Has anybody traded their psp phat for a new psp?

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  1. TheNeck
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    I want to trade my daughters psp phat for a new psp slim, so i was wondering had much credit would eb games or gamestop, or any other place would give me credit to get a new psp.
     
  2. Arnold Schwarzen

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    Well GameStop/EB had an online coupon you could print out in order to get an extra $20 trade in credit. You would originally get $60 but with the coupon that would make it $80 but unfortuantely it expired a few days ago. I know that Game Crazy will give you $70 and at FYE's it'd be $60. Of course this is in my area, dunno if it'd be the same for you.
     
  3. 754boy

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    Considering how little money EB would give, I'd say you'd be better off selling it on ebay. You'd probably get at least $100 depending on the condition of the system.
     
  4. Opium

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    I traded my phat PSP to EB Games along with any 3 games and got a Slim for AU$99 which is a steal.
     
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    I would downgrade it, install the latest firmare and sell it on ebay.
     
  6. Strider

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    I've had a look at both old and new PSP and think the old one's manufactured better. Just look at the UMD slot of the new one!

    Trading in for no real 'upgrade' seems a stupid thing to do, imo.
     
  7. TheNeck
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    Yes you are right the umd slot sucks on the new psp, but I like the tv out in component aspect of the new psp, and would like to have both the phat and new psp just to have them [​IMG] . Both me and my daughter have a psp, M33-4, but my daughter doesnt play her psp that much anymore, so i was thinking about trading it for a new one, thats all.
     
  8. Nthenorm

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    I like the new UMD slot. It's very simplistic, though it does look a bit flimsy. But I rarely use UMD's anyway so it doesn't really concern me.

    I bought a slim but still kept my original since I installed a nice custom faceplate and buttons on it, and modded the dpad so it performs just as well as a ps2 dpad for fighting games. Also because I still have a ton of money left over from working all summer long. =\
     
  9. Opium

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    ^yeah same. I actually like the new UMD slot as well. It's a lot less clunky. Some people complain about it but I honestly have no problem.

    Had my slim for over a week now, it's going great [​IMG]
     
  10. TheNeck
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    how exactly did you mod your psp phat dpad to make it perform as well as a ps2 game pad?
     
  11. Nthenorm

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    I kinda followed this method:
    http://www.ufighterx.com/guides/videogame/.../pspdpadfix.htm

    except instead of cutting out a cross, I used layers (about 3-4) of hole-punched masking tape and placed them on the 4 ends of the inside of the dpad. I also had an Asterix dpad that was slightly larger than the standard one and replaced the rubber part of the dpad as well (I'm not sure that helped, but I read that it improved sensitivity as well, and mine were dirty as hell anyways).
     
  12. amemoryoncelost

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    I downgraded and installed DA's firmware, threw on a SNES emulator and had two games I think and sold mine for $180 about 5 months ago. So ebay would probably be your best bet...