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PlayStation 4 for $359.99 on eBay, sold by Newegg


#1 Ferrari Racer   Amiibo Wars: Wave 4 CAGiversary!   3334 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:31 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...le/380959771803


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#2 CaseX   CAG addict CAGiversary!   1856 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:36 PM

Can someone explain to me why stores like Newegg even bother to sell items on ebay?  If Newegg is selling PS4s for $360, why don't they just do it on their own web site?  Why bother selling it through ebay?  Are there people who can't buy off newegg.com and have to buy through ebay or something?  Newegg even accepts paypal.  Or are these returned items?  Description says new so I don't get it...



#3 Mistar Muffin   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   55 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:48 PM

I have to assume that eBay offers some sort of incentive to drive traffic to their site. It's like a loss leader, but for eBay instead of Newegg. This is just assumption on my part.



#4 emperordahc  

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:48 PM

I'd still be looking at tax for my state.

 

Really wish Shop Rite would bring that $360 no tax deal back. :/

 

http://www.cheapassg...g-at-shop-rite/


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#5 tylerh1701   Old Starsky & Hutches CAGiversary!   22516 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Banjo-Kazooie
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:49 PM

Can someone explain to me why stores like Newegg even bother to sell items on ebay?  If Newegg is selling PS4s for $360, why don't they just do it on their own web site?  Why bother selling it through ebay?  Are there people who can't buy off newegg.com and have to buy through ebay or something?  Newegg even accepts paypal.  Or are these returned items?  Description says new so I don't get it...

Lots more people probably use ebay than Newegg.  


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#6 Sonne   The U CAGiversary!   848 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:49 PM

eBay has more brand equity than Newegg ever will.



#7 Wish  

Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:10 PM

Wish Best Buy would price. Would be the perfect way to use my credit.


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#8 apterous   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   805 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:16 PM

Wish Best Buy would price. Would be the perfect way to use my credit.

Same comment for me, replace "Best Buy" with "Amazon."


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#9 iHack   1337 H4X0R CAGiversary!   730 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:19 PM

Out of curiosity, is there anyway to get Best Buy or Amazon to price match this? Assuming no...
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#10 Gedemer   Boss CAG CAGiversary!   3285 Posts   Joined 2.2 Years Ago   Has been playing Dark Souls II
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:20 PM

Stupid eBay grrr...Need BB or Amazon for credit



#11 parkerlewis   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   293 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:20 PM

I'm going to pick up a PS4 within the next few weeks for Destiny, and this is kind of tempting.

 

I've been looking at the CowBoom used PS4s for $324 after coupon/tax, but this would get me a warranty and brand-new system/controller for $35 more which is probably worth it in the long run.

 

I'm eyeing the white PS4/Destiny bundle too but can't come up with a way to get that for under $400 even with a BBY 10% movers (barely covers tax) and selling off the bundled Destiny game.



#12 alkaliv2   Wanted to be V1 CAGiversary!   236 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:23 PM

I just get the feeling that if you buy one of these that even if it is Newegg as the seller, eBay isn't an online retailer that is covered under the warranty.  So basically you would be on your own if it broke.  I found the info below at this link: 

 

http://us.playstatio...s/ps4/index.htm

 

 

 

Service policy

You must visit www.us.playstation.com/support or call 1-800-345-7669 to receive a return authorization and shipping instructions. A VALID PROOF OF PURCHASE IN THE FORM OF A BILL OF SALE OR RECEIPT FROM AN AUTHORIZED RETAILER WITH THE DATE OF THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE MUST BE PRESENTED TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE.

and looking up Sony authorized retailers I found this link: http://store.sony.co...etailer.network

 

Which is a lot more retailers than I thought, but eBay isn't listed among them.  And no matter who the seller is, the invoice you get is going to be from eBay, not from Newegg.  Be careful with this deal, especially with it being first generation hardware.


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#13 parkerlewis   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   293 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:25 PM

I just get the feeling that if you buy one of these that even if it is Newegg as the seller, eBay isn't an online retailer that is covered under the warranty.  So basically you would be on your own if it broke.  I found the info below at this link: 

 

http://us.playstatio...s/ps4/index.htm

 

and looking up Sony authorized retailers I found this link: http://store.sony.co...etailer.network

 

Which is a lot more retailers than I thought, but eBay isn't listed among them.  And no matter who the seller is, the invoice you get is going to be from eBay, not from Newegg.  Be careful with this deal, especially with it being first generation hardware.

 

That's a pretty good point, I wouldn't want to end up needing a warranty claim and then find out that it was denied because Newegg selling on eBay isn't accepted as the same thing as buying directly from Newegg.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:32 PM

I just get the feeling that if you buy one of these that even if it is Newegg as the seller, eBay isn't an online retailer that is covered under the warranty.  So basically you would be on your own if it broke.  I found the info below at this link: 

 

http://us.playstatio...s/ps4/index.htm

 

and looking up Sony authorized retailers I found this link: http://store.sony.co...etailer.network

 

Which is a lot more retailers than I thought, but eBay isn't listed among them.  And no matter who the seller is, the invoice you get is going to be from eBay, not from Newegg.  Be careful with this deal, especially with it being first generation hardware.

 

I've bought numerous things on eBay before, and often they come with the place of purchase's invoice, not eBay. Wouldn't surprise me if this came with a newegg invoice, just like buying it direct.


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#15 Gedemer   Boss CAG CAGiversary!   3285 Posts   Joined 2.2 Years Ago   Has been playing Dark Souls II
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:51 PM

GAH I cant decide if I want one now or I should wait for more exclusives!

 

I have a badass PC which I mainly game on...but then again I could save some money by trading in my extra Dualshock 4 for $38.xx to Amazon and I recently got that 293 from xbox 360 trade in.

 

Best Buy has it for 399.99 with Killzone and a useless Play Kit.  (10% off from movers coupon) + 293 from BB Gift Card + trade in extra DS4 controller $38.

 

Will cost approximately $60 -.- coming out with Killzone



#16 WilliamG   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1455 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:55 PM

GAH I cant decide if I want one now or I should wait for more exclusives!

 

I have a badass PC which I mainly game on...but then again I could save some money by trading in my extra Dualshock 4 for $38.xx to Amazon and I recently got that 293 from xbox 360 trade in.

 

Best Buy has it for 399.99 with Killzone and a useless Play Kit.  (10% off from movers coupon) + 293 from BB Gift Card + trade in extra DS4 controller $38.

 

Will cost approximately $60 -.- coming out with Killzone

Does your badass PC play The Last of Us Remastered?

There's your answer. 


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#17 GBAstar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9183 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:38 PM

Why do people always bring up the stupid warranty issue.

 

This console has been out for less then a year and if you buy it from Newegg or Buy via eBay you will get a Newegg or Buy invoice every single time. I can't speak for the other large eBay sellers but I know from experience that is how Newegg and eBay handle their shipments.

 

You really think Sony is going to not handle a warranty claim on a console that hasn't even been on the market for a year because there was a possibility that you bought it from Newegg's eBay account?



#18 parkerlewis   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   293 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:44 PM



Why do people always bring up the stupid warranty issue.

 

This console has been out for less then a year and if you buy it from Newegg or Buy via eBay you will get a Newegg or Buy invoice every single time. I can't speak for the other large eBay sellers but I know from experience that is how Newegg and eBay handle their shipments.

 

You really think Sony is going to not handle a warranty claim on a console that hasn't even been on the market for a year because there was a possibility that you bought it from Newegg's eBay account?

 

Also, this is on the eBay listing:

 

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#19 BrolyB593   I'm Cheap! CAGiversary!   6000 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:45 PM

Does your badass PC play The Last of Us Remastered?

There's your answer. 

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#20 alextastic   keepin' it real. CAGiversary!   877 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 11:36 PM

Wish Best Buy would price. Would be the perfect way to use my credit.

Same.

#21 alkaliv2   Wanted to be V1 CAGiversary!   236 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 July 2014 - 12:41 AM

Why do people always bring up the stupid warranty issue.

 

This console has been out for less then a year and if you buy it from Newegg or Buy via eBay you will get a Newegg or Buy invoice every single time. I can't speak for the other large eBay sellers but I know from experience that is how Newegg and eBay handle their shipments.

 

You really think Sony is going to not handle a warranty claim on a console that hasn't even been on the market for a year because there was a possibility that you bought it from Newegg's eBay account?

If I was a company who wanted to save money in repair costs, avoid raising failure statistics, and use an unauthorized retailer website as the reason for denying service then yes, I do think Sony will do that.  I hate to cite the case of the analog sticks rubber coming off, but it took them over a year to acknowledge that it was a problem and offer to fix it.

 

It's a business first and you are just one person.  Safeguard yourself because I can assure you the company is not looking out for your best interest.


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#22 TonyCatastrophe   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   88 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 06:24 PM

Last thing I had gotten from Newegg via eBay hadn't stated a thing about eBay on their receipt?

I've never had issue with Newegg, all I know.. From parts, peripherals and tech.
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