I would go to your local game store and buy a used one, This way you can ask to see what firmware it has installed.
I do that all the time they should already have a spot setup to test consoles so just say I want to by a ps3 but I need it to have 3.55 fw or lower.
I never had any problems at any game store with asking them to hook the console up so I can see what fw was installed.
Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies.
Last edited by MajorDisaster; 03-27-2012 at 02:34 PM.