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PS3 just died...

lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
edited October 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
...and it looks like my PS2 might die too. I've been thinking about getting an used console off ebay. How reliable are older PS3 models? Mine was a 2nd generation 40GB and it must've lasted 3 years or so. I think the only PS2 game I might play in the short term is FF12 if it helps.

Don't suggest a 360, I have a HUGE Rock Band DLC library so I don't think I might switch consoles any time soon.

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    I think the older G1and G2s were known to run a little hot, and a few failures, but nothing on the level of the 360. I'd be more worried of getting screwed due to eBay though and would rather pay for a new slim. Just me, though.

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    KetarKetar Come on upstairs we're having a partyRegistered User regular
    If you can hold out until Black Friday there should be some decent deals on new PS3s. Granted, I don't think I could with Uncharted 3 hitting, but still. Radio Shack will have the 160gb PS3 for $199, and will throw in a $20 gift card. Better deals are possible at other stores, at least as far as a larger gift card or other extras thrown in. Probably won't get much cheaper than that for actual purchase price.

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    Magus`Magus` The fun has been DOUBLED! Registered User regular
    Admittedly I'm not super familiar with Sony's policies, but could you not get them to fix it? Even if there is an out-of-warranty cost, wouldn't it be cheaper than getting a brand new one?

    Sorry if I'm missing something obvious.

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    StraygatsbyStraygatsby Registered User regular
    Don't buy a used console, not from the internet, not from a game store. I beg you. Just don't. You'll be so much happier saving that little bit extra to get a fresh unit.

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    lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    Yeah, thanks for the advice! Forgot to check the thread. I'm just gonna have to wait it out till Black Friday and get a new one then!

    3DS: 5069-4122-2826 / WiiU: Lionheart-m / PSN: lionheart_m / Steam: lionheart_jg
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    Dr. FrenchensteinDr. Frenchenstein Registered User regular
    you can get an uncharted bundle right now for like 299.99. but yeah, if cost is an issue, Black Friday or Cyber Monday are good bets.

    I should suck it up and wait until then to get a new TV (mine just blew) but i don't think i can.

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    l3lasphemer69l3lasphemer69 Registered User regular
    I would suggest looking into the refurb models at Gamestop/whatever gaming store is in your area.

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