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I want to buy a new ps3 but dont want to pay over $200. I found a 250 gig for $199, but is it a safe and smart buy?
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I want to buy a new ps3 but dont want to pay over $200. I found a 250 gig for $199, but is it a safe and smart buy?

Unless you get a warranty I wouldn't risk buying a refurbished ps3.
    
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From my experience (workin at GameStop for a few years) the refurbished systems aren't the best, usually better luck with a used one. Or go black Friday and grab one for $200 with lbp2 and ratchet and clank all 4 one.
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From my experience (workin at GameStop for a few years) the refurbished systems aren't the best, usually better luck with a used one. Or go black Friday and grab one for $200 with lbp2 and ratchet and clank all 4 one.



I can't do it on black friday. You think they'll have discount ps3's on christmas?
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This is just my opinion. Let be clear on that. I refuse to buy anything from Gamestop. I don't trust them.
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This is just my opinion. Let be clear on that. I refuse to buy anything from Gamestop. I don't trust them.

Idk where trust really comes into play? But yeah I wouldn't buy one without a warranty just cause if it breaks in 2 months you're SOL. They might have a deal around christmas, nothing I've heard though. If you're avoiding friday i think that deal goes to saturday, but if you just can't go that weekend that does help lol.
If you buy the warranty you really can't go wrong, but you'll also be closer to like 220-230 so not that much under a new one.
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YO, i have one for sale here on OCN for 185 shipped with 2 games!!!



http://www.overclock.net/t/1169699/ps3-slim-160gb-w-gow3-mgs4-185-shipped
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WAIT UNTIL BLACK FRIDAY (http://bfads.net/GameStop/Name/Page4) all stores will have a bundle back for $199. If you have a console to trade in, do it as you will receive a $50 credit.
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WAIT UNTIL BLACK FRIDAY (http://bfads.net/GameStop/Name/Page4) all stores will have a bundle back for $199. If you have a console to trade in, do it as you will receive a $50 credit.

He said that he wouldn't get involved in any black friday shopping. And you get an extra 50$, not just 50$ credit. It's usually like 100-140 depending on 360 or ps3 and which model.
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post #10 of 15
buy a ps3 off ebay with a faulty blur ray drive usually they go for £30/$60, buy a blu ray laser fit it yourself buy a controller for £20/$35 there you go a ps3 for if you look hard enough for £100/$150 or less
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