Maybe you desperately want a PlayStation 3 but have never had the opportunity – or motivation – to buy one. And maybe you're not the biggest fan of the new PS3 Slim model and you actually prefer the old fat version.
Well, you may wonder what has happened to past PS3 models that are now discontinued, and given the fact that you don't have deep pockets right now, you're wondering if they're still available somewhere… The good news is that Sony is perfectly willing to clear out their stock of older PS3 consoles with a pretty appealing sale: head on over to the Sony Style online store, where you will find a refurbished 40GB PS3 for only $219.99. Now, it's only 40GB compared to the 120GB hard drive in the Slim, but you can always purchase a larger hard drive – and remember, it's not an overly difficult or expensive process – and it's basically the same system. It even comes with a Dual Shock 3 controller instead of the old Sixaxis, so you can save a decent amount of money. You may not even need the larger hard drive and if that's the case, it's a big savings. It's not like you can't play all PS3 games on both models (and neither offers backwards compatibility for PS2 software). Some say, "hey, a PS3 is a PS3."
So anyway, you'll probably be seeing the older PS3 models for good prices over the next few months, so be sure to keep an eye out. Retailers are going to have to clean that stock out somehow.