I found a seller on eBay (either Goodwill or an affiliate of some sort, all proceeds went to Goodwill via Mission Fish and all the items up for auction via the seller do appear to be stuff you would find at Goodwill) that had a couple of PS2's up for auction. I won one of them, a v7 (clear picture showing the model number and picture) with the box, cables, memory card and an official Sony red controller. I had some issues with my bank and had to delay payment for a couple of days, and verified that it would be OK with the seller if I could have 5-10 days to sort it out and then pay, to which there was no problem. However, I just received my order and opened it up to find no PS2 box, which I could care less about really, a v4 PS2, a Pelican blue controller, cables, 4 Guitar Hero games, and no memory card. (It's packed in shredded paper with the individual items wrapped in that foam-like packing stuff, not sure what it's called. Need to dump out all the shredded paper later to verify that there is actually no memory card, it might just be lost in there somewhere, already checked the game cases to make sure there wasn't one there.)
So it seems that there was a mixup and I got someone else's order. My question is, should I demand it be fixed or some sort of compensation? I don't really need the memory card, but I would rather have liked to have gotten it. I have no real attachment to either controller, though I think I might have preferred the official Sony one, though realistically, I'll probably buy another set of wireless controllers to go with it eventually. I really could care less about the games and will only end up probably taking them to GameStop and trading them in. The one thing that concerns me most, is the v4 instead of the v7. If it would have been a v5, I don't think I would have cared as it's the same hardware as the v7, just without the extra checks in the BIOS. As it is, I'm going to mostly be playing off the hard drive, so no real worries about the laser, though I am going to test it to make sure it works of course. Granted, I ended up getting a heck of a deal as the PS2's with game bundles generally go for more than what I paid for a plain PS2, but I also didn't get what I ordered and have an older model than what I was expecting. There's also the fact that someone else got my order and didn't get the games that they were expecting.
But separating morals from everything, should I be happy or angry that I got a v4 instead of a v7? Should I demand I get my v7 or is the v4 preferable? (I've read a few of the threads and there never seems to be any conclusive evidence either way.)
I'm probably going to end up letting the seller know of the mixup and see what they want to do. As long as they pay for all shipping charges and I end up with a good PS2, I'm content, if a bit aggravated at the hassle. This is also going to be a spare PS2 as I still have my original v7 PS2.
So I guess the question boils down to, how much of hell do I want to raise over getting a v4 instead of a v7? At first when I opened it, I was quite upset, but after taking the time to type this up and think about it, I've calmed down a bit. If, in the future, I want to chip it, (for PS1 backup playing ability, quite a few good PS1 kid games (that can be gotten quite cheaply anymore) that I don't actually want them handling, just had to clean a bunch of marshmallow fluff off a couple of my Xbox games that they shouldn't even have been touching since they aren't generally allowed to play it) how hard is a v4 to mod? Should this be a factor in demanding I get the v7 I ordered?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions/advice.
EDIT>> I dumped everything out and did find a red Sony 8MB memory card buried in there. So I have a red Sony 8MB memory card instead of a black Sony 8MB memory card. Not really a big deal, though I would have preferred the solid black instead of semi-transparent red. (I planned on putting in a R/W LED, but that would probably bleed all through the semi-transparent model memory cards. Then again, I could just not put a hole for the LED and just let it light up the whole card...)
So basically, I did get everything I asked for and more since I did get a PS2, memory card, controller, cables, and the extra games. It's just it's a v4 instead of a v7.