Jump to content


- - - - -

I just bought a used PS3 on eBay.


#1 SpacemanHardy   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   42 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

SpacemanHardy

Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:36 AM

Did I make a mistake?

It seemed like a pretty good deal, once I factored everything in.

It's a 3 month old, barely played 80GB fat console, with two controllers (one Sixaxis and one knockoff GameStop), and three games: Little Big Planet GOTY Edition, Far Cry 2, and Silent Hill: Homecoming.

I bought it for $300 plus $15 shipping.

Did I get ripped off? Or is it an okay deal?

I wanted a 120GB slim, but those are going for pretty ridiculous prices right now, and I figured I'd at least be able to enjoy the backwards compatibility of the 80GB anyways.

#2 TallGuyMe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   530 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:47 AM

considering sony.com and gamestop.com are selling 120gb PS3 slims for $299, yeah, I think you made a big mistake.

No way it's a fat 80gb unit that is only 3 months old.

On the brite side, if backwards compatibility is a necessity, then it was your only option.

#3 Sito  

Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:47 AM

I would check the label on it for the date, but if it works ok for you then its not a bad deal with the games. Prob could have done better, but i've seen worse

#4 Kakkarrot23   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   378 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Kakkarrot23

Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:50 AM

Are you atleast sure it is the 80gb with BC?

#5 jbrun85   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   192 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:51 AM

Yea, 80gb arent BC.

#6 Bnetkiddies   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   42 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Bnetkiddies

Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:55 AM

I hope you mean a Dual Shock 3 controller, because Sixaxis controllers haven't been included with the PS3 in a while. Either way I see no point in buying a fat ps3 unless you are getting it for 1/2 the price or something.

#7 spooie_redux   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   395 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

spooie_redux

Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:55 AM

Yeah, a "3 month old" 80GB almost certainly wouldn't be backwards compatible.

I got my PS3 in September 2008, and got hosed on the BC. As well as a bunch of other stuff Sony yanked from it. :drool:

Either way I see no point in buying a fat ps3 unless you are getting it for 1/2 the price or something.


Maybe the thread creator likes having systems that spontaneously stop working once every 4 years.

#8 SpacemanHardy   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   42 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

SpacemanHardy

Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:56 AM

considering sony.com and gamestop.com are selling 120gb PS3 slims for $299, yeah, I think you made a big mistake.

No way it's a fat 80gb unit that is only 3 months old.

On the brite side, if backwards compatibility is a necessity, then it was your only option.


Yeah, but both of those sites have it on a SERIOUS back order.

And Amazon's actually price gouging up the wazoo for it too.

Backwards compatibility is nice, for sure. But really, I just wanted a PS3 as soon as I could get one, seeing as how I'm in a panicked fever to play GoW3. The fact that it comes with LBP which I wanted anyway and two more games which I can play through before trading in seems to make the deal a little bit sweeter.

My only real concern is if the durn thing will work or not. But according to the eBay description, it's barely been played and is in like new condition. At least that's what it SAYS. It might be a bunch of bunk. But still, I weighed my options carefully, and I figured it should be worth a shot.

Has anyone else bought a used PS3? If so, how was your experience?

#9 Bnetkiddies   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   42 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Bnetkiddies

Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:58 AM

Do you not have stores in your area that have Slims for sale or something? I don't think you made a terrible deal but it wasn't the best either.

#10 vlt1p  

Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:01 AM

Yeah I ordered one on ebay recently, but I made sure it came with a warranty. As far as what you paid for it, thats not bad at all, it's about the average that ps3's are going for on ebay, at least when I checked. Ps3 has been working fine btw.

#11 SpacemanHardy   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   42 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

SpacemanHardy

Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:05 AM

Now that I've looked at it a little closer, I seriously doubt that it'll have BC. That would have been nice, but at least I still have my old PS2 to fall back on.

And yeah, it's a Dual Shock 3 controller.

To be honest, I still think I got a fairly good deal, considering that it includes three games and two controllers. After figuring up the prices, I found that LBP: GOTY is still worth about $40 used. Far Cry 2 is worth around $10, and Silent Hill is worth about $16. So that's roughly $66 dollars worth of games. Plus, if you take into account whatever price the second GameStop controller cost (I'm gonna estimate somewhere between $10-$15 bucks), then I'm really getting the system for about plus or minus $225.

$225 for a three-month old PS3 doesn't really sound bad to me at all.

#12 SpacemanHardy   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   42 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

SpacemanHardy

Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:07 AM

Do you not have stores in your area that have Slims for sale or something? I don't think you made a terrible deal but it wasn't the best either.


NO. I DON'T. :cry:

Believe me, I spent the ENTIRE DAY today store-hopping and looking for one. I called three different GameStops, then drove out to Best Buy, Target, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, and Hastings. NO DICE.

I thought about trying hhgregg or Toys R Us, but I was getting tired and said "screw it".

#13 Kakkarrot23   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   378 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Kakkarrot23

Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:08 AM

You might have been better of getting a used system from gamestop for a warranty.

#14 SpacemanHardy   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   42 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

SpacemanHardy

Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:11 AM

You might have been better of getting a used system from gamestop for a warranty.


Trust me. If any of my GameStops HAD a used system, I would've bought it.

Memphis is SOLD. OUT. Believe me, I looked. :drool:

#15 zerotl   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   232 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:16 AM

I'm in SF, spoke to a GameStop employee, and it seems like PS3 shipping is kind of backed up, but then pretty much all Target's I've been to have more than 4 in stock, I guess it's kind of hit and miss.

I was thinking of getting a BC compatible ps3 on craigslist, but with all the talk of PS3 phats having issues with the drive, I decided against it. Good luck with that ps3 phat.

#16 SpacemanHardy   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   42 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

SpacemanHardy

Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:21 AM

Someone on another site also suggested I buy a SquareTrade warranty.

Anyone have anything to say about that?

#17 superballa123   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   23 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

superballa123

Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:35 AM

Yea, 80gb arent BC.


Older 80gb do have BC. Only the newer 80gb don't have BC.

#18 sp00ge   Hey guys, I'm a turd! CAGiversary!   11840 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2010 - 07:54 AM

Older 80gb do have BC. Only the newer 80gb don't have BC.


Word. My 80gb definitely is BC.

#19 Scorch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   37487 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:03 AM

The only 80GB that were backwards compatible were the Motorstorm bundles.

And yes, OP, you paid too much.



#20 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20002 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:18 AM

The only 80GB that were backwards compatible were the Motorstorm bundles.

And yes, OP, you paid too much.


Don't forget MGS4 80GB is also BC. Anyway as long as you are happy and everything is working I wont worry too much

#21 $CASH$   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   90 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:59 AM

There's no way that 80GB is only 3 months old(especially if it's BC). The 80GB models have been discontinued since last year.

As it's already been said, you could have had a 120GB slim brand new for what you paid if you were a little patient. But since you had to have it this instant, I guess it doesn't really matter if you got ripped off or not. This was your only choice.

#22 Mr Dude65   CAG Uber-Veteran CAGiversary!   3161 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:33 AM

Why is everyone crazy over the slim PS3's?? I think they look ugly, and I really like the cigar-box shape.

#23 ilivas   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   147 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:34 AM

Yeah, but both of those sites have it on a SERIOUS back order.

And Amazon's actually price gouging up the wazoo for it too.

Backwards compatibility is nice, for sure. But really, I just wanted a PS3 as soon as I could get one, seeing as how I'm in a panicked fever to play GoW3. The fact that it comes with LBP which I wanted anyway and two more games which I can play through before trading in seems to make the deal a little bit sweeter.

My only real concern is if the durn thing will work or not. But according to the eBay description, it's barely been played and is in like new condition. At least that's what it SAYS. It might be a bunch of bunk. But still, I weighed my options carefully, and I figured it should be worth a shot.

Has anyone else bought a used PS3? If so, how was your experience?


Even though it was backordered on gamestop.com. I ordered last monday, and it shipped friday.

#24 $CASH$   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   90 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2010 - 10:43 AM

Why is everyone crazy over the slim PS3's??


The trend seems to be smaller electronics = better? I think the fattys look better too but I'll only buy a slim because of the 45nm chipset. Should run cooler and use less power.

#25 GraftonWVDiskExchang   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   62 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

GraftonWVDiskExchang

Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:41 AM

Unless it's old stock, which it may very well be. There are still a lot of "phat" PS3s out there that have never been opened.

By the way, OP, I don't think you made a mistake. $300 isn't too much for one of these systems. Sure, you could have bought one of the ugly new ones, but personally, I prefer the old ones. And of course, if you enjoy it, even better!

There's no way that 80GB is only 3 months old(especially if it's BC). The 80GB models have been discontinued since last year.

As it's already been said, you could have had a 120GB slim brand new for what you paid if you were a little patient. But since you had to have it this instant, I guess it doesn't really matter if you got ripped off or not. This was your only choice.



#26 bryenfury   CAG Junkie CAGiversary!   2898 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:10 PM

I wish you enlisted the aid of CAG.
I'm sure trustworthy CAG's would have helped you get a new slim.

But in the end, when you start gaming it all doesn't matter :P.

Good luck with the PS3 :).

#27 saturnotaku   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   790 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

saturnotaku

Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:15 PM

If you bought the system on eBay, you can get a warranty from Squaretrade for it. They're not expensive, especially since there are often times 20% off coupon codes floating around the web, which you can find with a simple Google search. It will give you peace of mind, as well as be helpful when you want to sell it.

#28 manthing   etc, etc, etc, etc, CAGiversary!   18149 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2010 - 03:52 PM

I'd at least be able to enjoy the backwards compatibility of the 80GB anyways.


Easiest way to tell if an 80GB PS3 is BC or not is the # of USB ports up front.

4 USB = BC 80GB

2 USB = Non-BC 80GB


How many USB ports does your PS3 have up front?

#29 rmb   old enough to be your dad CAGiversary!   2601 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:39 PM

Easiest way to tell if an 80GB PS3 is BC or not is the # of USB ports up front.

4 USB = BC 80GB

2 USB = Non-BC 80GB


How many USB ports does your PS3 have up front?

This! Also I believe the model is CECHE01

#30 helluvagood   HURRICANE VENUS CAGiversary!   1188 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

helluvagood

Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:48 PM

I would've gotten a new ps3 for 300. the prices are those games are going down anyways. and bc is overrated.