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I have no idea about PS3s, so don't really know what to look for. I wanted to get a cheap one to play a few exclusive games on, but don't really know what I should be looking for or what to avoid. … Read More
teh arn Avatar
2y, 6m agoPosted 2 years, 6 months ago
I have no idea about PS3s, so don't really know what to look for.

I wanted to get a cheap one to play a few exclusive games on, but don't really know what I should be looking for or what to avoid.
Is there a certain model that's more likely to have issues?
Should I avoid certain models etc?

I don't mind buying a YLOD PS3 to fix up and use.
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2y, 6m agoPosted 2 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Check the seal hasn't been broken on the original fat ones.
#2
IamMT
Check the seal hasn't been broken on the original fat ones.

I'd do that normally, but I think I'd need to break the seal to do any fixes anyway.
I guess having an untouched seal would give peace of mind.
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teh arn
IamMT
Check the seal hasn't been broken on the original fat ones.

I'd do that normally, but I think I'd need to break the seal to do any fixes anyway.
I guess having an untouched seal would give peace of mind.

At least you'd know you're the first person in to it... instead of the previous owner bodging a repair and selling it on to you.
#4
If you get one from Game you get a 12 month guarantee.
#5
mazyaman
If you get one from Game you get a 12 month guarantee.

Not looking to spend that much to be honest, maybe £50 max.
#6
teh arn
mazyaman
If you get one from Game you get a 12 month guarantee.

Not looking to spend that much to be honest, maybe £50 max.

that's cool, but don't cut your nose off to spite your face, that's my only advice mate.
#7
mazyaman
teh arn
mazyaman
If you get one from Game you get a 12 month guarantee.
Not looking to spend that much to be honest, maybe £50 max.
that's cool, but don't cut your nose off to spite your face, that's my only advice mate.

It's either buy one now for a lower price and fix anything that's needed, or pay a higher price (double) for an older model (Or just wait for them to drop a bit more)
Can't justify paying £100 for a ps3.

Edited By: teh arn on Jan 03, 2015 15:28
#8
If your local game has 40gb/80gb/160gb there £39.99 used until Sunday then back up to £49.99 just depends what's in stock =)
#9
chavkiller
If your local game has 40gb/80gb/160gb there £39.99 used until Sunday then back up to £49.99 just depends what's in stock =)

Might take a look; no local Game stores around here though, they were all closed because they thought it would be a great idea to have 3 in the same town center.

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