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#1 Tha Xecutioner   Smutty Literature CAGiversary!   3611 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Tha Xecutioner

Posted 17 June 2006 - 06:56 PM

ATTENTION ALL CAGs!!!
Thank you all for supporting this thread, but it has apparently become too large and was in need of a massive update so there is now a Version 2 available. Since this OP is no longer needed, please close this thread. Thanks.
- X


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#2 jagwire1141   Impeccable Style & Grace CAGiversary!   373 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

jagwire1141

Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:02 PM

This is about me, isn't it?

#3 sj41   That's Bitchin' CAGiversary!   5189 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:05 PM

This is about me, isn't it?

This is in honor of you.

#4 shady859   Big Blue Nation CAGiversary!   7280 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:05 PM

Buy a warranty!!!!!!!!!

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#5 Tha Xecutioner   Smutty Literature CAGiversary!   3611 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Tha Xecutioner

Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:06 PM

This is about me, isn't it?


No, the problem has been rampant long before you posted your thread. This wasn't made out of meanness, anyways, just trying to make it easy on those who just got the system or looking to buy it.

Buy a warranty!!!!!!!!!

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Yeah! Thanks, forgot about that.

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#6 Moxio   Supervillain CAGiversary!   35394 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:09 PM

I bought mine online. how do I get a warranty? (overstock)

#7 shady859   Big Blue Nation CAGiversary!   7280 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:12 PM

I bought mine online. how do I get a warranty? (overstock)


Get it from M$, there is a card inside for $59.99(?) for 2 years but if you call people are saying it's only $49.99 ...... Lots of these things are dieing mine joined those ranks last week but luckily I bought the warranty. They are pretty quick about sending your coffin to and fro and cover all the shipping charges.

#8 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   9592 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:13 PM

Good to see this thread pop up, I was going to do one myself. Nice job so far.

I'd add something on buying marketplace points - you get more for your money buying straight from the 360's dashboard than you do most stores, barring a deal someone finds. 1600 points at Best Buy or Circuit City runs you 25 bucks...for that same price on the marketplace you can get 2000 points - or basically one extra $5 game.

May want to consider adding a "reasons you may NOT want an XBox 360" portion as well just to keep it balanced. "If you want a lot of fighting games or RPGs right now" or "if you like importing great games from Japan" or "if you don't have broadband internet," etc. It wouldn't be ripping on MS or the 360, just advising people. When they ask whether or not they should get a 360, that doesn't necessarily mean "convince me to buy a 360."

I personally have been hooked on games like Hexic, Geometry Wars, Uno, Gauntlet, Smash Brothers, and Hearts.]


Huh? I assume you mean Smash TV. And I dig it as well.
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#9 Tha Xecutioner   Smutty Literature CAGiversary!   3611 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Tha Xecutioner

Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:15 PM

Huh? I assume you mean Smash TV. And I dig it as well.


Long day :) thanks though.

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#10 Dick Tracy   The Man in the Yellow Hat CAGiversary!   38509 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Dick Tracy
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:16 PM

This is about me, isn't it?

And the 10,000 people before you, whom have made the Exact. Same. Topic.

I bought mine online. how do I get a warranty? (overstock)

There should be some information inside the box, where you can order the warranty from Microsoft.

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#11 dmes65   God Of Thunder CAGiversary!   1219 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:23 PM

Buy a warranty!!!!!!!!!

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Hey Shady did you free one take a crap on you?

#12 Moxio   Supervillain CAGiversary!   35394 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:23 PM

thanks guys... sounds like a good deal!

#13 shady859   Big Blue Nation CAGiversary!   7280 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:58 PM

Hey Shady did you free one take a crap on you?


Yup it was my free one from the Mountain Dew launch contest. :) It was fine untill last weekend and then it kept freezing constantly when I was trying to play Battlefield. I decided monday to take off the Intercooler and it froze up on the 360 logo screen then got red lights when I booted it back up. Maybe the Intercooler was keeping it alive since I could actually play for a bit with it attached.....?

Did you win one as well? Hope you sprung for the warranty a $60 protected 360 and the other freebies was good times! :D

#14 dmes65   God Of Thunder CAGiversary!   1219 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2006 - 08:13 PM

Yup it was my free one from the Mountain Dew launch contest. :) It was fine untill last weekend and then it kept freezing constantly when I was trying to play Battlefield. I decided monday to take off the Intercooler and it froze up on the 360 logo screen then got red lights when I booted it back up. Maybe the Intercooler was keeping it alive since I could actually play for a bit with it attached.....?

Did you win one as well? Hope you sprung for the warranty a $60 protected 360 and the other freebies was good times! :D

No I did not win one. The one I bought at launch I did buy the xtra warranty but since then I have picked up 2 more 360's and still debatig if I need the warranty.

#15 asaraa   Shepard-Commander CAGiversary!   954 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2006 - 08:15 PM

How strict are they on the "mail warranty in before 10 days" claim?

#16 toper   "ggggbabybabybaby" CAGiversary!   862 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2006 - 08:18 PM

Great idea for this thread, OP...they should sticky this.

If freshprince is reading this, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU!!!

:)

#17 Dick Tracy   The Man in the Yellow Hat CAGiversary!   38509 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Dick Tracy
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 08:20 PM

If freshprince is reading this, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU!!!

:)

Really. That kid makes WAAAY too many topics.

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#18 dmes65   God Of Thunder CAGiversary!   1219 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2006 - 08:32 PM

I bought mine online. how do I get a warranty? (overstock)

Just call xbox and if it's under the original 90 days they should let you have it.

#19 LinkinPrime   Always in our hearts... CAGiversary!   43200 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2006 - 08:36 PM

Great idea for this thread, OP...they should sticky this.

If freshprince is reading this, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU!!!

:)


2nd on the sticky.

Great job X, awesome thread, full of good information for anyone thinking about picking up a X360 or one who just bought one. Thanks for taking the time to do this. :applause: :bow:

P R O V E H I T O   I N   A L T U M

 

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#20 DT778   number 1 on the westside CAGiversary!   10455 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2006 - 08:51 PM

How strict are they on the "mail warranty in before 10 days" claim?

They arn't very strict, hell it doesn't even say that they want a copy of the reciept so how will they know anyways. I bought a 360 from ebay that couldn't read discs. So I called 1-800-4my-xbox registered the system and told them I wanted to get the extended warrenty (I did this a week ago). But maybe I was just lucky. They told me that my system was under warrenty till august 13, 2006 and they offered me a 1 year warrenty for $30 to extend it another year. I just took that instead of asking for the 2 year because I didn't want to push my luck. Also for what its worth the xbox was manufactured in dec 2005.

I still have to register my other 360 I just got from overstock but renegade_zero reported that they charged him 60 for 2 years so maybe Ill just do the mail in since it says its 50 if you pay with a CC.

#21 jagwire1141   Impeccable Style & Grace CAGiversary!   373 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

jagwire1141

Posted 19 June 2006 - 03:49 AM

Man, the sticky killed this thread. Let me try and bring it back. What do I need to buy if I get the Premium pack, other than games? What's a good deal on the online service and what are some nifty doohickies to help me get the most out of my 360. Also, what about service plans and where should I buy from?

#22 Brainwave0   Farvegnugen! CAGiversary!   624 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2006 - 04:05 AM

X,

You're my hero for making this thread!!!!!!!

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#23 Logain8955   Groovy Cactuar CAGiversary!   2349 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2006 - 07:56 AM

Cool, cool. Glad to see this instead of me going off and making my own topic.


Anyway, how long does the wireless controller last on normal AA batteries? I have a jillion AAs (easily 100+) and would like to syphon off those instead of buying a PnC.

#24 Americanpierg   Banned Banned   823 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Americanpierg

Posted 19 June 2006 - 08:01 AM

Cool, cool. Glad to see this instead of me going off and making my own topic.


Anyway, how long does the wireless controller last on normal AA batteries? I have a jillion AAs (easily 100+) and would like to syphon off those instead of buying a PnC.


I got my 360 last week and have yet to need a new set of batteries. I've probably put in ~20-30 hours of gameplay so far...but microsoft says it should last 40+ hours.

#25 Tha Xecutioner   Smutty Literature CAGiversary!   3611 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Tha Xecutioner

Posted 19 June 2006 - 04:02 PM

Man, the sticky killed this thread. Let me try and bring it back. What do I need to buy if I get the Premium pack, other than games? What's a good deal on the online service and what are some nifty doohickies to help me get the most out of my 360. Also, what about service plans and where should I buy from?


First off make sure you get the Gold membership. I dunno how many deals are on that, but 50 bucks for a years worth of online play is a great deal to me (depending on how much you're gonna play). The only thing I can think of that the Premium pack doesn't offer is the Play and Charge kit. It saves you from buying tons of batteries plus you can still play while it's charging (acts like a wired controller at this point). It doesn't really matter where you buy from, Sam's Club, Costco, Best Buy, Walmart, etc. are all good, just make sure you get the warranty.

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#26 Trakan   Mark IV Style Motherfucker! Super Moderators   18086 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2006 - 04:33 PM

Nice job, X. It's the first time I got around to reading this thread.

From now on all topics asking questions already answered in this thread will be locked and redirected here.

Thanks for making it.

#27 Tha Xecutioner   Smutty Literature CAGiversary!   3611 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Tha Xecutioner

Posted 19 June 2006 - 05:57 PM

Good to see this thread pop up, I was going to do one myself. Nice job so far.


Sorry I stole your thunder then :). Thanks for your post, too. I will add those things today.

Great idea for this thread, OP


Thanks

Great job X, awesome thread, full of good information for anyone thinking about picking up a X360 or one who just bought one. Thanks for taking the time to do this. :applause: :bow:


Thanks man 8-)

X,

You're my hero for making this thread!!!!!!!


The Enrique Iglesias type of hero? :lol:

Nice job, X. It's the first time I got around to reading this thread.

From now on all topics asking questions already answered in this thread will be locked and redirected here.

Thanks for making it.


Thank you for liking it and for stickying it. :applause:


Edit: OP updated with tons of new info.

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#28 jagwire1141   Impeccable Style & Grace CAGiversary!   373 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

jagwire1141

Posted 19 June 2006 - 06:45 PM

Lol at Xecutioner reading his fanmail.

#29 Tha Xecutioner   Smutty Literature CAGiversary!   3611 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Tha Xecutioner

Posted 19 June 2006 - 06:49 PM

Lol at Xecutioner reading his fanmail.


Yeah yeah I know, this thread needed a bump with the updates anyway. Anything you see on the first post that's missing? This thread is for consumers just like yourself, so any input is welcomed.

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#30 jagwire1141   Impeccable Style & Grace CAGiversary!   373 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

jagwire1141

Posted 19 June 2006 - 07:01 PM

I have been looking around for the price on the extended warranty and I still can't find it. Forgive me if it's in the first post. Where do I get one? From microsoft or the retailer? Also, link to the gamerankings page of X360 titles as well as the BC list. That would be nice. Btw, have you checked out Americanpierg's plan in the ps3 forum? It's worth a laugh.