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Uncharted Territory
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Selling broken PS3 at gamestop?

Jun 22, 2011

Well my 40GB PS3 has a motherboard problem and it won't play disks anymore. Other than that it's perfectly fine, but I am going to need a new PS3. The nearest gamestop is an hour drive away, and I was wondering if they would buy a PS3 from me if I told them it was broken? If so, how much would they give me for it?

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Re: Selling broken PS3 at gamestop?

Jun 22, 2011

As long as it starts up fine, without any real problems or obvious glitches, i'm pretty sure they'd take it back for i think around 100$ I've heared they don't even plug them in to check half the time. Might just be the guys here though lol. I wouldn't suggest telling them it's broken >.>

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Jun 22, 2011

It is best to call ahead and ask. Gamestop was taking in broken systems for credit at one time, but I am not sure if they still do. Gamestop does generally check to see if your system works before accepting them, so you shouldn't waste time making a trip there thinking they won't...

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Uncharted Territory
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Re: Selling broken PS3 at gamestop?

Jun 22, 2011

Alright, lol, hopefully they don't try to play a disk in it. If they do, does anyone know of a place where they would buy a broken PS3?

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Re: Selling broken PS3 at gamestop?

Jun 22, 2011

They'll buy it even broke they just deduct for it I think you get like $50 less.  Still you'll get a good $100 something for it.


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Re: Selling broken PS3 at gamestop?

Jun 24, 2011

you wont get jack for it.

my cousin asked me to see if i can sell his similarly disabled PS3, and the manager told me that since the PS3 slims are out, they are no longer even giving credit. and that if it was working, they would only offer about $80.

gamestop is not something i would take hope in recurring some income.

not even a private party would buy a borked PS3 for no more than $50

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Re: Selling broken PS3 at gamestop?

Jun 24, 2011

im_me145 wrote:

Well my 40GB PS3 has a motherboard problem and it won't play disks anymore. Other than that it's perfectly fine, but I am going to need a new PS3. The nearest gamestop is an hour drive away, and I was wondering if they would buy a PS3 from me if I told them it was broken? If so, how much would they give me for it?

If it starts up then i dont think its a motherboard problem, if its not reading disks you could replace the blu ray laser yourself for about $50 or find someone to fix it for you.

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Re: Selling broken PS3 at gamestop?

Jun 24, 2011

If It can't read discs, then just replace the Laser yourself. Other than that, you can sell that PS3 to somebody or give It to Gamestop like you wanted. I wouldn't give them a PS3 that doesn't work ;P

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Re: Selling broken PS3 at gamestop?

Jun 28, 2011

ok just to clarify (as a manager at my gamestop) we DO take in broken systems.  you will NOT get $100 for it.  you CAN get cash for a broken system.  if you want the exact value just call them.  they can tell you over the phone.


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Re: Selling broken PS3 at gamestop?

Jun 28, 2011

im_me145 wrote:

Well my 40GB PS3 has a motherboard problem and it won't play disks anymore. Other than that it's perfectly fine, but I am going to need a new PS3. The nearest gamestop is an hour drive away, and I was wondering if they would buy a PS3 from me if I told them it was broken? If so, how much would they give me for it?

It would be better to check with them.

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