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Peoples-Agent
08-24-06, 02:37 AM
Check this out, think it was posted awhile ago.... but still.. OUCH

http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStation3/4-/1032615/-/Product.html?searchstring=playstation+3

549 for a games console, that is absolutely horrendous.
It's starting to become PC realm prices.

Here is noted...

" Due to an expected European shortage of the PS3, we are unable to guarantee delivery of your PS3 before Christmas. All pre-orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis and game titles in this package may be changed, subject to availability. One per customer. "

Sod that... lol

Zelda_fan
08-24-06, 02:45 AM
lol Sony hasn't even started production of the PS3, and already they are throwing out "we cannot garuntee it will ship before Christmas." I'm gonna cash in! Financially, November will be a great time for me. I'm gonna make like 10 grand in a week lmao! I've had a change of heart towards Sony. Thank you for absolutly screwing your customers becasue I'm gonna get rich off of it!

AthlonXP1800
08-24-06, 03:53 AM
You forget to notice 549 inc VAT is not just a console alone, it has extras with 3 games bundled: Formula One 06, Warhawk and Singstar worth 150. If it sell standalone console with 60GB with no games bundled, it will cost cheaper at 399 inc VAT. Same thing with Xbox 360 Core and Premium bundled with games cost more than standalone Xbox 360 console.

I found 1 retailer have pre-order for standalone Playstation 3 consoles, 349.99 for Core console (no 60GB) (http://www.direct4games.com/layout1.jsp?page=prod&prod=267320&s1=99&s2=1512) and 399.99 for Premium console (60GB) (http://www.direct4games.com/layout1.jsp?page=prod&prod=267131&s1=99&s2=1512).

PeterJensen
08-24-06, 04:00 AM
Thats ****ing insane. And it wil be even more expensive in Denmark. (we got 25% tax).
Thats like all the good games i can get for the x360 until next year....

PeterJensen
08-24-06, 04:04 AM
A package like that in Denmark would cost :

DKR : 6048 dkr. Thats 1038$ and thats with UK tax.

The x360 is about 500$ for the premium with DK taxes.

Toss3
08-24-06, 05:01 AM
A package like that in Denmark would cost :

DKR : 6048 dkr. Thats 1038$ and thats with UK tax.

The x360 is about 500$ for the premium with DK taxes.
What the f***? I live in Finland and got my xbox360 premium for 399€? And we have 22% VAT. :retard:

|MaguS|
08-24-06, 08:04 AM
lol Sony hasn't even started production of the PS3, and already they are throwing out "we cannot garuntee it will ship before Christmas."

Thats Play.com not being able to garuntee to ship the console to the buyer pior to Christmas, not Sony.

Mr_LoL
08-24-06, 11:52 AM
I have preordered 1 from direct mobile acessories. I am waiting for stores like Argos and comet. hopefully unlike play.com, you can preorder without any games. I dont want to play singstar. I hate it when they force useless games bundles on you.

Peoples-Agent
08-24-06, 05:42 PM
Thats Play.com not being able to garuntee to ship the console to the buyer pior to Christmas, not Sony.

Alot of stores here arent taking pre-orders for them.
Game who bought out Electronics Boutique over here years ago, the biggest gaming store chain in the UK ...aren't doing pre-orders because Sony offer no form of expectation on when and how many. It causes alot of grief for my bro at work.