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[Afterpay] Xbox Series S Console (Pre Owned) $381.65 + Delivery ($0 with eBay Plus) @ EB Games eBay

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Solid price for This generations entry level console!

INCLUDES:
Xbox Series S console (Refurbished by EB Games)
Xbox Wireless Controller (Refurbished by EB Games)
High-Speed HDMI cable
Power cable

EDIT: The 512GB SSD actually only has 362GB free (deal breaker for some)

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  • +3 votes

    Not a bad deal

  • +1 vote

    I've been tempted to one of these, but pre-owned is such a dice roll…

    • +1 vote

      xbox series X is better long term

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        I've got that, this would be for the lounge room for Overcooked with the fam etc.

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          Or LAN Halo with my kids. That would be cool.

      • +2 votes

        And it’s going to take the long term to actually get one…

    • +9 votes

      I don't really think it is a big dice roll this early on. It should still hold warranty at Microsoft until minimum November 10 2022, if not longer (My launch day Series S and X both are covered until April 2023 for some reason)

      FWIW MS are pretty good with lodging warranty online too, generally doesn't require proof of purchase, can lodge online, get a shipping label for AP within a day to send away and they generally send a replacement unit within 24 hours of receiving your unit in Sydney by overnight courier. Have sent away a Series X on a Monday and had the replacement unit in my hands on the Friday here in Perth.

  • +2 votes

    How are there already pre-owned ones?

    • +12 votes

      People buying the console and finding out it doesn't have a disc drive.

      And puny 500GB storage, with a quarter or so of which is reserved for the system.

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        Very odd decisions

        • -1 vote

          Agreed. Perhaps they are anticipating people to use it as an xCloud streaming box. However, now they are going to uncut that after announcing they are working on a streaming stick, and working on integrating Game Pass (and thus xCloud) into all sorts of devices including Smart TVs.

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            @lukethefish: I expect that's where all consoles are headed. As soon as they amended the TOS to refer to games as a service rather than a product.

            Thanks EA

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          It makes sense if you think about it for 1440. Since it will download assets that match the quality. The difference in size between 1440 and 4K is well more than 50%

          It's amazing value if you aren't doing 4k. great emulation box and media centre and can play latest gen games.

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        360gb usable storage

    • +7 votes

      probably people who bought it and regretted
      not getting ps5 or xbox series X

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        I can see why. It's a strange entry at this price point.
        Reminds me of the Xbox 360E (I think it was called that anyway).

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          I love the 360E
          Replaced my "halo 3 edition" with the E when I got the red ring of death in 2017.
          It's been absolutely perfect, very quiet, and only cost like $120 from memory.

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          Not really. I have an Xbox Series X for spare bedroom just for Gamepass. For me it's a better option and happy with paying less for that purpose

    • +4 votes

      A lot of people try gaming - realize they just dont have the time and want to palm it off.

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    Why has this model been so undesireable? Plenty of them floating around on Facebook marketplace too.

    • +7 votes

      storage space is the major issue, adding storage (not the USB type) ends up costing the same as getting an SX, its also underpowered (1440p gaming only) and no optical drive, it should be the low $300 mark to make it viable option IMO.

      • +1 vote

        Apparently these are great as emulation machines.

        • +2 votes

          Yep they are and worth it if you want it for that

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        Another thing is that many games don't get next-gen versions or even OneX, they are still OneS versions which was usually really bad compared to PS4.

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          Not true. After optimisation it performs about on par with a One X and thus will destroy a One S and PS4 Pro.

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      I think a few of them have blown up.

    • +2 votes

      Personally I don't see it as necessarily an upgrade over my One X - more of a sidegrade. Thats why I'm not jumping on this.

  • +7 votes

    Tempted. But most of my Xbox One collection is physical games :/

  • +3 votes

    if you have xbox ones, you can trade in on microsoft site for ~240$ and 10% of gift cards bring it down to something around 240$

    • +2 votes

      Hmmm that's really interesting. It looks like you make the purchase first from Microsoft, and then fill out the form to do the trade in via the company that handles it. Which, seems like you could double dip and also claim the Amex offer for the Amex store which would give you another $80 off a $400+ purchase.

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      Hats actually not a bad deal, many of us for our systems for less than 240 so we have made money, and 240 would be a good jump up, if only there was a way to honour all the discs we bought

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      Sheesh sitting here on an OG Xbox One thinking I might get a half drunk 600ml coke
      Sure it’s a series S..but for <$270 to upgrade to a series S that’s crazy

      No optical audio out is annoying

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      $171.50 for my OG Xbox One. Where are you getting $240 from?

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        Probably trading from an Xbox One S.

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      The trade in amount varies depending on device. For some reason, a 1TB XBox One S with packaging, controller and cables will give you $425 credit on a surface laptop 4. Or $325 on a surface Go 2.

      I thought I got a good deal trading mine in for $240 cash last year but if you're in the market for a surface, you might want to look into it.

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    i'm tempted to trade in but dont want to get stuck with series S

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      trade in for series X..

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        no option for series X

        • +2 votes

          then just wait…

          or trade in for series S
          then wait and trade in Series S for Series X..

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    Xbox noob; if we have Gamepass Ultimate on PC we can just log in here and have the same shared access correct?

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      You will have access to the exact same library with GP Ultimate.

      • +1 vote

        Same and more I guess, since there's always 1 or 2 for the console but not PC during every list of game drops. Tempting indeed..

      • +2 votes

        Wrong. It’s not the same library. There are games only on PC and some only on Xbox

    • +1 vote

      yes, ultimate covers both.

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      Depends what you mean by "shared access", yes it's a single account that works on PC and console, you'll just have to log in.

      Only some games support things like shared saved games and the list of titles of PC vs console can differ.

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        Yeah that's all I was wondering. Never owned an Xbox at all and am only relatively new to the gamepass thing for PC.
        Only similar subscription service that I have is PsPlus which obviously only has the console side of things.

        Cool that this extends across PC and the machine. Shame about that small HDD though..

        • +2 votes

          Yeh the storage on the thing is pretty poo for a digital only machine, but no doubt it surrounded keeping costs low. I'm sure you've read up but there are a few solutions to this:

          1: Store games on an external hard drive. Some games can still be played from the external, others have to be transferred to the main drive which is actually surprisingly quick to transfer

          2: Buy the expansion card. If going this route it's probably best just to go the Series X given it's price. Hopefully we start seeing some alternates arrive in the future.

          3: xCloud doesn't look too far away for the Xbox itself. Though it's not the greatest solution here in Australia yet depending on location from server / internet connection.

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            @MBix: Cheers.
            Was mostly considering it as a secondary machine on my bedroom telly which only gets some Netflix usage currently. With the amount of Indies on Gamepass that I sadly tend to neglect on PC I wouldn't mind just filling it up with these smaller games or look into this emulation thing, while I leave the AAA's for the other platforms.

            I need some sort of media player in there eventually also since that 'smart' tv is old as hell and doesn't support a lot of streaming apps, so it would kill two birds with one stone nicely :D

  • +2 votes

    wait a few days and get a brand new one from Big W for a couple of dollars more!

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      $48 more, but there's lots of points deals with big W so effectively less than that

      I'm guessing these ones on eBay are basically new anyway

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    Does this come with the series controller or previous gen controller.

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      You'd hope it's the Series X/S, given these are possibly customer returns.

  • +5 votes

    This is such a great deal.

    I own both the X and S, X is connected to my living room TV and the S is connected to my gaming monitor in my bedroom, it is so quiet even at the peak load, I can barely hear a thing.

    The S console runs buttery smooth on the 1440P 165HZ monitor using the 120HZ mode and I do find myself spending more time on the S than the X.

    As for the storage, I have a 3TB external hard drive connected to the USB port, for my most frequently played games they stay on SSD and for the rest of them I can always move in and out, only takes a few mins.

    The S console also works as a great media streaming device, because of its raw power and HDR support, it works great with Netflix, Amazon Prime and Plex. Decoding a 60G 4k HDR video is like a piece of cake.

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      Do you mean playing a 60G HDR video?

      I could be wrong but the Xbox seems like overkill for that purpose, plenty of much less powerful devices that can do that.

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    I got it for this price half a year ago, and it's wonderful for this price.

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    Pretty good if you want a decent performance and gamepass.

    Bad if you want to buy games (digital).

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    ugh I have a 2nd telly that would be great with a Series S - except the tv is 4k, and I own a bunch of disk games.

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      Your 2nd telly can upscale to 4K right? If not, an excuse to buy another TV. :-)

      Getting S gives you the excuse to sell the discs and buy digital.

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        gives you the excuse to sell the discs and buy digital.

        Only if by selling the discs you can rebuy digital for considerably cheaper.

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    Yeah wait for a Series X don't waste you money on a Series S. many people I know have bought the series S and returned it and bought a series X

  • +1 vote

    Just an FYI (as is usually the case with the EB store) all other preowned consoles seem to be covered by the 15% off code as well. EDIT: Of course they are idiot. This is a massive sale…duh (headslap)

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    Honestly if you're a casual gamer I'd wait fo these to drop to at least $299.

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    Good for travelling with nothing else.

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    Oh cool, I didn't know we could use gift cards too.
    Had a half-eaten one still on file that I didn't even remember about, can't complain at $350

  • +4 votes

    I have one of these (albeit new) as a gamepass console. 100% worth it just for that and bear in mind most games play at 60fps which is worth it just for that in my opinion. (Plus older titles via FPS boost)

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    Love mine. Worth every cent.

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    Great deal and I’d jump on it but there’s still very few XBS games out. Great if you don’t have an XB1 but I reckon I’m still a year away at least from upgrading. I just can’t justify yet when I only have a TV that outputs only 1080p

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    I’ve currently got a Series X which doesn’t get a whole lot of use as I’m looking to build a gaming PC. Would I be disappointed going down to a Series S as my secondary system? I’m a pretty casual gamer. Lots of comments in here suggesting to steer clear of it but I suspect that’s hyperbole.

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    I believe that we're going to see sub-$300 pricing for these soon. The Series S is a decent little machine, but it's current pricing is only justified to anchor the Series X. Doesn't make the Series S a sensible buy at the price.

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    Friendly reminder to format your consoles properly when selling, and/or set up some 2-factor authentication on your accounts. Mine arrived this morning and logged me into someone's Microsoft account once I set it up…
    Luckily I'm not the malicious type.

    So much for EB Games wiping these during the 'refurbishing' process huh :P