While clearing out boxes of stuff recently, I came across my old PlayStation 3, along with various accessories. Originally, I boxed it up to be sold, as I have no need for it myself. Given that it's probably worth far more to someone in need (especially during isolation), than what it might cost to buy, I've resolved to offer it up as a VIA exclusive PIF instead.
I'll update this post with more details if people want them, but essentially the package contains (edit: updated with more detail):
* PlayStation 3 - Well used, Good condition, Fully working, Factory reset, Original box * One fully working controller - Used, Third party, 'Afterglow' brand, AA battery powered * 30 popular game titles - Used, but most discs/boxes in good to very good condition * Original cables - Power, RCA video, Note: Console is also HDMI capable * Two additional controllers - One PS3 original (Sony), One third party (Kmart), Both may need some TLC/repair or replacement
For those who haven't owned a console before, you will need a TV to plug it into, but everything else should be provided in the package to get you going.
If this sounds like something you want and would use, post an expression of interest here in this thread.
Any VIA member capable of posting here is welcome to submit an expression of interest. The PIF will be given away to someone of my choosing, possibly using a randomiser of some sort if need be. If there are no takers here over the coming fortnight, I'll look to offload it locally instead. Bonus weight will be given to those who offer extra info about who will be using it, and/or why they feel they should receive it. This isn't a requirement, but could help tip the odds in your favour.
I'll answer any questions you might have about the PIF here in this thread too.
This is a PIF, so I'm happy to foot the postage bill, but imagine it will end up being fairly pricey to send, due to weight, if not bulk. Depending on the exact cost, I may need a little time to get my finances in order before posting it on.
The postage will be covered though, I insist. Just giving a heads up it might not be an instant send is all. 😊
This package might be an older generation of gaming console, but there are a *lot* of well regarded games with it (mostly for older kids I'd say). Plenty to keep you, and/or maybe your kids, entertained for aaaages, and many titles that are still available on current generation systems too. I'll try to post photos tomorrow, but I'm nodding off to sleep at present.
Don't mention it Brave, I'll cover postage. As a parent with kids I know what an offer this is. It is the least I can do.
Awww... you're too kind mate, thanks. Let's wait and see how the expressions of interest pan out, and take it from there then. That sound okay to you?
There probably aren't a lot of gamers here on VIA, but I figured that perhaps someone who may not usually look twice at this sort of thing, might be in for a pleasant surprise during self-isolation. If not members themselves, then their kids, or some other folks-in-need they might know.
We'll wait and see how it pans out I guess, but I'd be ecstatic for this package to go to a good VIA based home. 😊