I will tell you what I did.
1st thing is 1st NO pawnshop/gamestop is going to take out a ps3 and open it from the wrapping/box to see what's firmware it's on because they will think that you are on crack. They are going to brush you off. I tried to take that initiative but nobody is going to stoop that low for a sale when they know another person would buy that Ps3 with no problem.
So I had went on ebay and bought a decent Ps3 for $250. The link is the one that I had bought last week and received it this Monday. (Yeah It's green) LOL I call it mean green
Beautiful Body - PlayStation 3 80GB Piano Black Console (CECH-K01) 3.55 KMEAW 0711719801306 | eBay
If anyone is looking for a jailbroken ps3 with 3.55 ps3 at this rate ebay will be your only resort. The prices will be competitive and you will be spending around $250+ for a unit. (That's the price these things are going for there is no way around it) Me personally I didn't think that a CFW ps3 is worth that much but I don't have the knowledge of downgrading/dualbooting and if I sent my Ps3 to racer I would of spent around $100+ for the labor/shipping so I might as well bought another unit from ebay. Also the buyers protection haves my ass if anything goes wrong.
If you REALLY want a CFW Ps3 shop on ebay there is alot of them. You will pay out the ass for one like I did but you will get what you pay for.
Ps3 Phat 250gb 4.46 OFW (Might sell or downgrade)
Ps3 Phat 80gb Rebug 4.46 Lite (Currently playing Devil May Cry / Far Cry 3/ Assassins Creed 3/ WWE 2K14)