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What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« on: December 29, 2011, 10:21:41 PM »
At the end of the xbox's life and when the 360 came around, somehow I acquired three working original xboxs. My original plan was to mod them and mess around with them, but never got around to it.  What the heck can I do with these now?  I highly doubt I can sell them, can anyone think of a good use?

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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 01:45:46 AM »
Put them on Craigslist they'll be gone in a week or less. Too bad I wasn't closer I'd definitely take one off your hands!
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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 01:56:39 AM »
For what kind of price would these go on craigslist?

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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 02:03:57 AM »
I'd say $30-40+ depending on condition, but check around on there and see what others are going for. They used to go for super cheap, but they might be going back up now that they are considered old and rare.
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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 02:23:13 AM »
What do people use them for? Just playing old games?

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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 02:28:42 AM »
Not even sure why, but they do sell well. I sold 2 on there real quick a while back.
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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2011, 03:24:54 AM »
I have an original xbox as well.  I cannot think of anything the original can do that the 360 cannot.  I would like to recover some $ for my original so I can upgrade.

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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011, 04:55:02 AM »
Sell one to me! I've been wanting one for a while, I just am very weary of buying used consoles online... Condition is often crappy and whatnot.
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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2011, 04:35:27 PM »
I was going to recommend XBMC to turn it into a media center but I think the developers quit supporting the actual Xbox now. If you want to try out the older versions, it should be here -

[http://xbmc.org/]

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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2012, 04:05:34 PM »
I still have my X-Box hooked up to play original X-Box games. I've had problems playing some X-Box games on my 360. I would buy one as a spare depending on the condition. I would pay more than about $30 though. There are still a crap load of them out there. Maybe if you hold on to them they will go up in price as they become more rare.

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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 10:55:24 AM »
You could sell them locally on Craigslist pretty easily like everyone said.  I'm not sure why they still sell so quickly but they do. 

If you aren't interested in $30-$60 I'd hold on to them.  They may go up in value, or you may be able to give them out as gifts?  Perhaps younger gamers who don't yet have an Xbox 360 to play on?  We helped a family with Christmas this year with a 7 year old son who didn't have any gaming systems (although he badly wanted some) and an old Xbox could really make someone like that happy.

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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2012, 11:30:49 PM »
That is true.  I'll have to verify that they do actually all work, since they have been hiding in storage for 5 years.

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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2012, 12:01:41 AM »
MM, if we add mine, that is four.  We SHOULD be able to build some type of supercomputervideogameconsole some how by combining their power!
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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2012, 12:27:09 AM »
I just want something to play KotOR on again, since I don't have a gaming PC anymore. :'(
Seriously, would you be willing to sell one?
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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2012, 12:21:30 AM »
Yeah man.  It's at home accumulating dust right now. I dunno how much it would cost to ship something like that, but how is like $20+shipping (probably $10 more tops)? I'm not trying to make THAT much out of them. Do you need controllers/cables?

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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2012, 04:25:39 AM »
Just one controller and the required cables. Money's a little tight right at the moment, I just got an N64 a couple weeks ago and I've been buying games for it :lol
Just let me know how much total and I'll let you know when I have it.
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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2012, 12:15:30 AM »
Ok. I should be able to pick it up when I'm at home next week and figure it out sometime the week after.

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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2012, 02:30:34 PM »
You should donate them to charity.  We have a food bank in my town that has a toy room.  I donated my N64 when I upgraded to Xbox 360 and my GBA when I got a DS.  You would make some kid crazy happy!!

edit : obviously I donated all my games too
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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2012, 03:05:49 PM »
Yea dude, donate them to ME :D
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Re: What to do with THREE original xboxs?
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2012, 05:44:12 AM »
Or burn them xD

I have my gaming rig again, so my thirst for KotOR has been quenched.
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