Renting a PS3 console- does any store do this?

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#1 Posted by bitedcurbnow (1065 posts) -

My PS3 just died today and I was wondering if anyone knows of any place that rents them out. I remember that Blockbuster used to rent older consoles, but I don't think they do anymore.

#2 Posted by aaron6581230 (2133 posts) -
your ps3 died? Send it back to sony! It hasn't been a year yet!
#3 Posted by thefoolagain200 (1653 posts) -
your ps3 died? Send it back to sony! It hasn't been a year yet!aaron6581230
#4 Posted by jimm895 (7703 posts) -
Have you called Sony tech support yet because usually they can help you get the system up and running over the phone unless you happen to have gotten one of the few defects. And if you happen to have one there fairly fast with customer support.
#5 Posted by DataDream (3195 posts) -

YES - Blockbuster video rents PS3 and 360 consoles. Here's the thing they will require a deposit on an actual credit card and they will not accept Debit cards - must be actual credit card.

At least this is the case at my local BlockBuster - so I would think most if not all would have the same console rental policy.

But yeah - still send yours in, but while you're waiting check BlockBuster. Also check Hollywood Video as they have one of the largest game store franchises in the U.S. (GameCrazy) - so there is a good chance they rent consoles as well.

#6 Posted by l8bitz (3251 posts) -
Probably at the same place where they rent out high quality gaming computers.
#7 Posted by Deihmos (7819 posts) -

Blockbuster does or use to do it. It's expensive anda waste of time.I would just send it in and read a book inmy spare time.

#8 Posted by bitedcurbnow (1065 posts) -

NVM My console wasn't dead, my sister's house is just wierdly wired. I checked it on two outlets and they happened to be controlled by two different switches in two different rooms. It's like M.C. Escher did the electrical work in this house lol.

#9 Posted by -DirtySanchez- (32760 posts) -
well first off call sony and get it replaced, and secondly yes places liek rent way rent out consoles, im sure they have starts to do so with the ps3 by now
#10 Posted by FatCat360 (414 posts) -
He said it wasnt dead his sister has bad wiring in her house.
#11 Posted by Mynx_15 (139 posts) -
Dont rent ps3 at any cost! Because if broke you need to pay it!!!!!!!!
#15 Posted by BH14 (1742 posts) -

My PS3 just died today and I was wondering if anyone knows of any place that rents them out. I remember that Blockbuster used to rent older consoles, but I don't think they do anymore.

bitedcurbnow

Don't rent a PS3 because it is a complete ripoff. You are better saving and buying a brand new ps3. Rent-A-Center used to charge $30 a week to rent a PS3. After 30 weeks and $900 later, it is yours to keep according to a website. Biggest ripoff.

I remember watching a judge judy court case and a person rented a ps3 after launch and she owed $2500 to a rent-a-center, aarons or someother place.

#17 Posted by Megavideogamer (5496 posts) -

Blockbuster used to do this. All Blockbusters in my region are extinct. But there is a independant Videogame/PC store that does rental on systems. Maybe you have a similar shop next to you.

You need a credit Card to do this.

#19 Posted by ProjectPat187 (1984 posts) -
Probably at the same place where they rent out high quality gaming computers.l8bitz
and what place rents out high quality gaming computers? as I never heard of this.
#20 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

Aug 18, 2007

*facepalm*