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Looking at PS3

Hi, I have never been able to afford a PS3 for my kids, but I see one from a local seller on eBay that has this description... "THESE SYSTEM LOOKS GREAT BUT DOES NOT READ DISK. THIS SYSTEM HAS NOT BEEN MODIFIED AND ALL THE STICKERS ARE INTACT SO THE WARRANTY HAS NOT BEEN VOIDED" Is this a problem that can be repaired at home or am I just looking at more money to get it fixed? Thank You for any advice you might be able to give. I know nothing more about the unit but the seller is very honest, but a storefront, so this is not his unit. BPGray

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Re: looking at PS3

Hi Rookie Buyer,


I am an Experianced Ebay Membr and have bought many Video Game Consoles from ebay. Now I also run a Video Game Console Service called the Playstation Clinic. The problems i have repaired so far on PS3 consoles have only been bad solder joints.  Now, not many peiople are sending their PS3 systems to aftermarket repair services. Sony is still good about servicing the PS3.  If you buy it from Ebay, you will not have a store receipt. And in turn the chance that Sony will honor the warranty, is very deminished.

I do not like buying from stores that cannot tell me details of what is wrong, your taking a big chance here.

Your best to get a Used PS3 on Ebay from a individual with high Feedback score percentage above 98%, and a count around 50 to 400. Also inside the USA. China does not package stuff very well. They ship fast, but they will send you a crytal glass in a paper bag and not even mark it fragile.


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