My son has been wanting a Vita, and for his birthday he ended up getting a bunch of cash. I've been looking on Craigslist for the past month or so trying to get him a Vita at the right price, but it just hasn't happened. There are tons of people on my local Craigslist that are selling Vita's, but they aren't willing to go as low as I want to go. I don't mind spending $200 for a Vita package, but that package needs to also include an 8 gig mem card, a case of some kind and two decent games. Unfortunately, it seems that I can't get anywhere near such a deal unless I cough up at least $235. Basically, what I'm trying to say is that it appears that Vita prices on Craigslist are going up, rather than down, at least in my area. A few months ago, the deals were plentiful, but now, even though there are TONS of sellers, they are holding firm to their high prices.
You know what's really amazing? GameStop trade in values for Vita. Yesterday, I went to GameStop and was asking them about trade in values for Vita's, and I was shocked at how little they are giving people. If you have a 3G Vita (and assuming everything is flawless), they will only give you 100 bucks store credit. Yep, you read that right... 100 freaking bucks STORE CREDIT for a 3G Vita. If you want cash, it's 80 bucks cash! !!! Wi-Fi Vita they only give 80 bucks store credit !!! Can you freaking believe that ? If you want cash for your Wi-Fi Vita, they only give 60 bucks!!! That's just bonkers, yet you know there are some fools out there that actually bring their Vita's into GameStop and just deal with the huge loss. I can't understand why anybody would deal with such a huge loss, but I guess they have never heard of Ebay or Craigslist, or are too scared to use either service.
The thing is, with GameStop giving such a super small amount for Vita's, you'd think this would be reflected in the Craigslist market as well, and Craigslist sellers of Vita's would have to accept much lower offers for Vita's, but the Craigslist sellers seem to be holding firm right now.