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Old 03-21-03, 09:44 AM
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Who's got their GBA SP - sign in here

My local game store got them in last night - but they were only selling them bundled with 2 sh*t games for $130.

I had to pass.

I'm gonna try ToysRUs today - it's the only place left that doesn't force a bundle deal on you.

Isn't a bundle illegal, anyways - I kind of want to call the game store and tell them that they are not supposed to do that.
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Picked up my Platinum SP at the Orem, UT Toys R Us last night. They had just gotten them in (but no headphone adapters).

Now if I can only find a good case to keep it from getting dinged...
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Grabbed one (Platinum) at my local Toys 'R Us this morning. The girl said they had gotten in 12 of each color yesterday. I only saw 2 or 3 left on the shelf.

I'm very glad I didn't pre-order.
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I'm getting a black one from a friend in Japan. I'll have it later this month when I get Soul Calibur 2 and the Soul Calibur 2 arcade stick from him as well.
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Might have to wait until next weekend..
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fye has them available. you did not have to preorder them to get one and there is no bundle.

also want to mention that after holding one, it feels exactly like a gameboy color that folds in half with a bigger better screen.

they through the ergonomics out the window and it feels bad in my hands. looks cool as hell though.
Old 03-21-03, 10:51 AM
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Re: Who's got their GBA SP - sign in here

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Isn't a bundle illegal, anyways - I kind of want to call the game store and tell them that they are not supposed to do that.
Nah, they're the store's property, and the store can pretty much do what they want with 'em. They could charge $800 for them if they wanted to.

Shitty, but that's the way it is.
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CompUSA has a good bundle deal - you get the GBA SP for $69, but you have to buy the GBA game Guilty Gear with it (which is supposed to be a decent fighting game) for $30 - which comes out to $100 - so you basically pay MSRP for the SP and get Guilty Gear for free.
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Got mine (platinum) this morning at the Beavercreek, OH TRU. They said they got in 12 of each color. $99.99.
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I got my Platinum one from Best Buy today in Lombard/Downers Grove. They had them in the back & are not supposed to release them, but hey, when you've got the $$$, they'll sell.
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I just got back from TRU (got a platinum one).

They had a bout 10 of each color, and the employee said they were getting about 50 more in, later today - but it probably wouldn't last them through the weekend.

But they'll get even more on Monday.
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Got mine from the Best Buy I work at . We have about 40 of each color right now since most people think it will be released Sunday. 10 of each are on the floor the other 30 are in the back. I am pretty sure by the end of the weekend all of them will be gone.

That CompUSA deal looks very good I may just pick myself another one.
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That stinks - the CrapUSA deal is indeed a good one, but the stupid General Manager says they have a street date so he won't sell them.

Figures, and when I go there on Sunday they'll probably have changed their tune by then and it'll be sold out.

BTW, that's the CompUSA in NYC on 32nd and 6th, for anyone who had hoped to pick one up before Sunday...

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Ill be getting a Coblat one in a few short minutes from my work...
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These things are frickin' awesome. Now if the would just sell a travel case that holds Sp, games, e-reader & cards, and cables. A little of the subject, but does anyone know if at E3 Nintendo will unveil a better LCD screen for the cube? Last year they showed a Panasonic (if I'm not mistaken) 7 inch screen that looked nice but never heard anything else. Gamecube and SP on the go would be real nice.
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Yup, I got my Pearl White GBA SP from Japan finally. I thought the color was going to be cheesy, but it doesn't look too shabby at all. Might give the platinum a run for its money...
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If I want to use the $30 gift card I have from Circuit City, I guess I'll have to wait until Sunday.

I tried calling to see if they'd be letting them out early, but I kept getting transferred to the wrong departments and eventually got hung up on...

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Got mine this morning at Walmart.

Has anyone spotted any headphone adapters, first or third party?
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I've had my Pearl White one for a few weeks now...cool little gadget.
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got mine at toy R us today.

very sweet. i love it.
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Originally posted by MaxF
Has anyone spotted any headphone adapters, first or third party? [/B]
Nope, and the funny thing is, I checked EBgames.com and Gamestop and neither stores are even carrying a list date for them. I find this kind of odd. I guess the only choice now is to import one...for about $9.
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how many colors are there for the GBA SP?
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two in the US. platinum and cobolt blue.
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Japan's also got white & black - and I think others, but I'm not sure.
Platinum & cobalt are easily the coolest looking ones - I had a hard time deciding.
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Originally posted by slop101
Japan's also got white & black - and I think others, but I'm not sure.
Platinum & cobalt are easily the coolest looking ones - I had a hard time deciding.
The pearl white color was only limited to 10,000 with the FFTA pack from what I hear. So basically Japan only has black as the other unavaliable US color.

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