MS selling old consoles as 'new' in Europe - buyers beware

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by ZeWarrior, May 16, 2008.

  1. ZeWarrior
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    LOL.
    Poor people who buy the cheap 360s.
     
  2. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    Isn't it a bit shady that something that costs the same as the arcade, has 256mb more memory, 2 games (100 euro), and 1 extra controller (50 euro)? What happened to common sense?

    Maybe thats why they put it out in france first.
     
  3. dawn.wan

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    more fuel for the fire.. MS is losing a lot of ca$h on the x360.. go figure they'd resort to something like this.
     
  4. MaHe

    MaHe one lazy schmo

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    It's called refurbished. A lot of companies do that and if you don't like it, you can always ask for another unit. An acquaitance of mine recently bought a Premium pack with Forza and Viva Pinata, fortunately enough, he got a brand new console, made in April 2008. Someone else I know got a refurbished console, went back to the store, filed a complain and received a brand new Xbox. Seriously, as long as it has a new case and works as it should, does it even matter? [​IMG]
     
  5. Joe88

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    in b4 flame war starts
     
  6. science

    science science rules

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    Especially since ZeWarrior started this thread [​IMG]
     
  7. zidane_genome

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    The problem is MS is selling them as NEW, not Refurb'd... that's illegal in the US, and probably in France too!

    Go to a car lot, and if the guy tries to sell you a "BRAND NEW" 1987 Honda, would you pay $25,000+ for it? It's almost the same thing... MS got these 360's back, probably from RedRingOfDeath replacements. Put a different M.board and DVD drive in, and is trying to pass it off as new. How would you like it if you paid for a NEW 360, PS3, or Wii, and found out that it was a refurb'd unit? You paid for something that only the factory workers have touched, and no one ever turned on before.

    Yes, alot of companies sell refurb'd units, but they TELL you it's refurb'd, and it's discounted. Not the same price as a NEW unit.
     
  8. MaHe

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    Yeah, I get your point and well, it is illegal. But a question remains if it was an official bundle (then it is Microsoft's fault indeed) or one 'made' by the store-chain. The refurbished Xbox my friend bought (that was actually sold as new, but at half the price and with an extra controller plus two games) was only sold in that store (MediaMarkt Austria) and wasn't in fact officially endorsed by Microsoft.

    EDIT: I see this bundle was sanctioned by MS. Well, that's a different story.
     
  9. gizmo_gal

    gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

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    If you leave your common sense in the car then you' will leave the store with junk.
     
  10. warmijwilfaain

    warmijwilfaain War Mage MILF

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    I still might buy one. What's the worst that can hap-- RED RING OF DEATH

    Oh well, still...
     
  11. mikilol

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    uhm wel i nvr saw that pack, and i am in the city allot so... i even doubt it is true
     
  12. SavageWaffle

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    There not OLD, there REFERBISHED.
     
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    Sucks huh =(

    On-topic: That's pretty sad [​IMG]
     
  14. cory1492

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    Does the other unit at the same price come with multiple titles or extras? That should be a dead giveaway to anyone thinking of getting the bundle... why throw in *any* free stuff if it's the same thing at the same price. Obviously it's not... too bad they aren't clear on it though.