PS2 MCboot Memory Cards
I am trying to gauge interest in this and if it is good then I will offer them.
I know people will voluntarily prep a MC for you if you send them your card and all that but it sounds like a lot of run around so I am wondering if anyone is interested in purchasing these cards preperared. Here are the details please give me some feedback and if atleast 20 of you are takers then I will do it.
1. These will be installed on new Sony 8mb cards.
2. Only for USA consoles at this time.
3. Loaded with MCBoot 1.8 and latest apps including HDD and USB loaders.
4. I will include a CD/DVD with latest open tools like winhiip and ESR patcher
5. I will only accept paypal
6. I will only ship via USPS priority (cheap and easy)
7. I am thinking of charging $40 plus actual shipping.
Look the price may be out of line but I don't think so. A sony card at BBuy or Kmart still runs $25. I think for a newbie or someone who doesn't want a lot of hassle this is a good deal. Plug it in and play backups or HD/USB loaded games.
If the response is postive, I am considering starting a website dedicated to playing games HDD on ps2 Phats and selling used phats, network adapters, prepared MCboot cards and IDE hds. I just don't know if anyone gives a damned any more but I own all the new consoles and yet am still playing games on the ps2 (FF12 and Star Ocean 3 right now). If you are a RPG player the PS2 is still the best system ever for quality/quanity of games.
Give me some good feedback and don't flame me. I am just testing the waters here
You can get real PS2 memory cards from Focal Price. These exact ones linked are official Sony ones. I can confirm from personal experience. (They come complete in retail packaging. Official Sony product.)
8MB x2 - Blue & Red ($11.20)
Beware as there are non-official ones on that site as well.
To the OP:
An 8MB memory card is $5.72 plus FREE shipping to your house. You are charging $40 plus shipping. That's a proffit of $34.28.
Now even if you were planning on buying them retail and paying $20 to $25, that still leaves you with a profit of $20/$15.
The software created and written for these PS2 exploits were solely so people could get full use out of their system, FOR FREE!
YOU are the reason why corporations come after programmers using legal action. The same programmers that invent the software enabling these exploits. People like you see a way to make a profit off of it. It clearly states in most or all of the exploit/hack software for any console that it is to be distributed freely. And in some cases it even states that if the user has paid for the software, they should demand a refund.
YOU SHOULD NOT BE CHARGING FOR YOUR SERVICES!!
IF ANYTHING YOU SHOULD BUY THE MEMORY CARDS, RESELL THEM FOR ~15% PROFIT AND THEN PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE INSTALLATION FREE OF CHARGE.
thank you for your time
First....no idea I could get Sony cards that cheap, but if that is true then that would effect the sale price.
Second.....I have to disagree with you a little, in that I have modded stuff since the beginning of time, done lots, and lots, and lots and lots of it, as a matter of fact all of it, for free. For more than 20 years. So I think some people would consider this a service, in that they don't want to deal with sending off a card and awaiting its return.
I am an entrprenuer who has done legit business, not in gaming, or modding for many years. In defense of those you would call profiteers, everything has a price. If it isn't worth it then no one is going to do it. That is why $3 PS3 Dongles sell for $20-$30. Is has to be worth someones while.
Now honestly if I was to make 15% on these, unless I could generate other income (from say selling used Fats and other items that I could make better margin on) then it wouldn't be worth it.
Look, I am a hobyist and gamer before just about all else. I drop $40 or $400 whenever something new or shiny comes out that I want. So price is not always that big of a deal to people.
Also people who do profiteer from open code are not the reason $ony or M$ or anyone else is going after people. Thank god someone is smart enough to crack these systems open, but the are sold explicidly as locked systems intended to run 'locked' software and that is why the minute that lock is broken these companies are going to go after people. I am sure they budget large amounts of money for legal when they plan the lifecycle of a console. So they are just waiting for people to break their ULA and then they are going to sick their very large legal teams on you.
Look I do appreciate your feedback, but if you are the only one then the interest is not likely that high. I have though of trying to sell various modded equipment not because I want to rape anyone, but because I know a lot of people who can't do this stuff and would like to have access to it. I do hardware stuff as well and could wip you up a jtag 360 if I could find enough candidate systems.
Sadly I have to make a living so I can't spend my days modding stuff for people for free, though like I said I have done plenty of it anyways. Still it would be nice to meld my favorite hobby with something profitable so that is the angle I am looking for.
I am between projects and am currently living off the proceeds from the sale of my last company. I would love to open up some type of a counter culture gaming site/store. You know classic, modded, rare, import type stuff. The stuff I love, spend hours combing the internet for and risk buying from every two bit honk kong vendor. Wouldn't you like a unified, reputable site that supports users in English (sorry asian dudes). I get this thing rolling and maybe you could come and be my purchasing agent :lol: