Submitted by Chupa-Chupa 1409d ago | opinion piece

PS3 Price Drop is Inevitable. Now is Your Chance to Sell

If you have been planning on selling your PS3, right now is a perfect time. The biggest Online retailer is offering an incredible amount of money for your 160GB PS3 system. The timing is also right before E3, which is rumored to unveil a new price drop for the system. (PS3)

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Warprincess116  +   1409d ago | Well said
Why would you want to sell a PS3?
TheMrMadzen  +   1409d ago
What a stupid article. Get a hard drive upgrade, if you need space! No need to buy a new console.
YoungMoney  +   1409d ago
The article covers selling your PS3 because you can get good money for it right now. Where did you read about buying a new console??
Best  +   1409d ago
I sold when the network went down
Rocket Sauce  +   1409d ago
Nobody reads this stuff.
hiredhelp  +   1409d ago
You sold when psn was down. i hope that was a joke.
kneon  +   1409d ago
Yah it was a joke, he's never owned one, just look at his comment history, full of trolling and anti-Sony crap.
duplissi  +   1408d ago
yeah there is, ylod...

im going to fix mine then sell it.
lil Titan  +   1408d ago
why cant there be articles about hard drives going on sale that fit the PS3? thats what would be worth looking into NEWEGG BABY!!!
HappyGaming  +   1408d ago
This is the time to sell your PS3 if you have a store and have a lot of PS3s in stock before Sony force you to sell them at a cheaper price...

oh wait this is a joke article that is talking about PS3 gamers selling their PS3s... hahaha that is quite funny indeed xD

The only valid reason to sell a PS3 is if you need to feed your children and have no job!
ChickenOfTheCaveMan  +   1408d ago
Woot? You sold your ps3 when psn went down...You got to be kidding!
ikkokucrisis  +   1408d ago
Wow, this Must be a Slow News Day if This article is still in the headlines!
X-DominusRebellis-X  +   1408d ago
This news fails for 2 reasons...

1. It's not cash, it's store credit
2. Read the fine print (UP TO $230 =/= $230)

Thanks for wasting our time, you prick! Not that I'd ever sell my PS3 anyways.
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iamnsuperman  +   1409d ago
Some people might want to. Like for instance to stop gaming and other reasons. I am still keeping mine but there are other real reasons.

Price drop would be good
Hisiru  +   1409d ago
And why would I want to sell a PS3?
ScentlessApprentice7  +   1409d ago | Funny
So you could go buy an Xbox 360...
and wait patiently until Microsoft upgrades you to it's revolutionary, ground-breaking, ever-ambitious new disc format. What with its INCREDIBLE 1 GB upgrade to 7.95 GB of maximum storage compared to the DVD format Xbox utilizes now.

Hey Sony, Eat...Your...Heart Out! Blu-Ray What???

LOL, oh nobody better be so damn dense as to not sense the immense sarcasm I'm hemorrhaging here.
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Boody-Bandit  +   1408d ago
This "so damn dense as to not sense the immense sarcasm I'm hemorrhaging here" had me bust off laughing so hard my head started to hurt.

Good stuff Scentless.
I wish I could give you 100+ bubble for funny!
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blumatt  +   1408d ago
lol Bubbles+ for Funny. hahaha Yeah a $200 PS3 would be unstoppable. Tons of exclusives + an awesome pricepoint would guarantee that the PS3 hits #1 on Amazon Videogame Bestsellers for several weeks/months.

I'll probably buy one for my cousin as well as a copy of MLB The Show '11.
DrFUD  +   1409d ago
you may want to sell one to get a new one.
the smaller cell chips in the newer models even since the first 120GB slims use less power and that can save money on electric bills
clarkdef  +   1408d ago
True plus they also perform better. I witnessed this playing BoarderLandds on my mates Slim, he had no pop in when level loading and he was into his levels faster than I was.

We were playing LAN when PSN was down so being right next to each other I got to see the difference first hand, and the difference is very obvious in the Slims favor.

I wana Slim now.
VINNIEPAZ  +   1408d ago
This is the perfect example over how Sony fanboys are the fastest to over react to anything even remotely close to being a diss to there precious system.

Its not telling you to sell ya system for no reason, it clearly reads, "If you have been planning on selling your PS3, right now is a perfect time."

Maybe some people were planning on selling there system. This is just giving a heads up they might wanna do it soon as a price drop may be on the way. Jesus christ get a grip fanboys. Nobody is out to get you. (well unless they attack the PSN again lol)
Morituri  +   1408d ago

Learn the differences. Might make you look less of a simpleton.
ActivistBike  +   1408d ago

If you want to correct this guy's grammar, you might as well correct everyone's grammar as well. Because I see alot of errors in people's comments in the grammar department.
Moentjers  +   1408d ago
@ Morituri

so, how many languages do you speak / write ???

Say thx to all of us who are so kind to use your language.
justlu  +   1408d ago
either most people don't know math or do not understand what this guy is saying. He's saying if you trade in your old ps3 @amazon you can get $230 in credit. IF you believe there will be a price drop and the ps3 will go down to $199. Then you can rebuy the ps3 and make $30 on top of getting a new warranty and a new ps3.
Godmars290  +   1409d ago
Wait, what?
The PS3 is going to have a price drop, so you might as well sell your old PS3...to use towards your new PS3 and play all the exclusives the system has.

So again - what?
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xPhearR3dx  +   1409d ago
The article never says anything about buying another PS3. It's stating if you want to sell your PS3 in general for what ever reason.
Godmars290  +   1408d ago
And unless someone is a COD/FPS addict who's still feeling the burn over PSN being down, is giving up on gaming in general, more than likely they're going to end up buying a PS3 again.
xPhearR3dx  +   1408d ago
Or they might end up buying a 360 instead.
Kurt Russell  +   1408d ago
Or a wii!
RedDevils  +   1408d ago
or quit gaming all together lol
lochdoun   1408d ago | Trolling | show
Dart89  +   1409d ago
I just can't see myself selling my ps3's cuz they are out of print and they all have backwards compatibility so it makes them that much more useful to me.
jc48573  +   1409d ago
it will break down sooner or later. maybe very soon according to my experience.
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Dart89  +   1409d ago
Well my 60gb did get the YLOD last year around March i just unplugged it put it in it's box and i plugged back in a few weeks ago and it's been working very well.

@below yes i know but i do have a slim where i do most of my gaming oh and i didn't disagree with you.
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Istanbull  +   1409d ago
I have 2 PS3's, maybe I will buy a 3rd when it hits 199 euros, just so I can unbox it again and experience the magic of opening the superior PS3 system...

ps: every sane person would know Sony would never announce a pricedrop at E3, those things are more for Games Convention wich is in August, close to the Holiday period.
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jc48573  +   1409d ago
I will say it again. Electronics do not last forever, especially launch consoles such as yours. When I got YLOD, I just fixed the darn thing and traded it in towards a new slim. If I want to play PS2 games, I play it on my ps2 wherever I want. It's not worth keeping for BC bro, so should seriously consider before it dies again.

Edit: I knew I was going to get a disagree, but you have to stop being so protective of your console and simply face the facts.
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Happythedog  +   1409d ago
What if it doesn't? I have a 80gig and it hasn't broke down if it does break that is IF then that is when I replace it.
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BrunoM  +   1408d ago
I got 2 ps3s one lunch 20Gig ( that right now it's a 500Gig ) and a slim with 500Gig ..

Not selling any and my lunch ps3 is still going strong .. Thank ps+ for the cloud saving lol that actualy help me cus I do gaming on my 2 systems

So ya no selling for me and if one would break I'd try fixing if no luck then ya who knows but I'd buy another one always have 2 at once
mttrackmaster38  +   1408d ago
My gaming pc hasnt broke in 3 years and all Ive upgrade is the gpu.
Sarick  +   1408d ago
You could get it re-balled at gophermods or another respective company. I had 1 PS3 YLOD sent it to Sony LOST everything. Got a referbrished one from Sony it LOST everything then got yet another refurbished one.

In my bedroom one I took a risk ad sent it to gophermods. It repaired without losing any data for under $100. I wanted re-ball service then but it wasn't available. I bought a slim transferred everything too it and packed up my PS3 fat. The PS3 fat has been sitting in a box several months.

Those BC PS3's aren't always dead yet!! If you re-ball them with new paste they're almost as good as new.
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gunnerforlife  +   1408d ago
@Dart isit just me or did allot of PS3s get YLOD last year around god of war launch :/
2v1  +   1408d ago
ther are people that are saturate this generation , whit gaming and whit sony.
lazertroy  +   1409d ago
I have a fat 80gb model perfect condition with a 500gb HDD.Not Backwards Compatible Should I sell it now so I can get a slim or stick with it?
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PLAYER5095  +   1409d ago
sell dat b*tch!
lazertroy  +   1409d ago
Where can I sell it? Gamestop only gonna give me $75 store credit for all that I might as well keep it.
ZBlacktt  +   1409d ago
Craigslist for $200 for that model with HD.
the_best_player  +   1409d ago
I have 60GB PS3 with a 320GB HDD in :)
The_Quiet_Man  +   1408d ago
@ lazertroy (wanted to reply to second comment but couldn't)

I went to my local Gamestop about a month ago & asked what they'd offer for my 80GB no BC too (I was thinking of trading for a slim). I got offered a 160 euros for mine (haven't traded it yet).

Your probably better off sticking it on ebay or something just too see if you can get a better price, $75 isn't alot where I come from. Europeans would probably snap it off you & pay more since there paying extra for 2nd hand PS3's in their own stores.

With the games being region free it wouldn't matter although I don't know if an SD TV (old E.U. TVs) can display US PS3s cause of the NTSC settings?). Most people have HD TVs now anyway so it should still get a alot of interest.
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zeal0us  +   1409d ago
finally 199 plz : ) me will be getting one if it that price or lower i won't complain.
news4geeks  +   1409d ago
not until 2012. sony just don't have the finance with the early losses and with psn being down. It's serious business not a school boy rivalry for bragging rights.
Fanboys_suck  +   1409d ago
I sold my ps3 when PSN went down. XBL is so much consistent, not to mention a lot more features are available, I can see why PS3 users want party chat for PSN.
ZBlacktt  +   1409d ago
I have both consoles. Since when over the years has the PSN had issue's other then this recent hack? The XBL has issue's all the time. Be it on a much smaller scale. But it does more often. The XBL is a glorified Wii set up. Same cute little player profile. Same cute little sounds and all. Plus, it sounds like you just committed yourself to playing the top multi-platform games. As the console you just sold has all the top exclusives.

But then again, a true gamer would have never sold a console and seen past the hacker issue in the first place.
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Nivalis  +   1409d ago
Probably just covert trolling and never owned one to begin with.
ConstipatedGorilla  +   1408d ago
What are these "issues" XBL has "all the time"? I'm on quite a bit and never have any trouble. Btw, I sold my PS3 before the hacking incident even happened. I personally couldn't care less about all the PS3 exclusives everyone here keeps talking about.
Fanboys_suck  +   1408d ago
I said I sold my PS3 because of PSN. I can do whatever I want to do, I couldn't care less of PS3 exclusives. It's funny u call yourself a true gamer, because a true gamer doesn't necessarily mean a smart consumer.
ipe  +   1409d ago
Then enjoy playing poker and chating on live.lol
Nivalis  +   1409d ago
I think i'll keep all of mine, and my 360s too, even though 360s are going to be worth absolutely sod-all when they announce the next system soon enough.

Who am I kidding, they're worth next to nothing already, non-slim 360 (ANY version) in UK only has a trade in valid (store credit, which is higher than cash), of £30.
moeqawama  +   1409d ago
GoldPS3  +   1409d ago
You a fool if you sell your PS3. Unless you need money for something else important like food or bills then it is understandable.
outwar6010  +   1409d ago
when the proce drops im buying another one for the living room lol
Raendom  +   1408d ago
If the price drops $10 each day and the stores said better sell now before we only give $10! I still wouldn't. When I bought a PS3 I aimed to keep it until the PS4 at very least (even then wouldn't sell it, just wouldn't replace it if it broke).
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Chocoboh  +   1408d ago
Why would I want to sell my 80gb phat with the card readers and the ability to play ps2 games and all that? Mines even mint still and have the box in perfect condition too. Regulary take it apart to clean the dust out of it. Still works like new.
Rageanitus  +   1408d ago
I didnt know the 80gb had card readers... only he 20 gb and 60 gb had them....

My bro has the 80gb version and I have the 60gb... mine has the card readers his doesnt.
madpuppy  +   1408d ago
my brother has the 80gig with partial backwards compatibility and it has the card readers and the 4 usb ports on front.
Rageanitus  +   1408d ago
mmmm didnt know they had 2 80gb skus
josephayal  +   1408d ago
Time to sell my 60GB for $1,500
Neko_Mega  +   1408d ago
Sorry not go, but I might sale my PS3 if the new PS3 Slim's offer something new.
madpuppy  +   1408d ago
I'm curious, IDK if English is your second language or that you speak a different kind of english (eg: American english, British English) but I have seen a lot of people use the word "sale" as a verb, Like " I will sale my car next year."
In American English the verb for "sale" is "sell" or "sold" if have transferred ownership of an item already.
I am not trying to be a grammer nazi or anything, I just want to understand if it is a "lost in translation" thing or just a difference in the rules of English From different English speaking countries. ( the last thing is it is some sort of weird Internet meme that I have never heard of.)
madpuppy  +   1407d ago
what douche would disagree with my question? speak up or grow up.
ninjagoat  +   1408d ago
Really these articles need moderating.
Kratos_1986  +   1408d ago
currently playing GT5 and socom 4 .. sell my ps3 ? hehe noway , btw guys my hard dride is almost full i have the 60g ps3 how can i upgrade ? and also is it possible to use an external HD to save my games ?

sorry for the bad spelling
TBONEJF  +   1408d ago
why why sell such a good ass system 299$? I would never sell my PS3 I keep all my consoles.
2v1  +   1408d ago
well if mi current slim give me any other problem , that im force to spend any more money on a system again,sorry but i will game on pc until next generation cosoles arrive.
ZILLA  +   1408d ago
cant wait for the price drop,im gonna get my 3rd PS3 for my garage.i got a pretty nice set up in there but i have to keep taking my sons PS3 out there to play.PS3 FTW!!!
earbus  +   1408d ago
$500 in aust lol no thanks.
Veeger  +   1408d ago
When price drops, I'll buy another.
chesed  +   1408d ago
Really, advertisements should not count as news articles.

That said, the articles states $230. It doesn't mention that it's a $230 Amazon gift card. Not cash. Jus' sayin'.
DeeZee  +   1408d ago
It'd be silly to sell and re-buy a PS3 this late in the game. Just keep it and wait for the PS4 that will probably hit in a couple of years. Then sell the PS3 and don't look back.

Also, why does the bad articles always get so hot? I'm starting to think the title is the most important thing, hmmm...
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Treyb3yond  +   1408d ago
No quality control. That's the problem with n4g.
condemmedman  +   1408d ago
You guys keep going on about all these exclusives .
they have pretty much both sold the same amount so I don't think they mean much to the average gamer where the money is.
moolox  +   1408d ago
Fanboy rubbish, site and fanboys full of it. Without all the lovely consoles you would end up with whatever they decide you have at whatever price they want.

The PS4 without the 360 to keep it on its toes will be £600 with no price drops ever. The 720 could be another windows vista that would be fixed after 2 years at a cost to you. Sony and MSXBOX need each other.

But i suppose we still be able to play Call of duty mario(pegi 3) on the nintendo cafe built from what the recievers at sony sell them.

Bantor is bantor but some of these reports are hell bent on impacting the companys which also effects JOBS and the customer experience.
leonlion  +   1408d ago
If you wanna sell your xbox 360 then good luck because they only fetch $40
Rageanitus  +   1408d ago
They should drop the price and introduce only 1 sku 299 dollars for the move ps3...... I could care less what hd size they give us since most things can fit on 1 disc.
WetN00dle69  +   1408d ago
Who the hell would wanna sell their PS3?
Whackedorange  +   1408d ago
The people who approved this junky article that is if they have one in the first place.

No sane person would sell their ps3
ryan_s  +   1408d ago
lol i never thought of buying a console as an investment
Biggest  +   1408d ago
Not many people do. The people who wrote the article just want hits. Buying and using a PS3 in the hopes of gaining $30 6 years later is beyond stupid.
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