Accidentally won PS3 -- is it a good deal?

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  1. nloding
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    So I accidentally left my PC unlocked on an eBay screen for a used PS3 system at work yesterday. One of the other guys there, playing a practical joke, hopped on an put in my bid for this PS3 unit. 9 hours later, there were no other bids, and I f-ing won. (I hope it wasn't someone on here that was selling this!!!) He will need to be worry about his eBay account now ...

    It's $400 including shipping. It's a slightly used PS3 unit (unclear yet on whether it's the 40GB or 60GB, I'm waiting for a response from the seller). It comes with the following:

    2 Sixaxis controllers
    Carrying Case
    Sonic The Hedgehog
    Assassins Creed
    Conflict Denied Ops
    All Pro Football 2k8
    The Orange Box

    All games in near mint condition with manuals. Smoke-free house, etc.

    $400 a good deal? I'm interested in a PS3 more for Blu-Ray movies than gaming, but some games look fun. And I'll probably start doing the Folding@Home stuff on it.

    So did my coworker rip me off? Or was that a decent deal?
     
  2. DivineZeus

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    Lol, the "accidentally won a PS3" make me laugh... [​IMG]

    BTW i think $400 is a fair/average price for the entire package...
     
  3. DarkRey

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    thats not "accidentally won a PS3"

    is a gud offer though
     
  4. Lumstar

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    That's pretty good. A Sixaxis new by itself was $50 (though I think Dualshock3 replaced it now).
     
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  6. Zenith94

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    I guees the jokes on them if you accuactly buy it.
     
  7. R2DJ

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    That's a fair price. I think you should thank your colleague for that. PS3 games are quite wallet-consuming freaks so it is a good deal.
     
  8. Scorpei

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    Keep being amazed 'winning' on ebay is still called winning [​IMG]. You don't win it, you just bid the most [​IMG]. Regardless 400 dollars isn't a bad deal afaik assuming everything is in the condition you say. As for playing blu-ray movies, make sure it is from the region you want to watch the movies from [​IMG].
     
  9. nloding
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    This is true, I didn't actually win it, but it was accidental and definitely unintentional. Even accidental for the guy who put in the bid; we both thought I'd be outbid in 9 hours. Oh well.

    It's the 40GB model, about 2 months old, per the seller. I'm gonna see if I can't get some real detail on it's condition; but I'm interested in Assassin's Creed and The Orange Box nonetheless. The others are dumb. With Uncharted or Ratchet and Clank came with it.
     
  10. deathfisaro

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    For 40GB it's still a good enough deal, given that every hardware works. Blu-ray discs tend to stay in excellent condition regardless of how heavily you use it. They're virtually scratch free from "normal" usage.
     
  11. Lumstar

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    All Pro Football 2k8 isn't bad. Oddly, it wasn't released in PAL regions.
     
  12. Devil May Cry

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    I might buy the other ones if the price is good. PM me to let me know. I'd most likely pay w/Paypal.
     
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    Well I officially purchased it. The PayPal money went bye-bye this morning. It's covered under the protection plan, so if it turns out to be junk, I get a refund. I'm hoping it's not -- I've already changed my Netflix queue over to Blu-Ray.