Best place to buy a new PS3 for the cheapest price.

Discussion in 'PS3 - Games & Content' started by Jakob95, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Jakob95
    OP

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Suspended
    4,344
    67
    Jan 15, 2009
    United States
    New York City
    I currently want to buy a PS3 that is $300 or less. It must be a slim and 160GB. I am trying to find a website that sells it without any tax/shipping another thing I am trying to find it in a bundle for $300 since I see gamestop has a killzone/black ops for $300 but they charge tax. Newegg sells it for $300 but it doesn't have any bundles.
     
  2. Giga_Gaia

    Giga_Gaia Shinigami

    Member
    1,301
    40
    Sep 12, 2006
    Canada
    Quebec, Canada
    Just want to point out you might want to wait when Gamescon is over. There is a strong rumor that suggest Sony are gonna announce a pricecut there. Could be dropping to 249.99$ or 199.99$ if we're lucky.
     
  3. Jakob95
    OP

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Suspended
    4,344
    67
    Jan 15, 2009
    United States
    New York City
    Why are they dropping the price for? Isn't that going to be bad for Sony? Are they already planning to make the PS4 is it for this reason?
     
  4. SinHarvest24

    SinHarvest24 Shiroyasha

    Member
    999
    191
    Oct 8, 2010
    Chad
    Anywhere you think of me.
    yeah, $199.99 is a bit much. Although i think that $300 is the best you're gonna get a ps3, atm. I don't really see a price cut anytime soon.....
     
  5. Giga_Gaia

    Giga_Gaia Shinigami

    Member
    1,301
    40
    Sep 12, 2006
    Canada
    Quebec, Canada
    You really should just wait till Gamescom. A pricecut is way overdue and the last one was announced 2 years ago at gamescom too. Also, that pricecut is what retailers are saying and often, they are warned earlier about such things. In other words, they probably already know it will happens, but Sony didn't announce it to the public yet.

    Just wait, you won't lose anything, in fact, you will probably end up saving some money.
     
  6. Jakob95
    OP

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Suspended
    4,344
    67
    Jan 15, 2009
    United States
    New York City
    I heard the price cut is only in Europe though. If there will be one.
     
  7. Giga_Gaia

    Giga_Gaia Shinigami

    Member
    1,301
    40
    Sep 12, 2006
    Canada
    Quebec, Canada
    That's because they only mentionned the new price for europe, but it would be a worldwide one. They said 199 euros for Europe. They just haven't mentionned for the other places yet, but it seems it's also valid for NA, but it's not clear about the price, either 199.99$ or 249.99$ (most likely 249.99$).

    The last one in 2009 who was announced for gamescom 2009 was worldwide too.
     
  8. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Member
    11,598
    2,824
    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    NYC
    most likely $249 since it will put it between the 2 xbox version (4GB @ $199 and 250GB @ $299)
     
  9. Jakob95
    OP

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Suspended
    4,344
    67
    Jan 15, 2009
    United States
    New York City
    Well now since we know that they dropped the price to $250, my question reapplies itself. Where can I buy one for that price which will include a bundle, but I won't have to pay tax.
     
  10. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Member
    11,598
    2,824
    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    NYC
    on amazon if you can find a retailer that doesnt ship directly from amazon then usually you dont have to pay tax (you can tell this by stuff sold directly from amazon will say eligible for super saver shipping)
     
  11. Jakob95
    OP

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Suspended
    4,344
    67
    Jan 15, 2009
    United States
    New York City
    Nope couldn't find on amazon that had a bundle.
     
  12. KazoWAR

    KazoWAR GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,799
    681
    Aug 12, 2008
    United States
    Winter Haven
  13. Jakob95
    OP

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Suspended
    4,344
    67
    Jan 15, 2009
    United States
    New York City
  14. Dingoo-fan 32

    Dingoo-fan 32 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    385
    49
    Feb 24, 2011
    Brazil
    They are cheap on play-asia [​IMG]
     
  15. KazoWAR

    KazoWAR GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,799
    681
    Aug 12, 2008
    United States
    Winter Haven
  16. demon33

    demon33 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    141
    9
    Jan 21, 2009
    Canada
    the ps3 on gamespot that are rebuilt ,do you think they are "updated" to the last firmware ??
     
  17. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

    Member
    1,951
    448
    Nov 27, 2006
    United States
    It's probably random. I know when I bought a used Wii it was a few revisions older than what the latest was.
     
  18. Jakob95
    OP

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Suspended
    4,344
    67
    Jan 15, 2009
    United States
    New York City
    But still that price tag $200 for the PS3 seems awfully nice. Not sure now about buying that 250GB PS3 referbished for $200 or the Black Ops Bundle PS3 160GB new for $250.