Need more PS3 remotes -- where's the best source?

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    Need more PS3 remotes -- where's the best source?

    Post by wprager on Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:36 pm

    These suckers are *still* $55 and up, and the only sales I see are $5 off here and there. Another option is to get a game that is bundled with the remote -- for example, Little Big Planet + controller for $55 (Dell.ca) while a controller alone is $50 -- then sell the game. Except that I don't like selling.

    Another option I saw is on eBay, someone in Hong Kong is selling them for $30 with free shipping to Canada. I've bought things from Hong Kong before and generally have been satisfied, but it was just a couple of DVDs and a headset for my Avaya phone at work. The Dualshock Sixaxis controller is a bit more complicated (I assume these are not genuine Sony parts).

    Any other suggestions? Did you or someone you know get one of the Hong Kong deals?


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    Post by Ev on Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:46 pm

    How about this guy's auction? Selling two of them. Three and ahalf hours left.

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/2-Sony-Playstation-3-Dualshock-3-Sixaxis-Controllers-/280619797898?pt=Video_Games_Accessories&hash=item41563e4d8a
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    Post by wprager on Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:53 pm

    Items are used and he's charging $12 for shipping. Compared to $30 each new, no shipping. So I figured I'd be willing to pay $20 each (compared to $30 for the new ones), which works out to $28 without the shipping. I placed a bid for $28 and was immediately outbid.


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    Post by wprager on Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:37 pm

    Winning bid was $56US. Add $12 for shipping and someone just bought two used controllers for $34 each, when they could be had for $30 new.


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    Post by Ev on Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:58 pm

    I thought you said they were $55 new?
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    Post by shabbs on Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:01 pm

    Big Ev wrote:I thought you said they were $55 new?
    He did... and they are.

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    Post by wprager on Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:45 pm

    Major: "My mind's as sharp as a tack! Knock on wood."
    (knocks on tabletop)
    Major: "... Come in!"

    Bonus points if you can place that little gem of a quote (as always, in comedy, the timing is everything, though.)

    The price I'm comparing to is the one from the guy in Hong-Kong. The buy-now price is $30, but a recent auction went through at something like $24.51.


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    Post by Ev on Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:08 pm

    Well yeah, but who knows what you'll get from Hong Kong. There's probably a reason why they sell them so cheap (i.e. counterfeit perhaps).
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    Post by wprager on Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:16 pm

    Big Ev wrote:Well yeah, but who knows what you'll get from Hong Kong. There's probably a reason why they sell them so cheap (i.e. counterfeit perhaps).

    Hey, as long as they work Wink


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    Post by LeCaptain on Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:18 pm

    Do you want a 6A6 or a Dualshock 3?
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    Post by LeCaptain on Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:21 pm

    http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-video-games-consoles-Sony-Playstation-3-NEW-PS3-Dualshock-Controller-W0QQAdIdZ255811701

    EDIT: http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-video-games-consoles-Sony-Playstation-3-NEW-in-box-PS3-DUALSHOCK-Controller-W0QQAdIdZ252892059

    and it's in kanata.
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    Post by wprager on Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:36 am

    Hey, thanks for the links. Looks like I'll have more choices. Shipping from Hong Kong takes 3 weeks or more and I'm still not sure if I would get dinged with additional charges when it goes through customs.

    I didn't even know there were different controllers out there until I read your question about 6A6 vs. dual-shock 3. I only bought my PS3 a little over a year ago, so dual-shock is the only thing I've known. The eBay auctions I've been looking at are all for dual-shock 3s. It's good to know, though, because I bet there will be some non-dual-shock ones out there. I don't care much about the vibration, but if it's an older controller you worry about the powerpack in it.


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    Post by Ev on Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:06 am

    Sixasis blows, don't get those. Even if the vibration isn't a big deal for you, the sixasis are way too light and feel cheap (at least IMO).
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    Post by The Silfer Server on Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:56 am

    wprager wrote:Major: "My mind's as sharp as a tack! Knock on wood."
    (knocks on tabletop)
    Major: "... Come in!"

    Bonus points if you can place that little gem of a quote (as always, in comedy, the timing is everything, though.)

    The price I'm comparing to is the one from the guy in Hong-Kong. The buy-now price is $30, but a recent auction went through at something like $24.51.

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    wprager - your Ottawa-ness is showing....

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