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Old 03-22-2013, 07:25 AM   #1
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So I'm considering breaking down and buying a PS3. We've had one in the office here for a while now to entertain us during downtime. Grown accustomed to it really. Unfortunately, the PS3 went back to the US with it's owner, and we're begining to have withdrawals here. I hadn't realized how dependant we were on it.

Has anyone had any luck with Used/Remanufactured/Refurbished units? I'm not seeing much positive feedback on these and their longevity.

Does anyone have recommendations for picking up a new one at a decent price? Can't understand why these things have not decreased in price over the last SIX AND HALF FRIGGIN YEARS! If I can pick up a new one for a reasonable price, it would make me feel better than spending a similar amount for a "fixed" one.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:29 AM   #2
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If you wait til the end of the year they will be cheaper,pretty sure PS4 will be coming out . I've had one for years with no issues. Can't say much about refurbished, cause I just haven't heard or read up on them.
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Yeah I heard the same. Wait until the Play station 4 comes out, then the PS3's gunna drop in price tremendously.
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I have a Used One that I got from GameStop. My only gripe is sometimes it won't read Blu-Ray Movies on the first go and I have to eject and re-insert the disc.

I will look into this a bit for ya. If the dollar amount is too high for a one time purchase, you should think about getting a "Bill Me Later" account added to your PayPal account (if you have PayPal). That's how I got my Nexus 7 tablet from Walmart.
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I really don't see myself using it too much once I get back from deployment. I've already got a blu-ray player, and I'm not much of a solo gamer. Waiting til PS4 is really out of the questions. Been looking at a few chain stores for prices, just not impressed.
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I really don't see myself using it too much once I get back from deployment. I've already got a blu-ray player, and I'm not much of a solo gamer. Waiting til PS4 is really out of the questions. Been looking at a few chain stores for prices, just not impressed.
Some online places are cheaper, for new, than shops; it will also depend on what size memory you want, the smaller, the cheaper. Amazon, Play.com etc.
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I discussed it with my financial manager(wife), and instead of waffling for several days like I would, she took her brother to the store for help and bought it. Problem solved. I spend too much time over thinking when it comes to making purchases. Love my wife.
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What games do you like to play? I don't have a PS3 but I'm a gamer.
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I'm the opposite. I don't really consider myself a gamer anymore. I used to be, but not really since PS2 was still hot. I've got Skyrim, but it's on my painfully slow laptop. I'll have Uncharted and Black Ops 2 when the PS3 arrives. I'm probably going to pick up a sportbike game like MotoGP08 or SBK generations as well. I love my sportbike, hope the games can come close to a decent simulation.
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