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#1 EvilMario

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:19 PM

A friend of mine spotted this gem at RCSS / Loblaws. PSP Go for $59.94.

Could be YMMV, I haven't checked stores around me yet.

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#2 poxsc

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

Which RCSS store? I wouldn't mind having one for collection purposes.

#3 denpanosekai

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

it's a great system and you can combine with a cheap cradle + AV cables + extra DS3 controller to play your PSP games on the big screen.

I'm holding off on the Vita until they offer the same option.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

Nice. Remarkable system. I might just hop on this to have a second incase the first ever goes. Thanks OP.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

Thanks for the post. I will definitely get one if I can find it as I'm not sure how much longer my PSP1000 will last. Not getting my hopes up though since I'm pretty bad at finding these things.

#6 burritoman

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:58 PM

I think these have been $50-$60 at Gamestop for a while. The converted all their new ones to used and sold them for that price.

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#7 EvilMario

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:13 AM

I think these have been $50-$60 at Gamestop for a while. The converted all their new ones to used and sold them for that price.


New units are still full price ($199.99), but you are correct in their refurb units being $69.99.

Given that this is less and new, I'd lean toward this deal if you could find it.

Which RCSS store? I wouldn't mind having one for collection purposes.


One in Newfoundland.

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#8 Green Card200

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:35 AM

I'm calling them up and I can't find any. None in Toronto. Guess I'll see if I can find a converted one at EBGames, any tips?

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

Guess I'll see if I can find a converted one at EBGames, any tips?

Use the stock checker. I see 3 locations I could easily swing by that seem to have them around me. If you don't trust the stock checker or expect a longer drive you can phone them to confirm before bothering.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

New units are still full price ($199.99), but you are correct in their refurb units being $69.99.

Given that this is less and new, I'd lean toward this deal if you could find it.



One in Newfoundland.


There is a Zellers near me that is closing. They got a couple pspgos for 129.99. They still too much for my liking. I think I will wait a bit longer for someone to sell it at a lower price. I remember in the mid to latter 2000's, my Loblaws had a PS One bundle for sale at $50. Also just a few years ago when they were closing their videogames section, they had a few pink GBA SPs for $30. I am sure there are a few Pspgos sitting in a warehouse waiting to be discovered and to be sold for pocket change.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

Use the stock checker. I see 3 locations I could easily swing by that seem to have them around me. If you don't trust the stock checker or expect a longer drive you can phone them to confirm before bothering.

My experience is their stock checker sucks. I've actually tried to buy a refurbished PSP from them a year or two ago, but each of the several stores that was reported to have stock did not in fact have any. So emphasis on calling in to check first.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

the zellers near me went down to 69.99 so thats when I snatched mine up

#13 ikariwarriors

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

it's a great system and you can combine with a cheap cradle + AV cables + extra DS3 controller to play your PSP games on the big screen.


I didn't know that was possible. Thanks.

#14 oneiric

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

I didn't know that was possible. Thanks.


Pro tip: playing PSP games on the big screen isn't ideal. Graphics don't look great when blown up, and you get a huge black box around the game so that you are only viewing about a quarter of the screen. Keep expectations in line if you are hoping for big-screen PSP action.

However, for PSOne Classics this is a great option since they show up full screen, and the extra buttons on a DualShock controller are often helpful. Movies too if you buy content off the PSN store.

Edit: Two other notes.
(1) If you do grab a cradle, be prepared to track down an older PSP (ie: non-Go) AC Adapter. The video cable takes up the slot where your standard PSP Go charging cable goes, so you need a PSP-1000/2000/3000 adapter to power the unit while it's on the base.
(2) You'll need (access to) a PS3 console to sync the DualShock controller if you plan to play that way.

This probably sounds like I'm down on the PSP Go. I'm not at all - it's a great little system, especially at discount prices with cheap accessories. Just trying to make sure you have the relevant details before buying in.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

i'm still loving the one i got at The Source last year. $50 for the pearl white GO, and 99 cents each for the blue leather case, cradle, and video cables.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:45 AM

Gah

I wish I could find new PSP Gos for that price around my area.

Bought a used one from Gamestop, and the battery died and wouldn't charge anymore.

Thank god it died before the return period was over.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

it's a great system and you can combine with a cheap cradle + AV cables + extra DS3 controller to play your PSP games on the big screen.


Just wish it wasn't only 60% of the screen.

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#18 Green Card200

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:30 PM

Got a cradle on ebay for ~$14 shipped and component cables for ~$5 now I just need a psp go.

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#19 FarmhouseMedia

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

If you plan on hooking up the component cables AND have the unit sitting in the cradle, you need to buy the AC adapter. That's what I did. I just use a DS3 and play on the TV when I'm not on the go.

Too bad you missed when Best Buy had basically EVERYTHING for PSP at $5. Cradle/Component Cables/AC Adapter were all $5 at one point.

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#20 denpanosekai

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

^ or you can reuse the regular PSP AC adaptor.

And yeah I know it's not full-screen, but that's how I played through Growlanser PSP (50 hours) while getting exercise on the recliner so, options!!!

I also got everything for 5$ a piece but at HMV.

#21 Green Card200

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

Only the cradle/adapter goes for more than $5 now but I didn't know you could sync a ps3 controller when they were on clearance. I have like 2-3 ac adapters so I only needed the cables/cradle.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

Still a lot left in St. John's NL, if anyone really really wants one feel free to pm me.

#23 Green Card200

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

Still a lot left in St. John's NL, if anyone really really wants one feel free to pm me.


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#24 ultracamp

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

Good to use as a emulation station. Would pick it up if I could find it easily. Prob can't though.