Good deal or bad on getting a PS3?

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  1. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Hey guys,

    One of my friends is going to be trading his old PS3 for a PS3 Slim. He says that Gamestop is willing to give him $90 of in store credit. I offered $100 dollars cash. Now this would be a winner deal but here comes the but... (durr-hurr, butt :p )

    The PS3 cant read disks and its out of warranty. My friend guesses that it cost about $100 to send it to sony to get it repaired. I forget how many GB's his system is, but I think it's 80. So if I was to get this thing it'll cost me about $200 which saves me $100 when compared to a PS3 Slim.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    Personally, I would rather spend the money on a brand new system rather than have to spend the time and money on getting one repaired (even if I'm saving some cash on the deal). That is just me though.
     
  3. Wingsbr

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    yeah man no deal, I wouldn't take someone elses ps3 that isn't even working and then have to shell out another 100. what if there are other things wrong that break? then you're out 200 bucks and all you have is a nice paperweight. might as well spend another hunsky and get one that's brand new with warranty.
     
  4. Unicron the Pla

    Unicron the Pla Cybertronian Accountant

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    Dude dont due it the slim is much better with the 200 earn up a little bit more and bam you got a PS3 slim.
     
  5. silentdarth

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    It's 150 for Sony repairs. Don't do it.
     
  6. samtheman

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    Wait until Marchish when God of War 3 and Modnation Racers come out.
     
  7. bouncing boy77

    bouncing boy77 Syntax Error

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    its gonna be $150 to have to send it in to sony and they'll send you a refurb one. not a good deal imo. just put your 100 towards the new slim.
     
  8. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Thanks for the heads up guys. My friend even suggested that I don't follow through on this plan. My gripe is that the way my life style is going (school and work and all the expenses in between) makes it difficult to save up for a PS3
     
  9. Josh

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    just save a dollar a week. you'll have saved up enough in no-time :B
     
  10. JetRaid

    JetRaid Jhet Rheyd

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    Stay with the Xbox! :p 
     
  11. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Oh you know it, I <8 that machine! Just PS3 is getting more titles out that make me really want to get a system (like MAG and Killzone 2). I hate it when I miss out on awsome titles due to not having the system for it kinda like that whole "the one that got away" thing.
     
  12. JetRaid

    JetRaid Jhet Rheyd

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    Hey man we have awesome games! We have Halo, gears 2 and AWESOME arcade games!
     
  13. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    Have fun with Uncharted 2... oh wait. Haha suckers.
     
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    I've only heard horror stories about getting PS3's repaired so I would say no.
     
  15. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good TFW2005 Supporter

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    Spend another $100, get the Slim, which will have more memory, and be happy. Best system on the market right now.
     
  16. Prowl

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    Hehe, you really could have sold it a bit better. :)  I mean come on. Mass Effect, Shadow Complex, Fable 2, Castle Crashers, Forza. You named two very similar games. Brilliant, but similar.

    Dagger. Get a new one, man. If it was in working condition, then I'd say go for it.
     
  17. Recall

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    I say only get a ps3 if your gonna actually play it. I don't touch mine sadly but no matter what i buy I just can't be arsed with it, my xbox gets all the attention :) 
     
  18. Prowl

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    I'm the same way in reverse, Recall, but I have to keep my 360 for ME2. That and because you can't really ever anticipate what's coming and the shittiest thing is to see an amazing game coming to a system you don't have or recently sold. Otherwise I'd probably have parted with my 360 after beating ME1. And then I would have missed out on Shadow Complex
     

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