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Nov 20 2009
By: ablecain1 Sackboy 505 posts
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Could I sell a broken PS3 to gamestop?

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I know that they're supposed to check and make sure the console works, but I was wondering if any of you have had success sneaking a broken one by them? I'm not going to play dumb with Sony and pay $150 to repair a 16 month old product, but I want to see if I can get something out of it.

 

On another note, does anyone know if it is possible to store my PS3 game save data on my computer (by transferring with a flash drive)? 

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Re: Could I sell a broken PS3 to gamestop?

Nov 20, 2009
No, you cannot sell a broken PS3 to GameStop. It's also incredibly dishonest to do so. I don't believe you can store game saves on a PC, but I've never tried it.
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Nov 20, 2009
I dont think you will get away with it but, I do know u can transfer ur info. onto a computer
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Re: Could I sell a broken PS3 to gamestop?

Nov 20, 2009
Gamestop always tests systems before buying em used. At least that's what I read.
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Re: Could I sell a broken PS3 to gamestop?

Nov 20, 2009
I'm not sure about the ps3 trade in. I traded in a broken (RROD) xbox 360 today for a ps3. I was honest and told them it was rrod'd, and yes they checked it. Gamestop still gave me a trade in credit of $55 for the broken box. Based on that, I'm sure they would give you a trade in on the broken ps3.
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Apr 22, 2010

would game stop take a ps3 that works but cant read the game disk

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Re: Could I sell a broken PS3 to gamestop?

Apr 22, 2010

They might, actually - doesn't GameStop do their own system refurbishing?

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Re: Could I sell a broken PS3 to gamestop?

Apr 22, 2010

I believe that they take broken systems, but offer far less the a working system. They refurbish their own systems. There was video going a while back of the place in, Juarez(?).

 

The HD will not work in a PC, you data is gone unless you get that system repaired.

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Apr 22, 2010

I don't think that gamestop will take your broken system, but they might since they fix them and sell refurbished system; but they probably  won't really give you that much for it.

 

As for saving your data,  you can back-up your data in an external hdd or the flash drive.

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Apr 22, 2010

they bought mine for $150. i told them that its ylod, orig 60g which was $100, and they're having a promo where you get extra $50 bucks for console trade. not all gamestop buys ylod ps3s though. i had to shop around.

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