Get $100 Off PS3 With A PS2 Trade-In
Maybe you don't own a PlayStation 3 just yet. We haven't the slightest idea how any serious gamer could ignore the machine that, in our opinion, has all the momentum in the world right now, but we're sure there could be extenuating circumstances. The economy, for example.
So if you haven't yet made the leap to the new generation (it ain't so "new" anymore, either), you may want to take advantage of a great promotion GameStop is currently running. As discovered by Joystiq, if you trade in a PS2 and three games, you get $100 off the price of a new 80GB PS3! Obviously, you'll need the pertinent accessories that come in the box of any PS2; the power cable, AV cables and DualShock 2 controller, and yeah, the PS2 games have to be eligible. By now, though, frequent GameStop customers should be very familiar with the "exclusion list" that always applies to trade-in promotions. And don't complain; it hardly makes sense to let you trade in archaic sports games worth about $.50 apiece in order to receive $100 off a PS3 purchase. Still, the good news is that most PS2 games will be eligible, as they only need to be worth at least $2 in trade for them to count towards this deal. A new PS2 retails for $100, and they're giving you that for your old system (and three almost worthless old games), so this should be pretty attractive. The only downside is that the PS3 no longer offers backwards compatibility for PS2 software...it's a definite caveat, but many gamers - especially the casuals - really don't care.
So anyway, now might be the time to finally put yourselves amongst the ever-growing crowd of proud PS3 owners. Call your local GameStop to see how long they'll be running this promotion, and maybe if the three PS2 games you have selected with qualify.
4/27/2009 Ben Dutka