I recently bought an 80gb Ps3 with 3.55 Kmeaw for $250 off of ebay it should be comming around Tuesday the console was in good condition, warranty sticker still in tact and it came with the controller/hdmi cable/ and MW3 game disk.
So it was a steal. So trust me on ebay it will be competitive prices I just lucked up on mines. B/C 3.55 kmeaw sell for atleast 300+ on ebay if the console is in great condition.
Reason why I am so anal about the warranty seal being intact because when you are buying any used console the first thing that would go on it is the Blu-Ray drive but that can easily be replaced. When the warranty seal is gone you don't know what happened. All you know the ps3 could of had a YLOD or anything. So it's best to just buy a good used one that looks like new.
Also @Spade take it from me NEVER buy a cheap 3.55 ps3 because something is wrong with it. $250 is the standard price for a ps3 that is in good condition. Take a good hard look at the cosmetic condition pretty good chance you wont get YLOD so worst case senario after a year or two you would just have to open up the ps3 to replace the blu-ray drive. I personally never understood the hype behind a B/C ps3 because most already had a ps2 "shrugs"
Ps3 Phat 250gb 4.31 OFW (Currently Playing Dead Space 3 [Chapter 10] / Hitman Absolution / COD MW3 )
Ps3 Phat 80gb 3.55 CFW