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.