PSPs are a great new hand held system from Sony. The advantages of a Sony PSP includes the wide variety of Sony games that you can purchase and play as well as its added functionality. Sony PSPs feature an MP3 player similar to the iPod. The PSP also includes video functionality, which allows you to purchase today's blockbusters in a format that works directly with your PSP. And the PSP includes a high quality mini screen, so you can do all of these things on the go, right in the palm of your hand!
Now that you have decided to purchase a PSP, there are several key components that you must consider:
- New or Used: Your Sony PSP can be purchased in two ways. New versions are easy to come by, and can be obtained at any local retailer for full price. However, if you decide to purchase a used PSP, begin looking for local game stores that buy used, or refurbish existing systems. Buying used can be a great way to obtain a system for a very cheap price. However, buyer beware, make sure you have at least some kind of warranty so that you aren't stuck with a broken system only a couple of weeks after purchase!
- Online or In Store: Purchasing items in this day and age online is a great convenience. But, you must have your own credit card, and once again, you need to buy from a trusted retailer. Nothing would be worse than having your credit card charged, and not getting your product. Make sure if you order your PSP online, that you are buying from a trusted retailer. Alternatively, you can purchase your very own Sony PSP at nearly any retailer that supplies games and electronics.
- If you decide to purchase your Sony PSP online, you could go for an online auction site like Ebay. Often if you buy an item directly from an individual, you may even be able to snag new systems at a price cheaper than you could hope for from a retailer. Watch your online bids carefully, and make sure you are buying from a trusted seller or retailer.
- Keep an eye out for packaged deals that may be offered. You can always find systems packaged with extras like games or accessories. If you are going to be buying these features anyways, why not get them in one great package deal for a reduced rate?