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Has anyone ever bought a used ps3? I'm thinking about getting one but not real sure what to look for besides functionality.
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Used or not used should be fine unless they got a YLOD. Make sure everthing works correctly. Start-up, Games, movies, etc.
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I bought a used first gen 80gb model. It's still running fine.
    
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if its a slim ur fine.
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Slim > fat....unless you are wanting one of the originals for the ability to play PS2 games...
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Slim is better than fat. That being said I have a launch PS3 that is still going strong. Just make sure it works and try a blu-ray to make sure the drive works.
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Check if the warranty sticker is still in place.

Might indicate if it is a YLOD repair, which usually break again in a couple of months.
    
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post #8 of 8
No, I've bought a refurbished ps3 like 2-3 yrs ago and I don't consider that used because they go back and fix it almost entirely so its basically a new system. I wouldn't trust used stuff that hasn't be refurbished.
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