What’s My PS3 Worth?


Where can I sell my Playstation 3 and get the most money? Better yet where can I sell a PS3 for the most money with the least amount of headache? People will ask you why do you want to sell your PS3, it’s great.

The fact is you probably don’t want to sell it but you have to because of some unforeseen financial problems. And if this is the case you need money quickly to solve your problems. This can limit your options and hinder you getting the value you deserve for the PS3. First you need to find out how much is a PS3 worth?

Brand new the 250 GB PS3 can sell for as much as 350 dollars and the 80GB and 120 GB sell for 300 dollars. Some used models sell that high as well. The backwards compatible PS3 can command a price as high as the new 250 GB PS3. What you need to know is how much do PS3’s sell for used and more importantly how much will someone pay for yours? And how long will it take you to achieve your monetary goal?

Sometimes a couple extra bucks are not worth the hassle of listening to a dozen hucksters try to give you their old twenty five gallon fish tank and a gift card to Walmart for your 40 GB PS3.  So what to do? There are a variety of options. You can sell the PS3 on Ebay, sell it on Craigslist, sell it or trade it in at Gamestop, or take the PS3 down to Big Tim’s Pawn.

Big Tim’s has paid as much as 280 dollars for a PlayStation 3 and in fact has never paid less than 215 dollars. Between 150 and 250 dollars seems a reasonable amount for a PS3 in working order with all of its cables and controllers. Getting this amount in a reasonable amount of time can be the tricky part.

At Big Tim’s Pawn you won’t have to worry about that problem, you will find out exactly how much you will receive within ten minutes. Plus you can make as much as ten dollars on each of the games you have beaten and don’t play anymore. This may not solve your financial problems  but it is a quick and fast start in the right direction.

Selling on Ebay can be a time consuming process and you are often dealing with people in other states or even countries. Even if you are protected from crooks by Pay Pal it can take as long as 3 weeks to receive your money. That may be a problem depending on your needs.

If you want to deal locally you can try Craigslist but that can cause all kinds of headaches. Very few offers will match your listing price and if you love to haggle this may be what you want to do. Be prepared to deal with offers of animals, car parts, cell phones, and many other bizarre items for your PS3 that will not solve your money problems.

That also doesn’t cover the hassle of having to arrange meetings with the prospective buyer who may only be able to meet you after midnight at some dangerous location. If you are willing to put up with this hassle you may get the money you need but again if you are under time constraints there is little chance of getting the money you need in the time you need it.

The other option is Gamestop the video gaming store. They do not offer anywhere close to the value of your PS3. This morning I called a local Gamestop to see what I could get for my 40GB PS3 and they offered me 90$ in store credit or 72$ cash. This is for a PS3 worth close to 180 dollars. I don’t see Gamestop being able to solve your problems. Head to Big Tim’s to sell your PS3, it is your best bet