Any one did the old 360 switcharoo?

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  1. Licardo7
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    Well, I was thinking of doing the old Xbox 360 switcharoo.

    For those of you who don't know what the 360 switcharoo is, This is what you do:
    • first, you buy a 360 from a store
    • then you buy a cheap, busted Xbox (have to get one with "Red rings of death")
    • You switch the serial tag from the back of the 360s
    • you put everything in the box and return it for your money back or a new Xbox
    There, now you ether have a new Xbox console for free or have two consoles for the price of one. Now what I want to know is this: [*]has anyone did this and did it work for them?[*]is it a good idea?[*]Is it worth it?[*]should I return the console for my money back or get a new one?[*]What store is good for making these switches?[*]is there another way of doing a switch? (what ways you or someone you knew use?)[*]is removing the serial code sticker easy?Thanks in advance.
     


  2. acoustic.digital

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    that is a quite risky thing to do. I haven't done it myself, and I wouldn't do it.
     
  3. JKR Firefox

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  4. ScuberSteve

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    1. No, but friends have success stories.
    2. Morally, no, financially, it's almost 100% profit, so yes.
    3. When is a free Xbox 360 NOT worth it? When you do something illigal to get it. So, your choice.
    4. New one. Then sell it.
    5. Wal-Mart.
    6. Probably is, not that I know of.
    7. I have no idea.
     
  5. DeMoN

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    Why would anyone sell a RRoD 360? Can't they get a free repair from Microsoft?
     
  6. Licardo7
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    Well, if you go to eBay and look up "Broken Xbox 360" you'll find a lot of items. I think people are not selling it. Mini web stores that get overstocks usually get an occasional RRoD 360 and they can't sell it in the store so they just sell it on eBay.
     
  7. 754boy

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    Hmm, isn't illegal activity such as this banned here at GBATemp? [​IMG]
     
  8. Calogero91

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    I DID! Stupid Walmart lol, I took the controller as well.

    Heating up the sticker with a hair dryer really helps, becuase it a foil also take the seal on the box very carefully if that looks tampered with thats the only reason why they would be suspicious. Also pay cash and if they ask why your returning it, used my line: "My little brother wanted a PS3 instead but I'll buy it another time"
     
  9. skyman747

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    I don't think it is so much "illegal" as it is Dishonest, deceitful, and just shows you are a cheap person. Think of the person who would buy that 360?
     
  10. Nottulys

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    I've actaully had to do this with I think 6 freakin 360's already....but my step-pops works at Costco.

    Heres another thing to help, make sure you also switch that hidden sticker in the inside of that USB flap on the front!
     
  11. Calogero91

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    Don't you have a membership at Costco, they have the information to find you if you were to get caught. Wouldn't they?
     
  12. Licardo7
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    I never hered of a sticker in the USB flap? Dose it have the info they need to bust you?
     
  13. GN-001 Exia

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    I am sure FRAUD doesn't get you jail time
     
  14. Trolly

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    It's a clever idea, but downright dishonest. So I wouldn't do it myself.
     
  15. amptor

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    1. warn OP
    2. warn ScuberSteve

    [​IMG]
     
  16. martin88

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    You're doing it wrong. Just switch the whole top part of the case, since the serial number is on it.
     
  17. Licardo7
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    is it hard to switch the case?

    Yay, it's my 70th post [​IMG]
     
  18. Calogero91

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    Switching stickers is so much easier, faster and bulletproof if your not a complete moron.
     
  19. 754boy

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    Not hard at all, especially if you got the case opening tool.
     
  20. Prime

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    It is tricky on your first time. Make sure you have the opening tool, You can get one for cheap.