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Currys have white PSP1000s for £69.95 in store

PaulHM Avatar
8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
Following a post in Hot UK Deals 2 weeks ago I bought myself a pink PSP1000 from Curry's in Telford for £49.95. Pink PSPs are no longer available in Telford but are still available in Coventry (2 in stock) and Selly Oak (1 in stock).

When I bought my Pink PSP in Telford I was told that 3 months earlier Telford had also had white PSPs in their sale. On Saturday I bought a game at Currys in Shrewsbury and told them that I was disappointed that I had missed white PSPs.

The member of staff then told me that there were still plenty of white PSP1000s on sale in the Midlands for £69.95. They gave me a list of stores that still had white PSP1000s in stock. This list included:

Stoke on Trent stock 3
Stoke on Trent Festival Park stock 2
Stafford MK/PL stock 2
Birmingham Highgate stock 2
Evesham stock 1
Banbury stock 1

I rushed across to Stafford and bought one of the two white PSP1000s for £69.95. I discovered that the white PSP was a basic model. The pink model had been a standard model. This meant that I got no free ear phones or memory card with my new white PSP. However this did not matter to me because last week I bought a 1 Gb memory card for £4.19 from 7dayshop.com and so had a spare card.

I now have a PSP1000 that my son is prepared to play in public :)

A tip that I would like to give all readers is not to take any notice of what you are told on the Curry's help line. Mail order PSP1000s are £99 from Currys. Fortunately PSP1000s are very much cheaper in store.
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#1
how can i check which local store has any

do you have the sku number for it so i can check stock
#2
I do not have my receipts with me and so can not give you the SKU number. The part number of my fat pink PSP is PSP1003.

Currys found pink and white PSPs for me quite easily when I confidently told them that they had been selling old fat PSP1000s for £49.95.

I would definately not buy an old model slim and lite PSP (PSP2000) any more. The new PSP slim and lite (PSP3000) has a much clearer display, a microphone and a game for roughly the same price.

PC World told me that they will soon be reducing the price of the old model PSP slim and lite (PSP2000). I guess that when the old style PSP slim and lite (PSP2000) is a few tens of pounds cheaper that it will be worth buying again.

Interestingly PC World also told me that there will be an entertainment pack version of the new PSP slim and lite (PSP3000) with a 4 Gb memory card available in November for pretty much the same price. It may be worth waiting for this model also.

Another bit of trivia is that both Comet and 7dayshop.com are clearing out PSP related stock such as like fat PSP cases, USB cables and in car chargers for very little money.
#3
ill post sku tonight i bought one in glasgow today
#4
i know the psp 300 is out and has clearer screen...but it cant be hacked to put custom firmware on it as sony no longer use the pandora battery route to put the new psp in recoverey mode
#5
clnmckec
ill post sku tonight i bought one in glasgow today


cheers mate
#6
which version of the psp is this then?
The phat (first one) or the lite (2nd one)?
#7
At this price there must be a new model coming out?
#8
Yep, the PSP-3000 which came out last week. Apart from the brighter screen and new buttons to match the PS3. There isnt much of a difference.
#9
stephen25uk
i know the psp 300 is out and has clearer screen...but it cant be hacked to put custom firmware on it as sony no longer use the pandora battery route to put the new psp in recoverey mode


This is true, both the phat and the slim can be hacked to run homebrew but as of today the new 'bright' version (3000) cannot. This is fine if you are only using it to play original games :thumbsup:
#10
bobdylan
This is true, both the phat and the slim can be hacked to run homebrew but as of today the new 'bright' version (3000) cannot. This is fine if you are only using it to play original games :thumbsup:



There are other reasons for hacking these units OTHER than the ability to run anything other than original games though. It opens up the opportunities far more with a PSP to be an emulator for running old skool consoles, being a great PDF reader as well as all kinds of custom software.
#11
JasonMason
which version of the psp is this then?
The phat (first one) or the lite (2nd one)?


PSP1000 - original "phat"
PSP2000 - slim and lite
PSP3000 - just out, very similar to slim and lite from what I can see

They all support the same pro duo memory and UMD DVD's but the official firmware differs as there is more functionality with the PSP2000/3000.

This is a good deal so voted hot, loads of homebrew out there but be careful in downgrading the firmware. My slim is just on a year old so I will be looking to get some homebrew on there before Xmas!
#12
kborom
PSP1000 - original "phat"
PSP2000 - slim and lite
PSP3000 - just out, very similar to slim and lite from what I can see

They all support the same pro duo memory and UMD DVD's but the official firmware differs as there is more functionality with the PSP2000/3000.

This is a good deal so voted hot, loads of homebrew out there but be careful in downgrading the firmware. My slim is just on a year old so I will be looking to get some homebrew on there before Xmas!


is slim ones easy to hack?
#13
any one have the sku for this please?? :thumbsup:
#14
thought the new PSP had a bigger screen as well as being brighter?
#15
SKU no for black value pack is 841690

It's not just white PSPs, it's all colours that are this price.

My local currys had none but PC world (Sheffield Meadowhall Retail Park) have 2. Unfortunately it's closed for a week!
#16
kentc81
is slim ones easy to hack?

Older ones are, yes. TA-088v3 (The latest mobo revision) is currently unflashable, as is the psp-3000.
#17
d0rm4nt
thought the new PSP had a bigger screen as well as being brighter?


Nope same size
1 Like #18
I can buy poospé to go with my doovdé ... has anybody seen what the prices are at Hoomv?
#19
I've been on the phone to everywhere in manchester / liverpool and they havent got any. One or two had 1 left but it was ex display and had bits missing like the analoge stick! We need more PSP deals like these tho!! Rep to the OP as currys have confirmed the price and good luck to any body who manages to get one.
#20
What's a PSP1000, is it some new naming scheme for selling the old PSPs or what?
#21
It's the model number, someone has explained them in this thread already.
#22
Excellent deal! Just got the last one in Sheffield!
#23
dazzyp
Excellent deal! Just got the last one in Sheffield!


You mean apart from the 2 in PC Word? :)
1 Like #24
Just picked up a white this morning from Stoke on Trent branch. (Ravenside Retail Park)

Theres still 2 left there as well. Speak to Lindsey on the staff. She knows all about them.

Also managed to find stock via the phone in Stockport, Crewe, and several other branches between the Midlands and Northwest.

You need to ring though and be persistent!! The SKU for the white at 69.97 is 506546.

Loads around if you try hard enough. I could have got about 10 with about 15 minutes of phone call effort I put in.
#25
Can't find any black ones in stock anywhere..

Found a few white ones but too far for me to travel here's the ones I found in Manchester. I believe Runcorn has one in stock but didn't phone.

Manchester Trafford Centre Currys.digital has 1
(0161 747 5844)
Manchester Middleton has 3
(0161 220 5701)

What i've found mostly are display ones and the staff won't sell them, and i've phoned a couple that have said they had 3 in stock only to go and check and could only find 1 :@

Some staff at various PC World's have said they should have a sale on the older slim and lites before xmas but they didn't know when or how much for. :eyes peeled for next sale:
#26
just returned from currys in Derry, had a list of 3 sku mumbers for cheap psp's inc the pink one,none of the sku numbers mentioned in these posts was in stock but the guy went out the back and brought out a psp-1003 white value pack which scanned at £69.97,this includes soft cover, memory card and headphones so a result i guess ,the sku was [COLOR="Black"]586887 [/COLOR]and there was also 1 other one left,pc world is beside currys here so they may have this sku in stock as well.Happy to report that the psp was sealed as well, although all the cheap psp games in both pc world and currys have now disapeared...typical!


should i make this a seperate deal as a different sku number although 2p dearer and mine was a value pack inc accessories? thoughts on a postcard please
suspended#27
I tried the 2 city centre branches in Glasgow (Jamacia St. and Argyle St.) - no joy :roll:

Zed
#28
I think that it is obvious by now that I made a mistake in my original post. I paid £69.97 for my white PSP. :oops:

Here is a list of the six different PSP1000 models together with their SKU numbers:

Pink PSP1000 with a 32 Mb flash card and earphones. 941546 *
White PSP1000 with a 32 Mb flash card and earphones. 586887
Black PSP1000 with a 32 Mb flash card and earphones. 841690


Pink PSP1000 with no flash card or earphones.
White PSP1000 with no flash card and earphones. 506546 *
Black PSP1000 with no flash card and earphones.

* These are the PSP1000 models that I have bought
banned#29
I've has such bad luck! In the last week or so since the psps have been at such good deals i can't get one. Buyithere cancelled my order, currys helpline said there were none in the whole of london and i though let me try going to my local store at staples corner and they again said none in stock. She checked on the computer and said they had none, i said can't someone check in the actual stock room she said it would be on their computer records if they had any. I hope some good deals come out on the slim lite but i really had my heart set on the pink £50 one (or other colour even). I prefer the phat psps to the lite because it seems stronger, i could be wrong i've never compared the two.
#30
madmax23
I've has such bad luck! In the last week or so since the psps have been at such good deals i can't get one. Buyithere cancelled my order, currys helpline said there were none in the whole of london and i though let me try going to my local store at staples corner and they again said none in stock. She checked on the computer and said they had none, i said can't someone check in the actual stock room she said it would be on their computer records if they had any. I hope some good deals come out on the slim lite but i really had my heart set on the pink £50 one (or other colour even). I prefer the phat psps to the lite because it seems stronger, i could be wrong i've never compared the two.

Pink PSP1000s are still available from Currys for only £49.95 to Londoners who are prepared to buy a cheap day return rail ticket to one of the towns surrounding London. I went into PC World last Friday and they told me that the following branches of Curry's had Pink PSPs in stock:

Crawley 2
Luton 2
Salisbury 1
Birmingham 1
Halifax 3

You may want to reserve your pink PSP1000 before travelling by train to some remote branch of Currys only to find they are not in stock. Curry's rules are that you can reserve a PSP1000 (or anything else) for 24 hours so long as that branch has 2 or more in stock.

The reason for this is that the last PSP1000 in any store is defined as being a display model and you are not allowed to reserve the display model. Currys have also told me that the display model is often faulty and so it is very risky travelling to a branch with only one in stock, hoping to buy a working pink PSP.
banned#31
Thanks for your help, rep added:thumbsup:
#32
Can anybody check the North East stores?

I've just phoned the 0845 number but they were useless.

Thanks
#33
I found out what PSP's were in stock by confidently walking up to a checkout in either Currys or PC World and asking them which branches had PSPs in the price band of £49 to £100 in stock. On the three occasions that I asked the question the person had no problem finding where stock was using their cash till.

They apparently have to search for one region at a time. This is how at my first attempt I only found about stock in the West Midlands. The checkout operator may loose patience if you ask about too many regions?

There were three pink PSPs in stock in Halifax in Yorkshire last week at a cost of £49.95. This may be the nearest branch to you with stock but it is possible that if you specify the North East as your region you may find some closer to home.
#34
I popped into Currys in Shrewsbury again in seach of fat cheap PSPs. They did a search for PSPs in the West Midlands and they found about 8 different models on their till.

They still have stock of a single pink PSP at only £49.95 in various locations around the West Midlands. What was more impressive was that a PSP model costing £68.47 was still available in large quantities in various stores:

Dixons High Street Lichfield 4
Currys Superstore Stafford 4
PCW Kidderminster 3
PCW Stafford 2
Evesham 1
Erdington 1
Stoke On Trent 1

Their system did not show the colour of this model but I would guess that it is not pink. I also forgot to ask for the SKU number.

I asked the person operating the till to search for PSPs in the North East and they found none. They speculated that Curry's staff in the North East might be more switched on and so had snapped up every one of these bargain PSPs.

One mystery to me is why Currys in stafford now have 4 PSPs but only had one left when I bought mine a month ago. Perhaps the number of Hot UK Dealers visiting the store asking for PSPs has prompted them to order some more stock from a central warehouse containing 100s of little fat PSPs.

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