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[XB1] Xbox One Elite Controller Series 2 - $221.81 Delivered @ The Gamesmen eBay

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Hi all,
The Gamesmen on eBay have the new Series 2 Xbox One Elite Controller for $221.81 + free shipping with the POWA15 eBay Plus deal. RRP is $249.95 and I haven't seen any price drops yet so this might be the first. Still quite expensive but if you're in the market for the best of the best, here it is.

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  • +8 votes

    Oh damn these things are so expensive. I really want one though :)

  • +5 votes

    Tempting, but a hassle if you get the A button issue

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      Oh no, do they have quality issues again? I counted myself lucky my series one didn't have any of these issues.

      • +4 votes

        Yeah, there are reports of buttons sticking or not registering pressed unless you push down very hard. Luckily mine works perfectly, but if you check out the Xbox subreddit it's full of complaints.

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          great, i had series 1 with drift and A button issue so i got a new one the other day for full RRP….dumb me but have to say - the one is great (so far) though - i wouldnt connect it by Bluetooth as there is issues with frame drops in games (on steam) so you still have to use the old receiver from MS

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            @botchie: Yeh mine is a little sticky, I’m using the back paddle. Was super sticky day 1, last night a button wasn’t really sticking tho. Will check the reddit thread tho

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          Mine also works fine. Lucky I bought from JB so it should be as easy as walking in and out within the warranty period.

          My Series 1 still works great so I hope this one lasts just as long.

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        I bought the version 1 for my kid as a xmas present. The button did break but Microsoft were awesome with warranty and sent us a new one in about 5 days. Luckily we had other controllers.

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        Crowbcat is great

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        cue the neg's after watching the video you linked there's no way im wasting that much money on a crap controller not specs wise but quality and longevity wise (based on other's previous experiences) so save your money like me and invest in a good 60% keyboard and a light mouse and get your tfue on GG's

  • +1 vote

    Imma wait, eBay price is trending downwards

    https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Xbox+One+E...

    • +5 votes

      Do prices really ever trend upwards?

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        limited run stuff that's actually desirable can trend upwards.

      • +4 votes

        FWIW, Xbox Elite Controller (v1) stayed consistently around $150 on sale for the whole lifetime of the product. So in addition to trending upwards (limited run stuff, as Hunterex mentioned), prices can also hold steady. Many luxury goods are never discounted (I'm told companies like Chanel destroy their unsold stock rather than discounting, to retain their "luxury" status). Trending downwards is not a given.

  • +19 votes

    $220 for a controller…The Xbox One S with a controller has gone on sale for $199!

    SMH.

    • +3 votes

      Whole different ball park of controller though, there are customisable paddles, you can change button mappings, edit vibration intensity, save different profiles of customisation based on what game you're playing, etc. I would honestly find it very hard to go back to a regular controller after using one.

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        Not just that, the look and feel is really nice, and I've never had any issues with 2 Series 1's or my replacements Series 2s.

        The only thing I hate is the non removable battery…. that's a huge negative for the controllers longevity. 360 controller packs were woeful, I won't expect much better from these.

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          that's a huge negative for the controllers longevity.

          True although I doubt batteries will be an issue before it requires other repairs eg. analogue sticks become loose in middle.

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            @Diji1: I'm very gentle with them, though ironically I busted my first 2 controllers this year, despite gaming since SNES days. Both Xbox One Phantom Models, both fell from a coffee table and landed on the right bumpers, and both bumpers got stuck down…. ugghhh.

            I often find myself leaving a controller laying around, particularly as I go through phases with different consoles/entertainment…. so Eneloops were a god send for me…

            The 360 batteries really really hated that.

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          Hopefully it will be fine - it advertises 40 hours on a single charge, and chances are I'll keep it in the dock when I'm not using it. As long as it lasts a few hours, I'm happy.

    • +1 vote

      Ughhh, one of those "I can't believe X is that expensive when X is this expensive!".

      • +8 votes

        It's a fair comment though…

        • +3 votes

          This is arguably the best controller you can buy. There are cheaper alternatives that are perfectly serviceable. If this is not a value proposition for you and you don't want to spend the money, then don't.

          Complaining that the best controller/phone/car/house/clothes/anything you can buy is too expensive is really just complaining that other people shouldn't have nicer things than you.

          • +6 votes

            @KentT: Disagree.

            Anything can be priced higher than what it's worth. You may feel like it's worth it but to others it's not.

            Making it about envy is really not the right way at looking at it.

            • -1 vote

              @juiciness: If it's priced higher than what it's worth, no one will buy it.

              People who buy it do think it's worth it. Why shouldn't they have the option?

          • +1 vote

            @KentT: I don't think anyone has said it's not a good controller. If you bought a car for $1000 and put tires on it that cost $300 each you'll definitely have some pretty nice tires, but it would be hard justifying such a purchase given the initial outlay. Not saying people shouldn't or can't do it, just that it's fair in this scenario to bring up price.

    • +3 votes

      I won one when these first came out and hawked it on gumtree for $350 just before Xmas. A girl who had been working overtime at hungry jacks showed up to buy it, for her boyfriend. But hey it was a sellers market.

  • +1 vote

    I could get 4 controllers in that price (OMG I sound like my MOM!)

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    I want one, but I'd prefer to buy from EB Games to swap in store if I have issues.

  • +1 vote

    Great controller but damn the price, Xbox these days make better controllers than they do games…

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      lol. Yeah I use my Xbox Elite (v1) on my Switch rather than my XB1! :)

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        Same … after you get used to paddles it sucks to go back.

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        Make sure you play Cuphead on the Switch with your Elite v1 to really get your moneys worth ;)

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          I feel like I should have my Elite locked up in a box while playing Cuphead, because I don't want to throw it against the wall! :P

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        how do you do this?? does it work with a standard xbox controller too?

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          I use a Brook X One Adapter, which is the only way to get motion controls on an Xbox controller. You can also use a Mayflash Magic NS, but it will only work wired on Elite V1 or original XB1 controllers (will work wireless for controllers with bluetooth, ie Elite V2 or XB1S controller).

          If you're using Elite V2 or XB1S controller (with bluetooth), you can use other cheaper bluetooth-only adapters, like the 8BitDo Bluetooth Adapter.

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    I've got the series 1 (original) elite controller - it's a thing of beauty. Convince me I don't need to buy this too… That said, I would wait until a sub-$200 price. This is too much for a controller unless you playing for competition / tournaments.

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    Nice but way overpriced.

  • +2 votes

    Jesus christ. What makes these things so expensive?

  • +3 votes

    I'd avoid these controllers, build quality is so inconsistent it's not funny.

    • -3 votes

      2 Series 1's = Perfect
      2 Series 2's = Perfect

      People only talk about problems…. No one posts saying how reliable it is.

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        Normally I'd agree but there was a bit more of a fuss with the first series than usual.

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          Whirlpool (and any other big forum) is proof of this concept…. if you only read telecommunication issues there you'd think quite the opposite of what's actually happening.

          Some people are genuinely rough and careless with things, if I'm gonna buy a $250 controller I probably would take care of it… probably the same idiots that flung wii-motes into TV's….

          • +1 vote

            @scuderiarmani: Oh I should have mentioned I had two of the first gens with similar issues. Both had stick drifting and after a few weeks of casual use the texture padding would peel.

            I'm not against the more expensive controllers but after the issues I had with the 1st gen I'm definitely not going 'all in' until it seems like the issues are fixed.

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        I've got a bit of wiggle in one of the joysticks. But mine's a refurb model and only cost $80 so I can't complain.

      • +2 votes

        You spent $800 on Xbox controllers?

        • -2 votes

          $900rrp. What's it to you? People are allowed to purchase what they want?

          Not including all the others I have purchased.

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      Reading one or two bad articles about it doesn't equate to worldwide stock inconsistency.

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        read above

        Oh I should have mentioned I had two of the first gens with similar issues. Both had stick drifting and after a few weeks of casual use the texture padding would peel.

        I'm not against the more expensive controllers but after the issues I had with the 1st gen I'm definitely not going 'all in' until it seems like the issues are fixed.

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    So Microsoft have confirmed this controller will work on the next console to be released in a year, right? I believe I read that.
    Also, I heard this controller does not work with cronusMax plus, can anyone confirm? I use my Elite 1 on my PS4 and it works great.

  • +6 votes

    This will go well with my Monster hdmi cables

  • +1 vote

    And here I was thinking the Switch Pro controller is a little pricey…

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    Had my Series 2 since launch and loving it after coming from the Series 1. What I will say though is that as great as these controllers are the QA testing leaves a lot to be desired i.e S1 had the peeling grips and stick drift and the S2 has some A button drama’s for some. I went through 4 S1 controllers.

    My A button is a little sticky at times but for the most part it’s not too bad. The added features of stick tension adjustability, shift button option and added presets are great with the only negative being the now, built-in battery.

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      do you have issues connecting via Bluetooth on PC? i get massive frame drops and its not very reliable , using the old ms stick works fine thought…

  • +2 votes

    I thought this was the price for a whole console :|

  • +4 votes

    Confucius say; If you need a $200 controller to master a game, have you truly mastered it?

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    Loved the original, can't justify buying this though as I don't play anymore. Thumbs still hurt from playing too much.

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    Love the elite series 1 - paid sub $150, but the pricing for the new one is ridiculous.

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    Can I turn the iluminated X off?
    Can I use the a stick/pad to control mouse pointer and also have L/R clicks?
    Can I change the force required to move a stick, like I can on my RC Tx (Spektrum DX-9)?

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      Can turn brightness down to low.
      No idea, sorry.
      The sticks are software and hardware adjustable. Comes with tool included.

  • +1 vote

    Normally buy the xbox wireless controllers that are around $80 from JB Hifi. They always break, but I do use them a fair bit, and pretty aggressively on the joysticks as I play rocket league. Thought I'd get the elite one, as it costs more and is elite so must be built stronger. Nope, I was wrong. Lasted the shortest ever before the joysticks started giving phantom directions.

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    thinking about getting one for my PC, thoughts?

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      I think u're limited to glitchy BT or buying the Wireless dongle (unless u already have one).
      Also not sure which Wireless dongle is supported I have one which is oval and tethered to a USB cable, another is like a large USB memory stick, but the latest is like a normal USB memory stick (https://www.bestbuy.com/site/microsoft-xbox-wireless-adapter...).

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        Nope, definitely can use a USB cable

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        The dongle works well most of the time but on my machine it occasionally decides to just disconnect and not reconnect. I can't re-pair it with the dongle to fix it either. It literally stops working on a particular USB port and won't connect again until I plug the dongle into a different port (which instantly fixes it). It doesn't happen very often but it's annoying when it does. Otherwise when it's connected it's great :)

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