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Anyone Sold A PS3? I Have!  
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

So with the holiday craze being the new Sony PS3, I was curious who got one, and sold it, or is trying to sell it?

I was really lucky last week down in the bay area. I walked into a game store in downtown Berkeley, and they had ONE they were selling, and I got my hands on it. A 20 GB system for about $540 after sales tax. I put it on Craigs List right away, and today at noon sold it at about a a $310 profit, for $850 bucks..

Has anyone else sold one? How much did you net?


And yes, I know some of you think I'm capitalizing on morons who want to be able to say they have one...And I'm greedy. Oh well. I've got 300 bucks in my pocket because of it! Big grin

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User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

My older brother did the same, not sure how much he got it back for, though.

Great plan is to buy a PS3, sell it, then buy Wii and a game!  Wink


User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Thread starter):
Has anyone else sold one? How much did you net?

I haven't bought it yet, but a friend of mine did and was able to sell it on ebay for $4500.

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Matthew



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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3206 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Thread starter):

Should've sold it on Ebay, you could've made a mint!



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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

Yeah, on ebay they were going for $2000 and up!


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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 3):
Should've sold it on Ebay, you could've made a mint!



Quoting Dan2002 (Reply 4):
Yeah, on ebay they were going for $2000 and up!

Not really, guys. 20 gig systems aren't even going for $900.


User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2463 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

You probably COULD have made more; the fever is that acute. Sadly, I've too many ethical qualms myself about delving into this sort of profiteering but I've no problems with those who can; get as much as you can from whatever pathetic sucker will pay it. My disdain is cast solely at the fools, including my own nephew, who paid THOUSANDS for this thing today, when in a few months, they'll be able to get it list price or less. What dunderheads! Well, guys, my hat's off to you; keep up the good, er, work!  Smile

User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

I pawned mine! Got about $2 G for it.  Smile

User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3492 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

You really have to be lame if your paying $1000s of dollars for a game box. Go out, take a walk, spot airplanes, etc. Parents go out to buy this stuff for the fat kid who is just going to gain even more weight after he plays it nonstop for 2 months.


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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 8):
You really have to be lame if your paying $1000s of dollars for a game box. Go out, take a walk, spot airplanes, etc. Parents go out to buy this stuff for the fat kid who is just going to gain even more weight after he plays it nonstop for 2 months.

I agree!!

Quoting GOCAPS16 (Reply 7):
I pawned mine! Got about $2 G for it.

Awesome! I wish I could have gotten that much!!!

Quoting AvObserver (Reply 6):
You probably COULD have made more; the fever is that acute.

Possibly...That is IF Sony still had a huge shortage in the US near Christmas...


User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 8):
You really have to be lame if your paying $1000s of dollars for a game box

Oh dude, that's nothing. Try camping overnight just to get a PS3.  Smile Or what about Black Friday, try waiting few hours in line at 3am at Best buy and buying a top of the line laptop that cost $2000 for only $1000.  Smile


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7176 posts, RR: 86
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1506 times:
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eBay is flooded with them. you'll be lucky to make a few hundred dollars profit.  yes 

Quoting S12PPL (Thread starter):
I've got 300 bucks in my pocket because of it!

great investment!!!


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

Electronic pimps, the lot of you!!


 Wink



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 11):
eBay is flooded with them. you'll be lucky to make a few hundred dollars profit.

Which is why I forgot about Ebay. By the time you are done paying Ebay their cut...You'd make even less.

Quoting FXramper (Reply 11):
great investment!!!

I feel that way. I didn't have to do shit to make 300 bucks. I put the thing on my Alaska Airlines Visa...So I earned almost 600 miles. I had to spend some time on the internet advertising it for free on Craigs List. A few phone calls, and a few e-mails later, I've pocketed 300 bucks, and paid off my credit card. The only downer was paying sales tax in California.

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 12):
Electronic pimps, the lot of you!!

Damn straight!  Smile


User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 5):
Not really, guys. 20 gig systems aren't even going for $900

They WERE going for 2000-3000+ the night before they came out.



"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

Not PS3, but when XBOX 360 came out, my friend and I camped out overnight outside a wal-mart as well as pre-ordering them at a bunch of stores in our area. between the two of us, we had 7 units and sold them all for a nice profit.

If you think profiteering is bad, I'm not even going to mention the last bit of my story.

Mark



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 13):
The only downer was paying sales tax in California.

Which is among the most competitive in the country.



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User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

PS3, no good time wasting weight gaining device  Silly






User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3188 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 16):

Which is among the most competitive in the country.

Well, he does list his location as Oregon, which has none at all. So from his perspective paying CA sales tax made the item cost more.


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 34
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

If me or my kids can't play it using either a mouse, a keyboard, or USB-port joystick, we ain't buying it.....I'll even pass up the opportunity to jam some other sucker out of their (in some cases) hard-earned money by buying one on the cheap off the shelf, then unloading it via the internet. I'd rather earn my money the hard way.....repairing MSY Katrina damage with 737's, Airbus's, etc in the background  wink  ...

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 19):
I'll even pass up the opportunity to jam some other sucker out of their (in some cases) hard-earned money by buying one on the cheap off the shelf, then unloading it via the internet. I'd rather earn my money the hard way.....repairing MSY Katrina damage with 737's, Airbus's, etc in the background

I love people that talk down about people profiting on these things on the net like it's the worst thing we could be doing. I would never pay as much money as I sold the thing for. I'll wait if I ever want something like that, and buy it in six months when it's cheaper. However, If some guy wants to shell out a grand, or $850 even, I'll be glad to pocket the cash.


User currently offlineCheckraiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 16):
Which is among the most competitive in the country.

Tied for 7th highest.

http://www.yourtax.org/facts/sales_tax_rank.php3


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