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Do you think I can get $600-$650 for my launch edition PS4?


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#1 Showan

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 23:53

I was fortunate enough to snag a launch day PS4 pre-order from Amazon as soon as the orders went live during E3. I received my confirmation email from Amazon (who were even nice enough to give me some high priority shipping on the house)

I am looking to sell this PS4 on day 1 and then re-buy a PS4 when inFamous 2nd Son comes out.

This plan will very much depend on how many PS4's Sony has manufactured of course.

I am looking to let it go for $600-$650. Sure it's a tad bit high, but not those crazy prices you see on eBay at least.


#2 spenser.d

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 23:57

If they're hard to find at launch, yes, easily.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 23:57

People who buy launch editions just to sell at inflated prices?

 

Let's just suggest that I'm not a fan of such people...



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 23:59

People who buy launch editions just to sell at inflated prices?

 

Let's just suggest that I'm not a fan of such people...

If there are impatient people willing to pay the price, then so be it. I personally am not a fan of impatience.

 

(for the record, I don't do this. I just believe in personal responsibility)



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 00:02

If there are impatient people willing to pay the price, then so be it. I personally am not a fan of impatience.

 

There will be legit gamers who can't get one because people have bought them just to sell.  Not exactly losing sleep over it but it sucks.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 00:05

If they are all sold out at launch,  could see them going for $1000 to $1500 on Ebay honestly. And if they forecast a shortage coming up to Christmas, maybe more.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 00:09

There will be legit gamers who can't get one because people have bought them just to sell.  Not exactly losing sleep over it but it sucks.

If it was a necessity, I'd understand. People upset about getting their entertainment items quickly enough really don't have my sentiments though.

 

Perhaps my views or perspective is a bit misguided, given how I was raised.

 

I do believe time = money, so if it saves you the headaches of driving around store to store wasting gas, time, and resources to spend some extra dollars on an item you want to have now, but maybe didn't plan accordingly for, then cool. It's probably worth the price. This is why I largely don't really believe in waiting in line for a week just for Black Friday either: if you just went to work that week instead of sitting outside like a fool, you'd probably have the money in hand that you would have "saved" and then some!

 

Just my 2 cents though.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 00:33

Probably get more. I don't see the point in selling it though.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 00:45

There are more honest ways to make money...



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:57

If it was a necessity, I'd understand. People upset about getting their entertainment items quickly enough really don't have my sentiments though.

 

 

This +1000

 

I'm getting a console at launch this time around, but I have never seen a reason to pay more than retail for one.  I usually don't buy one at launch at all, but this time is different.  People can be a little crazy about these little pieces of tech that only offer entertainment.

 

 

 

 

Probably get more. I don't see the point in selling it though.

 

 

That's because your not trying to make an easy buck lol. Just wait and you'll see plenty of people scalping X1s and PS4s for far more than anyone should buy them at.  Everyone seems to be hinting at shortages.

 

I'm with you though.  If you aren't interested in a console, don't buy it.  If you are, don't sell it. 



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 03:07

I'll give you $350 for it right now.



#12 Dinggus

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 03:20

There are more honest ways to make money...

 

How is it not honest?



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:13

There are more honest ways to make money...

 

Nothing at all dishonest about it. morals and ethics may play in, but they're kinda personal. 

 

Personally if I bought it and realized there was no interesting launch day games. I'd sell it for as high as I could possibly go. 



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:23

Well it is a shrewd business move tbh which wil attract ALOT of haters.... but as far as the $650 is, id try to closely watch the supply/demand rumours as its these things that drive prices up/dow artificially. less supply more demand abnd if tue coupled wih the ps4's superior gfx performance could prolly push $800 before xmas... after xmas forget  it no one cares

 

not saying ps4 is graphically superior btw, just the percieved runmours of it being better is what drives prices up



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:49

I don't feel morally bad at all about this. I am going to have a PS4 (have had every Playstation generation).

"Honest ways to make a buck"?? Im not jacking/robbing this from anyone. I was blessed to have the money saved up for years waiting for next gen to arrive.

I'm not not trying trying to dangle a cure for Aids over people's heads, and how much $$$ they have depends on rather they get a cure or not (I would just give it away to help save lives)

This doesn't make or brake anyone's life... If people are out there buying PS4's and have more important things in life to spend their $$$ on... Well let's just say, I really hope they don't buy the PS4 from me.