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Xbox 360 Arcade Console Used Only £129.99

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8y, 10m agoFound 8 years, 10 months ago
Seems a good deal to me as it's only £130!
Gamestation are a good company and I've bought pre-owned goods from there before and CEX give £105 for the core so it might be abit more for this!
Don't forget quidco 6% as well
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#1
These are normally £200 new!
#2
This is a good deal anyone know if its in store as well ?
#3
cbwudang
This is a good deal anyone know if its in store as well ?


Just phoned my local store and it's only online.
#4
Good price... shame I've already got an Elite, otherwise probably wudda got one.
#5
As much as this is a good price guys!
The track record of NEW 360's has been ABYSMAL!!
So i wouldn't bank of having to much luck with a pre-owned one.
#6
wot would be the warrenty on these?
#7
I'd more willing hand over cash to a dodgy car dealer.
#8
herby247
As much as this is a good price guys!
The track record of NEW 360's has been ABYSMAL!!
So i wouldn't bank of having to much luck with a pre-owned one.


Rubbish.

For a core system this may have some merit but the Arcade systems have only been on the market for a few months, the majority of them use the new processor revisions and if any don't they will have the revised cooling system. Providing you give them room to breathe they should be fine. Besides which you will still have a three year warranty on them from Microsoft if they have a problem and the 12 month warranty from Gamestation.

As a price for the console, wireless controller, memory card and 5 arcade titles £130 is a stunning deal, double so for anyone who wants a second console to go wth a Pro, Elite or Halo edition with a hard drive. Considering that a PS2 costs £95 on its own (plus a few quid for a memory card) this is a superb way of getting into the current gen of consoles.
#9
BOFH_UK;1506692
Rubbish.

For a core system this may have some merit but the Arcade systems have only been on the market for a few months, the majority of them use the new processor revisions and if any don't they will have the revised cooling system. Providing you give them room to breathe they should be fine. Besides which you will still have a three year warranty on them from Microsoft if they have a problem and the 12 month warranty from Gamestation.

As a price for the console, wireless controller, memory card and 5 arcade titles £130 is a stunning deal, double so for anyone who wants a second console to go wth a Pro, Elite or Halo edition with a hard drive. Considering that a PS2 costs £95 on its own (plus a few quid for a memory card) this is a superb way of getting into the current gen of consoles.

Not rubbish..............FACT!
From Kotaku.............
Jake Metcalf over at 8Bit Joystick.com has recently posted an interview with an "individual who has worked on the Xbox 360 project for many years", who goes into explicit detail about the extremely high failure rate of Xbox 360 consoles since the console's launch in 2005. While normally we take such anonymous interviews with a grain of salt, you may remember Metcalf as the man who broke the story on [COLOR=#e21b5a]Bungie leaving Microsoft[/COLOR] a week before any official word was released. His source details everything from the various reasons for failure, and how much Microsoft [SIZE=5]knew[/SIZE] about the system's instability before the product was shipped. If there's truth behind this, it's downright disturbing.
The main design flaw was the excessive heat on the GPU warping the mother board around it. This would stress the solder joints on the GPU and any bad joints would then fail in early life.
The manufacturing test equipment had major gaps in test coverage and wasn't reliable or repeatable. Manufacturing processes at all levels of suppliers were immature and not in control. Initial end to end yields were in the mid 30%. Low yields always indicate serious design and manufacturing defects. Management chose to continue to ship anyways, and keep the lines running while trying to solve problems and bring the yields up. Whenever something failed and there was a question about whether the test result was false, they would remove that test, retest and ship, or see if the unit would boot a game and run briefly and then ship. 360 is too complex of a machine to get away with that.
Full story here ..... http://kotaku.com/347519/the-truth-behind-the-red-ring-of-death
&
Here.... http://www.8bitjoystick.com/archives/jake_inside_source_reveal_the_truth_about_xbox_360_red_ring_of_death_failures.php
#10
I cant see anywhere on the site an xbox for £129
#11
its coming up £199 have i missed something?
#12
Same here, no sign of Xbox for £129 !
#13
herby247
Not rubbish..............FACT!
From Kotaku.............
Jake Metcalf over at 8Bit Joystick.com has recently posted an interview with an "individual who has worked on the Xbox 360 project for many years", who goes into explicit detail about the extremely high failure rate of Xbox 360 consoles since the console's launch in 2005. While normally we take such anonymous interviews with a grain of salt, you may remember Metcalf as the man who broke the story on [COLOR=#e21b5a]Bungie leaving Microsoft[/COLOR] a week before any official word was released. His source details everything from the various reasons for failure, and how much Microsoft [SIZE=5]knew[/SIZE] about the system's instability before the product was shipped. If there's truth behind this, it's downright disturbing.
The main design flaw was the excessive heat on the GPU warping the mother board around it. This would stress the solder joints on the GPU and any bad joints would then fail in early life.
The manufacturing test equipment had major gaps in test coverage and wasn't reliable or repeatable. Manufacturing processes at all levels of suppliers were immature and not in control. Initial end to end yields were in the mid 30%. Low yields always indicate serious design and manufacturing defects. Management chose to continue to ship anyways, and keep the lines running while trying to solve problems and bring the yields up. Whenever something failed and there was a question about whether the test result was false, they would remove that test, retest and ship, or see if the unit would boot a game and run briefly and then ship. 360 is too complex of a machine to get away with that.
Full story here ..... http://kotaku.com/347519/the-truth-behind-the-red-ring-of-death
&
Here.... http://www.8bitjoystick.com/archives/jake_inside_source_reveal_the_truth_about_xbox_360_red_ring_of_death_failures.php


While what you have said is true about the GPU overheating, the new cooling solution introduced on the Arcade could help minimise the effect of that. At the moment no-one knows for definite, of course. My opinion is that you have the same chance of the 3 red rings of death on a new Arcade as you would with a secondhand one.

Aside from the reliability argument, these were available new for £150 recently I seem to remember. As such it's only warm from me.

Will
banned#14
herby247
Not rubbish..............FACT!
From Kotaku.............
Jake Metcalf over at 8Bit Joystick.com has recently posted an interview with an "individual who has worked on the Xbox 360 project for many years", who goes into explicit detail about the extremely high failure rate of Xbox 360 consoles since the console's launch in 2005. While normally we take such anonymous interviews with a grain of salt, you may remember Metcalf as the man who broke the story on [COLOR=#e21b5a]Bungie leaving Microsoft[/COLOR] a week before any official word was released. His source details everything from the various reasons for failure, and how much Microsoft [SIZE=5]knew[/SIZE] about the system's instability before the product was shipped. If there's truth behind this, it's downright disturbing.
The main design flaw was the excessive heat on the GPU warping the mother board around it. This would stress the solder joints on the GPU and any bad joints would then fail in early life.
The manufacturing test equipment had major gaps in test coverage and wasn't reliable or repeatable. Manufacturing processes at all levels of suppliers were immature and not in control. Initial end to end yields were in the mid 30%. Low yields always indicate serious design and manufacturing defects. Management chose to continue to ship anyways, and keep the lines running while trying to solve problems and bring the yields up. Whenever something failed and there was a question about whether the test result was false, they would remove that test, retest and ship, or see if the unit would boot a game and run briefly and then ship. 360 is too complex of a machine to get away with that.
Full story here ..... http://kotaku.com/347519/the-truth-behind-the-red-ring-of-death
&
Here.... http://www.8bitjoystick.com/archives/jake_inside_source_reveal_the_truth_about_xbox_360_red_ring_of_death_failures.php


So what you're saying is someone spoke to someone who said they spoke to someone who said they have worked for Microsoft for years? Well, I'm convinced :p
#15
sale
Same here, no sign of Xbox for £129 !


Looks like the link isn't showing the posted offer as it's now OOS. If you stick Xbox 360 Arcade Console in the site search option, the used option does show, but you can't click to see any further details.

Guess this is one to keep an eye on to see whether they get any further stock.

Just in case anyone wants to buy but doesn't trust a used console (for whatever reason...) the cheapest I can see a core on its own is at http://www.gameconnection.co.uk/P:XBOX_360/Xbox_360_Arcade_Console.html?gclid=CPf_6qWZlJECFQuVMAodFCOnGg

Mind you, never heard of this comnay before so can't comment on delivery/reliability etc.

Hope that helps someone
#16
The same source has previously supplied correct information (if u read the whole article) so it's quite likely this information may well be correct. Let's face it on the other side of the arguement you're saying you have total confidence in a co. like MS that still refuses to accept that there is even a design issue, outside of offering an extended warrantly on 3rl ONLY (rmbr not everything ends in 3 lights) .

Gamestation on the other hand should be avoided at ALL costs. When GAME were screwing us all over forcing us to accept expensive bundles on rls 360s (I say forcing cos they were the preferred MS supplier and they had the majority of the stock) and then WIIs we all got upset, and, more recently with the WII both stores were at it again (GAME and GAMESTATION are the same co.) ... some of us have longer memories - if a shop tries to rip me off I don't go back, seems to me if more people had longer memories practices like forced bundles wouldn't happen as often.
#17
pondrew;1506867
So what you're saying is someone spoke to someone who said they spoke to someone who said they have worked for Microsoft for years? Well, I'm convinced :p

All you have to do is look at the xbox forums for TONS of 360's dying, youtube red light videos and the fact that micosoft have HAD to issue a FREE 3 year warranty on every single one of their xbox 360's made costing them almost $2 billion.
Couple that with Peter Moore Former corporate vice president, leaving xbox the week after the warranty announcement.
Hmmmm how much more convincing do you need??
#18
herby247
Not rubbish..............FACT!
From Kotaku.............
Jake Metcalf over at 8Bit Joystick.com has recently posted an interview with an "individual who has worked on the Xbox 360 project for many years", who goes into explicit detail about the extremely high failure rate of Xbox 360 consoles since the console's launch in 2005. While normally we take such anonymous interviews with a grain of salt, you may remember Metcalf as the man who broke the story on [COLOR=#e21b5a]Bungie leaving Microsoft[/COLOR] a week before any official word was released. His source details everything from the various reasons for failure, and how much Microsoft [SIZE=5]knew[/SIZE] about the system's instability before the product was shipped. If there's truth behind this, it's downright disturbing.
The main design flaw was the excessive heat on the GPU warping the mother board around it. This would stress the solder joints on the GPU and any bad joints would then fail in early life.
The manufacturing test equipment had major gaps in test coverage and wasn't reliable or repeatable. Manufacturing processes at all levels of suppliers were immature and not in control. Initial end to end yields were in the mid 30%. Low yields always indicate serious design and manufacturing defects. Management chose to continue to ship anyways, and keep the lines running while trying to solve problems and bring the yields up. Whenever something failed and there was a question about whether the test result was false, they would remove that test, retest and ship, or see if the unit would boot a game and run briefly and then ship. 360 is too complex of a machine to get away with that.
Full story here ..... http://kotaku.com/347519/the-truth-behind-the-red-ring-of-death
&
Here.... http://www.8bitjoystick.com/archives/jake_inside_source_reveal_the_truth_about_xbox_360_red_ring_of_death_failures.php


do you by any chance own a PS3?
#19
I rang the birmingham store today and they confirmed that they are selling them for £129.99 but they didnt have any stock.

CB
#20
polly69;1507126
do you by any chance own a PS3?

Nope, i had the 1st xbox, and my 360 since dec 2005!
Heres my setup..........




http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z33/herby247/360xboxsetup004.jpg
Just PISSED off at the sheer amount of problems with the 360 as of late!
#21
While the overheating issues are definately true(i was a victim of this myself with my original launch 360),,from what i understand the xbox arcade comes with a redesigned falcon chipset that is meant to solve the overheating issues. Although this is not a guarentee that they ALL have this chipset, but like someone else said the arcade pack has only been out a few months, so the microsoft warranty on this will be 3 years. Great price if you can find one.
#22
herby247
All you have to do is look at the xbox forums for TONS of 360's dying, youtube red light videos and the fact that micosoft have HAD to issue a FREE 3 year warranty on every single one of their xbox 360's made costing them almost $2 billion.
Couple that with Peter Moore Former corporate vice president, leaving xbox the week after the warranty announcement.
Hmmmm how much more convincing do you need??


What are you on about?

This is an ARCADE model! not a Core, therefor it has the HDMI/45nm CPU

It's $5 Billion actually

Peter Moore announced leaving months after the warrenty announcement

:?

Good deal! £129.99 for a 'next' gen system is an amazing price! You can probably find a 20GB hard drive around for £30ish too, so it's as good as a premium for £160ish
#23
ThePennyPincher;1507410
What are you on about?

This is an ARCADE model! not a Core, therefor it has the HDMI/45nm CPU

It's $5 Billion actually

Peter Moore announced leaving months after the warrenty announcement

:?

Good deal! £129.99 for a 'next' gen system is an amazing price! You can probably find a 20GB hard drive around for £30ish too, so it's as good as a premium for £160ish

[B]Xbox 360 Warranty Coverage Expanded [/B]

REDMOND, Wash. — July 5, 2007 —Microsoft Corp. today announced that it will expand its global Xbox 360™ warranty coverage
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemuse/xbox360/resources/warrantyupdate.htm
On July 17, Peter Moore announced his retirement from Microsoft, effective August 2007, after four years with the company.......
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/pmoore/default.mspx
[SIZE=3]Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yeh that seems like MONTHS later!:whistling:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Microsoft has said that it is facing a bill of more than $1bn to cover the cost of offering extended warranties, after failings with its Xbox 360. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]............... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6275728.stm[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Try doing some research before posting![/SIZE]
#24
i agree there are some bad issues im now on my 3rd 360 the other 2 failed this one has been all right (touch wood) i got it about 2 months before they changed to HDMI ouput so its not going to be using the falcon modifications but they had anounnced that they had sorted these problems when i got mine so who knows.

Im not fussed anyway like said 3years warranty now against hardware failiure so i know its going to be alright and if it does have to be returned they should send you one that has all the fixes.
#25
I don't mean to be rude, But can you two Xbox Boy's reel it in !?, Your comments have less and less to do with the actual Posting regarding An Xbox for £130 ( Oh PLEASE ?!!? go ahead and tell me that the price is actually £129.99 ??????? and that I'm wrong.............SIC )

K

PS And your BOTH wrong about the 3 Years warranty - It's actually a cunning Trick by Microsoft to allow Xbox nerds to continue to post on EVERY forum around that allows them to twitter on about the Xbox Merits or lack of to any unfortunate user who has to read through the nerd chaff to get to the real issues ........
#26
kevingattaca;1508093
I don't mean to be rude, But can you two Xbox Boy's reel it in !?, Your comments have less and less to do with the actual Posting regarding An Xbox for £130 ( Oh PLEASE ?!!? go ahead and tell me that the price is actually £129.99 ??????? and that I'm wrong.............SIC )

K

PS And your BOTH wrong about the 3 Years warranty - It's actually a cunning Trick by Microsoft to allow Xbox nerds to continue to post on EVERY forum around that allows them to twitter on about the Xbox Merits or lack of to any unfortunate user who has to read through the nerd chaff to get to the real issues ........

:p:p:p:p Oh get you!!:roll:
#27
Hmmm and you might get lucky and its got the Samsung drive in it ! Just needs an easy firmware flash and hey presto :whistling:

Anyway I love my 360 because the protection is soooo weak lol but I love the Japanese quality of products even more inc cars ! Tottaly pointless reply I know.... google xbox HQ for more on flashing drives....
#28
May be an idea to do a google on Banned Xbox Live machines while you are there..........
#29
oh man, I intend to buy either an xbox 360 or a ps3 when GTA4 comes out in april as I'm a die hard GTA fan... I saw this offer in time and even added the £130 offer into my basket but didn't finish the purchase :( now I'm gutted they are all sold out.

if it comes up again I'll snap it up in no time
banned#30
gamestation is terrible, i buy 4for £20 in numerous different sections instore, its rare that they all work and at least 1 out of said 4 will simply not play.

As for second hand xbox 360's they are very bad move. I baught one second hand from gamestation which developed the 3 red lights, being relatively computer savvy i decided i would do the xclamp fix to try and fix the 360, the warrentry was broken and the xclamp fix was already applied. Gamestation effectively sold me a bodged up third rate xbox.

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