Refurbished PS3?

#1 Edited by Ninjafern (421 posts) -

So I found a really good deal for an 80GB PS2 backwards compatible PS3 online ($299).  Only problem is that it is refurbished.  Has anyone ever purchased a refurbished one?  I want to grab it but I'm not sure how things like the warranty and PSN accounts will work on a refurbished system.  Anyone have any advice?    

#2 Posted by greenblattsam (81 posts) -

It means other than yourself fixing it (thats if it ever breaks again). I would go for it,but I wish when i was at launch decided  to get one game and a 60gb instead of a 40gb and some games.

#3 Posted by EdIsCool (1122 posts) -

I paid slightly less than that for a new slim with LBP and Resistence 2 before Christmas, backwards compatibility must be really important to you.

#4 Posted by Ninjafern (421 posts) -
@EdIsCool said:

" I paid slightly less than that for a new slim with LBP and Resistence 2 before Christmas, backwards compatibility must be really important to you. "

I wouldn't say that it's REALLY important but it would be cool to have.  Just wondering if it's worth the tradeoff.    
#5 Posted by fini_fly (767 posts) -

I bought mine new, but the laser mechanism jammed, and I got it fixed, so technically, mine is refurbished. After the fix everything is working fine, so as long as it was refurbished professionally then you should be okay.

#6 Edited by agentboolen (1789 posts) -

Yea i'm still confused on why they took the PS2 compatibility out of the PS3!!!  I have a ton of PS2 games that I would eventually like to play again with out hooking up a PS2.

#7 Edited by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -
@n1Nj4d00m: I've had my refurbished 60gb ps3 for a few months now.  The fan is sometimes annoying loud but other than that I'm happy with it. I bought it strictly for the ps2 compatibility, but it's my main ps3 now, with the other one in my bedroom.  
#8 Posted by Animasta (14692 posts) -
@agentboolen said:
" Yea i'm still confused on why they took the PS2 compatibility out of the PS3!!!  I have a ton of PS2 games that I would eventually like to play again with out hooking up a PS2. "
it cost too much money, because they had to put that emotion engine chip in to reliably play the games, I believe.
#9 Posted by AuthenticM (3732 posts) -

You should get a PS3 Slim and a PS2 slim. Really.

#10 Posted by agentboolen (1789 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" @agentboolen said:
" Yea i'm still confused on why they took the PS2 compatibility out of the PS3!!!  I have a ton of PS2 games that I would eventually like to play again with out hooking up a PS2. "
it cost too much money, because they had to put that emotion engine chip in to reliably play the games, I believe. "
They didn't make that excuse in the PS2 when that system used the chip from the PS1.  Either way I wouldn't be surprised if one day it manages to be put back in the PS3.

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