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Gamestop buys broken consoles? Anyone have idea how much on avrg?

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I dabble in electronic repair as I have an arcade machine. Visit tons of sites on how to repair those and I come across people that are pretty much dumping 360s that have reached their repair limit for way cheap.

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They'll plug a console in and see if a game loads before they offer to buy it.
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They'll plug a console in and see if a game loads before they offer to buy it.
Clearly but they do buy broken stuff.
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Clearly but they do buy broken stuff.
it depends on what is wrong with it.

I do know someone buying RRODs and those with other problems in my area. not sure if you are close but I could get you his contact information.
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it depends on what is wrong with it.

I do know someone buying RRODs and those with other problems in my area. not sure if you are close but I could get you his contact information.
Im states a way from you but thanks Smilie

RRODs are repairable.. The xboxes and stuff I am talking about are the ones that get dumped in lots from other repair people who failed to repair them. They cannot be repaired so they get drump 10-20 each usually or less.
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yes they buy broken consoles
they'll give you very little, but they do accept broken consoles as "broken consoles" needing repair/refurbish.
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They will only take them if warranty seals are still on the system and it doesn't like it was tampered with. YMMV if you get a lazy employee who doesn't check the seals.
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RRODs are repairable.. The xboxes and stuff I am talking about are the ones that get dumped in lots from other repair people who failed to repair them. They cannot be repaired so they get drump 10-20 each usually or less.
Are you trying to buy for $10 and flip for a small profit? or you have some already busted beyond repair and are hoping to get more than $10 out of them?

Obviously the only reason someone would buy those for even $10 is parts or the thought that someone else screwed up and it is an easy fix. GameStop isn't in the parts business so they will only hope it is an easy fix and give you something for those.
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Are you trying to buy for $10 and flip for a small profit? or you have some already busted beyond repair and are hoping to get more than $10 out of them?

Obviously the only reason someone would buy those for even $10 is parts or the thought that someone else screwed up and it is an easy fix. GameStop isn't in the parts business so they will only hope it is an easy fix and give you something for those.
That is what I am thinking.. Buy lots of xboxs that are beyond repair. We should see them pop up on ebay for 10-15 soon because the generation is over. Best time to milk money out of gamestop is end of gen when you see everyone dumping games/consoles for nothing.
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That is what I am thinking.. Buy lots of xboxs that are beyond repair. We should see them pop up on ebay for 10-15 soon because the generation is over. Best time to milk money out of gamestop is end of gen when you see everyone dumping games/consoles for nothing.
like others mentioned, warranty stickers must be intact for gamestop to take them back
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like others mentioned, warranty stickers must be intact for gamestop to take them back
I watched this youtube of a retro gamer that was buying broken ebay 3ds and doing quick fixes then trading them in. Im looking at my 3ds right now and their is not warranty sticker.
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bottom of it has a barcode. for Ds thats what they use.
You were talkin about 360s so thats what I was talkin about.
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bottom of it has a barcode. for Ds thats what they use.
You were talkin about 360s so thats what I was talkin about.
Anything I can sell to gamestop really..
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Anything I can sell to gamestop really..
and you really think you'll get much of a return from them?
weren't you not doing next gen console anyway?
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and you really think you'll get much of a return from them?
weren't you not doing next gen console anyway?
I still buy 3ds games that is about it.. I dunno this one guy was buying 3ds for 10 dollars and repairing them with a 5 dollar part. I think game stop gives like 50 or 60 for a 3ds on promotional trade in.

I can also always sell the the gamestop card for cash or something.
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