PlayStation 3 40GB Refurbished Blast from the Past System Bundle
looks good,taste good,it must be
i think myself its worth the buy as long as its cheep worth it also i think there pref. is good 1234
My friend bought this system from gamestop and still has it for 3 years while his xbox360 lasted two years so I bought this after my xbox360 went out. I still have it after a year (which is more than my previous TWO Xboxes had and I took care of them still got RROD!) but this is an excellent system just remember this if there is a disk can not be read error for ps3 the blueray drive probably went out it costs $30 bucks so its very easy to fix, keep it on an elevated surface about half an inch above you table so it can breath. and if you want games from ps2 that you liked well for me it was ico and shadow of colossus, Jak and dexter series , and Ratchet and clank can't wait for the new game, and they made HD remakes of them for ps3 so if you want ps2 games that aren't on ps3 well the station costs about the same as the blueray drive but doesn't have the same graphics nor built in wifi so other than that the ps3 is a great console only reason for the 9 rating is cause I don't like madden football lol.
Great for the price
I decided to ignore the bad reviews on this one and buy the system anyway. And so far I'm glad I did. This system has obviously been used previously, there are scratches all over it, but it's just cosmetic and it works as expected. No YLOD for me, I plugged it in and it's been working as expected. I'm not sure if it'll stay this way for long, but it works now and I'm happy. The controller included sucks and as been HEAVILY used previously, one analog stick will stick if you push it all the way forward. But I planned on buying another controller anyway so it wasn't a deal breaker for me. Also, for the people who complain about not having enough space; you can put any 2.5 inch drive into it and it'll work just as it did before. I put a 350gb drive in mine and it works fine. So I guess it comes down to luck. If I were you, I would take the risk and hope you don't get a broken system. And if you do, just return it; you get a 7 day money back guarantee
Not best refurbished Sony Customer Satisfaction
I purchased a refurbished PS3 in May, well, actually June 2014 , after many years of PS2 causal gaming, 3 months into and the unit began shutting down 15 min after starting... I read into YLOD and other re flowing procedures, and I am VERY DISSATISFIED with GameStop/Sony for even selling this!!. I am sending mine back, Via Fed Ex , like they promised over the phone, they will repair it, Why dont they follow suit with other refurbished electronics manufacturers?? (JoyMicrosystems, LG) in the 1 year warranty . This works and they dont accuse me of buying a game system SOLD IN 2008 that is only 3 months old,... it is a misrepresentation, a waste of time, GameStop doesn't OFFER INSURANCE AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE. for refurbished PS3!!!
Do not buy...
1st my black ops game is scratched and wont play 3 different maps(Bought the bundle). 2nd I had this for less then 5 days now and played maybe a 4hrs total and tonight I was playing for a good hr because the wife is at work and baaam the fan starts to kick in and the system is now over heating. The graphics are messing up and of course the support center isn't 24hrs so I have to call tomorrow and I really hope they send a replacement ASAP since I paid for overnight shipping and expected a working system...
Mine was broken
My shipment came pretty fast which I was pleased with. After reading several negative reviews, my faith in this product was severely shaken. I then decided to return the product to gamestop and re-purchase the same unit with a warranty. After getting home and opening the unit for the first time, it looked clean, kept and promising. Despite it's auspicious facade, I was immediately confronted with the Yellow Light Of Death. I am about return my unit to gamestop for a full refund and take my business to a local game store and get a quality used system.
great, reliable system
ive had my system for years, it has never had YLOD, its graphics are great, and its very user friendly, it has many great games to be played on it, and its playstation plus thing is a great deal, you get newer games for practically free. id say that if your looking for a long lasting, reliable, top gaming console, go with this.
peice of junk
if you need parts for a ps3 you already have, sure buy this, if you want a functioning ps3 then this is not the place to buy one, only 3 days after first use did it give me the blinking red line of death, i wonder if thats why they have a 7 day return guarantee, it was a week before i even opened the box! whatever, ill see what i can get on parts on ebay, but dont buy this!
best bundle.. worth every penny
I thought it was a great bundle and came with some really great games.
I needed a console and I am not going to buy a xbox360 .I am a ps3 fan. and I really wanted this console so I can play GTAV ...its only the best game ever.
Thought it was a good deal at first. Purchased this unit 6-11-2014. Received it quickly, and two months later the system just locks up. I may have used it less than 15 times in a period of two months. It was a "Premium Refurbished" system and it only comes with a 30 day warranty. Unless you want to buy an extended warranty you're taking a huge risk.
As for me, I now have a PS3 40GB paper weight. Don't do what I did...look elsewhere for a system.