If you want to get a PS4 but you don’t want to spend the whole $399 pricetag, Target may have a deal for you.
My first thought is, why would Target be selling repackaged PS4's? My second is, does the one near me have any? Stopping on my way home to find out.
My first thought was, if PS4s are so scarce, wouldn't these go for a lot more? Used consoles tend to go for closer to their retail value, let alone a supposed out of stock one.
Maybe they are refurbished?
"My first thought was, how can I warp this into PS4 not being in demand, being the massive troll that I am?" fixed.
Hey silent negotiator, I own a PS4 and what nuke said makes sense so don't be a dick. The price is oddly low for one that's probably in decent and working condition. Not too long ago the only PS4 I could find was around $800.
Because major retailers aren't going to fleece you like some scumbag on Ebay would. Sony probably wouldn't let them if they tried.
Yeah, no. A major retailer isn't going to sell refurbs for full price. Especially another company's product. Apple can sell refurbs too high, because if it's turd, they literally just toss you another. The service matches the price.
This ps4s are from people that bought one thinking it was the smart choice but took them back one week latter after they started collecting dust.
If anyone lives in SoCal and are in the market to buy a PS4... they are IN STOCK at Target in Cypress, CA for $399. They might also have some of these super inexpensive refurbs.
Wow nice price. At that price they will not take long to sell out. They are selling out at full price.
"My second is, does the one near me have any?" lmao exactly
Still $275 too expensive, considering the PS4's current lineup of games.
I was actually at a Target last month, checking out, and noticed a returned PS4. I inquired about it, and the cashier said that she couldn't resell it. The only companies that won't allow the resale of opened stock (thru target) is Sony and Apple. (and one other that for the life of me i cant remember LOL) Sony must have changed their policy on this, allowing them to sell returned items directly. The cashier told me opened electronics usually sold at a steep discount, and are usually gone before the end of the day. my (ps4-less) friend was offering full price for it and she said it wasn't allowed. maybe its costing more to ship them back than to just let them go at a bit of a loss? interesting.
Anything returned is checked to see if it's working. If it is, Sony can give the go ahead to resell it at a reduce price. The retailer gets a rebate basically, so they're probably still making the money on it. It costs more to pay for shipping and repackaging at the manufacturer, so some bigger retailers have deals like this set up. If it's broken, they typically send it back to the manufacturer for reimbursement, unless the manufacturer doesn't want it. As to your 2nd thought, these are likely just as hard to find as the new PS4's. I'd buy a 2nd one at that price, since I could return it right away if it wasn't working when I got home.
$280.00 for repacking PS4s good deal
I don't normally buy used hardware because I'm always worried something might be wrong with it, but for a 30% price reduction, I'm tempted. But then again, I haven't seen a lot of places with any PS4s what-so-ever, so finding a repackaged one at a local Target might not even be possible in my area.
I wouldn't mind if I could return it to the store if it didn't work. Also wouldn't mind if I could put a 2 year Sony replacement or in-store warranty on it, as it's still likely to be cheaper than a new one with the standard warranty. Defective units are likely returned. Read somewhere a while back that more than 60% of electronics are returned due to buyer's remorse, with the excuse of "it doesn't work" being the most common reason for the return.
Going to a target tomorrow Holy shit
Tomorrow there won't be left any, man this is a steal.
Wait what ps fans are turning in the almighty ps4 don't believe it
It always happens. New game comes out an idiots buy it because of hype. Then they realize there are no games worth playing and they sell it. Then they buy it again 2-ish years later when it does have games. Because they're idiots.
stores are not supposed to return opened electronics unless it's for a replacement of the same item...so it prevents free rentals...
That rule applies to software, not hardware.
A friend offered me his for 300 the other day. People have no patience these days.
Exactly why I got my X1. I saw the PS4's release schedule and it scared the hell out of me. I look forward to getting a PS4 when The Order drops later this year, but not before. There's just no point.
bennissimo stop trolling dude. name all the "great" games you have to play on xboxone. there is way more to play on ps4, they might not be your cup of tea but come on now doesn't mean it isn't there. Now that titanfall is out whats next, an inferior version of a Multi-Platform game?
When I was younger I turned in all sorts of systems and games to get the thing I wanted at the moment. Ended up spending a lot more. But I was young and stupid, but had a job at 13 and too much disposable income. I still see the same thing at times when I go into GameStop. It's not necessarily idiocy, just lack of restraint and patience. All video games and consoles are subject to this, regardless of their time on the market and their selection of games.
Or someone bought 10 of them hoping to make a profit by price gouging and it didnt work out so they returned them.
Makes no sense what you just said refurbished is not brand new system it's use systems that's in good condition that they can resell
My thoughts exactly. Lol!!
if I didn't already have one I would get one!
I have one and I'm still going to check my local Target tomorrow.
Amazon had the same deal for like 5 minutes yesterday. They had about 10 used "very good" condition PS4s for $277. I bought a day one PS4 but I couldn't resist that price and bought another one. I had a chance to buy more but for some reason I didn't, and now I'm kicking myself. Strange they were so cheap. They also had a few X1s without Kinect for $375 but I passed. What do you suppose I should do with my second one? Sell it or hook it up to my other TV?
I'd hook it up to another TV but that's just me. You could probably sell it for $350 if not more. I have a PS4 for my game room but eventually will add 1 to my media room and theater as well.
Thanks for your input, I think I'll hang on to it for a while and if one of my friends wants it for $360-$370 I'll sell it. Here's a screenshot of the shipping email for anyone who doesn't believe me. http://s42.photobucket.com/...
I guess I should check Amazon more frequently. I usually go there once a day. Time to up that to several times per day.
Dang nabbit, I still don't have enough for this deal even if my local Targets have any.
But i thought u were the real heisenburg
I'm on the up & up now. Times are hard for honest man.
Fuuuuuuuuu! I might get one...tomorrow!
I buy refurbished stuff and 9 times out of 10 I haven't had an issue. I already own a PS4, but let me know when they start doing this with the Xbox One. A $280 price tag sounds much better than $499.
I'd be all over this if they could do better than 30day warranty. I'm a little confused though. Are these refurbished or just items returned after opening? I don't understand why someone would return a working ps4 when they could probably sell it for more that asking price.
At Target they offer a 2-year return/warranty that you can purchase with the console. It's only $39 and covers product malfunctions of all types, and even things like you dropping it or if your stupid cat knocks it off the entertainment center. lol. http://www.target.com/p/tar...
In my opinion, this would be the only good time to buy that extended warranty.
Refurbished items are more often than not just returned items. GameStop in particular is just trade ins and returns. I don't believe they sell any factory refurbished ones, although I assume they have their own repair facilities to maximize broken trade-ins. A store refurbished item may not come with a manufacturer warranty at all, so may be worth checking on that if someone manages to pick up this deal. Either that or buy an extended warranty for $60. A factory refurb typically does come with the regular manufacturers warranty. You can usually tell if it's factory refurbished because it will come in factory packaging, or will explicitly state it.
i buy three
If you get the target card you get 5% off too, I got mine for $380. It's not a credit card, just a discount card.
Target is doing discount cards now? FFS, so many stores are getting rid of those hassles and now target is getting them?
That's bull. Target doesn't sell repackaged consoles. Ive worked for them for over 10 years. They send them back along with other returns on Tuesdays and thrusdays.
they dont normally do but it depends on the gstl working. i work for target also but this is an extreme ymmv
Very true. People in that thread are getting pissed at me when I'm telling them ya your not just going to walk into a target and get this deal. Fact is if Sony finds out those certain stores are doing this there going to get pissed. Plus if your console breaks. Good luck getting a new one cause anyone that sold them a 2 year warranty on a "as is item" scammed the shit out of them.
If this is true, and target sold them the warranty, wouldn't it be a store warranty where they replace it in store?
Sh1t..This thread got my attention $280..really...naw
Shut up and take my money.
You know what's (relatively) sad? Even if I found one of these things I still couldn't afford it.
Lol I know right.
the way i see it, if these are returned PS4, first make sure you plug that thing in before you leave target,these ps4's could be broken since there was small fail rate at launch, 2nd, if these are just repackaged and not refurbs, this is an awesome deal for anyone, because you still have the 1 year sony warranty. so i say jump on it if anyone can
these are ps4s that are returned for issues kinda like selling them as is. target rather than deal with shipping them back know theres a demand for these things so if they are broken. you can easily call sony and get them to send you a new one. you still get a ps4 for that price tag you might just have to jump through a few hoops. or you might get lucky and get perfect working one
Now that's what I call a deal
No way is this true. Let me know if someone actually finds one.
I go to Target only to pay more and feel loss. Funny if true tho
At least they tell you its repackaged, kind of. I remember going to Wal-Mart to buy a Zune HD (remember those? ) and took it home, found it kind of odd the device itself wasn't in a plastic wrap, and the screen didn't have the plastic guard. Figured meh MS probably got cheap with it. Turn it on and its almost filled with music and videos, and turns out it was broken. Wouldn't charge or sync with the computer at all. When taking it back, the guy from electronics basically freaked out because he knew it was an opened box item and quickly got me a new one.... lol
There are around 400 for resale at amazon too. The units for sale for around 380 from amazon wherehouse are brand new units from what I have heard. Although the Target deal is much better.
There are a lot of refurbs/returns selling in the UK . On amazon and eBay.
Never saw the Target in my area doing this for any kind of merchandise. It may be a regional thing. Also, as of about a week ago they were still out of PS4s.
Is N4G an advertising site or a 'gaming news' site? A general price drop across a whole country is news. A sale in just one retailer doesn't count as 'news'. It counts as an advertisement. In N4G have shares in that company, keep the article on. If they don't get it off immediately.
What's wrong with spreading the word about a good deal? I've often picked up things that I see posted on here because they're just to good to pass up. Everyone likes saving money.
Probably a scam. They don't call themselves Target for nothing.
I actually work at a Target, the odds of finding this "deal" are slim to none. Basically, when consoles are returned, if they are opened we are not 'supposed' to "repackage" them. (Edit: Any opened electronics are supposed to be sent out to repair, in case anything "bad" is on the hard drive.) Repackaging is a function that automatically takes off 30% from the sales price of an item. If this supposed PS4 was hidden, it was likely so an employee could buy it him/his self. This is not a secret deal, rather an employee at customer service doing what is more or less the wrong way of doing things. This is how I got my Xbox One, and the store literally lost money on my purchase. Again, the odds of anyone finding this are nearly impossible. Unless you know someone working at Target, don't even bother calling or checking unless you're already in the building.
Damn! People are trading their ps4 already?!