When is the best time to sell PS3's?

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16 Nov 06 02:56:47 am
I'm for sure getting three of the PS3's. What would be the best time to sell them? Should I wait till Christmas? Or sell them opening day? Opinions please!

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16 Nov 06 05:59:12 am
wait for xmas. as ive said in another post, sony wont be resupplying stores for a while, and most people will sell their PS3s early. but then come xmas PS3 demand will be higher and supply will be lower, then's the time to sell.

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16 Nov 06 06:39:51 pm
Another shipment is supposed to hit near thanksgiving. They will keep coming in slowly from here on out

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16 Nov 06 11:51:17 pm
I've just seen several PS3's selling for $4,500 on ebay! I hope mine sell for that much! :D

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17 Nov 06 05:39:15 pm
Where is a good place to order these things?

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17 Nov 06 09:23:20 pm
Yeah but if you notice the PS3's look at the feedback of the bidders bidding them that high. Most are 0-4 feedbacks. Those bidders will never pay, they are just trying to crap out the sellers auction And delaying the actual sale of the item. The more legitimate prices are around 2,400


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18 Nov 06 01:13:37 am
Where is a good place to order these things?
no where at the moment. i'm afraid you are way too late for any kind of ordering. wait till stock replenish like next year.

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18 Nov 06 05:01:55 am
Well its release day and the prices on ebay seem to have dropped. Does anyone know if they are going to go back up?

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18 Nov 06 06:28:17 am
Put a couple up now With a buy it now of $4,000 add a game or two and offer fast shipping. I bet you'll have someone that will bite.

I just traded some kid a $1800 47 widescreen tv I bought from a guy I know that lost his job and he needed fast cash. I paid $350 bucks for the tv it was 1-2 months old and traded it today for the playstation3.

Ill be listing it in a few weeks. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


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18 Nov 06 10:27:46 am
I dont know what prices you are looking at but from what i see prices are going thru the roof.

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19 Nov 06 02:53:52 pm
I dont know what prices you are looking at but from what i see prices are going thru the roof.


I'm putting them on my watch list on ebay. Since the release they seem like they have dropped in price. Before the release they were all selling for over $2,500 easy, now since they've been released they're barely selling for $2,000. What should I try to sell these for?

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20 Nov 06 04:28:08 am
Right now since ebay is flooded with the ps3 units the prices will slow.
Just keep your eye on them if there isnt a big release of the units soon then they will pick back up as supply gets slimmer.


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20 Nov 06 05:26:09 am
Listings of the PS3's are getting lower. The search result on had 980+ auctions for the PS3's. I'm just going to have to wait for the prices to jump back up.

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21 Nov 06 05:35:55 pm
I would wait till before xmas. Most people posted them right away. Wait till the supply on ebay drops a bit. Worst case you still have a 30-90 day return window on the product. Now the wii's will be a different story. There will be more supply coming out all the time. Prices will change but in time not for the better

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21 Nov 06 08:12:22 pm
I have a feeling that some ps3's will be put back on ebay as people use them. From the E3 demo's ive seen the console seriously lacks.
They should have spent more time on the graphics then on a 500 blueray drive.

I wasnt very impressed with the console at all.If I had a choice Id get the Wii


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22 Nov 06 01:22:02 am
I have a feeling that some ps3's will be put back on ebay as people use them. From the E3 demo's ive seen the console seriously lacks.
They should have spent more time on the graphics then on a 500 blueray drive.

I wasnt very impressed with the console at all.If I had a choice Id get the Wii


Do you think they're much better than the xbox360's? I have a 360 now and was thinking about switching it for a PS3. I haven't had a chance to get a good look at the PS3's, even though I've got 3 setting in my living room! I have to keep them sealed for the resale :( .

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22 Nov 06 05:37:40 am
as with consoles mostly, there is no better. only pros and cons.

use a PS3 if u want a cheap Blu-ray drive, but don't go looking for a huge library of great games, for that, go with Wii. but for various decent games and the best graphics so far go with 360.

seriously, never listen to Sony when they say they got the best graphics, they said it about the PS2 and are continuing to say that even thou anyone with a brain knows the PS2 was the weakest of last gen.

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22 Nov 06 11:01:06 am
Do you think they're much better than the xbox360's? I have a 360 now and was thinking about switching it for a PS3. I haven't had a chance to get a good look at the PS3's, even though I've got 3 setting in my living room! I have to keep them sealed for the resale :( .[/color]


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From what you would originaly think, the playstation 3 would be an awsome machine. Totally blowing xbox 360 away. But according to gamespot, P3s is boasting high numbers when xbox 360 is not boasting but actually delivering the graphics.

Remember the Pentium vs Athalon wars.

Pentium was boasting 3.5 Ghz Processors when ATI's Fastest was A 1.7 Ghz Processor.

When you broke the 2 down Athalon Kicked the Crap Out of all the Pentiums High Speed Processors Because athalon delivered much more performance out of their processors.

The same is with xbox 360 vs playstation3

Xbox 360 is delivering where the ps3 is just boasting higher numbers even though they dont beat the 360 in true graphics performance.

Im a hardcore computer gamer and every computer gamer knows for graphics you need more pipelines. And its obvious that ps3 doesnt have the pipelines that the 360 is delivering.

Yes ps3 has some nice additions like dual video support and blue ray. But to be honest I want a game machine not a multimedia center. Ps3 is just a huge IPOD video in my eyes.
So Bottom line who would you go with?
Check out the game gears of war from xbox. I just played it at a friends house on monday and for a console Game it was Completely Amazing.


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30 Nov 06 02:03:42 am
Any news on shipments of these? I'm still trying to hold off on selling mine until Christmas but the prices seem to be slowly dropping on eBay. Are there anymore shipments coming in before Christmas? Would it be better to wait until around Christmas or should I sell now? Thanks.

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30 Nov 06 06:39:03 am
Direct from a newscap,,

Sony has issued an official statement on the launch of the PlayStation 3 console in North America, indicating that new systems are being airlifted in weekly, and that they 'couldn't be more pleased' with the response from consumers.

According to Sony's statement, the initial allocation of systems 'sold out within hours', and the biggest selling game of the PS3 launch were Insomniac's Resistance: Fall of Man, followed by EA title Madden '07.

The $599 60GB model was the top selling SKU (over the $499 20GB model), and Sony remarked that the buzz around the PS3 had 'a halo effect on other PlayStation products', noting that PSP week-over-week sales increased +29% at the company's top 5 retailers (week
ending Nov. 20), and PS2 week-over-week sales increased +24% at the company's top 5 retailers (week ending Nov. 20).

For those waiting to purchase PS3s in North America, after overwhelming launch demand, Sony revealed that 'PS3s will be airlifted in to the U.S. on a weekly basis through the end of the year. A new shipment has already arrived and will be available at retail by Black Friday.'

The company also re-iterated its goals for the end of the year, though did not comment on specific amounts of PS3s shipped thus far: 'We are still focused on reaching our goal of 1 million units in the pipeline by Dec. 31 in the U.S.'

The full statement from Sony's PR head David Karraker regarding the launch is as follows: 'Sony Computer Entertainment America couldn’t be more pleased with the response we have seen from consumers since the launch of PLAYSTATION 3 on Friday. This truly demonstrates the power of the PlayStation brand and further validates our belief that consumers see real value in an entertainment system that will define the next decade of digital entertainment.'

'At this point, we are focused on getting as many new PS3s to the North American market as possible for the holidays, including airlifting systems to the territory on a constant basis. With PS3 manufacturing now running smoothly and product being aired in weekly, we're focused on our goal of shipping a million units to retail by the end of the calendar year. Due to the immediate nature of these shipments, we will not be providing weekly updates on North American supplies.'

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If this is true the console wont go much higher then they currently are. Because sony will be pumping as many console's into the mainstream market as they can. They will still sell higher since 75% of the buyers will be ebayers and not actuall players.

So if this is the case It wouldnt matter if you sold it now or waited.

Start your bid at a penny. And run a 10 day auction. Start your auction on a thursday night so the auction will close on a sunday evening. To get the best possible selling price. Also some listing upgrades might help


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1 Dec 06 06:30:04 am
I think I'll go ahead and sell them. I was worried about more shipments comming in. Thanks again Jimmy.

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1 Dec 06 04:00:57 pm
No problem, Thats what were here for :D


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19 Dec 06 11:30:15 pm
You guys should of sold a day or 2 before release. Everyone who read the papers and cared enough knew that the prices would drop 3 days after release when 60% of the concoles went on ebay. I was lucky enough to do a 3 day aucton 1 week before release and got $2700 for one. Since the other wasnt on reserve, I had to sell it release day which was not great because I ended up only selling it for $1750 which isn't bad but 1k lower than anly days before. The Playsttions arent worth any thing anymore because no one has the money to pay for them after x-mas shopping. :lol: If you have the chance of getting a PS3 and youdont want it for yourself then dont buy it. Sellers are making betwee -$10 and $10 so its not worth the trouble. IF YOU CAN FIND NINTENDO WII REMOTES OR NUNCHUCKS THEN BUY THOSE BECAUSE THEY WILL SELL FOR $10-$15 OVER REATIL.
And i got 12 remotes and 8 nunckucks that all sold

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22 Dec 06 10:15:49 am
Yes you are correct the accessories are selling very nicely. But alas ten million other people had the same Idea. I checked 3 days after the release and couldnt find a single Wii item anywhere in my area.


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