So the other day I snag what appears to be a bargain on eBay. A boxed TE for 360, listed as ‘very good condition’, and I got it for around £50 (after submitting an offer to the seller). It arrives today and even at that low price I’m a little disappointed…
The buttons, balltop and side panels are yellowed like crazy (either from the sun or smoke). The top panel is equally faded, the bolts on top look like they’re made entirely of rust and the little control panel at the top left is all gunked. Add to that that the whole thing STINKS of smoke, and it was sent without the USB breakaway cable, and not such a bargain any more.
Question for you guys, what would you do about this? I’m not liking the idea of returning it as it’s such a pain in the ass, so I was thinking about asking for a partial refund. At the least, I want the seller to sort out the breakaway cable situation as I’m not exactly swimming in those things. Am I being unreasonable considering how cheap it was, or should I expect it to live up to the listing?
Also, given the cost (and assuming it works), anyone have any thoughts on just keeping the stick as a mod piece? I can pick up some buttons and a balltop fairly easily, and with a little more difficulty get a plexi.