

    hope you enjoy your new console

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    You should blame your self . I am sorry but ! becuse you did something stupid when you bought Xbox without making sure it's good in the shop you then exposed your slef to get over the shop for more one time .
    believe me , if you tried the console on the shop's TVs to see it works or not you would safe more time, unless they prohibit trying the console before buying it ... it's something shameful :2gun:
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sith View Post
    Congrats on your purchase of the 360 and your family is enjoying it. Things like that happens in the electronics industry. I sold a brand new pioneer elite plasma to a customer and it was dead out of the box.

    Things dont happen that much in the electronics industry. Dude got 3 xboxes 2 of them rrod thats not impressive at all. Just when I was coming around the idea of getting one.

    All these good games coming out that I want, but the ****ing console cant play'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReePa View Post
    I have been toying with the idea of getting a xbox 360 for a while, and last week i decided to put my PS3 up on ebay so i could get one.

    Everything went great, i sold my PS3 for 380 , i was well chuffed. Some bloke came around to pick it up and give me some cash while I was having my dinner , i had the cash in my hand and I was itching to go down town and get a 360. I even stopped my two son's from finishing their dinner so we could all rush down to tesco and pick one up. We were all excited in the car lol.

    We rushed up to the electrical desk and picked one up with a few bits and peices ( Vision camera + extra battery/charger ) my wife got me a 30 quid discount BARGAIN, I was getting well excited.

    So we rushed home pulled the box apart set it all up ................ pushed the button and waited...........waited some more........bit more then BAM RROD straight out of the box, i could not F*%@ing belive it , now im pissed.

    I stomp back down to tesco and shove it under the customer service assistant's nose and explained.
    She then prompted me to the Microsoft helpline and said to give them a call , they would replace it. REPLACE IT the ruddy thing isnt even an hour old.

    Eventually i get my exchange , so slightly less excited me and my two boys go home and set it up again................ guess what BAM RROD again.
    WTF have i sold my PS3 for .

    The assistant at tesco wouldnt belive me so I got the section manager over and told him to set it up on one of the TV's they had on display. He did and eventually I got another exchange.

    This one I have now is working fine , ive been told that it has the newer chip ? in it and the power supply is rated lower which is better.
    Now it is working and I have been able to use xblive, im well chuffed with my purchase and dont regret one minute of it.

    Anyway sorry for rambling on I just thought I would share my first experience of a xbox 360 lol.
    Its a funny story. Its kinda hard to believe, but funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReD-SKy View Post
    You should blame your self . I am sorry but ! becuse you did something stupid when you bought Xbox without making sure it's good in the shop you then exposed your slef to get over the shop for more one time .
    believe me , if you tried the console on the shop's TVs to see it works or not you would safe more time, unless they prohibit trying the console before buying it ... it's something shameful :2gun:

    Are you serious

    In this day and age you shouldnt have to try everything to see if it works before you take it home .

    Its a funny story. Its kinda hard to believe, but funny.
    I know its crazy, but entirly true ,ill post a piccy of the reciept ( with returns on it ) if you want

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    That blows dude, I hope you are enjoying it now though! The Falcon chipset shouldn't give you any problems, I guess you were unlucky with the Xenon ones. Good Luck.

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    I love it, just been playing street fighter 2 and Golden axe from XBLA .Old skOOl gaming at it's best.

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    Out of all of the cases out there, there was bound to be one where 2 consoles came DoA. At least it got to be you so we got to hear the story. Nah, sorry it was you, but glad to hear it's over and done with and that you are having a good experience now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoko View Post
    Out of all of the cases out there, there was bound to be one where 2 consoles came DoA. At least it got to be you so we got to hear the story. Nah, sorry it was you, but glad to hear it's over and done with and that you are having a good experience now.
    The guy in the NeoGaf RRoD master thread got 3 360s (all falcon) with faulty DVD drives. No RRoD, just bad drives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReePa View Post
    Are you serious

    In this day and age you shouldnt have to try everything to see if it works before you take it home .



    I know its crazy, but entirly true ,ill post a piccy of the reciept ( with returns on it ) if you want
    So you got 3 red lights 2 times in a row? You sure it wasn't the full Red ring?
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    Are you sure you didn't get FOUR red lights? That would signify that you haven't connected everything up correctly. Three red lights, twice, out of the box, pretty rare.

    I have to say though....you dumped your PS3 the month MGS 4 came out?? Are you clinically insane?


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    Wait.. You sold your PS3 to get a 360?
    I'm probably going to get banned by some ban-'appy mod but.. Why? Seriously, WHY!!?
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    "Give a man a copy of the sims and within a few minutes he's trying to make two girls kiss. Give a man an online shooter and before u know it there is more tea bagging than actual shooting..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparc View Post
    Are you sure you didn't get FOUR red lights? That would signify that you haven't connected everything up correctly. Three red lights, twice, out of the box, pretty rare.

    I have to say though....you dumped your PS3 the month MGS 4 came out?? Are you clinically insane?
    Thats what I was thinking.

    People hear RRoD and asume it's actually a ring.
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    I find this story a bit unbelievable. The 360 overheated in a few minutes? Alright then. Hope you enjoy it.

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    I cant believe you sold your PS3 for a 360. The future looks amazing for the PS3 while the 360 has already peaked and will start to go downhill in 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapture View Post
    I find this story a bit unbelievable. The 360 overheated in a few minutes? Alright then. Hope you enjoy it.
    Could of just been a ****ty harddrive. RROD doesn't always mean overheating.

    Anyway, congrats on the buy man.

    I cant believe you sold your PS3 for a 360. The future looks amazing for the PS3 while the 360 has already peaked and will start to go downhill in 2009.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    I cant believe you sold your PS3 for a 360. The future looks amazing for the PS3 while the 360 has already peaked and will start to go downhill in 2009.
    Says who, you? Very reliable my friend. Because it's just plain silly for someone to think differently from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapture View Post
    Says who, you? Very reliable my friend. Because it's just plain silly for someone to think differently from you.

    Says the industry buddy. 2009 will be the consoles worst year and 2009 will be the PS3's best. Performance wise the 360 has just reached its max with Mass Effect. It actually pushed the console to far resulting in tearing and pop ups. If companies decided not to go multi disc then the 360's future is looking very bland. So yes says I.

    Oh and you do not know me and you have no idea how reliable I really am.

    To save yourself from replying with an attempt to start an arguement I will end this with "Its my opinion". Funny thing is that Microsoft knows this and is currently working on their next console already....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    Says the industry buddy. 2009 will be the consoles worst year and 2009 will be the PS3's best. Performance wise the 360 has just reached its max with Mass Effect. It actually pushed the console to far resulting in tearing and pop ups. If companies decided not to go multi disc then the 360's future is looking very bland. So yes says I.

    Oh and you do not know me and you have no idea how reliable I really am.
    Wait, wasnt that supposed ot be 2008?

    As for the OP, now that youve got it running, go get yourself, Bioshock, Gears, Mass Effect, Halo 3, Forza 2, PGR 3, PGR 4, GRAW 1, Rianbow Six Vegas, Crackdown, Saints Row, Kameo, Lost Odeyseey, Blue Dragon, and Viva Piniata (if you like sims).

    Any or all off these games will knock you socks off. Quickly, before the games "reach their peak".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    Says the industry buddy. 2009 will be the consoles worst year and 2009 will be the PS3's best. Performance wise the 360 has just reached its max with Mass Effect. It actually pushed the console to far resulting in tearing and pop ups. If companies decided not to go multi disc then the 360's future is looking very bland. So yes says I.

    Oh and you do not know me and you have no idea how reliable I really am.

    To save yourself from replying with an attempt to start an arguement I will end this with "Its my opinion". Funny thing is that Microsoft knows this and is currently working on their next console already....
    Now that is the funniest thing I have read today. Crazy stuff there....crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    Says the industry buddy. 2009 will be the consoles worst year and 2009 will be the PS3's best.
    wait......i thought 2008 was the year of Sony..Not anymore? My industry buddy tells me that the wii is goin to eat the 360 and the PS3 and i mean literally eat them and get rid of HD consoles from the face of the earth..

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