So lets say you get a brand new ps3 and it dies on you in 2 days or what not. When you ship it to sony for a quick turn around time they usually just ship you a new unit. They keep your old unit, send it through the "test bench" fix it and either rebox it or exchange it for someone elses who had the same issue you had.
Originally Posted by theruler
Yes, they can deem return units "New". Especially if they just upgrade the firmware to get the unit up and running again. No blemishes, new box, new upc sticker=new ps3.
Sad but true. Companies have been doing this for years and you would never know.
F.T.F.S.I.= Failure To Follow Simple Instructions
Google is your friend.
Try using the search function instead of littering the message boards with questions that have been answered 10+ times.