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    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm trying to buy a Xbox 360 Elite off of Amazon but I'm very confused on the process.

    There is little information given by the sellers. I'm looking to know things like are they under warranty, are the refurbished, etc. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find this information anywhere.

    Is there any way to find out more detailed information on the item or do I just have to message the seller directly? It looks like there are some great deals but I just don't know who/what to trust.

    This is about Amazon in general and not the fact that I'm buying an Xbox. Feel free to PM me though.
     

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  2. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

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    You have to message the seller directly to know more information. I would personally just buy from Amazon because they're usually very similar in price and you also get all the support of Amazon. I've bought like 100 things off of Amazon and haven't had any issues. Any returns were very easy also. Great company. If you're a student, sign up for their student prime account to get free 2-day shipping or $3.99 one-day shipping.
     
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    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    Great advice, does it matter that I'm a high school student?

    I was looking at Ebay but I lost a lot of faith in it after a product I bought failed just outside the sellers warranty period.

    Edit: Just checked it out, looks like it only applies to college students. Maybe I could snag one of my brother's emails?
     
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    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

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    I don't exactly know their process since I'm still on my Prime account that I purchased before this promotion, but I doubt that they will do anything to seriously check it, like with buying Apple products with the Education discount.

    But anyways, you can trust Amazon if you buy it directly from them. I usually always buy my online stuff from them. Definitely a LOT safer than Ebay. If you decide to buy something from a seller on Amazon and there's an issue, Amazon will help you directly deal with them.
     
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    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    So say I buy a 360 and receive the product and notice the warranty seal is not in tact. Would I be able to return the product without hassle?

    Would someone like this be a reliable buyer?
     
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    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

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    Hmm... I don't know about that. I've never heard of that issue before so I'm not sure what would happen. If you're buying it new, then it should come in new. If you're buying it used, then it should be LIKE NEW. I wouldn't buy anything less than that. Very Good I guess is fine but anything lower than that... then it opens up the gate for blemishes and cosmetic damages.

    That link didn't send me to any buyer. Make sure that buyer has a good reputation for something like this. Look at the amount of reviews and take a quick skim of them.
     
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    tommy_ed Well-Known Member

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    i agree with vihzel, just order through amazon. they have yet to dissapoint me! customer service is great on the rare occasion you have to deal with them. and best of all, they ship FAST
     
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    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    Alrighty, looks like I'll set Ebay aside and order one through Amazon.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  9. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

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    No problem! You wont regret it.
     
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    Just be sure the owner has some good review and the price is REALISTIC
     
  11. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    So you're saying that if the price seems too good to be true, chances are that it is?
     
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    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

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    Tends to be, yes. Amazon doesn't have as much of it though as Ebay because Amazon is a lot more regulated with its sellers. I sell something on Amazon and they have to follow under Amazon's rules. You'll be safe though for the most part. Don't deal with sketchy sellers. If someone is selling something at like $50 below others and have it described as LIKE NEW and he has 98% positive ratings from 60 people... then it should definitely be just fine. Now if it came from someone with 70% positive ratings.... then yes I would be concerned. Amazon will kick off sellers if they have bad enough ratings or a big enough problem. If you need to somehow get your money back, you'll always have Amazon's support.
     
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    Here is a little bit of advice purchasing stuff on Amazon since I do it almost on a weekly basis. Purchase something either sold only through Amazon directly, or sold by a 3rd party but fulfilled by Amazon. Yes you pay more for something sold by Amazon, but trust me if you run into a problem Amazon takes care of it like gold. They are EXCELLENT.

    I always pay the extra price to have the item either sold by Amazon or fulfilled by Amazon, makes everything hassle free.

    Also you get free shipping with items over 25 bucks.

    Anyway just wanted to say that, don't risk buying stuff from random sellers just because it is cheaper.
     
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    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    What do you mean fulfilled by Amazon?
     
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    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

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    It's when the product is technically from another company but Amazon is the one that handles the shipping and everything. It isn't necessarily directly from Amazon but it's still treated as if it is.
     
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    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    And how can you tell if that is the case?
     
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    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

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    It'll say on the product page by the price if it's fulfilled by Amazon (on behalf of the company).
     
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    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    So... I ended up buying off Ebay. I suddenly remembered that I had $50 in Ebay gift cards and found a great deal on a new, unopened product and sniped it with a second left.

    I still greatly appreciate all the help you guys have given me and plan to purchase from Amazon for any accessories that I buy from here on out. Thanks a lot!
     

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