Originally Posted by bdwright77
How'd you manage selling it for that much? Checking ebay, I see them selling for just around $175.00 or so. I have my launch unit 60 GB in a coffin from Sony, ready to ship out for a $100 refurb slim. I'm still in debate mode. The reflow fix seems easy enough, but I really now prefer the form factor of the slim.
Just checked eBay and I see a bunch selling/sold for right around the 300.00 mark.
As far as how I sold mine for that price:
I take immaculate care of my stuff.
Had everything is came with at purchase in perfect condition (cables, controllers, paper work, boxing, etc)
I have a great ebay history with bigger ticket electronic items.
I include an insane amount of pictures of it, from every angle. Report and show every little scuff or scratch (if you have a little scratch on something, anything, and your open about it, people trust the listing more),
It did have an upgraded hard drive.
Threw in the Talladega Nights bluray it originally came with and a few old games (Madden 09, FIFA 09, stuff like that)
Even though I never had the YLoD I did open the thing every six months and give is thorough cleaning, which I was open about in the listing.
And most importantly, I listed the auction to end three weeks before Christmas, with the auction ending at around 9-10 pm EST on a Sunday, giving people in the US time to be in front of a computer to bid against themselves.
Luck does a play a part in it to. The guy who wanted it was a father who wrote me on eBay wanting it for his sons birthday, which was four days after auction end. I assured him that if he won, and was willing to pay for two day shipping, I'd get it out early Monday morning for him so he'd get it in time. He won an couldn't be happier. Gave glowing feed back. I assume she's still going strong, as I have not heard back from him. Then again I go in depth on the listing and in email conversations about PS3 YLoD and how will eventually fail, so there are no unpleasant surprises for the buyer down the road. I my experience, info and honesty tends to work very well in getting bids with stuff like that on eBay.