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Sony Psp Hardware Slim And Lite Pack (white or black) (box Damaged) £74.99 @ Buyitthere

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White: down to the last 35! (D22-01-09 T17:03) Black: in stock Discount code: 918UAE £2.99 off, covers PP fee Read More
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8y, 6m agoFound 8 years, 6 months ago
White: down to the last 35! (D22-01-09 T17:03)
Black: in stock


Discount code: 918UAE £2.99 off, covers PP fee
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#1
not a great deal.....as you can get at Play.com for 85 inc postage in a perfect box....with a full guarantee....
#2
jouster
not a great deal.....as you can get at Play.com for 85 inc postage in a perfect box....with a full guarantee....


You can get it USED from PLAYTRADE on Play.com - where's the link for the NEW ones delivered FREE for that price?!
#3
I got one last year, box was was not sealed, was not damaged, psp had not a mark or finger print on it, plus 12 month warranty.

Hot I think.
#4
Good saving, voted hot - thanks to OP.
#5
these are most likely to be the old motherboards if they are returns but don't take my word for it. :)
#6
Voted HOT

I paid that for a used one; so great price for a near-new PSP !

Good spot OP
#7
I really hate these "damaged box" deals...

For starters do reputable shops sell damage boxed items: think play.com etc, nah its always these small tattier no namers...

Then theres you purchases; Honestly how tight do you have to be to spend the money on a piece of decent electronics and not splurge that extra tenner, and instead end up with whats basically second hand. I've said it before but if these sort of deals are allowed why aren't individual auctions from eBay with buy it now prices? I mean their both second hand at the end of the day. Least with eBay theres a description of the box contents etc on a per item basis... remember the choices nintendo ds deal with people missing styluses etc?

I'd avoid but yeah I'm not going to vote either way.
#8
Rich-G
I really hate these "damaged box" deals...

For starters do reputable shops sell damage boxed items: think play.com etc, nah its always these small tattier no namers...

Then theres you purchases; Honestly how tight do you have to be to spend the money on a piece of decent electronics and not splurge that extra tenner, and instead end up with whats basically second hand. I've said it before but if these sort of deals are allowed why aren't individual auctions from eBay with buy it now prices? I mean their both second hand at the end of the day. Least with eBay theres a description of the box contents etc on a per item basis... remember the choices nintendo ds deal with people missing styluses etc?

I'd avoid but yeah I'm not going to vote either way.



Larger retailers do not accept tatty boxes; they return them. Similarly, places like Argos have to accept returns such as unwanted christmas items. There are many returns outlets which sell perfectly good items; largely unused and at massive savings. And for some people it's not a matter of being tight - it's about being able to afford it or not. Toys-r-us do this for £129.99, so a saving of £55 represents pretty decent value, IMO.
#9
I bought one a while back, turned out it was a customer return because it was actually faulty! The screen didn't work at all, but I could hear the startup sounds and could navigate the menus.

They accepted the return, and refunded me in full. And on that basis, I ordered another one last night, hopefully it will work properly this time. But if it doesn't, a no quibble return policy suits me quite well.

If anyone is wondering where these items come from, sign up to http://www.argosclearance.co.uk. They sell palletloads of stock they can't sell in their shops.
#10
I was about to say exactly the same thing. At this price, it's worth a shot. If you're not satisfied, just return it , or alternatively call Sony and arrange for what will probably be a free repair.

As of now, 19 white and 48 black left in stock.
#11
Rich-G
I really hate these "damaged box" deals...

For starters do reputable shops sell damage boxed items: think play.com etc, nah its always these small tattier no namers...

Then theres you purchases; Honestly how tight do you have to be to spend the money on a piece of decent electronics and not splurge that extra tenner, and instead end up with whats basically second hand. I've said it before but if these sort of deals are allowed why aren't individual auctions from eBay with buy it now prices? I mean their both second hand at the end of the day. Least with eBay theres a description of the box contents etc on a per item basis... remember the choices nintendo ds deal with people missing styluses etc?

I'd avoid but yeah I'm not going to vote either way.


tell me where they sell a NEW PSP for £85 :oops::oops:
#12
Is wanting a good deal on something mean you're tight?

Nothing disreputable about buyithere.co.uk. I called them up for info, they were very nice and helpful. They are no back street trader and I would recommend them.
#13
I tried to get one of these before xmas, but they ran out of stock - it said 18 left when i ordered, so hopefully I'll get one this time.
#14
Rich-G
I really hate these "damaged box" deals...

For starters do reputable shops sell damage boxed items: think play.com etc, nah its always these small tattier no namers...

Then theres you purchases; Honestly how tight do you have to be to spend the money on a piece of decent electronics and not splurge that extra tenner, and instead end up with whats basically second hand. I've said it before but if these sort of deals are allowed why aren't individual auctions from eBay with buy it now prices? I mean their both second hand at the end of the day. Least with eBay theres a description of the box contents etc on a per item basis... remember the choices nintendo ds deal with people missing styluses etc?

I'd avoid but yeah I'm not going to vote either way.


good on you not voting - got to say though, a tenner is a tenner!
#15
crocodilemick
good on you not voting - got to say though, a tenner is a tenner!


you cant buy a new psp for 85 quid
so your saving more than a tenner :thumbsup:
#16
I was a bit mislead by the play.com deal posted in this thread. Still tenner or otherwise my annonyence with this is the terminology used, not the amount being saved. If its second hand then say so, and if thats allowed on these boards then why not reputable eBay stores?
#17
site states "Please note - These items are [COLOR="Red"]customer returns[/COLOR] with damaged boxes, these have been tested to ensure they are in full working order."
so no way but thanks for posting
#18
Does anyone trust them?
#19
PENETRATOR
Does anyone trust them?

theyre based in bradford.....

more than likely catalogue returns from grattans/littlewoods and the like
#20
I ordered 10 of those in December. Some white ones, some black ones. About 2 out of 10 were in a used condition (scratches etc). 1 had a fault (memory slot not working). The remaining 7 were in perfect condition, as new. Only the cardboard boxes were damaged (opened by previous customer), but the consoles were in new condition (no scratches, no defects). None of the consoles received were in a terrible conditions, or not working at all. All had the documentation and accessories present. Consoles were received 2 to 4 days after the order was placed.

I returned the 3 bad/faulty consoles for refunds, and refunds were given without issues a few days after they received the goods back (I used special delivery, and didn't get the postage refunded). I can therefore confirm their return policy is as advertised. If the console is defective, I think they would pay for postage back.

So my advice would be: if you want one in perfect condition (new, just box damaged), just order a couple, and return the ones you don't like. It's common for PSPs to also have dead pixels (probably one console out of 3), even if you buy new. Usually not sufficient to return a console to Argos for instance.

The black ones are nice, but I would advise to get a white one, since a lot less fingerprints, easier to keep clean.
#21
sebtomato - can you remember what the firmware was on the PSP's that you bought? Specificallly, were any of them 3.95 or earlier? This would be good information for people planning to buy one of these with the intention of using custom firmware. Cheers.
#22
agentm
sebtomato - can you remember what the firmware was on the PSP's that you bought? Specificallly, were any of them 3.95 or earlier? This would be good information for people planning to buy one of these with the intention of using custom firmware. Cheers.


makes no odds you can downgrade mate
#23
jouster
not a great deal.....as you can get at Play.com for 85 inc postage in a perfect box....with a full guarantee....

according spec on play.com its old model psp ie 1000 and not slim and light 2000 as on this post this company had one like play have for £55 3 months ago so this is very hot deal
#24
casparwhite
makes no odds you can downgrade mate


Not necessarily true. Any firmware above 3.95 out-the-box is a good indicator that the PSP has a TA-088v3 motherboard. If the PSP has this motherboard, you can't run custom firmware. If the box is marked with a G or below, and the firmware is 3.95 or below, you're almost certainly good-to-go.
#25
I think they were version 4 or later.

I would advise against putting a custom firmware on those consoles, since it would void warranty with Sony. If you put a CFW and then can't remove it or update it before sending it for repairs, Sony will not fix the console.

One of the console received from Buyithere actually had a custom firmware installed, but the memory slot was broken, and therefore the customer couldn't remove the firmware, upgrade to the official one or get the console to Sony. I think returning ii to Buyithere was probably a workaround for those people...
#26
If the firmware on this batch turns out to be higher than 3.95, I expect Buyithere will get quite a few returns. It's not even worth the risk of running a Pandora on a PSP with 4.xx firmware.
#27
I just received the PSP I ordered. No damage to box, other than security seal removed. PSP in mint condition (looks totally unused), power-cable untouched, battery and documentation both sealed. "G" on box, "8C" in the battery compartment. Not checked firmware yet. Looks as if this has TA-088v3 motherboard. There was a product code of 828587 on the box. I googled this, and it seems to be a Viking Direct Ireland code.
#28
White one out of stock. Deal post link should be edited to point the Black one still in stock before someone else hits expire...

[size=3]Black one still in stock!http://www.buyithere.co.uk/product/sony_psp_hardware_slim_and_lite_pack_black_box_damaged[/size]

:)
#29
sconie
Scotty over on the AVForums knows his stuff on PSP's, he does not think installing custom firmware will do any damage, it may simply not allow you to run games from the memory card, the AVForums have lot's of info on the subject.


I don't think that using the Pandora battery and Magic Memory Stick would cause any damage, but after doing a lot of research I really don't think that these PSP's can be hacked. Now, do I send it back for a refund, or hang on to it until it can be hacked? Hmmm.
#30
Just thought i would let people know i ordered a black slim and lite last week from this joke of a company! I phoned them yesterday to enquire about a rough delivery time and they told me my order had been cancelled as there was no more stock even though there website still states stock!!
I asked about the white model and the psp 3000 and they had no stock of either so i would give them a call as they didnt bother emailing me to say the order has been cancelled!!
What a joke they are they still state things are in stock but cancel orders and dont bother telling you so good luck everyone but this is one big cold vote from me:x
#31
Just received mine yesterday - it has 3.95 firmware and G on the box with a white dot - so looks promising for a CFW (Custom Firmware) upgrade - will post later if successful.

Basically from one I've been reading if you get a model with "F" on the box or earlier CFW should be installed fine.

http://www.psp-ita.com/news_images/labelboxslim.png

Problem is there aren't many (if any) model "F" left.

So - If your box has a "G" on it, then look out for a WHITE or BLACK dot under the CEL (CEK in the UK) letters - if it's WHITE then I have found these can load CFW - if you have BLACK these may well be the new motherboard that won't accept CFW - NOTE: Based on my experience.

The sure way to know is if you power up the unit and the original firmware version is 3.95 or earlier. If it's 4.01 or later, then you probably have the new motherboard and cannot load CFW.

Hope this helps someone.
#32
hammerick
Just received mine yesterday - it has 3.95 firmware and G on the box with a white dot - so looks promising for a CFW (Custom Firmware) upgrade - will post later if successful.

Basically from one I've been reading if you get a model with "F" on the box or earlier CFW should be installed fine.

Problem is there aren't many (if any) model "F" left.

So - If your box has a "G" on it, then look out for a WHITE or BLACK dot under the CEL (CEK in the UK) letters - if it's WHITE then I have found these can load CFW - if you have BLACK these may well be the new motherboard that won't accept CFW - NOTE: Based on my experience.

The sure way to know is if you power up the unit and the original firmware version is 3.95 or earlier. If it's 4.01 or later, then you probably have the new motherboard and cannot load CFW.

Hope this helps someone.


The black or white dot merely indicates the colour of the PSP console. What is the date code in the battery compartment? If you've got 3.95 firmware, and an 8B date code in the battery compartment, then you're good-to go.
#33
agentm
The black or white dot merely indicates the colour of the PSP console. What is the date code in the battery compartment? If you've got 3.95 firmware, and an 8B date code in the battery compartment, then you're good-to go.


Black or White dot does NOT indicate PSP colour - I have a black and white PSP - both had White dots.
#34
hammerick
Black or White dot does NOT indicate PSP colour - I have a black and white PSP - both had White dots.


Hmmm. I'll take your word for it, but that's news to me. Nonetheless, what's the date code displayed in the battery compartment?
#35
agentm
Hmmm. I'll take your word for it, but that's news to me. Nonetheless, what's the date code displayed in the battery compartment?


Here's an interesting thread about the Dots...

http://forums.maxconsole.net/showthread.php?t=131068&page=5

The date code is 8B. So on the face of it - all seems CFW friendly... Don't have the Pandora battery with me at the moment - but I'll try it tonight and post to the thread if successful.

8B sounds promising according to this thread...

http://pspslimhacks.com/forum/index.php?topic=4809.msg29880
#36
hammerick
Here's an interesting thread about the Dots...

http://forums.maxconsole.net/showthread.php?t=131068&page=5

The date code is 8B. So on the face of it - all seems CFW friendly... Don't have the Pandora battery with me at the moment - but I'll try it tonight and post to the thread if successful.

8B sounds promising according to this thread...

http://pspslimhacks.com/forum/index.php?topic=4809.msg29880


If yours has 8B and 3.95 firmware, it can be hacked. 100% certain. Out of interest, did you buy a black or white PSP from buyithere?
#37
agentm
Hmmm. I'll take your word for it, but that's news to me. Nonetheless, what's the date code displayed in the battery compartment?


I can confirm the colour of the dot on the box has nothing to do with the colour of the PSP.

I can also confirm Buyithere does not have any PSP 3000 in stock, and did accept orders (not charged), while no real stocks.
#38
recieved my order yesterday white psp
now on cfw :)
psp was like new no marks no dead pixels
great deal :)
#39
I got three of those black ones. All were in perfect conditions, like new, boxes not even damaged (just opened). All were running firmware 3.91.
#40
OK, mine has arrived. Black, in perfect condition. G on the box (CEK with black dot), 8C in battery compartment, 3.95 firmware version. Same code as Agentm's one, 828587. Anyone know if I can put CFW on this, or should I send it back for a refund?
Thanks.

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