It’s almost Christmas now and everyone’s busy looking around for gifts and presents to give to loved ones. I’m sure by this time, the list is almost done. In just a few days, you will probably begin going around shopping malls to look for the right item. If PlayStation 3 is part of your list, go ahead and scout around Sony shops. A brand new Playstation 3 bought at a Sony shop will most likely cost you $800. Now, that can be quite expensive. If you are trying to work out on quite a tight budget, you may want to consider buying the refurbished ps3s instead. Ask the Sony attendant if they have available supplies of refurbished ps3s. If there is none, ask if there are ps3 currently on Sale. Exercise a little of your Math skills and try compute how far down the price goes after the discount is applied. If it results to a price $600 and above and it finally suits your budget, go on ahead. Buy it. If not, the only other options to find good ps3 deals would be through online retailers. Read the rest of this entry
PlayStation 3 is quite common these days that one can easily find a person playing with one irrespective of location. Whether you ride on a bus, or even at work, people take their PS3s with them. And because of its growing popularity, one could easily think that it is cheap. If you survey, however, you would know that it is not as affordable as you thought, especially if it is brand new. The regular price for a PS3 runs at almost $300. If bundled with additional inclusions, it could run up to $500. Read the rest of this entry
Entertainment is already part of our everyday living. It is something that we cannot take apart from our everyday routine. We look for entertainment to give ourselves a momentary rest from busy schedules and tedious activities. There are activities we smoothly drift ourselves into just to take our minds away from the everyday rigors.
At present, PS3s have gained popularity among teenagers and surprisingly, even to working professionals. At work, you can either see a colleague playing with the device for a quick 5 minute break or find him showing it off to a group of confreres, enthusiastically describing the new features of the device. It is hard to miss nowadays. In fact, it would not be difficult to believe that almost everyone, if not all, would want to own a PS3. The only likely impediment I can think of as to why not every person in town owns it yet is the cost of the item.
The standard price of a brand new unit of PlayStation 3 these days runs to somewhere around $300 to $400. This is the reason why not all households have this gadget and the same reason why most average earning families settle for refurbished PS3 more than the brand new.
Buying a Refurbished PS3
Most instantly, the very thought that comes to mind when hearing the word “refurbished” is “defective”. Not all refurbished products are defective. There are others sold as such because they are unsold stocks of the prior models. Others were simply returned items from customers who after purchasing the item a few days later decided that the newer model suits them better.
So, it is not bad after all. Where then can one find refurbished PS3 for sale? There are quite a number of ways.
One can get it directly from the manufacturer. Sonystyle.com regularly updates their website for products they decide to sell for either clearance or refurbished reasons. There is a variety of Sony products sold at really low, low price in their website. If you are lucky enough and you happen to visit their site at the time a cheap refurbished PS3 slim is sold, you can right away lock the item for yourself using Sony’s Financial Services Card which they released in partnership with GE Money. What is good about buying refurbished items directly from the manufacturer is the implied assurance that the sold items have been properly checked and repaired from any mechanical and performance defects.
Another good option one can do to find cheap refurbished PS3 items is through online shopping. There are plenty of online retailers which sell several refurbished products. Two of the largest, however, are Amazon.com and eBay.com. Aside from cheap PS3 consoles, they also sell a lot of other PS3 gadgets and accessories. There are even refurbished ones still sold in PS3 bundles. Their PS3 bundle deals can either include one or all of the following items mentioned: HDMI cable, PS3 Blu-Ray Disc remote control, and additional games. Prices can sometimes be slashed down up to 50% discount of the original price.
Purchasing refurbished items is not always a bad option. In fact, it can be a good one especially for those who has little set aside for their entertainment fund. The risks involved are given but getting it from the right retailers and sources somehow guarantees value for money purchase. As recommendation, purchase the items and make sure that it still includes the standard inclusions like the Dualshock Wireless controller and the user’s manual. Lastly, get the items which are sold with at least a few months warranty giving you some assurance that the products can be returned should it not perform as expected.
Buying a brand new PS3 can be really expensive. In fact, the greater hard disk storage there is, the higher is its price. A 160 Gb unit is currently at $294 in Amazon.com and 250 GB is already at $349. Moreover, these are only the basic versions with the standard inclusions, freebies excluded. Other accessories a buyer may want to purchase ala carte are the Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller and the Blu-Ray Disc Remote which should bring the total to almost $400. Smarter buyers, on the other hand, would go for the cheap PS3 bundles which already include add-on accessories discounted at a bundle price.
Amazon is great at selling reasonable PS3 bundle deals. Presently, they combined the 160 GB PS3 console with Tools of Destruction’s Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time. This is the latest sequel of the prior versions of the Ratchet & Clank Future game — Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty. The questions in the minds of this game’s avid fans are said to be answered in this latest version. One can buy this PS3 bundle at $299.99 giving the customers a good savings of $70 from the original retail price of $369.99. But that is not all there is to it. This package also includes SingStar Dance Party Pack which allows the gamers a music gaming experience and adds a gameplay to the familiar karaoke-like performance action. It is capable of multi-player action and has 50 audio/video tracks that will surely give the owner a variety of choices. Read the rest of this entry
In times when thoughts are idle, things get a little bad. This is possibly the reason why a lot of people are restless. They want entertainment – things that rob their attention and excite their senses; things that drive them mad and crazy; tasks that keep their motivation high and challenges that keep them alert and active. Certain thrills, however, are not easily available. Travel is quite expensive to frequent, other adventures are good for just a couple of repeated experiences, and risks to physical injury is quite high. Sony technology has taken advantage fairly well in unfolding a suitable companion for people of the adventurer or gamer type. It introduced PlayStation 3.
Since its release in 2006, PS3 has come a very long way. It has periodically launched different models at very wise time intervals. Even buying a unit is like gaming. You have to be ready at the perfect time when the right one becomes on sale. The latest models are capable of hosting many other applications aside from the primary gaming purpose. It is now WiFi ready allowing the user to be connected even to Facebook while using the device, photo management is made easy, video editing comes very handy, and TV streaming is possible even in unlikely times and places. With all that on hand, what is not to like about PS3? None!
Buying a PS3 can be costly at first. But it is the type of commodity which value becomes more appreciated as use of the device becomes more frequent. The longer it stays with you at perfect condition, the, better. If it lasts 5 years, you know you have maximized the use of the said equipment. What was seemingly a wasteful spending turns out to be wise. Read the rest of this entry