Best price for a PS2?

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  1. John Garcia

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    Looking to pick one up, probably next week. Are they still going for $299, or can I find it for less?
     
  2. Scott L

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    You missed a good deal on outpost.com who were selling a brand new PS2 for $269. It's back up to $299 now but keep checking back from time to time.
    Edit: from www.thegia.com
     
  3. Camp

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    Yea, I'm guessing a $250 price point announcement at E3. If not then, it'll happen prior to Christmas.

    The interesting thing will be how Microsoft responds...can they respond?
     
  4. John Garcia

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    I'll keep my eye on Outpost, though I may just wait to see what the price drop will be.
     
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    Expect the price on a regular PS2 to drop to $199 when they release the PS2/Modem/HD package at the $299 price point within a month or two.

    If you don't really care for the online games on the horizon (ie FFXI, THPS3, etc), then its a nice way to save $100.
     
  6. Brad Grenz

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    For now the PS2 is retailing for $295 (well, a few pennies under that) at Walmart. So you can at least save yourself enough for an extra value meal.
     
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    Or if ur not too picky, get a pre-owned one for maybe $250...maybe even with a free game with it.
     
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    I didn't do the math but Bluelight.com has them for $299 less 10% (check out your fav coupon websites) plus 7.97 shipped + local tax ---> Might save a few pennies!!
     
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    I'd really second the idea of buying a used one from eBay. If it comes bundled with a few games you like, an extra controller, memory card, etc, you can usually get a great deal.

    Just check for positive feedback, ask questions, etc.

    I got a mint pre-owned PS2 with 6 sports games (including madden 2002), a second controller and memory card for $325...so there are deals out there. The thing works great!
     
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    I bought mine from a company on half.com called World's Best Deals....they mainly sell just refurb PS2s and X-Boxes.

    Only problem I ever had was 2 freeze-ups that occured over a 6 month time span, and that seems like par for the course to me, whether new or used. So IMO, they're worth a shot.

    Mine was around $260, and included the full warranty.
     
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    Target.com has them for 299 but there are some 10% off codes floating around several of the deal sites. Take a look over there and that would bring it down to 270 plus possible tax/shipping.
     
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    Remember to add the shipping costs in! You can get a break on the price but shipping may cancel that out.
     
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    If you don't mind getting a credit card, you can take advantage of the 10% off deal by signing up for a Targte or Sears card. You can cancel it after you pay for your discounted purchases...
     
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    As a person who's bought consoles on ebay before, I recommend visitng your local Funcoland, EB World, or Pawn shop first. There are great deals but I'm willing to pay a little more to see its condition with my own eyes and have the security of returning it if there's a problem.
     
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    There's a Funco right up the street, may have to stop in there. 10% off is not going to do it when I have to pay shipping. There are plenty of places locally that carry the PS2, so the cost would have to be a LOT less (still below $299 including shipping) for me to order it online.
     
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    I seriously doubt you'll be able to find it online cheap enough to make it worth your while. All of the places I've seen that sell them at $250 - $300 either have ridiculous shipping rates, or they force you to buy a package with an extra controller, memory card and DVD remote. So you wind up paying more than $300 in the end.
    The cheapest I saw at www.shopping.yahoo.com was $320 total...which is the same as you'd pay locally with 7% tax.
    Check that site out....there's a few sites that sell them cheaper than $299....I didn't figure shipping but on 2.
     
  18. Jeff P

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    Stolen from techbargains.com...

    overstock.com has Playstation 2 consoles for $249.99 - $20 coupon = $229.99 shipped for only $3.95. Select Search by brand - Sony
     
  19. Youssef

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    hey josh, if u order from gamestop.com they have a refubrished ps2, a copy of GTA 3, an extra generic controller, and dvd remote all for $249.
    by the way, can anyone give me a link for 10% off purchases at Target?
     

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