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PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby aircommando13 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:05 pm

i was looking for the MGS4 80gb PS3 bundle today, and I managed to find a brand new one on a website significantly lower than everybody else, for $429.99, compared to $499.99. Plus there's no tax, no shipping cost, and it comes with a bluetooth headset. Also if you enter the promo code for %15 items over $100, the final price reduces to $365.40! Great deal or too good to be true? Should I risk it?

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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby DaIceMan » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:22 pm

I only found this page when I searched reseller ratings for mybisi... http://www.resellerratings.com/store/iSolutions_Retail

4 reviews, all Very Dissatisfied. Take it for what you will, but I'd probably steer clear.
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Postby stopthekilling77 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:49 pm

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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby Digital Puppy » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:12 am

Well, I got mine straight from Sony. At the time, the MGS4 bundle was $499, but if you applied for their credit card, you got $100 credit. No bluetooth or free shipping, but at the time I couldn't get it lower.

I see that the base price for the 80-gig is $399 now, and Sony is still running the $100 off your first purchase with their credit card. You can probably pick up the game used or on sale from GameStop (or wherever) for $40-$50.

No Bluetooth include, but every Bluetooth that I've tried works with the PS3 so if you have one already, just use it. Not sure what city you are in, but if you have a Sony store, you can just go and grab it up.

Just built a bundle with MGS4 and the Blu-ray remote for $469. After the Sony Card discount, this is $370 with a remote that I think is worth more than the headset, imo.

Just giving you another option.
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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby vicaphit » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:06 pm

I would definitly go with what DP says. You can get almost the same deal with Sony, and no worries about the service.
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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby stopthekilling77 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:15 pm

Way better deal than the first one, IMHO
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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby aircommando13 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:00 am

yea, i was kinda hoping to get the ps2 compatibility though and the built-in media card reader. Oh well I have a ps2 and there's always usb media card readers
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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby Digital Puppy » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:33 am

I am using a bunch of my USB ports, but since I never had a PS2, I haven't used that hardly at all. My nephew had a PS2 and got the original 80GB PS3 but was saying not all PS2 games work. If you have a huge collection of PS2 games and want to continue playing them, I think you will need to break out the old PS2...then again, once you get your PS3 and have a look at MGS4 and GT5P (and others), you will not want to go back. 8)
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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby aircommando13 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:41 am

so was the sony card deal immediate, or did you have to like wait a month?
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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby Digital Puppy » Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:09 am

aircommando13 wrote:so was the sony card deal immediate, or did you have to like wait a month?

When you get your bill there is a $100 credit shown. I think mine posted two days after I made the purchase. You also get 12-month intrest-free financing (or at least I did before the financial meltdown).
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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby aircommando13 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:28 pm

Alright i applied for the card, I just have to wait for it to come in the mail. I hope i don't have to wait too long, the website said it could take up to 8-12 weeks. :|
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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby Digital Puppy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:30 pm

aircommando13 wrote:Alright i applied for the card, I just have to wait for it to come in the mail. I hope i don't have to wait too long, the website said it could take up to 8-12 weeks. :|

Hmm..I did mine on the net and they gave me a response almost right away and a approved number I could use to buy a Sony product online or in the SonyStyle store. You might want to give them a call and check.

I think my card got to me within a week anyway.
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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby aircommando13 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:25 pm

I noticed they sent me some emails right after applying, but nothing mentioned a number I could use. Ill have to look again later i guess.
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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby Digital Puppy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:12 pm

I'm looking at my old documents and it looks like there was a page that popped up reading, "Congratulations, your approved! Your credit line is $xxxx."

It went on to say that my card would be mailed to me within 2 weeks, but it also gave me a temporary CARD ID for online purchases.

They probably knew how much $$ my wife made and approved me right away. :)
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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby aircommando13 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:51 pm

plus credit card companies have been changing policies recently due to what's been going on with the country financially(the 700 billion deal, etc)
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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby aircommando13 » Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:57 am

ugggh this is really annoying I had to call them and they said they had no record of it... So I applied again and its been two weeks... I just want my PS3 :cry:
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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby Digital Puppy » Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:50 pm

I see now that the rebate is up to $150 at least...sorry bro for all the hassle. :|
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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby aircommando13 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:59 pm

oh well I'll just go to best buy and get it tommorrow :roll:
If they approve my card within 30 days after that I'll return the PS3 and buy it from sony
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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby slugbug » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:53 pm

Why doesn't Sony Canada have a promo like that :(

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Re: PS3 price too good to be true?

Postby aircommando13 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:50 pm

Finally got it back, and it was declined because I already have too many deals with the distributor(chase)

well that was a waste of time. Picked it up from best buy, and preordered COD5. YAY happy ending.
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