just got a vita from ups, the only thing in the box is the vita. Went from super excited to heartbreak, no manual, no cable cord, don't even know if it works.
it was described as very good, if other recent buyers want to compare
That sucks. Hopefully Amazon steps up and fixes it.
For comparison, UPS dropped off my $175 "Very Good" Vita (Wi-Fi model) today. The description said there was minimal damage to the front and sides. The Vita box itself was somewhat beat up and there were white stickers all over it. The flap was torn, but it was sealed with the Warehouse sticker. Everything is in there, but it was reboxed hastily and the cords and inserts (some were bent) were missing their plastic covers for the most part. The AR cards had 2 #2 cards and was missing the #1. As for the Vita itself. There was one superficial scratch on the lower back, barely noticeable. The rest of the casing looked new and it came fully charged. Turning it on, I noticed that there was one dead pixel towards the middle. Plus, the previous owner's info was still there. It belonged to some guy in Ohio. (Factory reset is your friend.)
$75 off for one dead pixel and a missing AR card? I can deal with it. Now to find a memory stick.