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PS3 Slim 320GB -REFURBISHED by SONY - : $199.99/free ship now at SONY: also eligible for SONY extended warranty

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#1 timro33

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:50 PM

http://store.sony.co...m/en/p/PS394744

 

 

 

These are available now. Great deal for a Ps3 Slim.

 

If I did not already just buy a super slim (assassins creed III bundle NewEgg) I would be all over this.

 

 

See below that I checked with SONY and they ARE eligible for their extended protection plans!



#2 runscottie

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:24 PM

Dang. I put a preorder down on a GTA V super slim bundle for only $269. I'm tempted by this just because I prefer the slim model over the super slim.... but I'll prob have to pass. Maybe if this was brand new as opposed to refurbished...



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:25 PM

Damn, if I hadn't just bought a 750GB HDD to replace my 80GB PS3 phat just the other day, I would be all over this.



#4 timro33

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:32 PM

But being refurbed by the original manufacturer is like new.

 

Here is the info from SONY on this:

 

"Slim, light and quiet, the PS3™ system comes with free access to the PlayStation®Network, built-in Wi-Fi, Blu-ray Disc™ player and a 320GB hard disk drive to store games, music, videos and photos.
PS3 refurbished units have been fully reconditioned and certified by PlayStation and carry the same warranty as a brand new product."



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:40 PM

The thing with refurb's though is the parts inside. When they refurbish something, they only replace/fix what needs to be done. So while you might get a console that has a new hard drive, and new disk drive, it might have a year old motherboard already. Just something to keep in mind.



#6 timro33

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:41 PM

WARRANTY

 

 

and plus it's a PS3....reliable.

 

 

 

I have had a Slim since they were released, regular use...not a problem.

 

 

Wow, I am starting to sound like a company spokesperson!



#7 StryderOmega

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:48 PM

The thing with refurb's though is the parts inside. When they refurbish something, they only replace/fix what needs to be done. So while you might get a console that has a new hard drive, and new disk drive, it might have a year old motherboard already. Just something to keep in mind.


Same thing can be said about buying NIB slims. Besides, the only thing that happened to my slim is the BR laser died in mine. Got it fixed for free from Sony and it has been chugging along fine ever since.

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#8 runscottie

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:54 PM

Oh, don't get me wrong I totally understand that this is a good deal. Refurbished does mean practically new when its being sold by the original party. And the warranty seals the deal.

 

But right now I'm looking at $269 for a brand new console and a brand new $60 game with the GTA V bundle. So it's basically do I get a $200 refurbished or a $210 brand new? Even though its the super slim, it is 500GB vs 320GB. Just enough to get the edge for me.



#9 Budderbear

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:03 PM

lol, I never said anything about reliability or warranty... just said  "Something to keep in mind". My 20gb fatty is still going strong too.  ;) Can a new motherboard fail? yes. Is an older one the more likely of the two to fail? Probably



#10 Vanacloud

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:04 PM

Not a bad deal but i feel that Cowboom is cheaper and offers the same quality



#11 dragonjud

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:38 PM

Not a bad deal but i feel that Cowboom is cheaper and offers the same quality

sure...  lol




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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:55 PM

Got one to replace my 40gb which just got the YLOD. Sold the 40gb for $90 as-is, so this will only cost me a little over $100.



#13 Havok83

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:44 PM

I personally would ever only buy a new gaming console. Used and refurbished is a no go for me
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:58 PM

Same thing can be said about buying NIB slims. Besides, the only thing that happened to my slim is the BR laser died in mine. Got it fixed for free from Sony and it has been chugging along fine ever since.

 

Except NIB Slims won't have a year of wear on their capacitors. 

 

How is this deal? Has CAG found better before?

I've been PC all generation, but Sony has really impressed me and now I am looking for a PS4.

 

I picked up Demon Souls, MGS4, Uncharted series, God of War Saga, and Red Dead Redemption off of Craigslist for cheap. I'm going to be getting MGS Legacy and Last of Us eventually as well.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:23 PM

Are these eligible for the protection plan?

 

Is the controller new?


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#16 timro33

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:43 PM

Checked with SONY support on live chat and these ARE eligible for their extended protection plans.

 

Here is the chat transcript:

 

chat_agent.png Garrett H.: If you are purchasing it from Sony directly and it has a Sony Factory refurbished sticker on it, it would be eligible for the protection plan.
chat_enduser_message.png Tim Romig: so it would come with the year warranty and be eligible for extended protection plan correct?
chat_agent.png Garrett H.: Yes, that is correct.

 

 

So there is even more incentive.

 

Probably gonna get one for my son seeing as his is a few years old.



#17 Grief.exe

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:10 PM

How much is the extended protection plan? How would you apply it to this product?



#18 willardhaven

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:28 PM

How much is the extended protection plan? How would you apply it to this product?

 

It covers the PS3 for 1-2 years after your 1 year standard warranty expires. You can buy it at any point for 1 year after your original purchase.

 

Truth be told, most issues show up within 1 year of regular use with these consoles. Everything else usually falls just outside the extended warranty. That's how they get you. However it is good for peace of mind.


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#19 Enuf

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:33 PM

Knowing new PS3 holiday bundles will be $150 I could only spend $125 max for used one now unless it came w/games.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:44 PM

Very tempting, but I also think I'll hold out for a deal on a new bundle.  I'm in no rush to have one right now so I will wait for a good price/game combo.


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#21 GunMetalJackal

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:44 PM

Does anyone recommend getting the extended warranty?



#22 timro33

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:56 AM

Is it a given that there will be a substantial price drop on the PS3 this coming holiday?

 

I thought SONY said no on this???



#23 skoomadiver

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:02 AM

Ugh i know this is for a different system but i had 3 of the Sony-refurbed 60gigs die on me. With moderate use in a well-ventilated environment. Eventually one lasted more than 90 days before crapping out and I got stuck with it. This was well after the 320g slim came out though so maybe they didnt have much to work with

#24 kiddy_pride

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:50 AM

i bought this last week. the slim 320 gb ps3 came in few days ago.

 

it comes in a sony ps3 refurbished white box.

console looks new. the controller looks and feels new.

the cords are sealed in a plastic wrap. looks new.

with a manual that is in the same plastic with the cords.

 

i opened up the sony credit card and made the purchase so the total was 

for me 214 but i should get $100 credit back after a month or so.

so total i am spending or putting on the card was 114.

the credit card approval was instant.

 

i should cancel the credit card afterwards lol



#25 Razorblood

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:28 AM

Great deal. Saw it at a Sony Store Outlet.
Lets get some good deals on great games.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:47 AM

Knowing new PS3 holiday bundles will be $150 I could only spend $125 max for used one now unless it came w/games.

 

How do you know this?


Selling GRAND THEFT AUTO 5 (GTA V): Collectors Edition Pack DLC Card - Playstation PS3 for $75 OBO. Paypal, Amazon or Gamestop.

 

Selling the other GTA V collectors edition items as well including steel book (no game).

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#27 CaoPi

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:56 AM

Does anyone recommend getting the extended warranty?

 

Yes, I would go with squaretrade.com though, their warranty for 3 yrs on a $199 gaming console is barely $20. They always have active offers for 30% off their warranties.

 

My old fat PS3 model went out after 3 years they refunded me via paypal, no questions asked.


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#28 ryanflucas

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:40 AM

SquareTrade Warranties are not eligible with this purchase, I just asked them.

 

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SquareTrade offers Protection Plans directly for new items only. Some of our resellers offer Protection Plans on refurbished items, given that the item was also purchased through that reseller. Used and refurbished items are only eligible when purchased on eBay.

We do not cover used items from retail stores or from a retail website. We also do not cover any items, regardless of condition, purchased from classified ads, classifieds websites like Craigslist, or other person-to-person sales. Used and refurbished items are eligible for a 1 year Protection Plan, and may be eligible for a second year for an extra fee. The Protection Plan on a used and refurbished item begins on day 46 after purchase.

Furthermore, I would like to add that SquareTrade offers warranties on all consumer electronic items that you may buy from any retail store or online store and any such item that you buy you only have 30 days to purchase SquareTrade warranty from the item purchase date.

If you have any more questions or concerns, you can also reply to this email or call us at 1-877-WARRANTY (1-877-927-7268) US & Canada only, 24/7.

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Your comment:
I'm considering the purchase of a Sony Playstation 3 refurbished system sold direct from Sony's online store. Would it be eligible for a warranty through you even though it's refurbished? Sony gives the same 1 year warranty as a new console, but I'd rather get a warranty through you for added protection. The system price would be $199.99. Thanks!

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#29 ryanflucas

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:42 AM

So I would expect if SquareTrade was an option during checkout it would be fine. Sony wouldn't do that however because they want to sell you their plan instead.

 

Now if Sony had an eBay account and sold refurbished systems, you could buy one and buy a SquareTrade warranty for it. They just ask for the ebay item number at time of checkout.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:45 AM

I'm still tempted to buy one, but I'm looking elsewhere for new systems at a similar price point. I want to keep this at $200 if possible. I already own a Vita with PS+, and I would only be using this for the PS+ benefits. I own a Xbox 360 which I plan on trading in at the end of the year towards a PS4 system. I have a 360 backlog as long as my arm I'm slowly chipping through until then.

 

FYI, they are temporarily out of stock, but still taking orders.