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#1 lorne

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:49 AM

Refresh the page every few minutes for new deals. So far I've seen:
Mario and Pokemon Dsi's for $60
White, Black & Metallic Blue dsi for $50
Xbox 360 20gb pro hdmi for $70
+ shipping

http://www.cowboom.c...-of-the-day.cfm

#2 matthewhsh2002

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:05 AM

is this legit? how accurate is their used rating system?

I saw

PSPgo White - $80
DSi - $50
Xbox360 20gig - $60 (just xbox though)

Edited by matthewhsh2002, 21 February 2012 - 10:19 AM.


#3 Alamo

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:17 AM

^ YEs, its legit.

Ive seen the PSPgo for $69 though, before the sale.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

Whats the shipping method used by Cowboom?

I'd order a PS3 if it pops up for the right price.

Also, I keep getting a "The connection has timed out" when I was testing it out to see if adds to the cart.

Im trying to get this PS3 80gb for $119 but it goes back to the main page when i click on it.

Edited by ral1121, 21 February 2012 - 11:42 AM.


#5 Lemarfanz

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:38 AM

wow...50 bucks for a DSi is tempting...

never heard of the site though
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#6 Alamo

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:43 AM

ITs legit but this site sucks.....problem loading pages!!!

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Some success in the past thread:

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=314540

Edited by ral1121, 21 February 2012 - 12:02 PM.


#7 irishsoccermbw

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:50 AM

I'd pick up a Dsi for 50 bucks :) hope I have the patience to wait one out

Well I have 2 in my cart, but the 'in cart' page won't load *sigh*

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#8 Stingermck

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:12 PM

Just saw Microsoft Xbox 360 60GB Pro Console System $80

#9 czissis

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:21 PM

I got a black DSi from them last week when they also had it on sale for $50. It was rated a 6. Came with the original box, instructions, AC adapter, and 2 stylus. Unit is pretty much flawless other than the finest of scratches on the bottom screen (which always happens on a DS without a screen protector). I'm very satisfied with it and I'm ultra-sensitive about the condition of my electronics.

I'm sure there is some variation in quality of the items, but I wanted to give a heads up as to what a '6' was.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:23 PM

just saw DSi XL (midnight blue) for $80

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#11 irishsoccermbw

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:29 PM

I couldn't access my cart with firefox, so i switched to safari and it worked (just in case anyone else is having the same problem)

#12 lorne

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:47 PM

earlier:
Xbox 360 60GB Pro Console $80
Japanese wii $70

#13 gospelman

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:52 PM

Site is unusable. I tried buying a $65 360 but it wouldn't let me access my cart. Tried 4 different browsers. Deal is gone and my cart contents are now removed. Screw them. Not worth any more of my time.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:03 PM

Yeah, this is Best Buy's used/refurbished outlet site. It's legit and they ship but the deals are gone quick and the condition varies from item to item...

#15 SuperRocker47

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:26 PM

I just got a 20GB Xbox 360 for 78 shipped. I got the 1 year warranty since i have no doubt this Xbox will fail at some point within the year.

#16 delainez

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:29 PM

Cowboom is owned by Best Buy; I ordered a PSP from them a couple of weeks ago. The condition was 6, light scratches, and I'm happy with it. There aren't any noticeable scratches on the screen.

#17 BetaDemo

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:35 PM

I saw a 20GB 360 for $49!! I want to score a $120 PS3 but it looks like they're only showing DS, 360, and Wii deals right now...

\ DS XL for $79

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#18 Z-Saber

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:31 PM

I'd be in for an XL if I could find it on their mobile site.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:43 PM

Saw the Pokemon DSi, added to cart, then nothing. Tried again for 15 minutes.

Stupid site! Going back to bed ...

#20 TheLongshot

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:13 PM

Saw the Pokemon DSi, added to cart, then nothing. Tried again for 15 minutes.

Stupid site! Going back to bed ...


Yeah, when they run deals like this, it is very frustrating. Even getting an item in your cart is no guarantee that you can check out at the end of it.
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#21 LoveLost

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

Last time they had this sale I bought a Midnight Blue DSi Xl from them for $79.99 condition 5 and it was in great condition. Unfortunately It didnt come with the charger like it said it was supposed to. So i contacted them and they gave me a $15 refund so that I could go buy one. I'm totally happy with the outcome.
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#22 FlashStash

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:43 PM

I used the moble site and was able to snag a 20GB Pro for $70 + Shipping...mainly wanted it for the HDMI out as I'm still on an original 360 without the HDMI port.

#23 WonkyToad

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:43 PM

This site (cowboom) is GAWD AWFULL!!!!!
The only page I have ever (even before today) been able to load is the deal page.
No search, or cart or anything.
You would think that Best Buy would at least try to pretend that they are not associated with such crappy tech (like what runs this site), but I guess not.
Block freedom to access ANY kind of information and you do just that; Block Freedom!
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#24 MoxManiac_

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:55 PM

How do i make an account? Every time i click create account i get can't be displayed.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:04 PM

just wanted to add that i got a PSP from here a while back and it came in great shape. site issues aside, definitely worth it if you can get through the buying process.

#26 tehsolo

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:04 PM

They have always sold dsi xl's for $80(usually grade 4-5, now 6s), i think too much publicity on other deals sites killed them with traffic. i've been trying to get an xl hoping people will be trying to upgrade to a vita but apparently so is everyone else on the internet.

I might just buy it new since its a handheld and people might have taken it to the bathroom to go #2 :-#

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:14 PM

Well I have never had issues with the site myself, bought two ds lites couple years ago, and a Wii for 59.99 two weeks ago, the Wii was flawless but came with two controllers and no nunchucks, instead of one controller and a nunchuk like it said, that was no biggie. They have a tendency to grade on a scale where they make em seem worse then they are as far as condition etc. They also have warrantys available for purchase as well.
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#28 fueledbytrueman

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:31 PM

As an FYI, I picked up an Xbox 360 slim 4GB from them the last time they had this (about 3 weeks ago) and the internal wireless card was shot.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:35 PM

I've been unable to access the cart at all. Seems like every time I try to use their site, it performs even worse.
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#30 SirChadlyOC

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:36 PM

I bought a refurbished Zune HD (don't judge me) from them around Christmas, and I couldn't be more pleased with the condition. Works great and only has extremely minor flaws that require a magnifying glass to find. Buying used online is always a crapshoot, but you're much more likely to get a good product than you would buying used from GameStop. I intend to buy a PSP from them once the price is right. Highly recommended.