Sony PSP 3000 System (Recharged Refurbished)
this has to be the best game console ever. i use to own a psp 1000 but it died of overheating. so about 2 weeks ago i bought a 3000 refurbished. when i got home and turned it on it was like turning on a magic machine. i mean there was nothing wrong except for the screen it had a chipped piece. it was hard to see but it was still very nice.
Good performance, Real games for adults!!
I was skeptical of getting the recharge 3000 at first but after I found out about the warranty, it was the right choice. I own several systems but when it comes down to hand held graphics the PSP is just way superior to anything on the market right now. Another big plus was that when I was shown the unit it was a red and black god of war edition. It looks and functions flawless so I believe it was a very good choice...
It's also a plus that it includes a screen protector and ear buds. I would recommend this product especially if you can get your hands on a special color edition like I did...
Much better than I thought it would be
We are currently on or 3rd PSP, Oddly enough, Not due to my 8 yr old son. My wife seems to have issues with these. Anyway, After the first one (series 1001) took on a large cup of coffee with cream and sugar (Wife), We tried to go with a refurbished one. After the second one went back the same day for different multiple issues and they had no others in stock, I ended up buying a brand new one. This one was the updated silver 3001 series. This one lasted for some time, Then, Yep, laundry day.The wife again, Grabbed the top sheet, Gave it a good pull and off the top bunk went the new psp, end for end. Yep, landed on the hardwood floor, Broke again. So after doing some research I was told that these refurbished 3000 series actually goes back to sony to be reconditioned, Not a third party. So, I decided to try it. We got it home discovered it came with ear buds and a protective cover. It's been over a week now and we have had no issues at all. from the playstaion store to umd games. It looks like its new and performs the same way. The only draw back for me was a new one is only like $40.00 more, So you have to weigh it for you whether or not it is worth it to save $40.00. Overall, very pleased, I knocked it for price, I think it could be cheaper. Otherwise I would have scored it higher.
What functionality!!! :)
it is amazing i got it a few days ago and i love it!!! the game i got for it little big planet is pretty good the graphics on this are good you can system update use a USB cable that comes with it (also charger headphones and screen cleaners) you can download music from i tunes (or other) you can also skype and take pics and videos if you get a camera for it but thats just some stuff but my utmost favorite thing about this psp is the playstation store after you make an account you can download any show movie or game you want !!!! (once it comes out that is) so this is the best portable system ive ever played it 1000000000000000% easily beats what i had before a ds .... the only thing that stinks is that the internet doesnt work to well but for only about 120 bucks its easily worth it >>> (P.S.if you movies shows music or a playstation store account get a memory stick first)
Worth the extra $
After receiving two defective used PSP 1000s, I turned to this. "Recharged and Refurbished". This is a PSP 3000, the second newest PSP on the market. It's been used, of course, but it's been refurbished to the point where it's practically new! The pack includes the PSP 3000, earbuds, cleaning cloth, charger, small booklet, and screen protectors. I haven't used the earbuds yet, but they seem to be of good quality, The cleaning cloth is soft and great for cleaning off dust and fingerprints from your PSP, and the screen protector is the sticky adhesive kind, so I didn't use it, fearing it'd leave a messy residue behind. As for the refurbished PSP, when I pulled it out of the box, it was shiny, smooth, and scratch free. If I didn't know better, I would have thought it was a brand new item! I haven't had the PSP long, but so far it performs great, no glitches or stiff buttons. This product is $* more then I regular used PSP 3000, but the $* is totally worth it. However.... CONS There are some white lines on the outer edges of the screen, it isn't horrible, but it does detract from the look a little bit. Also, after less then a day's use, I have noticed scratches and a weird mark on the back. I have been gentle with it. I'm assuming the PSP was buffered, and perhaps the buffering is wearing off. OVERALL A great buy. Looking for a PSP? You should buy this. If you can't afford new, of course. This is about the next best thing. The price may seem a little steep to some, but this thing can do a lot. Wonderful investment.
great psp system
This is a great psp system i will recommend it to any body i have the silver model it doesnt attract take up finger prints or dust and it has a built in mic for skpe to call people.its very lite/slim.somepared to my psp 1000 it reads or downloads games faster and it looks very new like i brought it new it comes with to screen protectors a charger a screen colth and some ear buds. this is a unique product. =) This is a great psp system i will recommend it to any body i have the silver model it dont take up finger prints or dust and it has a built in mic for skpe to call people.its very lite/slim.somepared to my psp 1000 it reads or downloads games faster and it looks very new like i brought it new it comes with to screen protectors a charger a screen colth and some ear buds. this is a unique product. =)
Worth the money
I bought this from my local Gamestop and got good service when being served. I bought this instead of the new because I thought the refurbished ones would work the same but have a little bit of scratches. Mine had about 5 minor scratches on the back and I thought it was pretty much new since it functioned really fast. Overall everything was up to my expectations except the headphones and screen protector. At first it didn't stick to the screen so I threw it away. The headphones weren't the best quality and I recommend picking up some skull candies. When I bought this it was $119.99 but since tax was 10 dollars more it cost $130 which was the same price as the new PSP, BUT the new PSP is $130 with out tax so you would expect a new PSP to be about $140. I would recommended this to anybody willing to upgrade to a new, nicer, very light, good functioning PSP
Simply not worth it
I purchased a refurbished 3000 model PSP on 07/15/11. Upon first inspection, the body of the system is covered in scratches, except for the screen. The analog stick has a horrible grinding feel to and sometimes physically doesn't move to the left. The battery cover is incredibly loose, to the point where it feels like it may fall off. Also, the system is flat out dirty. There's dirt and grime all over the shoulder buttons and the wlan switch. No one even bothered to wipe the system down when they were "refurbishing" it. Call me crazy, but I was going to ignore all of these cosmetic problems, but thenI turned on the system. I didn't notice until I actually started to play a game, but the screen had two dead/frozen pixels right in the center portion of the screen . They're blue and incredibly annoying. I planning on returning the system today 07/16/11 and getting a new one. Hopefully, I won't into problems returning it. FYI New 3000 series PSPs are only $129.99 compared to these at $119.99. The problems with the system definitely do not offset the $10 in savings. Save yourself the hassle and just buy yourself a new PSP instead of refurbished.
A great little console, with a few flaws.
The PSP 3000 is a good little console, good graphics, good sized games, and the system lasts long. The only problems i have is that my cover that is on the back of the psp that is covering the battery wouldnt fit on, and it wouldnt stay, making it uncomfortable to hold it. so i have it duct taped down, it looks ugly but it works. sometimes the battery will stop working even after fully charging the psp, and then i have to rip off the duct tape, and reput the battery in, and re duct tape it. other than that the system works great, i spend many hours playing games, listening to music, going on the interent. This system is well worth the money and is very fun for gaming. 8/10
Recharged PSP 3000 vs NEW PSP 3000 ($20 difference
Okay so I've owned a PSP 1000, 2000, and 3000 model. All have been wonderful portable/mobile gaming systems. I've been through each model simply to benefit from the small but useful upgrades and changes made over the years. My PSP 3000 finally died on me, so today 4/16/12, I decided to purchase a used model so I could still enjoy my PSP game collection. When I walked into the store I saw that to buy the model NEW that it was only a womping $129.99 with a free year coverage from SONY while the used 3000 model cost as you can see $99.99. It's not ever smart to buy a used system without coverage for damage, so one year will cost you $10 while two years will cost you $15. I decided to go with the used system after trying it out in the store for about 20 minutes. So far so good, right? The buttons and shoulders worked, the joystick had no grinding feel like most used PSP's do. I was sold on the used model, my mistake. I get home and pop in a game and start playing. The battery was on full when I started playing and after only TWO hours of game play the battery went from full to the last 20% of life. Not only was the battery life garbage but they noises it made along with the loading time was plain frustrating! I am OUTRAGED that I spent all of that money on such a wonderful system and was only able to enjoy it for two hours before it died on me. The PSP 3000 is an incredible machine, any PSP is. I've owned one since launch. The battery life should last about 8-12 hours without Wi-Fi, and the load times are extended but should only take 20-30 seconds MAX. Do yourself a favor and buy this wonderful system NEW for the extra $20, or $15 depending on which coverage plan you go with. Don't fall into the same trap I did. Buy NEW as you should with ANY handheld gaming system. It's not like a used TV console where you can just buy a new controller if the used one is damaged. Your PSP is the controller, so if the buttons go out so does your system.