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How reliable are used consoles?

#1MavisBeaconDTFPosted 3/7/2013 3:33:14 PM
Specifically ones that are still new-ish? My biggest fear (especially living in a room that gets pretty hot in the summer) is that my console will overheat and die out shortly after purchasing it.

Is it really worth saving $70 -80 to buy used or refurbished or should I buy at full MSRP and have peace of mind?
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#2foodeater4Posted 3/7/2013 4:15:20 PM(edited)
How hot is hot for starters? Unless you have no AC at all and its like 90degress in your house, it shoudlnt really matter. I keep my AC up around 78-80 most of the summer and my PC's temparature is only 3-4 degress higher then in the winter so the outside air is not a huge deal assumuing your house has some cooling.

As a general rule of thumb you should never buy an older model xbox unless you can confirm its of the jasper chipset.

Of course a slim is a better choice. If I was buying one used I would deifnatly do it some place where I'd have some kind of warranty or return policy.

But overall, this generation of systems overall are just to delicate. I wouldnt really want to a buy a used Ps3 or xbox unless it was from a friend or something I really trusted.
#3MostlySlowJoePosted 3/7/2013 4:20:33 PM
I have had a refurbed since 2008 and I dont just use it for games I hate tv so I use it for netflix hulu and so on. I would say I use it 10 hours per day(stay at home dad) I am even posted this on my old refurbed xbox as we speek...simply cuz I need to rock our 4 month old he got his shoots today so kinda in a bad mood.


Off track abit sorry...we also live in flagler beach Florida.....if you are somewhere hotter then florida then you must just be right on the sun itself...so no I would not buy a refrub if you live on the sun.
#4MavisBeaconDTF(Topic Creator)Posted 3/7/2013 4:20:36 PM
From: foodeater4 | #002
How hot is hot for starters?

It gets to like 100 every day in my room.
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#5Super CreaturesPosted 3/7/2013 4:22:21 PM
MostlySlowJoe posted...
.if you are somewhere hotter then florida then you must just be right on the sun itself


Because Saint George, Utah doesn't call 110 degrees a cold front, right?
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#6foodeater4Posted 3/7/2013 4:22:24 PM
MavisBeaconDTF posted...
From: foodeater4 | #002
How hot is hot for starters?

It gets to like 100 every day in my room.


Damn, sucks for you. Im no expert, but hell I would feel uncomfortable running my tv all day in that kind of heat.
#7MostlySlowJoePosted 3/7/2013 4:31:30 PM
Super Creatures posted...
MostlySlowJoe posted...
.if you are somewhere hotter then florida then you must just be right on the sun itself


Because Saint George, Utah doesn't call 110 degrees a cold front, right?


lol one of " these guys ".

They can not understand the pure heat from humidity in a tropical climate.
#8Satchmo25Posted 3/7/2013 4:52:35 PM
MostlySlowJoe posted...
Super Creatures posted...
MostlySlowJoe posted...
.if you are somewhere hotter then florida then you must just be right on the sun itself


Because Saint George, Utah doesn't call 110 degrees a cold front, right?


lol one of " these guys ".

They can not understand the pure heat from humidity in a tropical climate.


I used to be that way. I live in Southern California. 95 degree heat and I want to cry. Then I went to visit my gf in New York and experienced what she called the hottest most humid week she could remember in her 12 years there. I thought I was on another planet.
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#9Super CreaturesPosted 3/7/2013 4:57:55 PM(edited)
MostlySlowJoe posted...
They can not understand the pure heat from humidity in a tropical climate.


Heat and humidity are two different things.

Oh, and BTW, I used to live in Florida, so don't give me that **** about not understanding.
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#10foodeater4Posted 3/7/2013 5:17:14 PM
Hot weather is more brutal. Nothing like going outside in 105+ degree weather. That just sucks the life out of you.

95/95 while kinda gross is not as bad.