Originally Posted by DaGamePimp
In my area there was not a single Vita under $250 on CL (and those that were at $250 were the wifi only version with hardly anything else).
In my area, there are only a couple of Vita's under $250, but like I was saying before, I bought a total of 4 different Vita's, from 4 different dudes on craigslist. All 4 of them had higher prices than $250 for their "package" of stuff. All 4 of them had to settle for dramatically less money.
I saw various Vita's on Craigslist for about $300, that included 3 games, a 8 gig memory card, a travel case, etc, etc. I would offer like $240 cash money, and some of them accepted. When you break out the cost of the 3 games (let's say $13 each), that would be $39 for the 3 games, an 8 gig memory card is worth at least 18 bucks, and say the travel case is worth 5 bucks. 39 + 18 + 5 = $62. If you paid the guy $240 cash, then you REALLY paid $178 for the Vita. Unless the 3 games were 3 copies of Little Deviants, then you also got 3 games at a very cheap price (only $13 each). Again, you're going to need a memory card at some point, so getting an 8 gig mem card for $18 or getting say a 4 gig card for $9, is worth it, cause you're going to need one of those anyway. As for the $5 travel case, if it's not a case you like, then sell it for $9 to somebody else, and buy the case you really want.
They key is to watch the Craigslist ads, and see which ones continually get posted, and still haven't sold. Be patient. If a guy has a Vita on Craigslist for 2 weeks and hasn't sold it, he's going to develop an itchy trigger finger. That's when you throw in the lowball offer. I'd offer 30 to 25 percent less than what the guy is asking. If he says no, try 20 percent less. If he says no, then just wait another week. Remember, money talks, BS walks. Tons of people will offer these sellers various things, but how many of the offers are serious? Very few. When I make my offer, I tell them that I have the cash on hand, and can come meet up right now. (definitely meet the guy at a Starbucks or McDonalds, so you can test out the Vita and not get jacked). All the Vita's floating around out there are still only 2 months old at most, so 95 percent of them are still in excellent condition. This system hasn't been available for a year or two, so you aren't going to get an old Vita with a messed up triangle button. Still, test the buttons and stuff out. Test the touchscreens.
Right now, if I was in the market to buy more Vita stuff, I could have an absolute field day. There are maybe 10 to 15 different peeps selling Vita packages on my local Craigslist right now. I could get games, memory cards and travel cases for dirt cheap,, but the problem is that it requires me to purchase Vita hardware along with it. Since I'm already sitting on 2 Vita's, (and I only need 1 of them), I just can't afford to be doing any more speculative buying. If I had zero Vita systems right now (if I somehow sold the two I own), I'd probably buy 2 more huge Vita packages and part all the stuff out. Keep some of the stuff that I want (if somebody had Rayman Origins, Unit 13 or Virtua Tennis 4, the only 3 Vita games I don't have that I'm interested in), and sell the rest on Ebay, Amazon, craigslist or various message boards.
The downside is that it gets very time consuming to be doing all kinds of misc. transactions. Right now, I just need to sell the extra Vita that I have, sell the extra memory cards that I have, and I'm done with it.