Manufacturer Refurbished PS3

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#1 Posted by Oldgun (161 posts) -

Hi fellow gamespotters,

I still can't get over the loss of my beloved 80GB MGS4 Bundle PS3 (2008-2012) due to YLOD. Eventhough I bought a replacement Slim PS3 (not the ultra slim) I still miss the big old beauty. So I decided to look for one. I stumbled upon on Ebay and found This.

I need your advise if that's a good deal, is it worth to get one? Atleast, I can keep this as a memorable 'working' original PS3 in my collection.

And please don't talk about getting my old one repaired. Its history.....

Thanks everyone !

#2 Posted by Megavideogamer (5522 posts) -

Yes Buy the PS3 60GB manufacturer Refurbished PS3. Sony has repaired these and fixxed any YLOD issues. For $299.99 which is reasonable.

I would buy this if I didn't Already have a working PS3 60GB Which still works. I bought this for $250.00 with 2 controllers. I also bought another PS3 60 GB console for the Epic spouse. for $150.00 with just one controller.

But if you really enjoy using the the B/C feature of the original PS3. Then yes buy the 60GB Sony themselves have refurbished these consoles. The original version was the best looking Complete with Spiderman font. In addition to the Playstation 2 backwards compatibilites and the SD card slots which are useful to have sometimes. Plus the 4 USB ports

I spent a long time hunting down a PS3 60GB which was a huge pain. But it was worth it to me. I have 152 Playstation 2 games and 58 Playstation games So the Backwards compatibities of the Playstation 3 60GB is a feature that I actually use. I also have 130 PS3 games. So I can enjoy all three generation of Playstation on 1 console.

So spending all that time searching for a PS3 60GB phat was worth it. Then the spouse decided that the 60giger was the best. And I had to search again.

Even though at the time I had a brand new PS3 40GB model. I still took the time to search for an original phat because it is still the best version. I have a regular slim and a superslim. The original is still the best. For $299.99 a refurbished PS3 phat 60giger is worth it.

I would buy it if I didn't already have 1 or had to yet to find the spouse one.

#3 Posted by MonsieurX (31526 posts) -
Get a 40$ PS2 and call it a day,imo.
#4 Posted by BH14 (1760 posts) -

Hi fellow gamespotters,

I still can't get over the loss of my beloved 80GB MGS4 Bundle PS3 (2008-2012) due to YLOD. Eventhough I bought a replacement Slim PS3 (not the ultra slim) I still miss the big old beauty. So I decided to look for one. I stumbled upon on Ebay and found This.

I need your advise if that's a good deal, is it worth to get one? Atleast, I can keep this as a memorable 'working' original PS3 in my collection.

And please don't talk about getting my old one repaired. Its history.....

Thanks everyone !

Oldgun

You should have learned your lesson when your fat ps3 got the ylod after a few years. The fat ps3s are less reliable than the slims so why would you even want to take the risk? Besides the fats sound like a washer machine, too big, uses a ton of electric, gets super hot and you are willing to buy a +7 year old USED system WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. Buy used games? OK.... Buy used systems whether fat, slim or super slim? NO WAY!

#5 Posted by clr84651 (5541 posts) -

Stick with The Slim model. That's my advice. The regular ones are good, but why go back now. It's your life, but I like my Slim. 

#6 Posted by Sokol4ever (6324 posts) -

I wouldn't worry about it. You have perfectly capable and working PS3. If you're craving PS2 games, pick up 40$ PS2 and save yourself time and a lot of money. ;)