I finally got the free CECH-2001A I've been waiting on and am at the point where I'm weighing my downgrade options (and am in search of experienced-backed opinions). Based on console life expectancy would I be better off just buying myself a flasher as opposed to sending my console off for a one time downgrade, in the event that it may break/brick and I will need to flash another console to replace it? If so, for the purposes of only having a PS3 to run back-ups, among the many kits and parts, what would anyone recommend I buy for the best value? I stress that I only care that my PS3 will run back-ups. On the topic of shipping the PS3 off for downgrade, I'm looking at an 1800 seller from eBay with only positive feedback on his many downgrades, but I see that he is in Canada, and I am in the United States. Will my package possibly run into problems getting through customs? Also, I saw that Devin is once again offering downgrade service? (I thought he had stopped last year?) Am I better off shipping to him since I believe he is in the USA?