Anybody seen the Xbox 360's going for $2,000 on ebay?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by XIbanez4lifeX, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. Same thing happened to the PS2.

    Everyone wanted one on the first day but they sold out in minutes.

    Some people will pay anything. :meh:
  2. well, a lot of sellers set up a high start, but nobody bids on them, although the highest i saw (with people actually bidding) was $1,700. right now it appears that most are going in the $600-700 range, which is nice. the highest starting bid was 4,400 but i don't think anyone bid
  3. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Some people are just stupid.
  4. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Yep. I keep hearing that they crash all the time anyway.
  5. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    We have one. I have not had a single problem with it. It got played for about 12 straight hours the night we got it.

  6. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    I can't wait till they come out over here, it's ages away though. I wanna play the new Elderscrolls but my PC's to old.

    Insane prices people are paying though.

  7. I was at a LAN party and watched that happen to two different 360s there. Out of the blue, they turned off.
  8. Never, ever, ever buy a console at launch.
  9. Back in my day, we had the dreamcast.

    Whatever happened to that? :p
  10. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA

    Dreamcast was a great little system.

    Whoever was in charge of marketing it should be slapped then shot, however...
  11. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I have one. It rarely gets played though.

  12. thats why i will never like ps2...i didn't get mine the opening day, but i got one of the first run PS2s, and it had that DVD problem...i remember as soon as i noticed the problem i went out the very next day and got myself an xbox and never looked back!
  13. $2,000 seems a little steep to pay for something that doesn't even come with games.
  14. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    YMMV, indeed.

    My PS2 from the inital launch is still going strong with nary a problem. And, I already know two different people who have bought XBox 360s only to have them DOA out of the box.

    As for $2000 XBox 360s on eBay--just because someone lists one for $2000 doesn't mean someone is dumb enough to buy one for $2000. I hope.
  15. I had both a first gen PS2 and Xbox, both of which crapped out on me in a relatively short span of time.

    What irks me most about initial console launches, is not the defective first-run of consoles, but the lack of quality launch titles.

    Granted, Xbox had Halo, and Xbox 360 has Perfect Dark: Zero, but I feel as though launch titles are rarely worth while... not to mention that nothing truly inventive or innovative has yet to be done/announced other than the bizzare Nintendo Revolution...

    The only console, IIRC that had a decent launch, was Dreamcast, which then had a miserable lifespan. Sonic Adventure, Power Stone, and Soul Calibur were all launch games I believe and they were all great.
  16. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Wow, that sounds like a lot for something I'm not even interested in.

    I'll leave mine in the store so someone else can get it. :meh:
  17. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Well, duh. Any amount is too much for something that you're not interested in.

    I remember when the launch of Pong peaked with the simultaneous release of.....Pong.
  18. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    The Xbox 360 thing has being fixed by many and by themselves by raising the power supply off the floor.

    I agree, never buy a console at launch, but you'd think with all their testing they would always spot the problems.. Apart from that though, after a few batches the prices go right down and their are more games to choose from anyway.
  19. there is an article on right now which identifies an xbox360 website. Out of the 200 users of this site, approx 15% have reported the unit mysterously shut off, after some time. Apparently the units are overheating.
    looks like its time for a recall.