Well, since I have been out of the PS3 game for some time (and have tons of DLC attached to an account I have had with PSN since 2006) I decided to try to get a cheap PS3 on ebay just to log back in and get my stuff. I ended up scoring a PS3 60GB original unit for $200, that appeared to be perfect in the auction. Well, that arrived smashed in one corner. You would think it happened in shipping, but the guy used so much bubble wrap and with no outside box damage...no...he sent it to me this way. Anyway, tried to communicate it with him and he "offered" $75 off. I don't think so. I filed a dispute and he will be getting back his trash in a few days.
So, I decided to avoid ebay entirely. Something I should have done to start with. I decided to purchase a new PS3 slim 320GB model (with the free Drake game) and was convinced that Sears would be the place to get it, from my wife who has a Sears card and wants the Sears "points". Ok, whatever....I go and they have two in stock. I come home with the first one, and the HDMI port is DEAD. It just will not function. So, I go back and they make an "exception" and exchange it...claiming they usually do not allow exchanges on game consoles. Are you kidding me? I had owned it for two hours! I exchanged, got a "good" one, and figured all was said and done.
I spent yesterday re-downloaded all of my goodies. Lemmings, Echochrome, Stardust...and the other 75 titles I have not played in over two years. I was on my glory. I finished up, shut it down for the night, and went to work today. Came home tonight and powered it on to be greeted with "HD is corrupt" message and telling me to press "x" to recover. I did that..and it reboots and boots back to the same message. Spoke with Sony and they had me go into safe mode and reformat the device...still the same deal. They finally gave me the option to send it back for repair.
No way. There is no way in hell I am sending back a console for repair that is not even 24 hours old. Needless to say, Sears is going to have a fight on their hands tomorrow.
What the HELL is going on with the quality of devices lately? I never had these types of issues in the past. Well, I mean I understand things happen....but has quality control become so shoddy? Screw it...I am done buying modern consoles.
Sorry to vent, but I had to get it off of my chest. I love the PS3 (or I should say, I loved my OLD PS3) and now with such a bad taste in my mouth I just find it very difficult to trust again. Shame to, as I purchased some MORE games when I logged back in, as well as a PS+ subscription!