Hiram Y. scored a 3DS from Craigslist for $25. How? It was sold in a broken state and Hiram has experience fixing hardware like this. He explains:
The guy was “selling it for parts” since one of the charging pins in the charging port had broken off. Knowing that the charging dock didn’t use the port, I took a chance. After buying a dock on Amazon for $5 I had a perfectly working 3DS for $30…
It’s a little beat up but other than a few scuffs on the outside there’s nothing else wrong with it!
It’s getting harder and harder to find great deals online, but learning how to get around hardware issues, or fix them, can be of great benefit obviously!