My advice would be to get the newer slims with model # CECH-2103 as these contain the smaller 40nm die on the RSX chip & initial reports are that they run a lot cooler & quieter than the CECH-2003 models.
I just called GAME in Wimbledon & they have a whole load in stock but that's no use to you being in Oxford.
Regardless where you get it from, my advice would be just to ensure that it is the CECH-2103 model & this can be done by looking on top of the PS box before purchase.
How much does the insurance cost on the Asda deal?
I don't think it's worth buying a 250 GB PS3 though. The price difference between a 120 and 250 is more than the cost of a hard drive that's bigger than 250 GB, plus you'd have the 120 GB drive from the Slim as a spare if you bought a 120 GB Slim + extra hard drive.
... i agree with your point about 250gb, but the better value 120gb was with a game at £245.
i am looking for the 120gb model (2103a) myself where have you seen it for £245 + free game .
does any one else no best price for this model anywhere. this could be standalone console or best value package.