Just my luck, bought my first refurbished system and it's broken.

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2 years ago#11
"Refurbished" is corp-speak for "Busted crap that we looked at and maybe even fixed. Possibly."
2 years ago#12
Huh I didn't even think Nintendo's refurbs were refurbs. The one I bought was in such perfect condition I assumed they were just selling extra inventory to try to recoup some money. Sucks that you got a busted one.
2 years ago#13
I've said this countless times, never by a refurbished console! Its too risky. And now you know why.
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2 years ago#14
I've never heard of anyone having problems with a refurb from Nintendo. This is the first I've heard. You just got unlucky.

Mine came in last Friday, and the only problem I've had so far is that it froze on the eshop once.
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2 years ago#15
Pink_a_Dink posted...
I've said this countless times, never by a refurbished console! Its too risky. And now you know why.


w0rd. I never buy used either.

I always buy brand new.
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2 years ago#16
Same here, haven't had a single problem with my refurb. The Nintendo customer service team is really nice, though. They'll help you get a working console asap.
2 years ago#17
burningxbridges posted...
Same here, haven't had a single problem with my refurb. The Nintendo customer service team is really nice, though. They'll help you get a working console asap.


True, plus I got to listen to some sweet Legend of Zelda music every time they put me on hold.
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2 years ago#18
Bros my 60GB BC PS3 I got three years ago was refurbished from GameStop and it has been a champion so far. Obviously I would have preferred a new one... but I also liked paying $200 instead of $600 for it. :p

I am surprised that Nintendo let a not 100% unit out of the factory in the first place, but after having dealt with their repair process before, you won't be waiting long.
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2 years ago#19
Tzuba12 posted...
I've never heard of anyone having problems with a refurb from Nintendo. This is the first I've heard. You just got unlucky.

Mine came in last Friday, and the only problem I've had so far is that it froze on the eshop once.

I had to send back 2 wiis that where refurbished and bought a refurb wiiu for my lil brother that arrived with a broken gamepad. I will never buy refurb again from anyone especially nintendo.
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2 years ago#20
Pink_a_Dink posted...
I've said this countless times, never by a refurbished console! Its too risky. And now you know why.


How is it risky when it has a 1 year warranty?
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