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What's with these 'Exchange your old PSP for a Slim one!!" auctions on ebay?

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
I've noticed a few of these "Send us your old PSP and get a new (or recon'd) slim one sent in replacement" auctions on ebay when searching for PSP related stuff. The prices seem to range from around £15 to £30 and the sellers have positive feedback for these 'services'.

I'm wondering what the deal is here, and how they're doing it?

Edit: I see there are similar ads for PS3 swaps too, off the top of my head I'd guess that you pay say £20 for the pickup, the guy sends you a refub'd unit and then sends your one off to Sony for repair to sell on after it gets back with a new warranty?? Dunno how much money would be involved in doing this though! I'm curious.
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
They are charging you to make a phone call to Sony.

Sony are extremely good at swapping PSP's and PS3's, and don't require receipts, or any proof of purchases.
They send a courier to your home and swap the unit at your door, for no charge.
#2
30 quid for a phone call....
#3
who do you phone to get a psp changed please
#4
thesaint
They are charging you to make a phone call to Sony.

Sony are extremely good at swapping PSP's and PS3's, and don't require receipts, or any proof of purchases.
They send a courier to your home and swap the unit at your door, for no charge.


Lol, bloody hell I had a feeling it was an exploit on the Sony warranty. People like this will ruin it for the rest of us, but I guess 'if people will pay for it...' and all. :x

So has any contacted Sony to have a PSP replaced? What needs to be said? I have a PSP with nothing but a charger and a bunch of games/umd's I'm gonna ebay. No proof of purchase as it's second hand and didn't come boxed either. Apparently just need original charger and serial number?

Also I assume it needs to be faulty in some way (rather than cosmetic as mine has a small crack but nothing else).
#5
The thought behind it is that you can get a lot more for the old type psp's that can be unlocked to play "backed up games" something that cant yet be done on the slim line psps.

so they take your old one off you, you get a new one, they then unlock it and add custom firmware, add flog it on with a dvd packed full of games to copy across to your memory card at will.
#6
MinstrelMan
The thought behind it is that you can get a lot more for the old type psp's that can be unlocked to play "backed up games" something that cant yet be done on the slim line psps.

so they take your old one off you, you get a new one, they then unlock it and add custom firmware, add flog it on with a dvd packed full of games to copy across to your memory card at will.


I thought that too, but Slim's can easily be modded with Pandora now too. I do see that people are stupidly bidding ridiculous prices for any PSP auction with "1.5" in the title, obviously no one has bothered to check up on the psp modding scene in the last 2 years. Maybe they're trying to cash in on this too.
#7
TGB
I thought that too, but Slim's can easily be modded with Pandora now too. I do see that people are stupidly bidding ridiculous prices for any PSP auction with "1.5" in the title, obviously no one has bothered to check up on the psp modding scene in the last 2 years. Maybe they're trying to cash in on this too.


well not just that, people are scared of cocking it up.

Ignorance is bliss and it can be exploited..... look at all the people who pay over the odds for an unlocked iphone. I was inundated by requests at work for people who wanted them, I was making £80 per phone, and had to start turning people away because I couldnt get hold of any more.
#8
TGB


So has any contacted Sony to have a PSP replaced? What needs to be said? I have a PSP with nothing but a charger and a bunch of games/umd's I'm gonna ebay. No proof of purchase as it's second hand and didn't come boxed either. Apparently just need original charger and serial number?

Also I assume it needs to be faulty in some way (rather than cosmetic as mine has a small crack but nothing else).


I have had one replaced, they troubleshoot it over the phone and then replace it if it is a non-starter. Easy as ABC.

MinstrelMan
The thought behind it is that you can get a lot more for the old type psp's that can be unlocked to play "backed up games" something that cant yet be done on the slim line psps.

so they take your old one off you, you get a new one, they then unlock it and add custom firmware, add flog it on with a dvd packed full of games to copy across to your memory card at will.


The slim's are just as easy to "Mod" these days. The people who offer a slim for a phat, must lie to Sony on your behalf, because they ask for the model number, and serial number.
#9
MinstrelMan
well not just that, people are scared of cocking it up.

Ignorance is bliss and it can be exploited..... look at all the people who pay over the odds for an unlocked iphone. I was inundated by requests at work for people who wanted them, I was making £80 per phone, and had to start turning people away because I couldnt get hold of any more.


I had someone buy an R4 + microSD off me a few months ago for £60. I didn't even ask for £60, I didn't say anything. He says "I'll give you £60 for it" and I was like "Um, ok...". I felt as I imagine Lisa Simpson felt in that classic episode where Homer wants to buy her rock for keeping tigers away.
#10
Is this true? What's the number?
#11
Abvance
Is this true? What's the number?


160247984989 and 160247741952
#12
Abvance
Is this true? What's the number?


TGB
160247984989 and 160247741952


:giggle:

It's 08705 99 88 77
#13
thesaint
:giggle:

It's 08705 99 88 77


Oh there was me thinking he was asking about the item numbers for those damn ebayers ;)

Anyone who tries this with Sony please post back here with the results and what you said to get them!
#14
My thumbstick was broken on my psp and i was just going to sell it on ebay, i just rang them on this number 01923 653598, they asked me what was wrong and asked how long ago i bought it, it was over a year ago but i told them i got it from argos around 6 months ago and that argos said the warrenty was with sony, they took the serial and model number and said it will be getting replaced this coming tuesday between 8am and 6pm and that the warrenty on the one getting replaced will be void and the one they are replacing it with will have 3 month warrenty with it.
#15
Textreme
My thumbstick was broken on my psp and i was just going to sell it on ebay, i just rang them on this number 01923 653598, they asked me what was wrong and asked how long ago i bought it, it was over a year ago but i told them i got it from argos around 6 months ago and that argos said the warrenty was with sony, they took the serial and model number and said it will be getting replaced this coming tuesday between 8am and 6pm and that the warrenty on the one getting replaced will be void and the one they are replacing it with will have 3 month warrenty with it.


Nice, did they say you'd be getting a Slim in replacement or a matching model (take it you have an older one)?

Thanks for the run-through, it's tempting to snap the analogue stick off mine now. But I'll be good. :-D
#16
they said it would be like for like, didnt want to say i had a slim just incase the guy who delivers checks it and notices. i guess it depends on if your willing to take the risk, im just happy im getting a replacement
#17
sigma
Be careful, Sony don't replace all broken PSPs automatically. I rang this week with one of my childrens old style broken PSPs & they took serial No & the model No & said it was out of warrantly after checking details on their system. It seems to linked to the production model number possibly ? There's a thread on freebies & another member posted they'd been told the same thing. :thumbsup:

It's definitely worth a call, but I wouldn't advise anyone buying an old style broken PSP & assuming you'll automatically get it exchanged under warranty. Sony told me it would cost £65 for a replacement refurb & it would only have a 3 month guarantee. Thread


Cheers for that. I don't really plan on getting my old PSP replaced as I'm sure I'll be happy with it when it arrives and don't see any real advantage to a Slim over the older ones (nothing big like the changeover from DS to DS Lite). The only thing apparently wrong with this PSP is a small crack so I'd like to replace the faceplate at some point but after the previous post I will have to be extra careful doing this, if at all.

For £63 delivered with 4 games and 3 umd's and a 512mb card - all of which I'll be selling bar the actual PSP - I think I've got a pretty good deal. :) Just ordered my Pandora and 4gb M2.
#18
I'm saying nothing! lol
#19
Now I know why people are so willing to buy bricked PSPs for next to nothing, so they can get them replaced for brand new slim PSPs!
#20
i just phoned up Sony and said my psp umd is not working i said i bought it from Argos about 6 months ago they got alll my details and said your new psp will arrive tomorrow

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