The PS3 is worth less than a sealed game to EB

#1 Edited by MetalMoog (908 posts) -

I called my local EB Games today to inquire on the PS3 Fat 160GB trade in value for a friend who was wanting to trade off the PS3 for a 360.

While I expected the trade in value to be lower than retail I was blown away by the actual offer:

EB Games offered me a whopping $30.00!

#2 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

Well yeah, they off like $10 for games on their launch week, and then turn around and sell them as new for $60. This is whole new level of shit though.

#3 Posted by Captain_Rick (13 posts) -

I'd pay you about 20 bucks for your 5 year old fat PS3. What were you expecting $500?
I actually traded in my fat PS3 at gamestop when the slim came out and got $150 dollars for it.

#4 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

I've sold a couple of consoles on craigslist without any hassle. Meet somewhere like inside a mall or in a bank parking lot that is well lit and likely to have security cameras and people. You get way more than what GameStop will offer you and the buyer pays less than what GameStop would charge. Everyone wins and no middle man is needed.

#5 Posted by EVO (3941 posts) -

That's just EB's way of saying trading in a PS3 for an Xbox is a terrible idea.

#6 Posted by SuperCycle (333 posts) -

I find Ebay to be so much better than eb games, All you have to pay for is the listing, the customer pays for everything else.

#7 Posted by MetalMoog (908 posts) -

@Captain_Rick:

It's not my PS3 in question but yeah I bought the Fat 160GB PS3 last year from EB for $250. So I would at least expect $130 -$150 if I traded it in.

#8 Posted by Captain_Rick (13 posts) -
@MetalMoog said:

@Captain_Rick:

It's not my PS3 in question but yeah I bought the Fat 160GB PS3 last year from EB for $250. So I would at least expect $130 -$150 if I traded it in.

Well it's the fat model that no one wants and the slim is now $250. So you can see, why the price.
#9 Posted by MetalMoog (908 posts) -

@EVO:

Trading in a PS3 for an Xbox is a brilliant idea, imo. I have both consoles and find Xbox Live to be a much better online service than PSN. I cannot handle having voice chat cut in and out of most PS3 games because there is no outside of game voice/party option.

#10 Posted by bybeach (4996 posts) -

I wouldn't sell my fat PS3 backwards compatable (only use that for Killer7) I've already paid through the nose for a sony repair, anyways. And actually, it works well and to me looks good.

#11 Posted by EVO (3941 posts) -

@MetalMoog: With Uncharted 3 around the corner he'd be a fool to trade in his PS3.

#12 Posted by RobertOrri (1157 posts) -

How much are they selling those used systems for?

#13 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@Captain_Rick said:

@MetalMoog said:

@Captain_Rick:

It's not my PS3 in question but yeah I bought the Fat 160GB PS3 last year from EB for $250. So I would at least expect $130 -$150 if I traded it in.

Well it's the fat model that no one wants and the slim is now $250. So you can see, why the price.

The fat model is a much more elegant looking machine when stood up, it doesn't look so hot when sat down horizontally, though.

I can see why people wouldn't mind having the older model. I certainly don't.

#14 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5403 posts) -

@RobertOrri said:

How much are they selling those used systems for?

$200 or more even for a fat.

http://www.gamestop.com/browse/playstation-3/consoles?nav=2b12,138d-ffff2412

#15 Posted by Captain_Rick (13 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos said:

@RobertOrri said:

How much are they selling those used systems for?

$200 or more even for a fat.

http://www.gamestop.com/browse/playstation-3/consoles?nav=2b12,138d-ffff2412

well it's called business 101
#16 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5403 posts) -

@Captain_Rick: And businesses can rip people off.

#17 Edited by ZOnikJJ (258 posts) -

@MetalMoog: I didn't even know EB games still existed. I thought they all transitioned to GameStops a couple years ago already.

ANYWAY!

Check this out.

Not sure how you only go offered $30. I got $120 in trade-in credit at GameStop a couple weeks ago including the additional $40 they give you with the special offer. It was an 80GB SKU (the one with software PS2 emulation).

#18 Posted by Jimbo (9993 posts) -

I don't blame him; I'm tempted to trade in my PS3 for a 360 and I already have one.

#19 Posted by RobertOrri (1157 posts) -

So, they would be selling it for 7 TIMES THE PRICE?

#20 Posted by Matoya (416 posts) -

Don't trade it in then

#21 Posted by MetalMoog (908 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

I don't blame him; I'm tempted to trade in my PS3 for a 360 and I already have one.

I'm right there with ya.

#22 Posted by zombie2011 (5048 posts) -

Yeah well the PS3 just dropped $50 in price so EB probably knows they aren't selling well, not to mention it's an original model not the slim.

#23 Posted by StickyW3b (121 posts) -

Oh would you look at that! Another guy on the internet complaining about a used game store paying little to nothing for video games/ consoles.

I dont want to come off as a dick but anyone who has been into a Gamestop/EB games/Game-Crazy/ X-Change etc etc. will know they dont pay shit. To be honest I never have nor will sell any of my old consoles or games. Its a rip and im a collector.

#24 Posted by Shirogane (3581 posts) -

A fat? Sell it on the net or something, some people would pay heaps for those.

Strange americans and your 360s, nobody here touches their 360s, and everybody regrets getting one. All they ever do is collect dust.

#25 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -
@Shirogane

A fat? Sell it on the net or something, some people would pay heaps for those.

Strange americans and your 360s, nobody here touches their 360s, and everybody regrets getting one. All they ever do is collect dust.

By "Americans" you mean "the population of every other place on Earth" right?
#26 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5403 posts) -

@Tim_the_Corsair said:

@Shirogane

A fat? Sell it on the net or something, some people would pay heaps for those.

Strange americans and your 360s, nobody here touches their 360s, and everybody regrets getting one. All they ever do is collect dust.

By "Americans" you mean "the population of every other place on Earth" right?

Most likely west vs east.

West 360, East PS3.

#27 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

That is post-backwards compatibility right? It would be extra crazy if they were offering 30 bucks for those machines.

#28 Posted by mariokart64fan (366 posts) -

@MetalMoog: lol some one walked into gamestop trading a psp in or tried they only offered him 60 with all the games and such plus the psp lol he had like 8 -10 games and a memory stick and the charger for psp and a 3000 silver psp lol

and when i tried to trade just a phat ps2 in 2003- i bought this one in that same year , -- they offered me 25 in the box everything !!!!!!

i walked out , fact is , gamestop or eb is a rip off and they dont stand by their name any more -selling used games ya they did sell used games like n64 etc but now they do not , id rather use a pawn shop

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