Sony PS3 slim 120GB console 129.98 Gamestation
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Sony PS3 slim 120GB console 129.98 Gamestation

£129.98
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Found 26th Apr 2011
Cheapest PS3 slim yet. Looks like a possible pricing error on Gamestation site as the PS3 preowned is £189.99. However it seems like worth a purchase once Gamestation restock.
This is my first post so I apologise if I've missed something.

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out of stock

Out of stock.

yep you missed something, it's out of stock and not available to anyone, apart from that great deal

*JINX*

Gamestation are unlikely to restock as this model was discontinued by Sony.

The 120gb version isn't produced any more (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3)... so the chances of this ever coming back in stock are slim to none (if you pardon the pun).

Cold!

Playstaion network is down anyway buy an Xbox 360

£129. But then theres the hidden cost of the Identity theft and unauthorised bank charges from the massive data leak Sony just had. I have all 3 consoles, but would recomend anyone to buy an Xbox.

teddy1590

£129. But then 'potentially' theres the hidden cost of the Identity theft … £129. But then 'potentially' theres the hidden cost of the Identity theft and unauthorised bank charges from the massive data leak Sony 'may' just 'have' had. I have all 3 consoles, but would recomend anyone to buy an Xbox.



No confirmation that cc details have been accessed. CVV codes aren't stored server-side either. I don't usually correct peoples posts, but at least it sounds less like a scaremongering fan boy now. I have more than 3 consoles as well so I am obviously the ultimate winner.

AndrewRoss

No confirmation that cc details have been accessed. CVV codes aren't … No confirmation that cc details have been accessed. CVV codes aren't stored server-side either. I don't usually correct peoples posts, but at least it sounds less like a scaremongering fan boy now. I have more than 3 consoles as well so I am obviously the ultimate winner.



I'm not a fanboy, and I'm not scaremongering. If the CC details stored on the PSN are so useless, please, give me your credit card details and expiration dates now. Given the amount of personal info thats also allegedley been leaked, Identity theft seems a very real possibility. By denying there's a realistic threat to those whose details have been leaked, makes you sound like a fanboy.

Did you actually read Sony's press release? Did you actually read my post? No-one denied anything. Yes there is a threat I am not denying that, but not one single person so far has confirmed unauthorised bank charges etc. and Sony have not confirmed that credit card data was leaked only that it 'could' have been minus the all important CVV number. You know the one you need to process a card transaction? Never mind secure code etc.

So, I say again, 'potentially' as a result of what has been officially reported today you 'could' become the victim of ID theft. Not everyone will, some might, most will not. Some might become victims through other things and blame it on this. Nothing is certain and I do agree that is worrying.

But don't come on websites telling people they are going to face unauthorised bank charges etc. and then recommend a competitors product. fanboy.

AndrewRoss

Did you actually read Sony's press release? Did you actually read my … Did you actually read Sony's press release? Did you actually read my post? No-one denied anything. Yes there is a threat I am not denying that, but not one single person so far has confirmed unauthorised bank charges etc. and Sony have not confirmed that credit card data was leaked only that it 'could' have been minus the all important CVV number. You know the one you need to process a card transaction? Never mind secure code etc. So, I say again, 'potentially' as a result of what has been officially reported today you 'could' become the victim of ID theft. Not everyone will, some might, most will not. Some might become victims through other things and blame it on this. Nothing is certain and I do agree that is worrying.But don't come on websites telling people they are going to face unauthorised bank charges etc. and then recommend a competitors product. fanboy.



Of course, I disagreed with you, therefore I failed to read your post. I read the press release, and I read your post. This hack happened 6 days ago, going on 7. Sony have now announced the data leak, and the "potential" credit card information leak only now. Are we to wait another 7 days before they confirm that they have indeed screwed up to epic proportions? I figured give people a heads up about the potential pitfalls of buying a Playstation 3. Sure, maybe I worded it in a way that suggested it was more likely to happen than is currently known, but with situations such as this, are we not best to assume the worst. Add to that the fact I have a PSN account, albeit with an outdated debit card, so I'm a tad **** that Sony have failed in their basic responsibility of protecting the data I have given them.

Continue to call me fanboy all you like, but as I said, failing to recognize that this is a potentially harmful leak to ALL PSN users just stinks of you attempting to defend Sony's incompetency. Saying "Most will not" be affected is just as bad as me assuming everyone will be affected. Their is a market for data which has been illegally sourced, and I can imagine such extensive details would be lucrative to anyone with a desire to defraud individuals. If believing that there is such a small chance of your information being used to untoward purposes helps you sleep at night, by all means, continue. But personally I'll be going about changing any passwords which were the same as my PSN account, and will be deleting any information as soon as the network comes online again.

I don't have my credit card details stored on PSN. I'm not even sure if I used my real name and address. I sleep fine.

teddy1590

Of course, I disagreed with you, therefore I failed to read your post. I … Of course, I disagreed with you, therefore I failed to read your post. I read the press release, and I read your post. This hack happened 6 days ago, going on 7. Sony have now announced the data leak, and the "potential" credit card information leak only now. Are we to wait another 7 days before they confirm that they have indeed screwed up to epic proportions? I figured give people a heads up about the potential pitfalls of buying a Playstation 3. Sure, maybe I worded it in a way that suggested it was more likely to happen than is currently known, but with situations such as this, are we not best to assume the worst. Add to that the fact I have a PSN account, albeit with an outdated debit card, so I'm a tad **** that Sony have failed in their basic responsibility of protecting the data I have given them. Continue to call me fanboy all you like, but as I said, failing to recognize that this is a potentially harmful leak to ALL PSN users just stinks of you attempting to defend Sony's incompetency. Saying "Most will not" be affected is just as bad as me assuming everyone will be affected. Their is a market for data which has been illegally sourced, and I can imagine such extensive details would be lucrative to anyone with a desire to defraud individuals. If believing that there is such a small chance of your information being used to untoward purposes helps you sleep at night, by all means, continue. But personally I'll be going about changing any passwords which were the same as my PSN account, and will be deleting any information as soon as the network comes online again.



There is a huge difference between data being leaked and data being obtained by malicious hacking...

The only network that's 100% secure is one with no network connectivity, and then it ceases to become a useful network. Given enough time and resource any network can be hacked.

My maths might be a bit wrong but let me explain something - you made a post without putting an exaggerated threat into context and told people to buy a competitors product so I stand by what I said. I denied nothing, your reworded explanation falls perfectly into what I said - 'potentially'.

Now to the maths:

75 million PSN accounts, (God knows how many have useful information). A large number are secondaries/dummies etc so let's say 35 million actual accounts with actual information.

A team of 20 people defrauding 2 people each per day, 365 days a year would take 342 years to do that to 5 million people.

So I stand by saying your claim is exaggerated. I am annoyed, I am worried but even if it is fraudulent 'most' customers will not be affected. Sony had to evaluate the risk before disclosing information, they have done nothing wrong.
Edited by: "AndrewRoss" 27th Apr 2011

AndrewRoss

My maths might be a bit wrong but let me explain something - you made a … My maths might be a bit wrong but let me explain something - you made a post without putting an exaggerated threat into context and told people to buy a competitors product so I stand by what I said. I denied nothing, your reworded explanation falls perfectly into what I said - 'potentially'.Now to the maths:75 million PSN accounts, (God knows how many have useful information). A large number are secondaries/dummies etc so let's say 35 million actual accounts with actual information.A team of 20 people defrauding 2 people each per day, 365 days a year would take 342 years to do that to 5 million people.So I stand by saying your claim is exaggerated. I am annoyed, I am worried but even if it is fraudulent 'most' customers will not be affected. Sony had to evaluate the risk before disclosing information, they have done nothing wrong.



You're making a lot of assumptions there...
And you have to bare in mind a lot of the time this information is sold en masse.

I'm not affected by this due to not having a PSN account, but hopefully Sony's statement was a bit of an overreaction in the style of Japanese companies being overly willing to fall on their sword.

Ok teddy1590, your balls are bigger...no wait...AndrewRoss, your balls are bigger....no wait....

Simples! Have a secondary bank account with just few quid on it for paypal and this kind of things nad you won't be worried.

I am using my RBS one never have more than 50 squid on it.

While a few are assuming.....


Let's assume this c/c info scare is just 'spin' from Sony in the first place, cos all hackers are thieves and fraudsters and what not!

SFJnet

Ok teddy1590, your balls are bigger...no wait...AndrewRoss, your balls … Ok teddy1590, your balls are bigger...no wait...AndrewRoss, your balls are bigger....no wait....



Have you been watching me get dressed? I thought I saw a light across the street the other day.

I realise I am making a lot of assumptions, but I am simply trying to provide a balanced argument. Sony didn't leave these details on a laptop in a public place, they were stolen. We don't know the extent of what was stolen, if any or all of it was encrypted etc.

Also usually when information like this is sold en masse it is not bought with the intention of taking out credit in other people's names or using their credit/debit card details. It's usually unscrupulous advertisers that buy this sort of information to send you crap. Play and M&S both had an issue recently that resulted in a marked increase in spam in my inbox, which whilst annoying was harmless.

There are a number of safety measures in place to prevent this sort of thing that do give me some peace of mind;

1. Most if not all websites require your CVV.
2. Most if not all websites will only dispatch a first order to your registered billing address.
3. You can get credit reports online very cheaply, to protect yourself, experian offer a £1 one (or did).
4. Actually stealing your ID to obtain credit takes time, stealing 5 million ID's to obtain credit takes a ton of time, be it 20 people or 200 doing it (200 people doing 2 a day would take 34 years to do 5 million).
5. There are other safeguards against this type of thing, that need to be taken into context, potential is not the same as actual.

Thats all I won't be contributing to this thread further. There is a threat, information was stolen, I am annoyed about it, but you have to not blow these things out of proportion. I don't see how blaming Sony helps - they turned off the network to prevent further information being stolen and improve security whilst having an outside firm conduct an investigation. What actually did they do wrong? No one knows if the intrusion was stopped whilst the guy had 5 or 100% of the information. Everything else is speculation.

Edited by: "AndrewRoss" 27th Apr 2011
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