Buying a Gameboy SP

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I am looking at buying a gameboy SP. I have a bit of an idea of how to spot a fake cartridge but, how do you identify a fake console?

I was looking at getting something like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nintendo-Game-Boy-Advance-SP-Pearl-Blue-Pokemon-Pinball-/200729264744?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item2ebc658268


Does anyone know what the 256MB chip would be in the above ad.

If anyone can find any other SP deals hopefully with some pokemon titles I would be very greatful.
 

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Something like an EZFlash Advance. It'd be of little to no use as you'll never find the linker cable for it and so couldn't reflash it...believe me i've tried as i ended up with one after buying a GBA.
 

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I actually want a legit SP with some original pokemon titles. The 256 memory thing just threw me in that advert.

Edit: can't type for shit.
 

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Just ignore it then...i ended up with Happy Feet on mine, so consider it a lucky dip game if you decide to bid. Although i'd recommend you hunt yourself down an AGS-101 instead
 
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Ouch the 101s are a jump in price. Looks like it is worth it though.

AGS101.jpg
 

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Yeah the screen on the 101 makes a huge difference. Going back to an older SP after playing on a backlit one just feels weird..
 

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Spotting a clone sp is fairly easy if you know the screen dimensions and there is a good pic of the screen's border. Also the clone will be advertised with built in games.

That ezfa flashcart he has is a good deal with the whole package...if he has the link cable for it. Those flashcarts sold for $100+ back in the day. I still use mine and love it. The realtime clock has worked like a charm for all these years. Other then that the AGS-101 is the rockmaster of SPs.
 
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Yeah I was gonna say, I remember that particular brand of red GBA flash cart but couldn't remember the name which is apparently EZFA, though I too would tend to agree that it would be better to go for an AGS-101 if you can find one. I couldn't get the graphite color at a reasonable price, so I settled on the pearl blue color. Not great, but better than pearl pink.
 

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