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Selling My 360

RenegadeSilenceRenegadeSilence Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Basically it boils down to this: I'm a college student and can't afford new games between my Wii/360. Also I am getting a pretty decent laptop and most of the games I'm interested in now aren't 360 exclusives. I don't have as much time for gaming anymore and would like the money to assist me in the purchase a DSLR camera.

The questions I have are:
What are some avenues I can take to sell this thing? (I was thinking Craigslist)
How much should I ask for it?
And people's general experiences in selling theirs

This is what I'm going to sell all together:

1x Box it came in and manuals that came with.
1x XBOX 360 HDMI Premium Console
1x 20 GB Hard Drive
2x Wireless Controllers
1x Component Cable and Power Supply
1x Ethernet Cable
1x Headset
1x Plug and Play Kit
4x Games: Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, Mass Effect, and Grand Theft Auto IV
1x Xbox Live GOLD membership (Ends 3/10/09)

Downloadable Content:

Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack
Call of Duty 4 Map Pack
Undertow

I bought the 360 in January, I am thinking $425 is that a reasonable price? I browsed around eBay and Craiglist and it seems like people have trouble selling theirs above the $400 mark regardless of extras. I will not sell it to Gamestop because they always stop shy of screwing you.

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    WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    It should be noted that Xbox Live accounts aren't technically transferable. Your Gold account and paid DLC are attached to this. You could liken it to selling a WoW account.

    Plus, if you do include your Live account, doesn't that have your personal info attached to it?

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    RenegadeSilenceRenegadeSilence Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I bought everything with prepaid cards due to a horrible experience with the OXBox, and I was planning on changing the info on xbox.com

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    RaggaholicRaggaholic Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I was just looking at Xbox's on Craig's List, and it seems like you're in the same boat with a lot of other people (lots of 360s for sale). What you have to understand is the mind of most people looking to buy something off of Craig's List isn't "hey, this is just a few bucks less than in the store. Sweet!" Remember, you're selling used items. People are taking a risk that a)the item has been thrashed b) the item has been damaged, and c) they'll just be out of the money if something is wrong with it.

    Apparently, the 360 Premium is about to drop to $299. That makes your used bundle barely cheaper than a new bundle, or at least a new bundle and games that have some sort of guarantee on them. Keep that in mind.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Sorry to see you go Renegade, good times in Halo will not be forgotten!
    Yeah, try selling it at that point now and see if you get any reactions, then bump it down like, say $50 if you get no hits over the course of a few days.

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    Razzle StormRazzle Storm Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Um, no. Don't bump it down to anything less than $200. Try for $300 first, which is a fair price for that much stuff. While it is the same as a new 360, yours includes much more. Craig's List is a good start, and also facebook if you have one. Don't lower it until after a week, at least. Then you could say $275 OBO. A warning however, if you say "Or best offer", you will get some really REALLY weird offers, especially on CL. When I sold my 360, I had one guy offer a canoe, one guy offer a used VW which didn't run, and another offer half of what I had wanted. I finally managed to sell it to a friend for 2/3rds of what I originally wanted, but I was in a rush. If that $275 OBO doesn't go over well (which for that stuff is a steal), then do ebay. You will definitely get at least >200 for it on ebay. The only hassle is you have to ship it, and you'd need a paypal account. Also, if your 360 is still in warrantee, and you have the warrantee, PUT THAT IN THE INFORMATION. People would be much more willing to by a 360 still under warrantee than one which isn't.

    Hope that helps a little at least.

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    CrashtardCrashtard Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Honestly, 400 is a fairly reasonable price considering the still popularity of GTA4, COD4 and ME. I definitely wouldn't go below 350.

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    isaac17isaac17 Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Try using ebay's completed listing feature, it'll show you what the majority are going for (on that market anyway), and amazon's 'used and new' listings. That's how I usually price out my stuff...

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    Razzle StormRazzle Storm Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Crashtard wrote: »
    Honestly, 400 is a fairly reasonable price considering the still popularity of GTA4, COD4 and ME. I definitely wouldn't go below 350.

    Yeah, actually on second thought I agree with this. Especially if you have the warrantee. Try for as high as you can get, and don't get discouraged if it doesn't sell after a week.

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