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    PS3 Trade-in value

    So was just thinkinh, I've got 2 PS3's and dont use the one of them that often, so i concluded i would trade it in for an xbox, by the way its a PS3 60g (the fat kind :P). The problem is i dont know its correct trade-in value and wether i'd (i expect so) need to throw in some older games and a bit of cash to get an xbox.
    (As i'm in the UK its store like HMV, GAME and Gamestop etc but other currencies/stores i can always look up and find prices). Also i would like to know if it would require the correct boxing, as i'm sure if i looked i could find it but am just wondering incase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thenamedosentfi View Post
    So was just thinkinh, I've got 2 PS3's and dont use the one of them that often, so i concluded i would trade it in for an xbox, by the way its a PS3 60g (the fat kind :P). The problem is i dont know its correct trade-in value and wether i'd (i expect so) need to throw in some older games and a bit of cash to get an xbox.
    (As i'm in the UK its store like HMV, GAME and Gamestop etc but other currencies/stores i can always look up and find prices). Also i would like to know if it would require the correct boxing, as i'm sure if i looked i could find it but am just wondering incase.

    Thanks for any feedback!
    I wouldn't expect you'd get much for it. I live in the US so the amount is definitely going to be different for you, but a quick look-up on Amazon says you could get ~$70USD for a fat 60GB PS3 in like new condition (meaning very little scratches, no markings/stickers, and all of the basic cables). I'm thinking it would be around the same at a retailer like Gamestop, so probably around $50-80USD or maybe even less because it's one of the older fat models, I'm not too sure.

    As for the boxing, I'm also not very sure. I keep the packaging for all of my stuff, and it's rare I trade anything in (except my 2nd gen. iPhone that I got $160 for about 3 months ago).

    It'll get you a decent chunk of change towards a X360, but you're going to probably have to put forth a bit more cash.

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    If both of your PS3's are the 60GB models they're backwards compatible with PS2 games, so they're worth a bit more. I'd sell it online instead of trade it in, you'll get more money for it.

    As far as I know, the 60GB models are "kind of" rare.

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    CEX is a good bet also, they usually match other places offers, especially if they are in need of them

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    Try to sell them on craigslist before gamestop rips you off and gives you $20 or something. Trading in your consoles or games should be a last resort.

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    The trade-in value at a Gamestop will range from 65-100$ depending on their inventory. You will not be able to trade a PS3 for an Xbox360 and expect to break anywhere near even.

    As some have said, Craigslist. Especially if they are the PS2 enabled versions. You can definetly achieve 100$ for one of those.
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