PSP 1000 for £65 - a good buy?

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  1. mateus macrumors member

    mateus

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    Hi all,

    I'm after some simple advice. A friend is selling their PSP for £65. It's hardly been used (they still have the box, leads, etc) and is in excellent condition but it's the original 1000 model.

    I feel £65 is perhaps a little too much for a 5 year old PSP and it comes with no games (wants to sell them separately).

    What do you think? :confused:

    Cheers,
    Mateus
     
  2. Miharu macrumors 6502

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    That's a high price especially since it's the first model without any extras. Pay 50 at most.
     
  3. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    It's worth more than the newer ones because of homebrew/piracy potential. I don't know how much it's worth, but that doesn't seem hugely high.
     
  4. mateus thread starter macrumors member

    mateus

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    Thanks for the advice, interesting about homebrew idea too. I'll offer £50 & see what he says. I guess at that price i could sell it on eBay later without losing out too much.
    Cheers,
    M.
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    £50 at the most. I'd probably go for £40 considering it's age. On eBay or at a good second hand shop a PSP-2000 can be bought for around £75. Bear in mind the 1000 model has half the memory of the 2000+, it's heavier and the display isn't as good. It also can't charge and use wifi at the same time (weird huh!).

    Great system though. I've got around 20-odd games and they're all brilliant, homebrew is useful too for emulators. Portable Mario World and Sonic 1-3!
     
  6. mateus thread starter macrumors member

    mateus

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    I offered £50 but my friend wouldn't bite so I told him to sell it to someone else.

    Thanks for you help, sounds like I nearly bought a dud.

    M.
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I dunno, it depends on if it came with a memory card and how big it is or if its already got a modded firmware installed.
     
  8. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    65 pound could have been a fair price.

    Those older PSP-1000s have a lot of value for a 5 year old piece of consumer gaming equipment due to their hackability/modability.
     

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