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    yermah1986 is offline -Hacks Enthusiast
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    I just got a new (new as in my second psp not as in unused) psp on ebay for £82 with a load of crap extras i dont want. I noticed it had minutes to go but it was still only £60. i couldnt see what firmware it had so i asked the seller and they told me it was a 2.6. Which means i wont have to buy GTA:LCS. So I placed a maximum bid of £85 and I won it for £82. it seems that alot of sellers dont realise that people want firmwares below 2.81 and so dont mention it. PSPs which are listed as 1.5 tend to go for well over £100. Ive also noticed people selling psps with links to the recent bbc article. Its obvious there is alot of attention from noobs that dont realise paying for the whole downgrade/upgrade thing is pointless. Not really got much else to say just found the whole psp market thing quite interesting


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    watch out for buying it on ebay.

    you gotta trust the sellers word.

    No warranty and watch out for any IMPORT TAX!

    What you gonna do if there are INDEED some scratches on the PSP? Those are some questions you should be thinking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killahcheese
    No warranty and watch out for any IMPORT TAX!

    What you gonna do if there are INDEED some scratches on the PSP? Those are some questions you should be thinking about.
    ive never been charged import tax. EVER.

    Err.. get a new faceplate? not a big deal really? only 10-15 quid...
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    buying a PSP from ebay is the riskiest buy any gamer can make IMO

    because of obvious fraud

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerzee
    buying a PSP from ebay is the riskiest buy any gamer can make IMO

    because of obvious fraud
    Fraud on ebay...balls.

    You get parents talking about risks all the time. What percentage of people do you really think have been exposed to fraud?

    If you're dumb enough to send over a postal order then... but using paypal pretty much guarantees your safety, holding the other persons bank details is enough. You can also claim through ebay as well as paypal.

    As with anything, if you're retarded you are going to suffer, e.g. 99% of people who brick psp's are idiots who don't read instructions

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerzee
    buying a PSP from ebay is the riskiest buy any gamer can make IMO

    because of obvious fraud
    I would strongly disagree with you. Not everyone on ebay is trying to cheat people. I have bought two PSPs on ebay so far (from different sellers) and have had absolutely no problems. Both PSP's arrived exactly as described, brand new without a scratch on them.

    Just do your research, and as bluefoxtim said, make sure you settle through PayPal/Visa. That way if something does go wrong, you have a chance to recover your money.

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