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Alright, my Brother in law and my sister got a PS3 to resell. So they did that and they want me to sell it. Well of course I said yeah sure i'll sell it. They are expecting it to sell for at least $700, as they paid $600 for it.
What I need to know is when would be the best time to sell it? Are all stores out of stock? When do you think they will be back in stock?
What is the best way to sell these?
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Hold onto it 'till Christmas. The demand isn't very high, and Christmas should bring $2000+ back like launch day.
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Hold onto it 'till Christmas. The demand isn't very high, and Christmas should bring $2000+ back like launch day.
Now, you're absolutly positive about this? I just don't want to have my sis lose money on this deal. Has other gaming systems done the popular trend of going sky high on release day, as well as before christmas?
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I was reading that there will be over 1 millon in the US before Christmas. So there will be some for sale
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She won't *lose* money, worst case, it sells for 600 dollars. On that note, all of this is my opinion and speculation.
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I was reading that there will be over 1 millon in the US before Christmas. So there will be some for sale
But way more people than that will want to buy one. I say wait 'till the Holiday season. People will wait to the last minute to do shopping (as per usual) and then they'll pay a heck of a lot more than they would now because they're desperate. I'm with selectodude on this one.
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Alright well I guess I will wait until the holidays (is there any specific time I should list it?). Another thing...should I get accessories and games to make it sell for more? If so what should I get? Blu-ray media? Controllers? What?
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Alright well I guess I will wait until the holidays (is there any specific time I should list it?). Another thing...should I get accessories and games to make it sell for more? If so what should I get? Blu-ray media? Controllers? What?
I wouldn't spend your money on those, they might not add too much value but will definatly cost a bundle.

As far as listing time, I'd say the 1st-2nd week of December. Don't wait too much after that. List it on places like Craigslist with lots of pictures, and you'll almost definatly make a profit. Start price at $1000 or meaybe a little more and let the buyer talk you down. (Be sure to put "Price Negotiable" in the ad. People like that.) It's not gaurenteed, but if you're nice, people will much rather come see the unit and pick it up from you than have it shipped from somebody on eBay or something...
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Hmm...well i was planning on ebay for my selling portal.
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Hmm...well i was planning on ebay for my selling portal.
That's a great option, too. Just expect more competition. Around 10,000 on the Bay right now.

http://video-games.search.ebay.com/p...tsearchZSearch
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