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PlayStation 3 Console Buying Advice - Used/New? Where to buy?


#1 Cubivore   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   14 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Cubivore

Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:36 AM

So my beloved 80GB backwards compatible PS3 has finally petered out on me and so I'm in the market for another PS3 console. I don't care about the backwards compatibility, I just wanna play Yakuza 5 before 6 comes out and I'd much rather just have a new working console. But even that seems to be hard to do at all anymore, let alone for a good price... So anyone have any suggestions for good places to buy a new console or the best place for a used/refurb one? Should I just bite the bullet and trust GameStop??? Any help is appreciated!



#2 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2464 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:36 AM

If you purchase from GS buy the warranty. The game takes an average of 60 hours to finish so you should be good. It's very difficult to find them new anymore.



#3 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1241 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:52 PM

If you purchase from GS buy the warranty. The game takes an average of 60 hours to finish so you should be good. It's very difficult to find them new anymore.

Also make sure it's a pre-owned system and not a refurbished system. I heard about people having serious problems with refurbished systems for GS. And as Gideon68 said make sure you buy the warranty for it. You could also try local game stores and pawn shops if you have any where you live.



#4 Gideon68   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2464 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 January 2018 - 12:05 AM

Another option is to have Sony repair it (1-800-345-7669) for $100. If it is too old to repair they stated they would replace it with a slim.



#5 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2480 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 January 2018 - 03:32 PM

I'm in the same boat with my phat PS3. Are the slims more reliable? While I'd miss PS2 BC, I already have a PS2 from 2001.



#6 Kenshiro   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Kenshiro

Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:11 PM

If you still have your old console and want to keep it, I'll give a recommendation for PS3 Specialist.

 

I had an 60gb PS3 which had the YLoD, sent it to them to get it reballed and it's worked perfectly for the past two years.



#7 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6499 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2019 - 04:16 AM

Three posts, one of them this necro bump, and a fifteen year old account?!

#8 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2480 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:39 PM

Three posts, one of them this necro bump, and a fifteen year old account?!

Maybe he owns PS3 Specialist?



#9 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6499 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 January 2019 - 05:36 AM

I mean, that's gotta be anyone's first guess, but to have an absolutely ancient and shill only once? It's impressive.

#10 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2480 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2019 - 03:23 PM

I took my fried PS3 to a couple of local repair shops. Both said via a free estimate that they couldn't repair it so I wouldn't be willing to pay to mail it to a third guy.

 

The problem is that the console can't connect to the internet. Got fried in a storm while it was wired to the router, which along with the modem stopped functioning!



#11 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4061 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

addicted2games

Posted 26 January 2019 - 04:29 AM

My son's PS3 just started acting up. You put a game in and it doesn't show the game title under games. Can't play any games on disc. Its like the system doesn't know there is a game inserted.



#12 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22942 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2019 - 07:09 PM

My son's PS3 just started acting up. You put a game in and it doesn't show the game title under games. Can't play any games on disc. Its like the system doesn't know there is a game inserted.

I don't remember for sure but I think there was a common problem with some PS3 fat models, the disc drive or disc laser is bad. I think it's a relatively easy fix. 



#13 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2480 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2019 - 08:59 PM

Can it view DVDs or blu-rays? My optical died years ago. That was an easy fix for a repair shop.



#14 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4024 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

The Punisher

Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:12 AM

So my beloved 80GB backwards compatible PS3 has finally petered out on me and so I'm in the market for another PS3 console. I don't care about the backwards compatibility, I just wanna play Yakuza 5 before 6 comes out and I'd much rather just have a new working console. But even that seems to be hard to do at all anymore, let alone for a good price... So anyone have any suggestions for good places to buy a new console or the best place for a used/refurb one? Should I just bite the bullet and trust GameStop??? Any help is appreciated!

Hi. I have a ps3 slim that is in excellent condition. Not sure if u were interested in that. I can also send pics via text.

As for ps3 there is the ps3 slim and ps3 super slim. It all comes down to what u like better. Also, if u get it at gamestop, do get the warranty. U can see if any cag is selling one?

Good luck in your search.

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 12:06 PM

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