Where in god's name can i actually get a Vita for a decent price?

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by lcie nimbus, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. lcie nimbus
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    I've been thinking of buying a vita lately , but the lowest price I can see on amazon is 230 bucks , and that's an import . does anyone know where I could get this for a halfway decent price . no imports please . thanks .
     
  2. ayanekochan

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    Check your local Craigslist. I got lucky and found one under 3.60 at an insanely cheap price cause the guy needed the cash. Really nice condition too.
     
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    You could try eBay, camping the new listings for cheap ones or mass watching and sniping eBay auctions with 0-1 bids. Obtaining one for sub-$100 should be easy, and I've recently seen one with a grip and 64GB card go for $150 with 1 bid.

    Make sure to ask the seller about the firmware version and check the photos/description for the Vita's condition and what's bundled with it; some of them just happen to slip underneath people's attention, but others get ignored for good reason.
     
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    Oh wow. Good thing I bought mine a few months ago when it was $175 with a 32GB memory card. Bahahaha.
     
  5. foob

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    I am still shocked at how quickly it all happened (Sony quitting the manufacturing of the Vita).
    None to be seen anywhere locally new within reasonable distance, let alone reasonable price.

    In my mind, the memory cards totally killed the deal for many. Essentially 1990s tactics used in this age of cheap storage. I guess Sony wanted their money back for the supremely better hardware they were offering, but the result in today's market was total failure. Unless of course you count general-purpose phones and tablets with hideously overpriced non-removable fixed memory. Then you can gouge all you want, apparently.
     
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    Import from amazon.co.jp and get over it or settle for a PSTV... that is what can be done.
     
  7. lcie nimbus
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    I don't want an imported one as they all come on firmware 3.61 .
     
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    I got mine from ebay a few years ago, wasn't really expensive iirc.
     
  9. foob

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    a few years ago they were all available new in (very) good supply & cheaper than now.