Just a friendly PS2 reminder

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#1 Posted by Heirren (17387 posts) -
A while back somebody was claiming PS2s were becoming impossible to find, in effect increasing the asking price of the console. Well, Tiger Direct and Circuit City, among others, have them in stock.
#2 Posted by MonsieurX (30484 posts) -
130$? :|
#3 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

130$? :|MonsieurX

Seriously, that was my first thought too...

#4 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23614 posts) -
Or just buy a used ps3 60gb for 260$
#5 Posted by Heirren (17387 posts) -
[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]130$? :|

That's not so bad, is it?
#6 Posted by NiKva (8768 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heirren"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"]130$? :|

That's not so bad, is it?

I would expect it to be under $130, I don't know... maybe like $40 :|
#7 Posted by mariokart64fan (19522 posts) -

ps2s hard to find? no way , i see them on craigslist all the time super nintendos how ever ? now those are harder to find

#8 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5207 posts) -

Brand New PS2s have become harder to find, however I see used ones all the time, sometimes for really cheap.

#9 Posted by JuanGrande386 (1115 posts) -

I guess if you wanted brand new, $130 isnt terrible. Ive picked up 4 PS2 fattys and 2 PS2 slims from Goodwills this year for $5-$25 apiece. They all worked. I kept the $5 slim for myself then sold the others each for about $40ish with a couple cheap games I also picked up.

#10 Posted by d_parker (1715 posts) -

Tried to sell a new PS2 a couple years ago for $50.00 and got no takers - makes me glad I hoarded it, I mean held on to it.

#11 Posted by TheKungFool (5384 posts) -

the sad part is, I honestly don't think $130 is all that bad, given that its a do-all machine that will play your dvds, PS1 and PS2 games.

and you're paying for the "brand new" factor, which is relevant because of how many game/video hours most used PS2s have already logged.

#12 Posted by rilpas (8222 posts) -
I bought my slim, new for 80 euro. Honestly, how can the PS2 be hard to find? the thing sold 150+ million
#13 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (977 posts) -

130$ is quite cheap for a new PS2; equivalent to £81.

Over here they're holding steady at between £100 and £120, which is still reasonable for brand new. And up to 2012 they were still being made, though not sure if they are now.

#14 Posted by Darkman2007 (17929 posts) -

the sad part is, I honestly don't think $130 is all that bad, given that its a do-all machine that will play your dvds, PS1 and PS2 games.

and you're paying for the "brand new" factor, which is relevant because of how many game/video hours most used PS2s have already logged.

TheKungFool
its worse in Europe, on Amazon UK a new PS2 costs £114 , which is more like 200 dollars. I still can't understand why it costs this much , the hardware is 12 years old, unless the hardware itself isn't being made anymore which drives up prices due to limited stocks.
#15 Posted by Dudersaper (32949 posts) -
Here we still have a few stores with PS2's selling new for 75-85 euros.
#16 Posted by achilles614 (4858 posts) -
I think my local gamestop has a bunch of PS2 for like 30 bucks along with some gamecubes...sucks to be you guys. Actually looked on gamestops website and they have 36 consoles within 15 miles from my house but they're 50 bucks each. I guess the 130 for a new console is pretty good.
#17 Posted by rilpas (8222 posts) -
I think my local gamestop has a bunch of PS2 for like 30 bucks along with some gamecubes...sucks to be you guys.achilles614
of course, you could buy them and sell them on ebay. but I'm guessing you're too busy pretending to be awesome to use that noggin' of yours
#18 Posted by achilles614 (4858 posts) -
[QUOTE="achilles614"]I think my local gamestop has a bunch of PS2 for like 30 bucks along with some gamecubes...sucks to be you guys.rilpas
of course, you could buy them and sell them on ebay. but I'm guessing you're too busy pretending to be awesome to use that noggin' of yours

My time as a student is worth more to me than the time required to purchase and resell the PS2 consoles, oh well. But I guess someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed, no need to get annoyed at what you think I'm trying to pretend to be (don't even know where you got that from).
#19 Posted by TheFatPerson (1835 posts) -

PS2s and games are actually so easy to come by. Part of the reason why I'm now collecting for the system.

#20 Posted by Threesixtyci (4287 posts) -

Or just buy a used ps3 60gb for 260$JigglyWiggly_

Well, at least PS2's have lead solder, can't say the same for the PS3.

#21 Posted by Heirren (17387 posts) -

Brand New PS2s have become harder to find, however I see used ones all the time, sometimes for really cheap.

Shenmue_Jehuty
That was my reason for posting this. They're still readily available from established retailers. There's likely warehouses full of new ps2s. I remember when Amazon was selling new Dreamcasts for $88--which happened two times in the last 3 years or so. How I kick myself for not buying one, sometimes. For ps2 though, the used market is a risky one. As pointed out, one doesn't know the care of a system when buying used, which is all the more important on a disc based platform. I've got a perfectly fine working fat model, but I'm thinking about getting another for the long haul.
#22 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23614 posts) -

[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]Or just buy a used ps3 60gb for 260$Threesixtyci

Well, at least PS2's have lead solder, can't say the same for the PS3.

There's nothing wrong with lead free solder, just the stuff they used. Still, if you are handy, you can always reball, provided you already have the equipment. If not, you can always just sent it in to be repaired.
#23 Posted by gregbmil (2607 posts) -

I'm more shocked hearing that Circuit City is still around rather than the PS2 being $130:P I thought they went out of bussiness like 10 years ago

#24 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

[QUOTE="rilpas"][QUOTE="achilles614"]I think my local gamestop has a bunch of PS2 for like 30 bucks along with some gamecubes...sucks to be you guys.achilles614
of course, you could buy them and sell them on ebay. but I'm guessing you're too busy pretending to be awesome to use that noggin' of yours

My time as a student is worth more to me than BLAHBLAHBLAH... Boy can I drone on and on about my insignificant existence, or WHAT...

For a student, you've got utter **** for brains and zero reading comprehension... We're discussing NEW PS2s, not used available at GameStop.

READ, then open your gob.

:lol:

#25 Posted by AjarnLenny (260 posts) -

If you ever go to Thailand on holiday you can pick a new one up for US$65!

They play my European games and the ehr "Street Vendor " games. I'm no expert but I think they are all modded out of the box. But when I asked the guy in the shop he said "Play Euro, USA Japan, no need chip".