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Xbox trade in value

by adeed / August 4, 2006 9:52 AM PDT

Well since I'm going to get a new game console(probably Xbox 360), i was planning on selling my original xbox.

My original Xbox is a special edition halo version so it has a clear green outer plastis shell.

I was wondering where i would get the most money from it, and how much money or store credit i would get.

it would be great if i could get some suggestions.

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by bevillan / August 5, 2006 3:11 AM PDT
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Well the market has been pretty well saturated with Xbox's. You might want to look around eBay to see what some are selling for. I also suggest putting an ad on for the whole bundle and an asking price. You are not going to get more than $100 for the bundle of xbox with games/controllers probably.

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by chan680$ / August 9, 2006 12:28 PM PDT
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I got around $80 at EB for the regular console, two controllers, and two games. I think the console alone was about $30-40. Good luck though.

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Trade in value
by golfnut247 / August 10, 2009 2:43 AM PDT
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if you go to NextWorth you do get $70 and more for your box. I traded in some iPods and games there; worked fine.

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Since someone else
by Jimmy Greystone / August 10, 2009 11:16 AM PDT
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Since someone else already revived this old thread, I'll just toss out this little nugget.

The original Xbox makes for an EXCELLENT little home theater PC. You will need to install either a modchip or a softmod of some kind, but if you're more or less done playing games with it, who cares? Once you get the mod installed, you put on a copy of XBMC. Finding the Xbox version is a little difficult, but if you do a search for "T3CH" you can find one.

The original Xbox has pretty much everything you need. It goes from off to ready to go in under 30 seconds, it has networking, surround sound capabilities, you have a multitude of options for connecting it to TVs, it uses relatively little power. There's an internal hard drive that you can use to store ripped copies of your DVD collection so you can preserve the discs. The only real drawbacks to the original Xbox is the hardware just isn't up to the task of 720p or 1080i decoding, but it can upmix almost any format to either of those resolutions. Microsoft should really consider removing the game playing capabilities from it, refresh the hardware to something a little more modern, and selling it as a HTPC. They would make a killing IMO.

The Xbox is really was quite the versatile little device. Pretty lackluster as a game console, but more than made up for by it's secondary possibilities by virtue of basically being a legacy free PC.

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