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kikonawa
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(12-22-2008, 07:44 PM)
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well i just picked up a 299€ playstation 3 with the bluray movie 300 and an extra bluray remote .

was there an official pricedrop ??




where? gameplaza in Belgium and also the bart smit stores in the netherlands and belgium


This makes maybe sense since the 399 packs all include 2 full price games (resistance 2, LBP, buzz etc..)
suffah
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(12-22-2008, 07:45 PM)
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Very nice, ugly ass box though, damn.
Elios83
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(12-22-2008, 07:49 PM)

Originally Posted by kikonawa



This makes maybe sense since the 399 packs all include 2 full price games (resistance 2, LBP, buzz etc..)


Here in Italy I've seen the PS3 80GB + LBP pack at 299€ as well :lol
Retailers are starting to drop the price by themselves, which could be a sign that something official is coming.
VicViper
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(12-22-2008, 07:50 PM)
I'd pick up the LBP bundle for 299. Sony, make it happen!
Polk
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(12-22-2008, 07:52 PM)
Here in Poland in Media Markt you can buy PS3+Motorstorm 2 or PS3+Resistance 2 for 1299pln (which is 316euro now).
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(12-22-2008, 07:53 PM)
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With the holidays sales Sony got, let me tell you that if there isn't a price drop right now then there will be one before the end of the present fiscal year. Mark my words.
PetriP-TNT
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(12-22-2008, 07:53 PM)
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Whaaat the hell? Cheapest PS3 bundle I have seen in Finland is 429€. Come on.
[Nintex]
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(12-22-2008, 07:55 PM)
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Did some research:
PS3 80GB + Bluray Remote + One game for free, choose between(Singstar Abba, Motorstorm 2, GTAIV or Fallout 3) = 299,99 euro
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(12-22-2008, 07:55 PM)
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if this becomes an official worldwide price drop I reeeeaaally look forward to the "ha, sony is going to go under with a price drop they cannot afford" threads that will pop-up.
manueldelalas
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(12-22-2008, 07:56 PM)
299 Euros == 419 Dollars... Poor Europe, still it is the 80GB console...
Sage00
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(12-22-2008, 07:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by manueldelalas

299 Euros == 419 Dollars... Poor Europe, still it is the 80GB console...

To Sony $1 = €1. PS3 launched at €599.

Hopefully this means $299 soon. :)
Beysus
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(12-22-2008, 07:59 PM)
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Stlealth pricedrop?

Too late for the holidays. But still good.
kikonawa
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(12-22-2008, 08:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by manueldelalas

299 Euros == 419 Dollars... Poor Europe, still it is the 80GB console...

thats not that correct. 299euro includes 21% TAX in belgium (and around 20% in most euro countries) but then again yeah...
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(12-22-2008, 08:02 PM)
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Well value of the pound dropping means Sony had to either drop the price in the UK or on in the Eurozone, or they'd eventually get called up by the EU.
[Nintex]
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(12-22-2008, 08:02 PM)
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And this comes with a free game(choose between Fallout 3, Motorstorm, GTAIV and Singstasr Abba) people!

The Blu-Ray remote control =29,99
Fallout 3 = 64,99
That's nearly a 100 euro discount, that brings the PS3 to 199,99, mass market price am here!:D
Miburou
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(12-22-2008, 08:04 PM)
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Wow, isn't that like a 50% drop from the launch price? Hope it becomes $299 in NA soon.
ty_hot
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(12-22-2008, 08:05 PM)
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Stop selling for 399 euro in europe and sell for the same price in Brazil :D
[Nintex]
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(12-22-2008, 08:08 PM)
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I just checked and the other packs are still 399,99. Just bring down the LBP pack to 299,99 as well Sony. Are you stupid?
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(12-22-2008, 08:11 PM)
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where is this, belgium? Are we sure this is not some special retailer discount?

Since here in Eastern Europe, two games + 80 GB is still 500 Euros after taxes as latest "promotion"////
kikonawa
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(12-22-2008, 08:15 PM)
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YES belgium and netherlands..
btw, in the UK (check amazon.co.uk its 279uk£ thats more or less 299euro

the same (LBP pack or movie pack)
Jtyettis
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(12-22-2008, 08:17 PM)
Som retailers likely trying to push stock before Christmas. If there was an official price cut we would have had the PR. Pretty sure I saw this price mentioned somewhere last week as well. I believe it was Belgium IIRC.
Sage00
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(12-22-2008, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by kikonawa

YES belgium and netherlands..
btw, in the UK (check amazon.co.uk its 279uk£ thats more or less 299euro

the same (LBP pack or movie pack)

Well PS3 launched in the UK at £425, while it was €599. I would expect that to stay sort of in line, weakening pound or not.
kikonawa
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(12-22-2008, 08:26 PM)
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UK = Owned ..

£ = euro these days :D
games are fuck cheap importing from the UK

check play.com
check amazon.co.uk
check ***********

etc...

the UK is the new USA country to import from
[Nintex]
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(12-22-2008, 08:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by kikonawa

UK = Owned ..

£ = euro these days :D
games are fuck cheap importing from the UK

check play.com
check amazon.co.uk
check ***********

etc...

the UK is the new USA country to import from

I did not know this and I'm so going to take advantage of this :lol
Elios83
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(12-22-2008, 08:29 PM)

Originally Posted by Sage00

Well PS3 launched in the UK at £425, while it was €599. I would expect that to stay sort of in line, weakening pound or not.

It will be hard if not impossibile to keep that ratio.
1£ = 1€ currently, there's no way they can cut the price below 299£ which is the same as selling PS3 at 299€ elsewhere (compared to the 'official' 399€).
kikonawa
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(12-22-2008, 08:30 PM)
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make sure you order in pound, some sites are more expensive if you pay in euroes.
let it charge your visa by ukpound so it goes to the best rate.

lbp , resistance2 and other games at 20-30 euros
templeusox
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(12-22-2008, 08:35 PM)
Hopefully you also purchased a copy of the 2005 smash hit, Aurora Borealis, starring Joshua Jackson.
SupahBlah
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(12-22-2008, 08:37 PM)

Originally Posted by [Nintex]

I did not know this and I'm so going to take advantage of this :lol

Check out the cheap ass Euro deal thread here on gaf, you'll end up spending fortunes. :lol
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(12-22-2008, 08:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by kikonawa

YES belgium and netherlands..
btw, in the UK (check amazon.co.uk its 279uk£ thats more or less 299euro

the same (LBP pack or movie pack)

thats because of crazy GBP... I want to know if continental europe is getting real cut or what? I see a lot of PS3 ads on german tv for 399 Euros + Free game.
kikonawa
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(12-22-2008, 08:49 PM)
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http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStatio.../2-/Promo.html

check out the prices of those games

far cry 2 : 19euro
prince of persia : 19euro
bioshock 19euro
GTA4 : 19euro
Midnight club LA:19euro

all free shipping wtf

i'm going to shop for 5-6 games.. :D
Ello
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(12-22-2008, 08:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by kikonawa

http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStatio.../2-/Promo.html

check out the prices of those games

far cry 2 : 19euro
prince of persia : 19euro
bioshock 19euro
GTA4 : 19euro
Midnight club LA:19euro

all free shipping wtf

i'm going to shop for 5-6 games.. :D

Why do they say 25 euro on my screen? :(
El-Suave
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(12-22-2008, 08:53 PM)
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I bought a cheap PS3 in the UK for my nephew and niece (as a gift from their parents not from me). LBP bundle for £ 290 plus free Motorstorm, free HDMI cable, a third game for £ 10 and a Blu Ray movie for £ 7.
Quite a good bundle I would guess, a much much cheaper deal than I would have gotten here in Germany. The heat between Microsoft and Sony seems to be on in the UK so prices drop. Here in Germany where the HD market is still owned by Sony prices are stable.
We were debating about whether to buy them a PS2 or a PS3 - if it weren't for the deals and the cheap £, they would have gotten a PS2.
Thomper
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(12-22-2008, 08:54 PM)

Originally Posted by kikonawa

http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStatio.../2-/Promo.html

check out the prices of those games

far cry 2 : 19euro
prince of persia : 19euro
bioshock 19euro
GTA4 : 19euro
Midnight club LA:19euro

all free shipping wtf

i'm going to shop for 5-6 games.. :D

Play doesn't let you order in Pounds if you're not British, and the conversion rate they have on their website is very, very different from the actual conversion rate. So yeah, games aren't as cheap to the rest of Europe.
Midas
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(12-22-2008, 08:54 PM)

Originally Posted by Ello

Why do they say 25 euro on my screen? :(

25€ here as well.
mrklaw
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(12-22-2008, 08:55 PM)
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If Sony are supplying in GBP then that gives retailers plenty of room to cut prices. If they are supplying in euros, then maybe some smart retailers will come over here and buy up all of GAMEs stock and resell it in Europe
kikonawa
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(12-22-2008, 08:57 PM)
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yes its true, you cannot order in euro.
well i think amazon lets you
Ramenman
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(12-22-2008, 09:06 PM)

Originally Posted by Elios83

Here in Italy I've seen the PS3 80GB + LBP pack at 299€ as well :lol
Retailers are starting to drop the price by themselves, which could be a sign that something official is coming.

BU BU BU DAVID REEVES SAID !!!!
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(12-22-2008, 09:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Midas

25€ here as well.

still a lot cheaper than 70-75 euros here :) (with taxes)
Goldrusher
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(12-22-2008, 09:13 PM)
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Use Amazon.co.uk or *********** if you want cheap UK games. But be quick, as most of them are only cheap because of special holiday promotions, not because of the cheap pound.

The usual price is ~40 to ~45 euro, about the same as importing an American or Asian game.
But now, many shops have 40 to 60 percent holiday discounts, resulting in games as cheap as 20 euro.

A few examples...

Amazon.co.uk
(shipping: add 1 euro per game, 4 euro per order)
€17 LittleBigPlanet
€20 Far Cry 2
€20 Tomb Raider Underworld
€20 Midnight Club Los Angeles
€25 MotorStorm Pacific Rift
€25 BioShock
€25 Mirror's Edge
€25 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
***********
(shipping: add 4 euro)
€15 The Orange Box
€18 Tom Clancy's EndWar
€20 Resistance 2
€20 MotorStorm Pacific Rift
€20 LittleBigPlanet
€20 FIFA 09
€23 WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2009
€25 Fallout 3
€25 Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe
Give or take a euro or two depending on the exact exchange rate.

Correctly calculated examples:
€29,96 for MotorStorm Pacific Rift; €23,00 for LittleBigPlanet. Order both and you only pay €48,68.
So yeah, if you look around a bit, for €399 you can now have a bundle consisting of an 80GB system, 2 DS3 controllers, a Blu-ray remote, a Blu-ray movie, LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm Pacific Rift and Resistance 2.
Buy the actual PS3 for €299 and get the games and an extra controller from the UK.
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(12-22-2008, 09:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jtyettis

Som retailers likely trying to push stock before Christmas. If there was an official price cut we would have had the PR. Pretty sure I saw this price mentioned somewhere last week as well. I believe it was Belgium IIRC.


retailers dont make such money to do price cut themselves...

So it is Sony backed - HOWEVER people need to understand that Sony lets their distribution companies for market decide on price, so while Belgium one can drop the price (and cover the expense), that does not mean that UK one will do the same.

I am starting to believe that they are doing this so late, so to lose as little money as possible on PS3 after most people did their shopping, and to start in with new price.

If this is indeed in Italy, Belgium and Netherlands, then expect it to be everywhere within a month or so...
Kagari
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(12-22-2008, 09:18 PM)
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They need to do the same in Amerika.
gogogow
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(12-22-2008, 09:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by kikonawa

http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStatio.../2-/Promo.html

check out the prices of those games

far cry 2 : 19euro
prince of persia : 19euro
bioshock 19euro
GTA4 : 19euro
Midnight club LA:19euro

all free shipping wtf

i'm going to shop for 5-6 games.. :D

Hey guys who shopped at play.com, how do they ship a game (outside of UK, continental EU)?
In a jiffy bag or box? Is it recorded delivery or standard airmail?
Want to know how the game is protected. Thanks.
KernelPanic
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(12-22-2008, 09:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kagari

They need to do the same in Amerika.

If currency exchange rates go their way ...

I'm going to Japan in a few weeks and the exchange rate is horrible :(
cartoon_soldier
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(12-22-2008, 09:24 PM)
Well...stores have to sell them some way. Right?

But Sony needs a price drop, but at the same time they need to recoup the R&D costs for the PS3. So yea...Sony right now is hoping that the KZ2 and other games coming early 2009 will take them there instead of a Price Drop.
sankt-Antonio
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(12-22-2008, 09:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sage00

To Sony $1 = €1. PS3 launched at €599.

every time i see this in written letters i feel pain .... i bought it day1 for fucking 600€
i must have been on crack or something...
Jtyettis
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(12-22-2008, 09:28 PM)

Originally Posted by spwolf

retailers dont make such money to do price cut themselves...

So it is Sony backed - HOWEVER people need to understand that Sony lets their distribution companies for market decide on price, so while Belgium one can drop the price (and cover the expense), that does not mean that UK one will do the same.

I am starting to believe that they are doing this so late, so to lose as little money as possible on PS3 after most people did their shopping, and to start in with new price.

If this is indeed in Italy, Belgium and Netherlands, then expect it to be everywhere within a month or so...

Wait what, an official price cut in January. As has been mentioned retailers have to push them somehow.
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(12-22-2008, 09:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by sankt-Antonio

every time i see this in written letters i feel pain .... i bought it day1 for fucking 600€
i must have been on crack or something...

Dude that's the way it is with new technology, I remember spending well over that for my 8800GTX the day it came out, now you can pick them up for a pittance, it's the price you pay for having the latest tech on day one.
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(12-22-2008, 09:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jtyettis

Wait what, an official price cut in January. As has been mentioned retailers have to push them somehow.

But does 299 euro mean US will be $299?
sankt-Antonio
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(12-22-2008, 09:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by lowrider007

Dude that's the way it is with new technology, I remember spending well over that for my 8800GTX the day it came out, now you can pick them up for a pittance, it's the price you pay for having the latest tech on day one.

i dont care that the price is low now - it bugs me that it was that high to beginn with :|
lowrider007
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(12-22-2008, 09:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by sankt-Antonio

i dont care that the price is low now - it bugs me that it was that high to beginn with :|

Blu-Ray players were near to a thousand dollars when the PS3 was released, whether you needed blu-ray or not for the time that the machine was released when you take into consideration the technology that was incorporated into the PS3 it really wasn't a bad price, it was just harder to swallow for people that didn't need that extra tech but it certainly wasn't a rip off at the time.
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