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#241 halflip87

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:39 PM

I called Gamestop in Killingly, CT and asked if they carried any New PS2's, and the employee was informed and knowledgable enough to explain the whole "selling new as used" situation to me. He said they had "tons in stock" so I picked up a couple in the original boxes, seals intact. They were storing them in the back.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:01 PM

I grabbed a few myself. Im gonna keep them in the box as long as i can. At this rate ill be buried with a new ps2 since im still on my original launch one.
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#243 daminion

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:52 PM

I picked up the last one in Avon Commons last night. It was in the converted box, but I didn't care. Never owned a PS2 (shocking, I know), so I was surprised by how tiny it is.

Hooked it up to a $45 projector that I picked up at Target on clearance about 6 months ago and it works beautifully in my basement projecting on the wall. Nice solution for the kids for movie night, or just to play some of the PS2 games that we have laying around.

Question -- what is an appropriate size of a memory card to buy? Never having owned a system like this before I'm not really sure where to start.

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#244 plutoknight

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:10 PM

I picked up the last one in Avon Commons last night. It was in the converted box, but I didn't care. Never owned a PS2 (shocking, I know), so I was surprised by how tiny it is.

Hooked it up to a $45 projector that I picked up at Target on clearance about 6 months ago and it works beautifully in my basement projecting on the wall. Nice solution for the kids for movie night, or just to play some of the PS2 games that we have laying around.

Question -- what is an appropriate size of a memory card to buy? Never having owned a system like this before I'm not really sure where to start.


The Official Sony Mem Cards can probably be had for cheap -- they are ~8MB (if I remember correctly).

Having bad experiences with third-party 'MEGA Memory Cards' on the PS1, I'd be hesitant to recommend anything other than the official Sony cards, honestly.

Also, by my understanding, a lot of the 'MEGA' sized PS2 cards (like this one) are cheap and very low quality 'chinese knock offs' or some sort.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:40 PM

The Official Sony Mem Cards can probably be had for cheap -- they are ~8MB (if I remember correctly).

Having bad experiences with third-party 'MEGA Memory Cards' on the PS1, I'd be hesitant to recommend anything other than the official Sony cards, honestly.

Also, by my understanding, a lot of the 'MEGA' sized PS2 cards (like this one) are cheap and very low quality 'chinese knock offs' or some sort.


Not to mention, overpriced in that listing. Also, the listing you posted says this, lol,> " PS2 Memory Card 128MB for Playstation 3"

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

called 6 in my area all stated they haven't carried a new ps2 in years. Anyone grab an extra one and care to sell it?

Update: must have missed one. I called and they had a new one in box. Ya gonna pick it up late.
Update2: this just gets better as its a toy story bundle.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 01:33 AM

Just got one at my gamestop

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Still sealed. I am planning to buy more, but don't ask me why LOL

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#248 markoslav

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 01:49 AM

I went to one store near Seattle and they were still selling new PS2s for $99. I couldn't get the guy to scan it unless I was going to buy it and he looked in the computer and it said $99. I called another and they had sold out of the converted to used PS2s, no new ones. I called a different store and they were also selling new for $99.

Did anyone else find new non discount PS2s? I looked a few pages back but did not look through every post.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:20 AM

I went to one store near Seattle and they were still selling new PS2s for $99. I couldn't get the guy to scan it unless I was going to buy it and he looked in the computer and it said $99. I called another and they had sold out of the converted to used PS2s, no new ones. I called a different store and they were also selling new for $99.

Did anyone else find new non discount PS2s? I looked a few pages back but did not look through every post.

so just say that you're going to buy it and then decline if it rings up full price.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:27 AM

Called two GameStops, both knew what I was asking and one had one left in stock - the White (Singstar) bundle! Picked it up and real pleased. Thanks for the heads up and help guys

#251 L0ST3489

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:59 AM

Anyone have any luck in New Jersey anywhere, everywhere that I have called says we only have used they have not made new ones in years.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:18 AM

Anyone have any luck in New Jersey anywhere, everywhere that I have called says we only have used they have not made new ones in years.


That Gamestop clearly has no clue what they're talking about lol.

#253 L0ST3489

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:32 AM

That Gamestop clearly has no clue what they're talking about lol.


I called 6 or 7 of them and they all said that. lol

#254 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:38 AM

I called 6 or 7 of them and they all said that. lol

Your best bet is most likely to go there in person and not call. Just simply go in and ask if they have any PS2 systems that they recently converted over from new to used. Simple as that.:)

I haven't tried finding any at my closest GS stores as of yet, but that's likely because I already have a Toy Story 3 bundle from when Target cleared em out for $50 a while ago.:D

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:51 AM

Had the worst Gamestop experience today. Then again, I always wonder why I even bother with my local store.

I go there this morning, and ask about the PS2's. He says 'yeah, they are all in the back' and then proceeds to blow me off and talk to his friend. I asked, 'Well, can you go get one for me so I can look at it, I'm thinking of buying one'

'I can't do that, I can't let you open it up in the store until you buy it. We resealed them in used boxes when we get them traded in.'

This was the manager of this particular Gamestop. I've had issues with him in the past (both in and out of Gamestop proper). I got pissed at his continued unwillingness to help me, and left.

My brother went in there an hour ago, and was told that they didn't have any at all now. Said they 'shipped them all back to a distribution center per corporate' (that reeks of BS.)

Anyway. I hardly give GameStop my money anyway, after several other bad experiences (including being outright refused a purchase of a game because 'an employee called dibs on it'). B ut this was too good of a deal to pass up.

Oh well.

#256 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:13 AM

Had the worst Gamestop experience today. Then again, I always wonder why I even bother with my local store.

I go there this morning, and ask about the PS2's. He says 'yeah, they are all in the back' and then proceeds to blow me off and talk to his friend. I asked, 'Well, can you go get one for me so I can look at it, I'm thinking of buying one'

'I can't do that, I can't let you open it up in the store until you buy it. We resealed them in used boxes when we get them traded in.'

This was the manager of this particular Gamestop. I've had issues with him in the past (both in and out of Gamestop proper). I got pissed at his continued unwillingness to help me, and left.

My brother went in there an hour ago, and was told that they didn't have any at all now. Said they 'shipped them all back to a distribution center per corporate' (that reeks of BS.)

Anyway. I hardly give GameStop my money anyway, after several other bad experiences (including being outright refused a purchase of a game because 'an employee called dibs on it'). B ut this was too good of a deal to pass up.

Oh well.

That's when you make a small purchase($.99 PS2 sports game) while making sure it's that dickhead manager ringing you up. Then do the survey that they always whore out on the receipt and give him all 1's and then make sure you add in comments stating exactly what you said above.

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#257 plutoknight

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:17 AM

That's when you make a small purchase($.99 PS2 sports game) while making sure it's that dickhead manager ringing you up. Then do the survey that they always whore out on the receipt and give him all 1's and then make sure you add in comments stating exactly what you said above.


That is such a good idea that I dunno why I never thought of that. Darn! :/.

I thought about calling corporate, but I and many other denizens of this town (its the only gamestop within ~30 miles in any direction) have had similar experiences over the years and complained about them and he's still there so, I figure its not worth the effort at this point.

#258 IAmTheCheapestGamer

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:22 AM

Another tactic to consider is asking for the DM's # and/or email address while in the store. That just denotes you have an issue with their service and you wanna complain. If a call or email to the DM doesn't do anything though, then I'd keep going up the chain of command till I found someone who would rectify the problem.

First thing you should mention in a possible email to the DM though is how that manager cost the store a sale by basically refusing to let you even look at the PS2's to see if they had a converted one.;)

Believe me, once you mention lost sales DM's will usually take a complaint seriously.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:45 AM

I went to one store near Seattle and they were still selling new PS2s for $99. I couldn't get the guy to scan it unless I was going to buy it and he looked in the computer and it said $99. I called another and they had sold out of the converted to used PS2s, no new ones. I called a different store and they were also selling new for $99.

Did anyone else find new non discount PS2s? I looked a few pages back but did not look through every post.


When I bought a new PS2 that was converted to used, I'm pretty sure that the GS employee just scanned the UPC for the console not the GS price sticker. The console rang up as $39.99.

You should try asking for a price check.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:01 AM

No luck tonight, checked out my three local stores. :(

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:37 AM

Anyone have any luck in New Jersey anywhere, everywhere that I have called says we only have used they have not made new ones in years.


brother got the last one at tice's corner and at rt 17 paramus earlier in the week... no one else around rockland/north jersey had any...said the rt 17 paramus employees were really pushy asking how he knew about it and trying to shove a warranty and additional games/controllers...
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#262 PlowK1NG

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:49 AM

I saw a white PS2 at my local store. Hopefully they have the Singstar bundle. I also saw several MW3 HEs for $80. I thought that by now they would have sold out.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:41 PM

Hmm my local gamestop has the singstar bundle new still and it's marked to $40 also.

Edit: and luckily it's one my friend is the manager so she's holding it for me.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

I called 3 Gamestops and they don't even sell them new anymore, they're all refurbished. I still bought 1 for my cousin's bday, games are really cheap now.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:45 PM

I'm so tired of calling and being ridiculed. If you don't have it, just say you don't. Don't lecture me on "Oh those are rare hahaha, you'll never find one unless you look online," or "A white PS2?" because they've never heard of them. If anyone in Texas finds more than one, message me. I want one.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:01 PM

While picking up a copy of Rage I asked about a new PS2 and to my surprise they had a blak one and a white one new. At that point the girl helping turned to the other worker and asked "aren't you buying the white one?" then proceeded to tell me that they had one black one lol. I personally wanted the black one better anyway because all my consoles are black but that was douchey as hell right? Anyway bought the black one and left shitty GameStop.

#267 oasisboy

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:08 PM

Anyway bought the black one and left shitty GameStop.


If GameStop is so shitty, go back and return your purchases. Then go to Best Buy and pay $100 for your new PS2.
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#268 jjjbadboy32

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:30 PM

If GameStop is so shitty, go back and return your purchases. Then go to Best Buy and pay $100 for your new PS2.


What the employees did WAS shitty.
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#269 oasisboy

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:43 PM

What the employees did WAS shitty.


So the actions of ONE employee represent the entire company?

If I wanted the other console, I would have asked for a manager. If that did not work, then I would have asked for the contact info of a district manager. There are ways of dealing with shitty employees.

I had a shitty manager at Best Buy give me hell over a 40 inch tv that was defective. Did I call Best Buy shitty because of that? Nope. I know it was only a shitty manager being a bitch.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:47 PM

So the actions of ONE employee represent the entire company?

If I wanted the other console, I would have asked for a manager. If that did not work, then I would have asked for the contact info of a district manager. There are ways of dealing with shitty employees.

I had a shitty manager at Best Buy give me hell over a 40 inch tv that was defective. Did I call Best Buy shitty because of that? Nope. I know it was only a shitty manager being a bitch.


Hey get off that dudes nuts thats his opinion if he calls it shitty then let him alot of people agree with him anyways theres a big thread on this forum about how gamestop sucks