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May 27, 2011

i have 40 gb and still build like a tank

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May 28, 2011

Magitek-Elite wrote:

@smstevenms:

Well I thought the Target deal was a great deal?

@Logical_Dolphin:

Unfortantly I don't...I live in a small town and have to drive out 3-4 hours to the a Target, Wal-Mart, Gamestop etc etc. http://www.laymark.com/i/m/m003.gif

My parents would kill me if I bought a refurbished system. The last time we did, we got DS systems from Gamestop and Wal-mart and they were trashed. My mother was very angry lol

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If you live that far away from thoses stores, it is too costly to drive that far to buy a PS3 no matter what the savings may be, especially with today's gas prices. You should stick with purchasing on online from Amazon.com or Buy.com.

I think you are confusing refirbished with used. Refirbished systems are fully inspected units with full warranties, and are practically like new in condition. Used systems on the other hand can come in any kind of condition and typically don't have much of a warranty. IMO a refirbished PS3 that is about 66% less than a new unit, is a worthwhile investment for its price point...

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May 28, 2011

I second that. If you really can't afford a new system then a refirbished unit is the way to go. You might even get free shipping.

Great work PD so far, keep the DLC coming!

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May 30, 2011

People are reporting that those MircoCenter refirbished 80GB units look brand new, and have FW 3.15 (Pre Other OS removal). Apparently these systems are selling for about half of what they are supposed to be due to a price mistake, but MicroCenter is still honoring the lower price for the next week...

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Jun 10, 2011

Wow, well there you go

Great work PD so far, keep the DLC coming!

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Jun 10, 2011

It's too bad that a PS3 price drop wasn't announced at E3, but then again price drop announcements haven't happened at E3 in years. There are two more gaming shows where it could happen, and I still think it will happen for the fall shopping season...

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Jun 16, 2011

Logical_Dolphin wrote:

Magitek-Elite wrote:

@smstevenms:

Well I thought the Target deal was a great deal?

@Logical_Dolphin:

Unfortantly I don't...I live in a small town and have to drive out 3-4 hours to the a Target, Wal-Mart, Gamestop etc etc. http://www.laymark.com/i/m/m003.gif

My parents would kill me if I bought a refurbished system. The last time we did, we got DS systems from Gamestop and Wal-mart and they were trashed. My mother was very angry lol

~Winter is Coming~


If you live that far away from thoses stores, it is too costly to drive that far to buy a PS3 no matter what the savings may be, especially with today's gas prices. You should stick with purchasing on online from Amazon.com or Buy.com.

I think you are confusing refirbished with used. Refirbished systems are fully inspected units with full warranties, and are practically like new in condition. Used systems on the other hand can come in any kind of condition and typically don't have much of a warranty. IMO a refirbished PS3 that is about 66% less than a new unit, is a worthwhile investment for its price point...

actually when i sent my 80gb system in to sony they gave me a completely different system and  opened it up and the heat sinc was damaged becuase all the fins were bent horribley.  Thats why i opened it up becuase it made a really loud rattle noise inside.  Refurbs, unless by independent people like on ebay, are crap from companies like gamestop and sony.

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Jun 19, 2011

I'd have to disagree. I would only buy a refurbished unit if it was a 80gig BC, since I don't need one I'm good. With all the different issues that PS3 has and have, some resolved others not yet, buying anything but new could be risky. New, I can return it to the store under warranty within 30days, I know everything is new and so the risks are acceptible. Used is used.

Great work PD so far, keep the DLC coming!

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Oct 26, 2012

It doesn't overheat at all. 
The internet problems depend on your house wifi, i have great internet on myh PS3, but my friends sucks

I haven't ever heard of the yellow/blue circle of death on the PS3

And it doesn't have a short battery. Most of the things u wrote are false, however it is true they dont some  play PS1 games.

 

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Jun 27, 2013

thats die hard xbox fans telling you that never had those problems.

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