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Cyberock
02-05-05, 01:01 PM
I thought I'd start a thread with places that have it available for preorders. I'm getting sick of reading all the other threads that all they can talk about is the DS is better or the PSP is better. Honestly, I can careless which one is better, I just want to insure that I get a PSP. We all know the two obvious places for the PSP which are making us buy these big bundles for $399.99 which are...

Gamestop PSP Preorder (http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=B020248H)

EB Games PSP Preorder (http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/520683.asp)

Here's the best deal I have found so far which is at Costco.com

Costco.com PSP $247.99 (http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?prodid=11035148&whse=BC&topnav=&cat=20956&hierPath=2805*20956*)

On EBGames preorders, if you go to the store itself, they don't make you buy the bundle with the games. The preorder is for the Sony Bundle for $249.99. They only require $20 down too. Gamestop is asking for $50 but not sure what they are making you preorder in the store.

Again, please, no crap about which handheld is better or that the price is too much or anything else in that line. This thread is for people hunting for the PSP.

It would be great if people can contribute other places to get them and the price when they are available. Thanks!

amped
02-05-05, 01:23 PM
From Cag.com

FYE
$15, currently taking preorders until quota is met.

Gamecrazy
$10-$25
Receive 12 free Hollywood Video rentals free when you pick up your preordered PSP.

Gamerush
Taking preorders, but I have no details.

Media Play
$50, sign said something about a bundle didn't confirm if this was the $250 PSP bundle or if MP was requiring a purchase of games &/or assessories.

*Also, if you're looking to pre-order games. GameRush currently has an offer where you can trade in 2 games(PS2,Xbox,GC,DS,GBA) to pre-purchase a game for $34.99 plus you get the value of the games you traded in. More info here: http://www.gamerush.com/promo_trade_2_preorder.php

edstein
02-05-05, 09:11 PM
Fry's has a 512 pro duo memory card for $59 this week. link (http://newspaperads.dfw.com/RopAds.aspx?adv=15646&ad=1459897#)

alexkat
02-05-05, 11:31 PM
The Gamerush I preordered at told me they were taking 10 preorders and required me to put down $50. Although I've heard some Gamerushs are only taking 5 preorders.

toogood
02-06-05, 12:38 AM
Hey, thanks for the info on pre-ordering at costco. Ordered my system there since I wouldn't have to buy a bundle. Time to cancel my gamestop pre-order.

driv3
02-06-05, 01:19 AM
im going to game crazy tomorrow
i pre ordered my DS there, and they did a great job

kevlarskills
02-08-05, 04:44 PM
Hey Yall....

I want to preorder the thing at costco, but the link doesent work anymore.. Is costco no longer selling them?

My goal is to just by the psp (the sony bundle) and not get roped into all the other stuff the stores are forcing on people....

Thanks for your help!

pigsrdabest
02-08-05, 04:52 PM
I am trying to just order the regular psp without the bundle mumbo jumbo. Everybody said that they got it on costco but when i try it says that there is an error on the page or it says that the category isnt found. I got it to work once but before i could order it, it dissapeared and said ERROR. HELP PLEASE

amped
02-08-05, 05:07 PM
It's possible that pre-orders have hit the limit and Costco has since removed it from their site. Next best thing would probably be to call up your local Costco to find out if they're doing PSP pre-orders or not.

My goal is to just by the psp (the sony bundle) and not get roped into all the other stuff the stores are forcing on people....

As far as I know EB, GS, and Gamerush aren't doing forced $400 bundles, not if you go to the store anyway.

DamingR
02-08-05, 05:15 PM
Is a major shortage of these units anticipated?

Anybody know how many are going to ship v. how many PS2s shipped?

padredenny
02-08-05, 05:16 PM
I just pre-ordered with Game Crazy, and although they were nice, I'm concerned. Over the phone he confirmed that the preorder would cost $25. But then when I got there, he rung up the headphones, etc. as separate items, and charged me $5 for each of those, making the total preorder price $45. He said Sony hadn't given them a single SKU for the U.S. bundle, so this was how they had to ring it up.

I asked again and again if the bundle total would still be $250, and he said yes, but not with the confidence I'd like. And I'm skeptical that there isn't a single SKU, since I've read this bundle is the only way the PSP is being sold in the U.S.

I don't care so much about putting more down. I just worry that they don't know what they're doing.

Get Me Coffee
02-08-05, 06:18 PM
Fry's has a 512 pro duo memory card for $59 this week. link (http://newspaperads.dfw.com/RopAds.aspx?adv=15646&ad=1459897#)

Wish their was a Fry's near me :( That's one awesome deal!

joeblow69
02-08-05, 06:52 PM
Wish their was a Fry's near me :( That's one awesome deal!
You can get a 512 meg card from BananaPC (http://www.bananapc.com/products/productInfo.aspx?category_id=1280&product_id=10660&searchString=33121038-P&Op=2) for $62 shipped. I've ordered memory from them before, and it came without a hitch.

Get Me Coffee
02-08-05, 07:31 PM
You can get a 512 meg card from BananaPC (http://www.bananapc.com/products/productInfo.aspx?category_id=1280&product_id=10660&searchString=33121038-P&Op=2) for $62 shipped. I've ordered memory from them before, and it came without a hitch.

:up: Thanks alot Joeblow69! :up:

amped
02-10-05, 01:44 PM
Little bit of an update, but Gamestop is no longer taking pre-orders for the PSP's 3/24 launch. They are now only doing pre-orders for the 2nd shipment.

Also, for those who have already pre-ordered at gamestop. They are currently running a promo where if you trade in 3 games (PS2,Xbox,GC) you not only get the value of each game but also 30% off your PSP pre-order total.

*Update: Gamestop promo isn't that great. Use ebay or GameRush instead.

Apollo
02-12-05, 08:23 PM
Little bit of an update, but Gamestop is no longer taking pre-orders for the PSP's 3/24 launch. They are now only doing pre-orders for the 2nd shipment.

Also, for those who have already pre-ordered at gamestop. They are currently running a promo where if you trade in 3 games (PS2,Xbox,GC) you not only get the value of each game but also 30% off your PSP pre-order total.

Just trade-in 3 games and $20 bucks in credit. but more important 30% off my Psp pre-order total ($81). What a deal!!!!!

amped
02-12-05, 08:54 PM
Actually, I retract that "deal". My friend tried it out and found out the hard way how horrible GS's trade in values are. Better off going to ebay.

Also, www.bestbuy.com started doing PSP game pre-orders.

shawagg
02-12-05, 09:44 PM
Actually, I retract that "deal". My friend tried it out and found out the hard way how horrible GS's trade in values are. Better off going to ebay.

Also, www.bestbuy.com started doing PSP game pre-orders.


Yeah you may only get a $1 for each game, but what about the 30% off. Is that for real?

toogood
02-13-05, 12:54 AM
My local gamestop has a different deal. You get an additional 30% credit on top of your trade in value. Would be great if they were doing the 30% off psp thing.

bahgee
02-17-05, 11:35 AM
:up: Thanks alot Joeblow69! :up:

According to Sandisk, the standard card won't work in PSP. You need to buy their "gaming" version of the card, like the multi=colored ones EB has on their site.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=410198

Kuma-kun
02-19-05, 04:49 PM
I just came back from preordering the PSP at BB's Gamerush. It seems that the price of the PSP in the system is $195. After I paid the deposit, my account said that I still owed about $145, so the $195 isn't the price after deposit. Is there any way I can lock my preorder in at that price? He gave me no guarantee that I'd get the $195 price tag. Also, can any Blockbuster employee confirm/check this price? If true, this would be an awesome deal.

Btw, if anyone else wants to try, you'd better hurry. My BB was only given 5 preorders and I was #4.

Obey The D
02-20-05, 09:55 AM
Has anyone who pre-ordered from ebgames received an email for game selection yet?

edstein
02-20-05, 09:45 PM
Put my pre-oder in with gamestop. Unfortunately I waited and now I am on the 2nd shipment list. :( I pre-ordered Ridge Racer and Lumines. I'm tempted to pre-order at TRU or ebgames and take the first one that arrives.

Get Me Coffee
02-20-05, 09:53 PM
According to Sandisk, the standard card won't work in PSP. You need to buy their "gaming" version of the card, like the multi=colored ones EB has on their site.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=410198

Glad I didn't get the card yet....Thanks for the heads up! I've heard that the prices of the memory stick will be going way down....So I suggest to hold off on buying those cards...you're going to be getting a better deal in a few weeks.

amped
02-20-05, 10:02 PM
Bookmark this site if you're interested in purchasing the PSP:

http://www.psp4.us/index.php

It basically lists all locations online that will sell the PSP along with prices. Plus it lists accessories that will be released, directly links to updated PSP news, even links to the proposed US PSP manual.

More info here:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/2/prweb210456.htm

The Franchise
02-22-05, 12:24 AM
Has anyone who pre-ordered from ebgames received an email for game selection yet?
I've been wondering the same thing as well. No dice here.

fab
02-22-05, 07:52 AM
According to Sandisk, the standard card won't work in PSP. You need to buy their "gaming" version of the card, like the multi=colored ones EB has on their site.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=410198.

I doubt that there is any difference between the standard and the gaming card. Unless something changes between the Japan version and US version of the PSP, any Memory Stick Pro Duo should work fine in the PSP; whether it be Sony brand, Sandisk or Lexar.

And as always, prices for flash memory should continue to go down, but much less so with Memory Stick media since it's Sony/proprietary. I can only see the demand for the high capacity MSPro Duo going up with the release of the PSP; for example you'd be hard pressed to find 1GB Memory Stick Pro Duo media anywhere right now.

--
fab

bahgee
02-22-05, 08:11 AM
I don't know what to believe at this point. The Sandisk rep could've been BSing for all I know. I have also noticed that the memory card that comes with the PSP has a PSP logo on it and says "Memory Stick Duo", indicating that it may be different from standard memory sticks and you won't get the fast transfer speed, since it lacks the pro designation.

DigIt
02-22-05, 02:24 PM
From what I understand, the following are compatible with PSP:
Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick Duo with MagicGate
Memory Stick PRO Duo with MagicGate

It looks like the "gaming" version of these are simply color-coded Memory Stick PRO Duo. The color coding probably helps you identify which stick has which savegames on it because there's no room for a label (e.g., you have your savegames on the red one and your mp3s on the green one).

Omyard
02-22-05, 11:08 PM
I've already got mine pre-ordered at my local Gamestop. Since they weren't roping me into buying any bundles I promptly gave them $200. Next I'm going to return my DS to Wal-Mart and take the $150 and use it towards 3 PSP games.

I'll wait to get a DS again until Castlevania comes out.

Get Me Coffee
02-22-05, 11:16 PM
. Next I'm going to return my DS to Wal-Mart and take the $150 and use it towards 3 PSP games.


Good job :up:

edstein
02-23-05, 08:23 AM
I went ahead and pre-ordered at my local EBgames. It was only $20 vs the $50 at Gamestop. The manager told me that he thought the second shipment would be only one week after the first. I will probably apply the deposit from the another store to another game. I am going to wait a month or so before I get another memory card. I believe the prices will be coming down as soon as the demand is high.

KissyFurNYC
02-25-05, 09:04 AM
I was wondering if you guys can help me. I pre-ordered with EB for the second shipment. Does this guarantee me a PSP? Do I have to call everyday to check to see if it is it in? I dont want to rely on them to call me as they will be very busy I am sure. I was debating saying screw it and get a PSP Japanese model here in NYC's Chinatown just to avoid aggravating myself. Maybe I am a baby but the most irritating thing in the world is to have some clerk tell me something I want is sold out.
I work so I dont really have time to stand in line or stuff like that like I used to do years ago. The only thing holding me back is that A) I cannot play American UMDs on my PSP. That is not a big deal as I am will beign a process of 'PSPing' my movies to memory soon anyway. I do fear that one day Sony will decide to region lock the games. Is that a rational fear/expectation? B) The price of the American Value Pack is actually a good value v. the import. The difference in price would be a game.

It's just that the PSP is so damn sexy and it's causing me confusion...what should I do? Wait or buy now?

Get Me Coffee
02-25-05, 09:39 AM
I was wondering if you guys can help me. I pre-ordered with EB for the second shipment. Does this guarantee me a PSP? Do I have to call everyday to check to see if it is it in? I dont want to rely on them to call me as they will be very busy I am sure. I was debating saying screw it and get a PSP Japanese model here in NYC's Chinatown just to avoid aggravating myself. Maybe I am a baby but the most irritating thing in the world is to have some clerk tell me something I want is sold out.
I work so I dont really have time to stand in line or stuff like that like I used to do years ago. The only thing holding me back is that A) I cannot play American UMDs on my PSP. That is not a big deal as I am will beign a process of 'PSPing' my movies to memory soon anyway. I do fear that one day Sony will decide to region lock the games. Is that a rational fear/expectation? B) The price of the American Value Pack is actually a good value v. the import. The difference in price would be a game.

It's just that the PSP is so damn sexy and it's causing me confusion...what should I do? Wait or buy now?

I would wait. 1.) Buying US you get all the warranties without hassle. 2.) The US model has been improved (Square button response).

jhansla
02-25-05, 10:28 AM
I also preordered with ebgames and I'll just wait until March 24th, then call them to see if I can collect it. Lol I'm not gonna start losing sleep over it.