CrazyTrain wrote:DH and i are still debating getting it or the DS for our 7 year old. Its soooo much money, and I am not sure he would be able to properly take care of it. But he wants it so badly.
Would you be interested in a refurbished one? Those go cheaper, and since a 7-year old is 99.999999% likely to drop (or even throw) the system, its relatively low cost compared to a new one might not be a bad choice. They also carry a 1-year warranty if you buy it direct from Nintendo, which is nice:
Limited Warranty (at the bottom of the page)
Nintendo systems, including Authentic Refurbished systems, carry a standard 12-month warranty, which is one of the longest standard warranties in the video game industry. Games and accessories sold separately carry a three-month warranty. The warranty covers any manufacturing or workmanship defects and these will be repaired at no charge. [Learn More]