ok there are countless amounts of 360s on ebay and craigslist and other places very cheap with the rrod..(red ring of death) my question is that if I buy one can I call microsoft and will they repair it or do they have to have specific information or something...if I couldnt, what information would I need to do this?
Probably not. I bought a Dell off of eBay. The sound card was disabled for some reason, and I was on the phone for almost an hour trying to get Dell to help me...they finally did, after charging me money because I wasn't the registered owner for that service tag, and I didn't have a technical warranty.
don't count on technical support!
If your lucky and it has been unregistered, youll get a friggin mint bargain, as 360s are now covered by a 3 year warrenty. If it is registered to someone, it really hard to change, not worth it if you balence up the risks though...