I have been looking for a (fat) PS2 for my friend but no place ever has a (slim or fat) PS2. I know about all the slim problems and such, and I have told people not to get a slim PS2 because two of my friends had systems like those and both lasers blew out (neither had any chips, SM discs, etc.), although that task itself is tough since Sony stopped making the fat ones long ago. Well a close friend that works in the higher ups at Blockbuster told me that the shipment of new PS2 they were suppose to be getting will not come in because Sony is recalling those units back. They also do not know when they will get any PS2 units in the future because Sony is receiving numerous complaints that their new slim lines are defective and unstable. Obviously, they are since Sony issued a recall, at least not publicly, yet. So just to be safe, don't chip or clip that slim PS2 just yet. . .