My family are BIG time video gamers, mainly focusing on the Xbox 360. Being a member of the Microsoft Xbox Forums Community, I have seen a BIG increase on banned consoles (consoles no longer able to use the Xbox Live service due to modding/hacking console, theft of Microsoft services, attempting to buy, sale, trade Xbox Live Services, etc.).
How can you protect yourself from purchasing one of these "banned" consoles on Ebay? If you ask seller before bidding if the console is "banned", should they truthfully admit it is a banned console? And if they are not truthful, how can you receive your money back?
Once you purchase a "banned" console, you have to invest more money (Gold membership to play on Xbox Live, DLC (down-loadable content), etc.), with the possibilty of losing that investment.
Just curious if Ebay has seen an influx of these "banned" consoles? Thanks.......