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anyone know of any deals on consoles?

#1bigpoppapatPosted 7/9/2011 5:52:25 AM
I'm replacing my RROD 360 this weekend. anyone know any deals going on?
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#2vigorm0rtisPosted 7/9/2011 6:01:49 AM
Consoles are sold at pretty close to cost for retailers, so if you want a deal I suggest a refurbish or ebay/craigslist.
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#3bigpoppapat(Topic Creator)Posted 7/9/2011 6:30:04 AM
i dunno, im kinda weary of buying a refurb.... store by me has refurb 4gb for $150 with a 120 day warranty.. for an extra $50 i get a new one. gamestops warranty is only 30 days

are there any known general issues with the slim model?
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#4vigorm0rtisPosted 7/9/2011 6:34:45 AM
Not really. When they first came out some people had negative things to say about the internal WiFi strengh, but that died out within a month. A friend of mine has a slim and is happy with it.
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#5bigpoppapat(Topic Creator)Posted 7/9/2011 7:11:33 AM
does the slim have wifi only? because my router is like 1 foot from my xbox
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#6kidwgmPosted 7/9/2011 7:23:49 AM
Best Buy. Get a $50 gift card when you buy a 360 kinect console.
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#7D1TremerePosted 7/9/2011 7:29:05 AM
Buy new and buy the Gmastop extended warranty, these things are super cheap right now.
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#8bigpoppapat(Topic Creator)Posted 7/9/2011 10:15:09 AM
ill check the best buy deal, thanks. idk if i want kinect really but if its essentially free and i can just get an extra year of gold with the rebate, why not? im expiring in sept anyway.

also, i plan on getting a 4 gb console. what's the deal with the flash drive support? i have a 4gb flash drive that i plan on using but it wouldn't format on my fat 360 when i attempted to transfer my game saves over. is there a certain type of flash drive that's compatible with the 360? i don't really need 250gb for the extra $100, i can get a 16gb flash drive for maybe 25 bucks and that should be enough for me.
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#9RPG_ApostlePosted 7/9/2011 10:20:23 AM
You can't install games to a thumb drive, and most games are larger than 4gb, so that means you won't be able to install any games. Also, you can't play Reach co-op... or something. Dunno if that was ever patched.

Also, I think it's cheaper to buy the 4gb Slim and a seperate hard drive than it is to get the Kinect bundle.

Also, it's not "officially" possible to put a phat 360 hard drive into a Slim. It's possible, you have to open the casing, Youtube it, that's all I'm going to say.

Regardless, check Amazon. I think they have a $100 Gift Card if you buy a 360, but I don't know which model it's on.
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#10bigpoppapat(Topic Creator)Posted 7/9/2011 10:43:57 AM
RPG_Apostle posted...


Also, it's not "officially" possible to put a phat 360 hard drive into a Slim. It's possible, you have to open the casing, Youtube it, that's all I'm going to say.


ive heard some say its a violation of the TOU, and could get you banned, is there any official statement from microsoft saying so?
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