Ordering, shipping Excellent. Game condition. Excellent. Original XBox not quite. I ordered at a higher price than others offer, because the machine was "refurbished, tested, and guaranteed to work." Well, it works most of the time, except when the read write heads click click click, and the dirty disk messages come on for all twenty games I bought. And refurbished, how can a machine that has not been opened since it left the factory be refurbished? Though as I work with it, its getting better. After putting in a laser cleaning disc the messages have disappeared for the most part, and the read write head issue is intermittent, and since I plan to MOD the unit and install a larger HD it may not be a real issue in the long run. But when someone tells me a machine has been refurbished, but it has unbroken factory stickers on the back indicating, the box has never been opened, I feel a little uneasy. So, five stars on ease of ordering, five stars on the condition of the games, five stars on packaging and shipping, four stars on the machine, two stars on the advertised refurbishment.
Reviewed by: Albert M. Kelly from Leicester, NC on 7/10/2016