I had a version ps2 which noone wanted to touch because of laser problems with versions 1-3. I traded my ps2 in today at Gamestop towards a new ps2 and with the new ps2 coming out in a few days none of them in my area have a unopened new ps2(old design). I wont get a used one as I have no idea what the previous owner did to it however they do have a refurbished one but an employee recommended a used one over a refurbished ps2. Any idea why? I am pretty intent on looking to see if those refurbished are versions 9-10 and if they are i will probably pick up one. Just wanted some input on refurbished ps2.