Me and my Gameboy Advance SP Adventure.
Wow, lemme run down the whole story for you.
I started college last week, and theres a 2 hour, 30 minute break between my first and second classes. With nothing to do, I decided to get me a GBA SP. (Since my girlfriend has my old model GBA currently.)
So I head to my local Best Buy, because I have a $15 gift card from a previous printer purchase that I'd like to use with it.
I stop in Tuesday evening. (My classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Now, I'd really like one of the "Retro" GBA SPs, because I had a NES as a kid (and still do) and it's just part of my childhood.
So I head in Tuesday, and there's none of the Retro SPs on the shelf. I ask and associate: "Will ya'll be getting in any of the old NES style GBAs anymore?"
He says: "Check back tomorrow."
So I show up Wednesday. None on the shelf.
I ask another associate the question I asked the previous day.
"Check back tomorrow, the shipments usually come in on Thursday."
So I leave, a little dismayed. I decide to myself that I'll get the platinum, no matter what.
So I head back Thursday after class. Of course, after I've put myself up to getting the platinum GBA, there they are, about 5 of the Retro SPs on the shelf. So I quickly lap one up and bring it home.
I enjoyed that GBA all through the weekend and Tuesday, were I truely put it to the test.
Tuesday night I was playing it under my bright desk lamp when I noticed something. One of the pixels stayed blue at all times.
Now this wouldn't bother most people, but I'm a techno geek and if I saw it once, it'd stick out from now on like a sore thumb. So I decide to bring the GBA back to Best Buy for a replacement, once again putting myself up to getting the platinum if I have to.
So I head back to Best Buy Wednesday, GBA in tow, to get a replacement. I exchange it for a platinum since there are none of the retro ones left. I leave, this time with a $10 replacement plan, just to appease myself.
I take it home, play it a little, and then hop on the 'net for my usual duties.
That's when I see the news story on IGN.
"Nintendo announces it will lower the price of the GBA SP to $79.99, taking effect September 2nd."
So I figger, well, guess I better go get my $20 back.
So I stop by today after school.
Of course, fate gives me the finger once again.
There on the shelf are about 6 GBA SPs. The Retro kind.
So, in addition to getting the $20 back, I leave Best Buy with the 3rd Game Boy I've gotten in the span of a week.
And now I have the Retro one again, and I'm back where I started.
Now I haven't played it yet, but I hope to god there's nothing wrong with this one.