Gameboy Micro £29.99 At Comet

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Dec 18, 2006
  1. adgloride
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    Tempting but... The screen. It's so small.

    I think I'll stick to my GBA SP II. [​IMG]
     
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    GBA SP II??????
     
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    Backlit Version

    In North America in September 2005, around the time of the Game Boy Micro's release, Nintendo released an improved version of the Game Boy Advance SP featuring a backlight instead of the previous version's frontlight. The brightness can be set to low or high. The box says, "Now with a BRIGHTER backlit screen!" to distinguish the new model from the older, frontlit models. Although it was never officially differentiated from the original SP by a different name, is has been unofficially titled the 'SP Lite' (dubbed so because of the release of the DS Lite) or the 'SP2', or 'SP Mark II' (as it is a second SP). The standard editon currently comes in three colors, Pearl Blue, Graphite, and Pearl Pink; Also available are the SpongeBob SquarePants edition, as well as a red SP with Charizard engraved on the front and a matching green SP with Venusaur engraved on the front (for Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, respectively).


    - From Wikipedia
     
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    ahhh, i see
    hmm, how much are SPs goin for these days?
    either version
    cus my GBA is fooked, and with my G6, i wanna get a few GBA games that link to me Cube, but obviously cus the DS doesnt have the right port i cant do it

    (my GBA battery bit is feck, except for when i use my MadCatz battery pack/grip, but now the wire to charge is has snapped, lol)
     
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    Isn't that like $55-60 USD tho? I picked up two of these (I live in the USA) for $35 USD each on black friday [​IMG]
     
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    Nice I got one from ebay for $54 a week ago. I like it. Now I dont look like a dork when I pull out a game. It looks cool lol. Mainly because everyone is used to seeing there little brothers with the SP. This one girl thought that is was a camera lol.
     
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    Huh, looks like it's pulled out of the site. That said, has anyone been reading the news in the UK recently about people finding coupons that allow 60% off or something?
     
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    no?
    60% of where?
    and where have these people been finding them?
     
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    You non-middle easters should be grateful you don't have to pay 120$ for a Micro... :'(
     
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    There's an arcade machine where you can have the chance to a GBA Micro, PSP, MP4 player or Digital Camera. It's this machine called Stacker or something. Anyways, the 60% thing was something for those online coupons that's reserved for special customers and a website leaked it and the public went spending crazy.
     
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    Comet have probably sold out of them. The actual Comet stores may have them in. I've been hearing plenty of "offers" on the internet, where online shops have made a mistake. The best one was the woolworths web site they put on a 37" HDTV LCD Samsung TV for £150. Whoever typed the price in should have put in £1500. Woolworths had to sell them at that price. I could see someone ordering as many as they could and selling them for £1000 each on ebay [​IMG]
     
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    I'm quite sure you're not talking about this...

    But what exactly are you talking about?
     
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    Those stacker game are such a tease they are so close yet so far away!

    Its just so temping to keep playing and playing.

    But seriously don't play them you never win and the odds against you a higher than jimmy hendrix at woodstock
     
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    I don't believe this is actually the first time that Woolworths have made such a mistake, but I believe that this time they refused to sell them.

    Now where is this kind of info leaked from...
     
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    Word of mouth, I've not seen anything about it on the internet. Woolworths had to sell them at that price, something to do with the terms and conditions.
     
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    well thats what I heard on the news anyway... [​IMG]
     
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    yeah, they didn't sell them.
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/12/15/wo...priced_lcd_tvs/
     
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    Bought a GB Micro in Australia over Xmas (@ Dick Smith) for $40 AUD (£16) bargain or what!
     
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    The weakness of the aus currency confuses me!

    Madbob I hate you that is one hell of a sexy deal I hope more cheap micros start appearing. They are handy for that quick game when your out and about.
     

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