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#1951 ZCG   ZeldaCubeGamer CAGiversary!   332 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:28 PM

What does it mean if Cowboom has absolutely no PSP's listed?  I'm looking for a dirt cheap yet fully functioning PSP.



#1952 ritchardf   add ritchardf on psn and xbox live CAGiversary!   2998 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:32 PM

What does it mean if Cowboom has absolutely no PSP's listed?  I'm looking for a dirt cheap yet fully functioning PSP.

i honestly dont think ive ever seen a psp listed on there site at all



#1953 Yeloazndevil  

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:21 AM

i honestly dont think ive ever seen a psp listed on there site at all

they used to I remember seeing psps a few months ago


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#1954 CamperinaBush   Games! CAG in Training   19 Posts   Joined 2.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:48 AM

Really tempted to pull the trigger on one of those Vita's...a scratched console just means I don't have to be so paranoid about keeping it nice :bouncy:


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#1955 BLink   Since 2005 CAGiversary!   1299 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:54 AM

Not console related but I bought a grade 4 kindle fire hd 9" and they actually sent me a 32gb with no scratches on the screen, just regular use marks on the back so I say there's a good chance low grades will turn out really well.



#1956 masshuum   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   80 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:04 AM

Really tempted to pull the trigger on one of those Vita's...a scratched console just means I don't have to be so paranoid about keeping it nice :bouncy:

 

Plus, most scratches on the screen, even ones you can see at any angle, can largely be "hidden" with a screen protector. It works fairly well, especially on "light" scratches. Then you can always get a decalgirl skin which pretty much hides all other scratches.

 

I still hate scratches but like you said, less worry and the price is right even after the amendments I mentioned.



#1957 Paladinion   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   408 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:21 AM

Thinking about picking up one of these Vitas to compliment my PS4 when it launches later this year.



#1958 nakatayuji   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   20 Posts   Joined 2.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:20 PM

Got my grade 6 vita, its beautiful.

#1959 czibor13   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   10 Posts   Joined 3.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:39 PM

I've decided to try the auctions. Currently have the lead on a vita for $111 right now. It seems a bit over what other people have been paying, but odds are I'll get outbid since there are two days left



#1960 Lord_Kefka   Son of a Submariner! CAGiversary!   2414 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:45 AM

Setting up my grade 5 PS3 right now. I'm not horribly impressed so far by condition, some scuffing on the top and the controller has chips in it. During boot and initial configuration it said the system had been shut down improperly and it needed to check the file system for corruption. Thankfully it wasn't or I would have had a two to three hour fixing window. I'm going to try out PSN and DVD/Blu-ray functionality. Anything else I should do?

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#1961 Arleisha   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   145 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:34 PM

I'm looking into upgrading my 360 Elite into a Slim, so I've been checking out Cowboom.  I've read other reviews of the site elsewhere, and Cowboom tends to get pretty negative reviews from what I've seen.  But reading thru this thread it seems like most everyone has been pretty happy with their purchases.

 

Is the general consensus here that Cowboom is a good/decent site to get a console from?

 

Also I was looking at payment options.   I see a pay with Amazon, but what I'm wondering specifically is: I have Discover Cashback Bonus tied into my Amazon account.  Is it possible to use that on Cowboom?  Does anyone know, or has anyone used it before?

 

And yes I know I could buy a console on Amazon, but if I could get one cheaper on Cowboom that would be even better.



#1962 mistymayem   I like video games. CAGiversary!   928 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:23 PM

I'm looking into upgrading my 360 Elite into a Slim, so I've been checking out Cowboom.  I've read other reviews of the site elsewhere, and Cowboom tends to get pretty negative reviews from what I've seen.  But reading thru this thread it seems like most everyone has been pretty happy with their purchases.

 

Is the general consensus here that Cowboom is a good/decent site to get a console from?

 

Also I was looking at payment options.   I see a pay with Amazon, but what I'm wondering specifically is: I have Discover Cashback Bonus tied into my Amazon account.  Is it possible to use that on Cowboom?  Does anyone know, or has anyone used it before?

 

And yes I know I could buy a console on Amazon, but if I could get one cheaper on Cowboom that would be even better.

 

I got an iPad 3 on Cowboom a few months ago. I don't remember what grade it was but it shipped quickly and was in flawless condition. 

 

I ordered a 3DS XL from an auction last week or so and apparently when you win an auction it doesn't confirm your shipping address (or I just totally missed it) It tried to ship it to the last address I shipped to which was an old address. I could not find anywhere on the site to change it or cancel the order. I tried to use their support chat to get someone to change it. I got halfway through a conversation and then was disconnected about 5 times. I tried calling the support number which isn't even on their website (had to google it) but after being on hold for like 15 minutes I gave up. I checked on the order later and the shipping address was changed to correct address. I'm not sure when exactly in the process that happened but it's headed towards the right place now. So eventually my problem was solved but it was a pain in the ass. Still no clue why I was being constantly disconnected from the chat.

 

So customer service kinda sucks but the prices are hard to beat. My iPad was in flawless condition and we will see about the 3DS later this week. I would order from them again even with the hassle.

 

Also I used Paypal once and CC the next time.


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#1963 TastyPorkBone   How Could You Not Like Bacon !? CAGiversary!   132 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:29 PM

I ended up getting a grade 5 PS3 slim (160GB) for $158.xx after promo code and tax with everything but the owners manual and USB cable. Here is to hoping it works !


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#1964 maxiell   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   414 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:52 PM

I'm looking into upgrading my 360 Elite into a Slim, so I've been checking out Cowboom.  I've read other reviews of the site elsewhere, and Cowboom tends to get pretty negative reviews from what I've seen.  But reading thru this thread it seems like most everyone has been pretty happy with their purchases.
 
And yes I know I could buy a console on Amazon, but if I could get one cheaper on Cowboom that would be even better.


I've seen Slims and 250gb slims go for pretty cheap in the auctions so I'd start there.

With that said, I'd rather buy new and Amazon Warehouse Deals regularly has damaged packaging slims for $105-$110. With free shipping it is hard to do much better than that.

#1965 ChunLiBarbie   Bloogablogglefliddlemliddle CAGiversary!   5539 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 11:34 PM

WOWZIZ!!!!!!!! My Wii looks new! Even the nunchuck and MotionPlus Wiimote! The only thing that looks like it may have been used is the sensor bar.

 

Good deal for $40! About to go try it out! :D


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#1966 Gxray   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   147 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:32 AM

Can anyone tell me if I can use coupons on "Buy it Now" auctions?



#1967 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   9164 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:01 AM

What coupons are currently active on the site? All the Vitas I see are grage 4 and are missing almost everything 


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#1968 NuclearPorkchop   Herc Mondo's Cousin CAGiversary!   1183 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:45 AM

WOWZIZ!!!!!!!! My Wii looks new! Even the nunchuck and MotionPlus Wiimote! The only thing that looks like it may have been used is the sensor bar.

 

Good deal for $40! About to go try it out! :D

Grats! I'm now in the market for a Wii, what grade was the one you ordered? Looks like all the ones right now are in the $55-$60+ range...


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#1969 ChunLiBarbie   Bloogablogglefliddlemliddle CAGiversary!   5539 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:55 PM

Grats! I'm now in the market for a Wii, what grade was the one you ordered? Looks like all the ones right now are in the $55-$60+ range...



Thanks!

Grade 5. They have a stack of them for $40 from time to time.

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#1970 Mako1215   Mr.OneOfWonder CAGiversary!   6896 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2013 - 05:42 PM

I need a deal on a iPad 4 64gb to come along.

First, how can you claim prior non-existance to devalue a movement? I am sure the civil rights movement would love that. "Well, there was no movement to free the slaves before, so why is it relavent now?"

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#1971 wynams   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   547 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:04 PM

Some of the descriptions on cowboom sound like how people treat rental cars



#1972 domon   Scrub CAGiversary!   294 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:46 AM

How often does a grade 5+ wifi (1001) vita pop up? I wanted to get one before I go on a trip later this month.



#1973 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   9164 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:08 AM

Id love to get a Vita too as long as it was a 5 or above 


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#1974 domon   Scrub CAGiversary!   294 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:44 AM

There's a white grade 5 w/ no charger or cable.

 

 

Also: Does anyone have an extra 4 GB vita card they'd be willing to get rid of for <$10?



#1975 domon   Scrub CAGiversary!   294 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:42 PM

Snatched a grade 5 vita with everything but manual. Crossing my fingers.



#1976 NuclearPorkchop   Herc Mondo's Cousin CAGiversary!   1183 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:20 AM

Also, are folks still camping the main cowboom page spamming f5 hoping for something to pop up? Or is it safe to peruse the actual item listings and get a good deal?


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#1977 domon   Scrub CAGiversary!   294 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:25 AM

Also, are folks still camping the main cowboom page spamming f5 hoping for something to pop up? Or is it safe to peruse the actual item listings and get a good deal?

Download the cowboom watcher extension for that if you're on chrome. Any sort of console popping up means it's a console day. But if you're looking for a handheld, there's usually only grade 4s on those unless you're fast or lucky. It really depends on what you want and when you want it.



#1978 ChunLiBarbie   Bloogablogglefliddlemliddle CAGiversary!   5539 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:51 AM

Don't forget to check the auctions. Might be able to snag something for cheap/cheaper.


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#1979 SOLGarion   The devil is in the details. CAGiversary!   267 Posts   Joined 2.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:52 AM

New Neo-Geo available. 

 

http://www.cowboom.com/product/1312344



#1980 my2k2zx2   Molly, Rockin the Doggles CAGiversary!   1222 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:06 AM

There's a white grade 5 w/ no charger or cable.

 

 

Also: Does anyone have an extra 4 GB vita card they'd be willing to get rid of for <$10?

 

If you have a Meijer nearby, they have the Vita Starter Kits on clearance for $8.  Comes with a 4GB card, soft case, screen protector and headphones.


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