navan21 Registered User
#1

Hope someone can help me! Its my partners birthday on thursday and i know he would love a ps3 and would so suprised if i got him one but the thing is were not flush on the cash at all at the moment! can someone point me the right direction of good deals or offers, want to try and get it the cheapest i can? thanks a million i havent a clue about games consoles! Thanks a million!

Chavways Registered User
#2

I'm not sure of anywhere where you can get one very cheap but ask over here:

http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2054885783

penev10 Registered User
#3

HMV are the cheapest at €219 for a 160GB PS3 and FIFA Street.

Kenno90 Registered User
#4

I got my second one in HMV for 250, so 219 is good , and he gets FIFA to play aswell. Does he like football ?

cloud493 Closed Account
#5

If you look on adverts and don't mind pre owned, might just get a bargain.

Otacon Registered User
#6

E3 is close so I wouldn't make any purchase until after TBH. There could very well be a price drop or new bundles

Chavways Registered User
#7

Otacon said:
E3 is close so I wouldn't make any purchase until after TBH. There could very well be a price drop or new bundles


She said she needs it by thursday for a birthday present.

Otacon Registered User
#8

Chavways said:
She said she needs it by thursday for a birthday present.


/reads OP for the first time

navan21 Registered User
#9

Thanks all i bought one today anyway and now i dont know if i even got a good deal! He has said before he wouldnt mind a pre owned and the fella in gamestop talked me into gettin one. I got the 160g ps3 slim.. it was an offer they have at the moment on buy the 160 ps3 slim and get a pre owned game half price. So the console itself cost me 220 and then i got Modern warfare 3 for half price so it came to 233 altogether.. i thought it was a good deal but now that a posted mentioned the offer in hmv im not sure? is that one new or pre owned? if its new i didnt get a good deal at all also worried about it being pre owned.. has anyone bought a pre owned and had problems? hope i made the right decision! oh and hes not into football so wouldnt have interest in those games. Thanks all

F1ngers Moderator
#10

navan21 said:
Thanks all i bought one today anyway and now i dont know if i even got a good deal! He has said before he wouldnt mind a pre owned and the fella in gamestop talked me into gettin one. I got the 160g ps3 slim.. it was an offer they have at the moment on buy the 160 ps3 slim and get a pre owned game half price. So the console itself cost me 220 and then i got Modern warfare 3 for half price so it came to 233 altogether.. i thought it was a good deal but now that a posted mentioned the offer in hmv im not sure? is that one new or pre owned? if its new i didnt get a good deal at all also worried about it being pre owned.. has anyone bought a pre owned and had problems? hope i made the right decision! oh and hes not into football so wouldnt have interest in those games. Thanks all


You bought it in a shop, it has some kind of warranty.
Having said that I wouldn't have bought a second hand console - I've seen people post on here saying their console is on it's last legs and were going to trade it in.

navan21 Registered User
#11

ah crap the man in the shop said they test and play every console and that they dont pass them unless they are perfect. and i have a 1 year warranty.. any problems and i get a new one apparantly. Im kicking myself now.. maybe i should try retiurning it...

Schorpio Registered User
#12

I don't want to rub salt in the wounds, but that was way too dear for a preowned PS3 imo. The HMV price is for a new console. If it were me I'd try to take it back, but I don't know if you've much hope of getting your money back. The only consolation is the warranty.

cloud493 Closed Account
#13

Thats not the best deal you could have got, and gamestop have some pretty shoddy testing standards in my opinion, I'd try to go for the HMV bundle instead if you can.

navan21 Registered User
#14

Thanks all, i got my cash back today in gamestop and my bro is picking me up a new one in HMV tommorow rang hmv today and that deal with fifa street for 219 has ended and there is a new one.. its the 160g PS3 with fifa 12 and a 20 euro online voucher thingy ( is it for online gaming?) all for 249.. can someone tell if this a good deal? before i end up making another mistake tommorrow! thanks everyone

cloud493 Closed Account
#15

The current deal in HMV should be the PS3 and a recent game, Max Payne 3 or something else for 220 e.

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