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PS3 pre-orders on Ebay...

Discussion in 'Video Gaming' started by MikeS4, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. MikeS4
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    Like a few others on ASN, i've bought a few ps3's to flog on Ebay but i've been keeping an eye on listings for pre-orders and they don't seem to be selling for any more then their release price.
    Could this mean that people have wised up after the 360 & Wii release's or are these listings just too premature to make any profit yet.
    I would have thought that the real profit is made when on release date, stocks have run out & the only source is Ebay or similar.

    What are you chaps planning?
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    eBay clamping down on things...

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    Will these restrictions be lifted after release?
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    We'll have to wait and see if eBay tells us that normal scamming/fraudulent transactions can resume...
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    So far as I can tell...there are a lot of PS3's on ebay not being sold as there are still stocks in the shops. The ones I've seen that have sold seem to be going for virtually the same as they cost in the shops. Anyone here managed to make any decent profit on ebay?
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    EVERY shop that's sells them should have them in stock ;)

    If someone has paid over the price or waited 50hours in a line to get one then all I can say is :tumble:
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    I have to agree...I can't understand why anyone would ever pay vastly inflated prices to get a console off ebay. Some people definately have more money than sense. I remember seeing 360's on ebay for about £600 on their launch. Why would you pay over double for a console!!! I like gaming as much as the next person but I'd rather wait a few months and save £300!!!
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    I was going to grab one but the reviews said its just the hd dvd/blu ray player which makes it expensive
    they can keep it for the mo
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    Well, I have a spare one, if anyone is interested in buying it, let me know!

    I have not bothered to put it onto fleabay yet.
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    What I find amazing is that a new console on the market i.e. thePS3 ISN'T making the rrp on Ebay as people just don't seem to be buying them and you can get one at any shop. PSP, DS Lite, 360 and the Wii's were all in short demand on release and commanded a premium price on Ebay.

    I reckon Sony will drop the price of the console within 6 weeks unless people start buying them en-mass.
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    £412 in Costco ;)
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    I think Sony purposely flooded the market with consoles to stop people from bulk buying/profiting. They new they were already taking a loss by producing such a high spec machine so this may have been used as a counter measure.

    I read an article stating that Sony have made record sales both in the UK and across europe, apparently 600,000 units have shifted across Europe and there are still 400,000 left to be sold.

    I myself bought a couple of extra units, thankfully I have managed to return one of them and I will hang onto the other one just in case the panic selling stops.
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    I originally ordered 3 but have returned all of them, funny thing is that ebay is now the cheapest place to get one - yesterday a ps3 sold for £350 + £25 delivery = £375......and that was a brand new Uk spec.
    If i was u meatchi i would ditch your last one & buy another from ebay.
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