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GameStop: Trade In Fat PS3, Get $150 Towards PS3 Slim

So you're sitting there with your old "fat" PlayStation 3, watching all our coverage of the new PS3 Slim and saying to yourself, "damn, that's sexy...I want it...but am I going to upgrade?"

Well, GameStop replies, "yeah, you just might wanna." It's not the deal of the century or anything, but if you want to trade in your old PS3 towards the new PS3 Slim, you will get $150 off the price of the latter, which cuts that $299 price tag in half immediately. If you've got a few games you plan to get rid of, that will help as well, and although we're not sure if you can stack the deals, there's something else to consider: if you trade in a PS2 Slim with two controllers and a memory card, you'll get $50 towards the PS3 Slim. If you can pile the two deals atop one another, that's $200 off the snazzy redesigned PS3... We're not sure if you can do the latter, though, and we have the feeling the $150 offer may not apply to the 20GB PS3. We've contacted a few stores in the area and they seem to be a little hazy on that aspect; one said they had to "find out" if you could get $150 for the 20GB machine while the other said something along the lines of, "uh...I'm not sure...I think so...?" But as far as the 40GB, 60GB, and 80GB machines are concerned, they're pretty clear on the matter; the trade-in deal is a go. You just need the stuff that came in the box (and you don't even need the Ethernet cable).

Of course, a lot of you may not want to do this because your precious 60GB model has full backwards compatibility for both PS1 and PS2 software. That's perfectly understandable. But for the rest of you, maybe this is all very, very enticing...

8/29/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (99 posts)

fluffer nutter
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 11:34:41 AM
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They stopped giving $60 credit for trading in the PS2 slim towards an Xbox 360 or PS3 Slim? I saw that advertised earlier in the week. Talk about shady. $150 for a working system doesn't sound like a lot of incentive. Especially when people have paid anywhere from $400 to $600 for these systems, that still get great usage and are running problem free? It just doesn't make sense to me as a consumer. Can someone tell me, logically, why this would be enticing? Again, not trying to start some flaming argument, I just want to try and look from outside myself, why I would want to trade in a perfectly fine, operational system and only get $150 credit towards a newer update of the system. Aside from the less power consumption and smaller footprint.

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mastiffchild
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 5:48:56 PM

Dop we expect anything other than a con? It'd take something incredible to part me from my launch model (60 now 500G)and not a Slim for a tiny bit off!

I'd lose out on BC, Card Readers, USB slots and being able to run other OS-all of which I've used on the PS3. Now I know the Slim runs cheaper on the juice(greener as well) and supposedly quieter(though I can't hear anything fom mine now!)but it isn't nearly enough to make me think of a switch like this.

Now, if someone(Sony!)would give me money off some new Dual Shocks for my FIVE Sixaxis controllers I'd consider it! Not having to keep a PS2 under my TV on the already console and TV box filled unit is a boon I don't wish to lose. I play far too many PS2 games for that.

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Highlander
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 6:24:42 PM

Indeed. Only $150 for a fully working PS3 with hardware based BC? That is one sweet deal considering how much they sell for on Ebay.

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Riku994
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 11:40:37 AM
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I agree with you fluffer. If the slim had BC I MIGHT consider this but I did pay $600 towards for my PS3, so that would just make my PS3 slim cost $750. Sound unfair to anyone else?

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Kiengo
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 8:46:41 AM

Absolutely. The amount of profit at gamers' expenses here is astounding. Why do people actually do it? Sell it on eBay or Craigslist.

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 11:43:10 AM
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Here's another thing to look at. Once that older style PS3 is sold to GameStop, what's to stop them from selling these at a higher price point? Much like they are already doing right now.

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Jawknee
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 9:48:39 PM

Oh they'll be sold at a much higher price point.

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fluffer nutter
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 12:04:03 AM

Here it is, folks. The 60GB model is for sale at GameStop for 329.99. Go and get them, even though Game Crazy was selling these for around $240, recently. I can't remember the price for these, previously, at GameStop but I think they were more expensive so I guess this is a great price.

http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=64006&affID=77777&affID=77777&sourceID=FKSJxY2VJAk-6jPQyLpOngzZUN.FnSAdXQ

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tanner1
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 11:48:43 AM
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Total rip off

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Mornelithe
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 11:49:24 AM
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Um, there's no way on hell or earth, I'm trading in my 60g launch PS3, for a PS3 Slim. I'd kick my own ass for that. Not to mention the 320g HDD that's currently in my Fat PS3, would have to be formatted and recoded for the new Slim, which shafts my old data (yes, you can back it up...unless the backup corrupts, which has happened in the past). Not going to happen.

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Tommmm0858
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 12:34:04 PM

Agree'd, seems like I have the exact same system as you, 320 gig hdd with full b/c.

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Fane1024
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 2:47:50 PM

Also, you can't put the "backup" from one system on another system, even if it's going on the same hard drive. You can copy files, just not using the backup feature.

It makes sense (to prevent cheating, duping games, etc.), but it's frustrating.

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johnld
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 2:54:58 AM

yeah, copy protected files wont be transfered at all, copy protected gamesaves, game install, videos downloaded from psn store. I should know, i had to do it when i had my ps3 repaired. I had to beat killzone 2 on elite twice to get the trophy. i beat it on elite once, but the trophy didnt sync online before my ps3 died. So i beat it again after i got a new system which i had to beat once to unlock elite and another playthrough on elite. It was a pain in the ass, even had to redo street fighter 4 and i hate seth. But the bright side is after i beat killzone 2 once, no other game is giving me trouble, the second elite killzone 2 playthrough and now uncharted on crushing is like playing it on easy mode.

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b3mike
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 12:05:44 PM
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Or if you really must have the slim you can sell your old ps3 on craigslist or ebay between 200 and 350. problem solved.

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YesterdysRising
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 12:13:22 PM
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Too bad some save files are locked to your old console so you can't load them on the new one. They need to fix this. At least just lock them to the PSN name, not the console.

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Mornelithe
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 12:28:01 PM

Good call, like the Sky saves they were talking about at some point. Where all the save data was tied to the username, which you could automatically grab when you logged into PSN. Definitely annoying as hell when you find that one out though. Grumble.

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YesterdysRising
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 12:41:43 PM

Ya, I got a slim from Amazon and I have a 60gb that I put in the living room since it runs too hot for my room but now I can't play certain games in my room unless I start over, which are Killzone 2, Resident Evil 5, Skate 2, GH Metallica and GH World Tour. The only ones that really bother me are KZ2 and RE5 but I just can't understand why they wouldn't have realized this and fixed it. I must say, the slim is much better looking in person than in pictures.

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tes37
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 2:32:27 PM

I got lucky, I guess, and only had 2 game saves that wouldn't copy.

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Jawknee
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 4:36:29 PM

Think the devs are the ones locking em. People complained because RE5 data was locked. Capcom patch it to unlock them but didn't patch the rest of their games the dawn way. Makes no sense. Why lock our data?

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YesterdysRising
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 4:45:03 PM

I can understand why they do it, because of people using saves to get trophies faster on their accounts but that's why they should lock them to PSN accounts, not consoles.

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Mornelithe
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 5:19:26 PM

Not entirely sure how you'd unlock more trophies that way really....I was under the impression that trophies only happen, when that specific act happens to trigger the trophy message. IE...for Uncharted, for example...you get the trophy when the in-game achievement (they're separate from the trophies...even if they're the exact same requirement) pops off. You wouldn't be auto awarded a full list of trophies simply loading the game...at least, I can't see how that would work.

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Highlander
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 6:19:00 PM

Game saves are NOT locked to your console. They can all be moved. What you need to do is copy them all of to a USB drive and then on your new PS3 you have to do two main things. First of all create your local user profile on the PS3 using the exact same name as you did on your original PS3. If your profile was "john" it has to be "john" on the new one. Next log on to your new PS3 and register for PSN. Make sure that you pick the option to use an existing PSN ID, you already have one you used on your, old PS3. You will need to enter the exact email address and password your PSN ID uses.

Remember to make sure that your new PS3 is enabled for games under your PSN account. As long as your local profile name and PSN account match your old system you should have no problems.

This does work, I have moved users between systems before including all game saves without a problem. And that includes locked game saves.

If your local profile name is incorrect, or you use a different PSN ID or the new PS3 isn't activated for games on your PSN ID, none of it will work.

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YesterdysRising
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 8:48:05 PM

Well, for the trophies, say you had to kill 1000 enemies to get the trophy and someone saved at 998 or something, then it would be quick to get 2 kills. That's the only thing I can see that they'd lock it for. Highlander, I tried what you said and I can't get it to work. Maybe I'll have to try to restore it again and see if I can get it to work.

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YesterdysRising
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 9:34:25 PM

I did it over again and the saves still don't load. They transfer, just won't load. Oh well. I'm calling Sony to see what they say. Maybe they will help but I doubt it. Hopefully they at least can say yes or no for sure. I guess I'll just have to start some games over.

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Highlander
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 10:42:54 PM

@YesterdayRising

Something in your configuration doesn't match. If your profile name (the name you log into on your PS3) is the same, and I mean exactly the same down to the capitalization, and your PSN ID is the same (that would be the email and password, along with the screen name) it does work. It has to, it's the only way you can restore a game save after a system failure.

Burnout Paradise locks the game save just like the games you mention. I have moved Burnout (and other) game save files between three different PS3s with no problems. There has to be something in the configuration that doesn't match.

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YesterdysRising
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 9:37:21 AM

Well, on my system, Burnout Paradise isn't a locked file so it works for me. When I look at the file, it shows that it's not locked so maybe they patched it? And RE5 works now because they patched it so the one I'm really only bothered by is Killzone 2. But all my stuff matches exactly. I called up Sony and the guy told me that each company locks it differently and if there is a way around it, then only that company would know how to do it but he's never heard of a way around it. Of course, he could have no idea what he is talking about but he stated games that were locked right away so he seemed like he knew something about it.

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Mornelithe
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 1:34:07 AM

@ Highlander - Not sure if I can agree with you, simply from what I've encountered with my PS3. I had to do a restore, and I actually did a full backup, and an independant game save backup. Sure, it's overkill, but I didn't want to lose that stuff. Anyway, long story short, I made sure I could view the files via my USB, and my portable HDD before I put the new 320g in....and that was the last I was able to touch those save files.

My PSN ID is the same as my login...so, I have no idea. Maybe I did something wrong (this really isn't a 'you're lying' response..., simply, I kinda wished it would've worked lol), that's entirely possible. But, I was following some very specific directions for all of it. Anyway, hopefully it's a fluke and an isolated incident.

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Highlander
Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 10:33:59 AM

@YesterdysRising
My apologies, you are right and I apologies for being so certain of myself. It appears that some game devs are locking their files to the PS3 as well as the PSN ID and profile name.

That's crazy. When the guys at Criterion locked their file to the PSN ID and profile name that was annoying enough for some, but it did at least prevent cheating without preventing a user from moving their game save or backing it up to USB.

I wasn't aware that other devs are locking the files to the PS3s system ID so it's completely non-portable. What're you supposed to do if there's a YLOD and you get a new system from Sony? Do you know if any of the developers have answers the obvious "Why?" question? Why the heck would they lock the file to the system ID? You can lock and encrypt the file using the profile name and PSN ID and the file is more than effectively locked, but you can move it between systems without the problems of cheating since the save is still locked to a specific PSN ID. There is no need to lock to the system ID at all.

My apologies, I should have listened better.

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Natalisrubbish
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 12:19:29 PM
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Screw that, that is an awful deal! I just picked up a PS3 slim for my room at my local Bestbuy. It's a damn cool system. Now I have a fat 80 gig in my living room and the slim in my bedroom.

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Victor321
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 12:23:18 PM
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No Thank You. Although I already own one, even if I didn't buy a PS3, the design for the Slim just puts me off.

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Diggity Dan
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 12:29:34 PM
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I guess I'm the only one here who is somewhat enticed by the idea. Why?...i suppose it's just because I like the look of the slim and the greater energy efficiency. I'm told it's a bit quieter too, but my current 80gig model doesn't make a peep...

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Fane1024
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 2:51:34 PM

I'm tempted (in general, not this offer) to get a slim for the heat/noise/energy reductions, but every little thing I hear about the 120Gb system gives me pause (like the new buttons or the lack of an on/off switch). I wouldn't trade my sexy beast, though.

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tes37
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 3:31:18 PM

@ Fane1024

You should go see one in person. The slim is a well built console and the buttons feel solid and not cheaply put together. Being in constant stand-by is no big deal as long as you're connected to a surge protector.

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solidsnakins
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 12:31:15 PM
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I'm selling my 60 Gig console when i get it back for the second time from sony. I don't want to have to pay another 150 if it breaks again out of 90 days. I think i'll go the ebay route. Atleast i already have my 120 gig slim!!!! :)

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Deleted User
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 12:49:39 PM
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nope no thank you i am happy with my 80gb/bc i don't want the slim. i think is a pice of ****.

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Jut420
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 12:51:06 PM
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Or you could save your PS3 and build a supercomputer!!! lol I just bought the slim, and have a 60 GB PS3, and if you have an extra room in the house with a TV, a second PS3 is well worth the money. It's so quiet it's unbelievable that the console is actually running and 120 GB is plenty of space. I have 26 disc-based games, and 19 titles off of PSN and after insalling all the games, game data, and add-ons I still have about 60 GB's left for future purchases. At $300, the slim is truly a great value.

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556pineapple
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 12:54:04 PM
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My fat one plays PS2 games, so no thanks. Good deal for anyone without B/C though.

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Ricochet
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 12:58:26 PM
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I don't really see the point to why anyone should trade their PS3 for their PS3 slim. First off, that very console that's sitting right next to me has been through all the ridicule and all the mockery and only inches away from being the next Dreamcast. But all the perseverance and the PS3 begins to gain back it's name. Now it has literally become a "collector's edition".

The PS3 slim has no such history. They're just the fruits being born out of the PS3. So I'm keeping my PS3 to honor it!!

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Victor321
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 3:32:49 PM

T.T So Beautiful.

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kevinater321
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 4:38:50 PM

Dude....it's a video game console. Not a living thing.

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Banky A
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 5:28:16 PM

Kevin, it wasn't meant to be taken seriously lol

^_^

Anyways that comment can seem hurtful :(

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Victor321
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 5:28:49 PM

Kevin, how dare you treat the PS3 just like that "other" console?!?!

Lol jk :P but realistically, Ricochet just loves his PS3, like all of us. He was merely speaking his mind. ^.^

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Jawknee
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 5:43:26 PM

It's quiet.

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Ricochet
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 5:43:56 PM

@kevinater321:

Oh, come on, you know I was trying to be "entertaining" by being melodramatic over it, but you get the "real" point.

@Banky A:

Don't worry, I don't take offense too easily ;)

@Victor321:

Yes, all my sweat, blood and tears to purchase that console. There were times were I was tempted to buy the 360.

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Victor321
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 8:35:21 PM

I'm on your side Ricochet.

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furbiesmustdie
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 11:31:16 PM

@kevinater321: i would completly disagree. after all this time my 1st gen ps3 feels much more than just a machine. it's family!

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kevinater321
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 8:49:37 AM

Ohhhh, sorry i can't tell when people are joking on the internet. And sorry if anyone took offense :)

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MadKatBebop
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 1:05:02 PM
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My PS3 is not BC but I worked to hard this summer to earn the money to buy my $400 80gb phat...just to trade to Gamestop for $150!(and I really really love my PS3 phat)if I want a Slim Ill just save up some more money to buy one.

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GuernicaReborn
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 1:22:19 PM
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I'd only do this if my PS3 bit the dust. $150 either way you do it, trade in or send it in for repairs.

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Deleted User
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 2:19:43 PM
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wait, only $150? I don't know about other models but you can sell an original 60 gig for about $300 on Ebay. quite the ripoff there.

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twenty8nine
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 8:46:20 PM

When I was shopping for a fat PS3, I was specifically looking for a B/C one because all I had at the time was PS2 games. I managed to find mine (60 gig) on Craigslist or $300 but eBay was going for a minimum of $900.

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tes37
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 2:27:22 PM
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This is a terrible deal. The slim is a nice machine, but so is the phat one. I almost sold mine to a friend for $300, but I backed out after I got home a saw the phat one sitting there looking all pretty. I don't regret buying the slim, but I would have felt like a fool giving someone a sweet deal on my phat one. Gamestop would never get one of my machines.

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Cavan
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 2:31:56 PM
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in the uk, the ps3 slim retails at 250, if you trade in your old ps3 you can get a ps3 slim for 50 pound

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dveisalive
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 2:36:34 PM
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this is good for people who want to upgrade from the 80 to 120, but If you already have a 80 or 60 GB, just buy a 500 GB HDD and you are set. But if you have a 60 GB with full B/C then you have the best deal.

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DarkManX
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 3:49:48 PM
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I have a 80gb ps3 fatboy and I can't see the motivation for turning it in and taking a loss on it when its the same machine and I can upgrade memory to 500+...so if I didn't have a ps3 hell yes the Slim for 300 is awesome...but I will buy a slim and keep my Fatty McNatty.

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www
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 3:54:19 PM
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Wow, I just visited the forums and some of my friends in there still think the 360 Elite is a better value than the PS3 Slim. I'm an honest person and I like to say the truth and straight facts, but saying the 360 Elite is still the better choice....wow.

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Highlander
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 6:22:16 PM

What possible justification can they give for that? That's just plain nuts. They are all in denial.

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www
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 8:24:40 PM

Well you should go there and see for yourself.

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a1_
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 3:59:28 PM
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I had warranty with best buy on my 80 gig, I went to best buy 3 days ago and told them it overheats after its on for a half hour, but it doesnt. And i was able to get a ps3 slim with a 100 dollar store credit because of the price shift between 399 and 299. I walked out the store with a 120 gig ps3 slim and a new tomotom gps... gamestop are a bunch of scam artists..

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kevinater321
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 4:41:44 PM

Hahaha you lucky bitch!

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Jawknee
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 9:50:40 PM

Dishonesty will make your nose grow long.

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furbiesmustdie
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 11:33:22 PM

lucky but...
karma, look out for it.
look at me! i'm turning into a hippie!

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solidsnakins
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 4:09:41 PM
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hilarious A1_ i like that you were able to trade in a perfectly good unit and get a newer slim, plus a new gps for no out of pocket

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 4:42:42 PM
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You'll have my busty PS3 when you pry it from my cold dead hands. That is all.

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Charger7302
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 5:11:36 PM
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No thank you, I'm fine with my superior 60 gig refirb....though I would like to play my ps3 games on something that doesn't run at 100+ degrees (seriously in these days of California heat it is sometimes best if I don't use my ps3 at all)

Should I give up ps2 compability for a much cooler ps3?

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BlinkBoy
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 5:22:44 PM
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My "fat" PS3 is worth much more than $299. Original European 60gb launch PS3 (software emulation B/C) with 500gb HDD now.

I don't like the look of the PS3 slim over mine too. I don't hate it, but I like the one I have.

I thought PS3 slim was aimed for new buyers.

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Jawknee
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 5:45:09 PM

On eBay the 60gb are only going for a little over $300.

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ps92117
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 5:35:28 PM
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I could get 500$ for my 60gig on ebay and buy a slim and a PS2, then some games.

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djduke316
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 6:07:17 PM

Hmmm if I could get that I'll definately buy a slim AND a new PS2.

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djduke316
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 6:06:07 PM
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I think it's absolutely retarded if they won't even take a BC 20gig system. They should be worth more than a 40 or 80 gig system anyway.

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Highlander
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 6:21:25 PM
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If GameStop is refusing to take 20GB systems for this offer, I will pay each and every one of you that wishes to take advantage of this offer $150 plus shipping costs to send me your working 20GB PS3. I'm serious. Those 20GB systems can easily be upgraded with a bigger HDD, and have full hardware based PS2 BC. They are sought after.

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tes37
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 6:48:40 PM

Gamestop should offer a deal for intelligence, because it is in very short supply there.

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Highlander
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 6:50:43 PM

Indeed.

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Robochic
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 6:58:28 PM
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No thank you.

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Juanalf
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 7:01:57 PM
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So trade in my perfectly working PS3 for $150 towards a ps3 slim.Sounds reasonable to me; so much that I will throw in my 35" TV to the trade at no cost just cause I like how Gamestop thinks about the costumer first.

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Highlander
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 8:01:13 PM

I like your thinking.

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twenty8nine
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 8:54:34 PM

Trading my perfectly good 60 gig (now 500 gig) PS3 for the Slim would be like trading my nearly 18 year old truck for a new one that is lighter. It works perfectly fine and gets close to as efficient as the new ones.

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Oxvial
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 7:03:30 PM
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whaaa? that's ridiculous the only better thing the slim has is more HD but you can always upgrade that.

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BigBoss4ever
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 8:52:01 PM
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for me, i'd rather pay another 299 to get a new slim than trading in my fat 80G PS3 w/ backward compatibility (i got the 80G MGS4 bundle with b/c, best bundle ever). it has now become rare and legendary. I will never cheapen out my beloved fat PS3 powerhorse for 150 credits. I will keep it and use it in my main living room until it dies out after 10+ years (hopefully) and at the same time, will get a slim when it is on holiday sale for my 24 inch sony vaio all in one HDMI monitor/tv/desktop in my computer room

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mykjessnjr
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 10:46:25 PM
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I agree with most on here, I read about that this morning in the gamestop ad and was beside myself- -what freakin idiot would do such a thing? Unless they had one without b/c in exchange for a bigger HDD- but then is it still even worth taking a loss for what u originally paid for it? I think not. But everyone knows gamestop bends you over, so there's no surprise there, just shocked they'd offer so little for such an amazing piece of equipment. Greedy bastards....

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CaptRon
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 11:24:44 PM
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Not to defend gamestop or anything, Hell I told one the mofos behind the counter to meet me after work one time. I was going to rearrange his for him he ticked me off something fierce. But you guys aren't thinking how the system really works. A lot of people are going to be taking advantage of this "deal" which means gamestop will have whole lot of older generation ps3's forcing them to sell at a cheaper price. they'll make money after that point on as long as they sell every ps3 at the price of $150 they made their money back(which they wont) But I bet they will cost $200 then used ps3 slims will be $250. if you sit back you can get a bitchin system in about 2 weeks :) Whew....

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b3mike
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 12:57:09 AM

But they aren't selling them back at a cheaper price. Most bc ps3's go for over 300 bucks. Making off with at least a 100% profit

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Highlander
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 5:03:32 PM

On ebay, a working 20GB or 60GB system with BC hardware will go over $400 easily.

Honestly, if anyone is seriously considering throwing their 60GB PS3 with BC hardware at Gamestop. Stop and think. You could get more for it than $150. I'd pay more than $150 for a working 20GB or 60GB PS3 phat with full PS2 BC in hardware.

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___________
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 1:56:14 AM
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dont do it, dont sell your soul to the devil.
i wouldent do it if they gave me 500 bucks, i hate gamestop there killing our industry.
just sell it on ebay like i did, as ive allways said its amazing what people will pay for something off ebay.
i sold my IPhone used for 700 bucks a brand new one costs the same from the shops.
i sold our 4 year old coffee machine for 1200 bucks when a brand new one of the same make goes for roughly 1400.
i sold my ps3 for 900 bucks, 700 + 200 for shipping.
thats 100 bucks off the launch price 2 years ago. ebay use to be dirt cheap i remember a few years ago buying sony ericsson phones 4 of them at separate times roughly 4 months apart for hundreds of dollars less than the shops, those days are gone now there hundreds of dollars more.
Nokia N96 for example on ebay there around 900 bucks where optus is selling them for 780

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Schmitty
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 6:39:18 AM
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Can someone please explain to me what the problem is hear because clearly im missing something. If you trade in your fat PS3 (mines a launch day 60 gig model) you get $150 off the slim which is $300. $150 dollars for a PS3 slim which would double my hard drive space, give me more space, and reduce power consumption. I really don't see why it is a terrible deal at all.

Oh and I do not and will never use b/c.


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___________
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 8:35:34 AM

because 150 bucks is a rip off, you can get a hell of allot more for them than that.

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bridgera
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 11:02:21 AM

You want a bigger hard drive ? Just go upgrade it, you can get a 500 GB laptop HD for about $80.

I'd be really surprised if you couldn't sell your launch PS3 for at least $300. I actually had a friend that bought a used launch PS3 for $500 from Gamestop. That's why it's a crappy deal.

Gamestop is offering this deal because it's crappy for anyone who takes it. Gamestop will take that launch model and turn around and sell it for $400.

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Highlander
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 5:08:24 PM

The problem is that if you do the gamestop deal you give away your old PS3 and purchase a new PS3 slim for $150. If you instead sell your old PS3 20/60GB with PS2 compatibility, you're looking at a sale price of at least $300 or $400. Then you can purchase a new PS3 Slim. Depending on the sale price on Ebay, you will come out ahead. If you sell your old PS3 for $400 on ebay, you come out $250 ahead, and still have a new PS3 Slim.

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bridgera
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 10:59:31 AM
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Stellar deal for Gamestop.

Crappy deal for anyone foolish enough to take it.

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Dingodial
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 2:02:33 PM
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I not stupid enough to go for this! In my opinion, my 60gb. PS3 looks better (shinier, chrome trim, better letter font), has double the USB ports, plays PS2 games right out of the box, includes integrated memory card slots, & can run whatever OS that I want to install onto it. The new slim PS3 has none of the features above!!! I don't care if my 60gb. PS3 is louder, or uses double the electricity. I would rather go for luxury than efficiency!

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somethingrandom
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:06:04 AM

Actually the only other OS you can put on it is Linux.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 3:30:07 AM

but then you can download virtual server software to run windows

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Imagi
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 6:41:40 PM

As long as the OS supports the CPU architecture it will run on the PS3.

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BeezleDrop
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 5:45:10 PM
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Yeah, bad idea. My phat 40 won't be gotten rid of!

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Frenchy17
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 9:27:47 PM
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WORST DEAL EVER!

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somethingrandom
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 1:04:54 AM
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My Gamestop has a deal where you can trade in an old 60GB/80GB PS3 with 2 games and get a slim for $50. I thought well, people would kill for the b/c of my 60GB, so why would I ever give up mine and 2 games to pay $50 for some ugly thin thing?

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Deleted User
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 3:28:32 AM
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Hey guys trade in your better PS3 and get half off the new crappier PS3... that's great! I'm def going to be trying to get myself an older system... screw these newer ones with removed software and hardware...

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Deleted User
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 3:34:37 AM
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I don't have a PS3, but if anyone wants to sell me theirs for 150 bucks I'll gladly match Gamestops offer... then I get to finally play Drakes... been dieing to play it and LBP

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Highlander
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 @ 11:51:33 AM

LOL, that's my line!

I'll pay more....

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