Where to get a PS3?

@celestos (814)
United States
November 19, 2008 6:21am CST
I was looking into buying a PS3 and was wondering where would be the best place to get one. Financially I can only afford so much and I just cannot afford a $500.00 console. Any ideals,besides EBay. I have noticed on EBay there is no way to get one under a specific amount. People tend to bid up high and then people take turns battling until it would be cheaper to just buy one at the store.
4 responses
@ron0540 (30)
• United States
19 Nov 08
In the USofA, the 80gig PS3 is selling everywhere for $399.00. That is with the blue-ray player which is really great, plays regular DVD's, plays PS3 games as well as PS2 games. I have had mine for about 6 months and its a really good game system.
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@celestos (814)
• United States
20 Nov 08
Where did you buy yours? Have you had any problems with the lens? I have noticed people on Ebay selling theirs and most are as is and says the blue ray lens wont work?
• United States
21 Nov 08
Hi Celestos, Didn't realize you lived in Mich. I bought mine at a GameStop. It is one of the original 80gig machines and was $499 when I bought it. Now, all the 80gig machines I see are $399. I have no problem with the lens for the Blue-Ray or DVD formats. To enjoy the Blue-Ray format you have to have a HDTV, and prferably use the HDMI connection. The Pic quality is amazing. I would suggest that if you buy one off of e-bay, use PayPal to pay for the transaction. You get a better guarantee that what you pay for is what you get. And, of course, check the history of the seller. There are some pretty creative low life's out there. Good luck, and if I can help, just ask. also, where is Roseville, Mich. When I was a kid, I lived in the U.P. near Gwinn, Mich for three winters. The cooldest, but beautiful, place I have ever been to. 40 degrees below zero is really nuts. Good luck ron
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@celestos (814)
• United States
21 Nov 08
Thank you so much for the reply and the information.I really wanted to try this system out and wanted to make sure that the blue ray lens wasn't something to worry to much about. Thank you again:)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I found a store online with free shipping and great prices on the ps3 and all the games and accessories. It's called: www.theps3storeonline.com
@arcidy (5017)
• United States
30 Dec 08
I think its worth the $500 since I use it for mostly movies you can have most of your movies stored on that system. I haved saved probally more then $1000 from buying movies since all I do is download it and store it on the ps3.
• United States
30 Dec 08
If you are looking for a cheap Playstation 3 that you can be sure you wont be scammed you should shop online. One of the best site is www.amazon.com, there are many vendors to choose from where you can find new a Playstation 3 for around $400 or a used Playstation 3 for $50-$100 less than buying a new one from other vendors selling cheaper (new) Playstation 3. Online shopping is almost always cheaper than store shopping because there are many different options to choose from and it is much more convenient. Plus, at sites like Amazon you can qualify for free "super saver shipping" which gives you free shipping if your order qualifies by having a total of $25 dollars or more of a certain vendors items.