banned ps4 from ebay

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  1. Donfor39 macrumors 65816

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    Hi PS4 experts


    I'm a few hours away from buying a ps4 from eBay
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    Its advertised as able to play games though banned,the user has called Sony and was told it couldn't be unbanned

    When I get the ps4 deliverd is it possible to start a new account or 'unban' the ps4

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. cd3267 macrumors newbie

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    Why would a ps4 be banned from playing games??
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    A psn account can be banned generally not the console though
     
  4. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks

    So is starting a new account an option

    I believe I won't be able to play online without an account:confused:
     
  5. cd3267 macrumors newbie

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    I'm assuming that if the account is banned opening a new account should fix the problem.
     
  6. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Curious how much you're getting it for...

    The guy probably tried to mod it to play pirated games.
     
  7. teethemagicbee macrumors newbie

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    IF, say for example a way around a banned console was to make a new account. Why state that it was banned in the first place? Surely people would sign into their account anyway meaning it wouldn't be banned?

    Im pretty sure its console and account banned. offline play only same goes for any app needing to connect online.
     
  8. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    its gone for above what I was going to pay....£185

    I'll save and either get brand new or eBay after xmas

    once it went above my earlier bid I wasn't willing to start 'raising bids'ly had

    it only had 1 hour or so not bothered t.b.h

    just wondered if it would have been a wasted purchase

    Thanks for the advice

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    a quick google search advised both console and or account can be banned

    I'l going to purchase another ps4 prob after xmas..avoiding any mention of a ban
     
  9. MRU Suspended

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    Console is banned, not just user account. Meaning you likely would be unable to get even software updates for retail games as you need access to Internet and an account of some variety regardless in order to get them. Basically it's a crippled device, don't buy.
     
  10. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks I thought online play was a no-no thats why I didn't start higher bids:D

    with prices brand from the 300+ mark i've got half saved ...is there any spring 20015 plans for a ps4 slim or price decrease...just wondered
     
  11. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    There was a $320 Black Friday sale in the U.S.
     
  12. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i've never really thought of black friday as a reason or excuse to buy

    (old school u.k. Jan sales though not nearly as popular as they once were)
     
  13. Washac macrumors 68020

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    Me neither.
     
  14. sebseb macrumors 6502

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    To prevent people from hacking, insulting and etc Sony will ban the console too. Cause making another account isn't so hard but buying a new console is and costs 400$. You might be able to play single player but multiplayer, PSN and online features are all locked.

    And since consoles are made at high quantities and fast speeds, the chance of a unit failing due to soldered joints is higher than other equipment. So I think you're best off buying new. Receiving one year warranty and less hassle.
     
  15. cycledance Suspended

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    yes.

    do not buy this console. get out of the deal if you won the bid.
    sony can ban the console hardware. playing with your account on it might even ban your account.

    avoid!
     
  16. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks to all who replied

    I'm going with the save for new option in 3 weeks, though may wait until after xmas though don't want to wait months into 2015

    just to decide what 'bundle' to purchase would prefer the online option included in ps4 with a game:D maybe destiny or codaw

    game store or argos looks best store option at the moment

    ps4 slim looks to be late 20015 with no blueray so not including that as an option
     
  17. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    Many people have Xbox 360's that were banned. No matter what was done, those suckers never got them back online. Just buy another and use that one for non-online gaming. I am sure the PS3/PS4 probably have the same thing. Most likely to keep people from either playing pirated games or worse, modified consoles so that they can do rapid fire and such.
     
  18. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks

    I did purchase a 360 brand new from game with forza 2 and call of duty -cant mind which version of cod, modern warfare? -it was 2009 enjoyed the 360 though working various shifts 7-19:00 5 from 7 days didn't have a lot off time at home

    now i'm settled at work 7-15:30 1 in 4 weekends thats why i'm considering a ps4 in a few weeks

    the eBay biding was an attempt to maybe save a few quid though the savings are not great...I'll purchase brand new with a game and psplus for online

    Is it really £400 for ps4 1 game and online suppose thats what happens think i payed 350 for the 360 at the time
     
  19. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    Keep in mind that if you already have the 360, you can purchase Xbox Live and use it with both the 360 and One for downloading the Gold games.
     
  20. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    gave it to my wee brother who now has xboxone -the 360 may make a return to my home

    thanks for the tip;)
     
  21. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ps4 with blue screen of death

    'still bargain hunting for a ps4 via eBay'

    (170 u.k for ps4 which powers on for 1 minute then stays on blue light)

    Is this repairable?
     
  22. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    If you wait for the boxing day sales, I imagine you won't pay a massive premium for a new one.

    We're currently seeing deals around £300 with a £40 game. After christmas, I'd imagine we'll be looking at maybe £270 with a game. That means you'd be paying roughly £60 extra for a new, working console.

    Alternatively You can get a refurb for £270 - with a year's warranty. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291323331677?clk_rvr_id=752937285971&rmvSB=true
     
  23. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks the eBay ps4 has 1 day to run though was tempted with a buy it now for 170

    that tesco refurb option is tempting -i'll let the auction run until tomorrow before deciding
     
  24. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Dec 2014...time fly's

    Got a mint condition ps 4 eBay 189 inc postage 13/08/15

    Donor 14

    Playing codaw
     

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