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#31 CAGkrazy

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:17 AM

is this ymmv? because i called in a gamestop store and they said their new ones are still priced as $99.

#32 kk012

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:27 AM

is this ymmv? because i called in a gamestop store and they said their new ones are still priced as $99.


In my area, it seemed as though most of the employees knew about the conversion of the new PS2 slims to used. This deal seems to be nationwide since CAGs in different states have reported buying new ones for $39.99. You should probably just drive to that GS and have them price check it for you.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:29 AM

I'd have to drive 3 hours before I could get to a store that has had new PS2s in stock.. it must be different out in California, or New York.

doesn't that kinda negate the savings if your driving 3 hours?!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:32 AM

doesn't that kinda negate the savings if your driving 3 hours?!


He was saying he'd have to do that if he wanted one, he wasn't saying he did.

#35 CAGkrazy

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:33 AM

In my area, it seemed as though most of the employees knew about the conversion of the new PS2 slims to used. This deal seems to be nationwide since CAGs in different states have reported buying new ones for $39.99. You should probably just drive to that GS and have them price check it for you.


Thanks. Ok i'll probably go there to check it out!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:49 AM

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#37 blindinglights

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:01 AM

Damn, wish I had known I could have done two used PS2s + a free $40 game. Oh well, I'm just happy to find one of them.
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#38 shadowkast

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:01 AM

He was saying he'd have to do that if he wanted one, he wasn't saying he did.


Oh duh. Misread that, my bad

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:23 AM

Gamestop in Stillwater, OK has none.

I'm saddened. Would have bought one without thought. I don't think my 60GB Ps3 will last much longer, again. it's on it's second life right now at a cost of $150.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:08 AM

can someone tell me the point of gamestop selling something thats new used? Its like the total opposite of what they usually do - selling used games as new lol
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#41 Blaster man

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:27 AM

People still buy these things? To me, PS2 graphics look terrible.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:40 AM

Thanks for the heads up on the sale. I picked up the last "new" one at the local store. That being said, I bought a "pre-owned" PS2 last week from another Gamestop and it turned out to be a silver PS3 in pretty good condition. Now I got to decide if I want to return the "pre-owned" PS2 tomorrow or keep it as a backup.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:41 AM

Thanks for the heads up on the sale. I picked up the last "new" one at the local store. That being said, I bought a "pre-owned" PS2 last week from another Gamestop and it turned out to be a silver PS3 in pretty good condition. Now I got to decide if I want to return the "pre-owned" PS2 tomorrow or keep it as a backup.


I assume "PS3" is a typo?

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:48 AM

Whoops. You're correct. It should have said silver PS2.

#45 oasisboy

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:54 AM

People still buy these things? To me, PS2 graphics look terrible.


I am assuming you are not a fan of classic games.

can someone tell me the point of gamestop selling something thats new used? Its like the total opposite of what they usually do - selling used games as new lol


GameStop has done this for some time especially with DS games. These games are sold as used even though all they did was remove the wrapper. They want to move the merchandise that is not selling.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:55 AM

Thanks OP - was able to pick up a new PS2/Toy Story 3 bundle for $40. :)

#47 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:00 AM

People still buy these things? To me, PS2 graphics look terrible.

Yes they do. I was so gung ho to play my old San Andreas save file for a while. I spent $50 on a PS2 from Target when they clearanced them and almost $20 on an original 'Hot Coffee' version of San Andreas from a local seller at the flea market.

Then I played it and I immediately saw all sorts of issues with it. Between the glitchy traffic(cars kept running into mine on the highways) and the blotchy/splotchy environment I turned the game off and packed the PS2 back up within 2-3 hours of opening it. And don't even get me started on the original Just Cause, which I used to love to play last gen too. That looked just as fugly.:-#

But for $50 I have essentially a spare DVD player that I can still play some puzzle games or those old game compilations on.:D

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:06 AM

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:40 AM

Who the Fuck cares about the graphics? The games are fun. That's all I care.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:43 AM

been waiting for this. by "converting" it, they still kept the system sealed right?


EDIT: nvm, didnt read it carefully xD

will be looking forward to using this with my giftcard.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:21 AM

thanks OP. snagged the last one at my local store. the clerk offered to open it on the spot to prove that it was brand new without me saying a word. it was definitely brand new.
been looking for a ps2 ever since my BC ps3 died.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:42 AM

Similar thing at Walmart: new games as used.

Explained: there weren't many, but in the used game section,
some of the 360 games still had their 360 seal on them...I think
that the outer seal was the original seal.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:55 AM

thanks for the heads-up. I haven't had a working ps2 in years and I've been waiting for sub-$50 for a new one

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:01 AM

GameStop has done this for some time especially with DS games. These games are sold as used even though all they did was remove the wrapper. They want to move the merchandise that is not selling.


I assume there is some accounting trickery going on behind-the-scenes as well.
Something like they tell the publisher "these haven't sold, we're gonna send them back for the refund ....or we'll pay you X bulk rate for them & mark them used"
then they end up making more profit than they even would have if someone had traded it in

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:29 AM

how exactly can you tell if the ps2 are new, do u just call them up or do you have to go into the store and look for seals that arent broken?

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:42 AM

FYI: Best Buy may also be clearing out the slim PS2's as well now. Unfortunately they were still marked MSRP when I was in there just before Black Friday and now they're all gone.

The've already marked down the peripherals to clearance pricing(memory cards for $5-10, etc).


I checked my BB two weeks ago and they were still about 6 left at $99. How long ago did you notice them all gone?
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#57 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:03 AM

I checked my BB two weeks ago and they were still about 6 left at $99. How long ago did you notice them all gone?

Just after Black Friday. So chances are my local ones got bought up.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:07 AM

how exactly can you tell if the ps2 are new, do u just call them up or do you have to go into the store and look for seals that arent broken?


You or the employee has to check the seal since they apparently deleted the sku for new ps2s in their system

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:24 PM

People still buy these things? To me, PS2 graphics look terrible.


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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:26 PM

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