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#1 VashandWolfwood

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 12:30 AM

Both versions of the 40 GB(Spiderman 3 BR bundle & vanilla) were price dropped to 299.99 today. Didn't see an expiration date on the signs, so I'm assuming that this is a deal that runs until the systems are OOS. Appears to be just in-store, as I can't even find either 40 on the TRU site. The 80 is still 399.99 though.

#2 lolmister

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 12:34 AM

I'd like to get some confirmation on this. That'd be a pretty cool deal.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 01:22 AM

I'd like to get some confirmation on this. That'd be a pretty cool deal.


Yeah, its true. I did the price change this morning.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 03:14 AM

Just came from there, Spider Man bundle at $300. Picked up Puzzle Quest for the DS for $12 from their door buster sale :) Anyways, $300 is such a tempting deal- I feel too paranoid using my discontinued 80GB :( This deal is right in line or better with how good a price the 360 Arcade is. Their extended warranty doesn't look too appealing though, but I guess PS3s have a very good failure rate.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 03:35 AM

In for one if I can find it. bright and early tomorrow morning. Hope I get lucky

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 04:03 AM

Nice! My friend's been dying to find a cheap PS3 and this is perfect timing.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 04:18 AM

Oh this is tempting, I wanted to buy my dad a Blu Ray player to go with his new TV and having the ability to play PS3 games would be great as well even though we already have a 20GB PS3.

#8 txl7831

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 05:25 AM

Maybe a stupid question, but is it Backwards compatible with ps2 games?

#9 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 05:28 AM

Maybe a stupid question, but is it Backwards compatible with ps2 games?


No.

This is a great deal for the PS3.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 08:15 AM

The Spiderman bundle comes with a sixaxis, doesn't it?
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 08:26 AM

May pick one up tomorrow, since the price is really nice

#12 lolmister

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 01:35 PM

No point in getting this now that we have the Walmart deal.

#13 jacknicklson

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 01:37 PM

vanilla?

#14 Ivanhoe

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 01:39 PM

Sure their is. Your paying 400 at walmart for 40moregigs and 100dollar gift card.
toys r us. 300 out the door.


Pretty good deal.


I need a bestbuy deal for a PS3 to get rid of my giftcards.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 02:52 PM

Sure their is. Your paying 400 at walmart for 40moregigs and 100dollar gift card.
toys r us. 300 out the door.


Pretty good deal.


I need a bestbuy deal for a PS3 to get rid of my giftcards.

Agreed - I think this is a better deal than WM. You don't have to pay tax on the extra $100, plus you are not forced to buy a $100 gift card. I could take that extra $100 and buy a 320 MB hard drive and have some money left over.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 02:54 PM

Sure their is. Your paying 400 at walmart for 40moregigs and 100dollar gift card.
toys r us. 300 out the door.


Pretty good deal.


I need a bestbuy deal for a PS3 to get rid of my giftcards.

Best Buy price matches deals involving gift cards.

#17 Will D Thrill

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 03:00 PM

^
Not if they are out of stock.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 03:21 PM

I'd go for this, but $300 is still too expensive for a system in which the only game I truly want to play is MGS4, and I already played that.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 04:21 PM

Agreed - I think this is a better deal than WM. You don't have to pay tax on the extra $100, plus you are not forced to buy a $100 gift card. I could take that extra $100 and buy a 320 MB hard drive and have some money left over.


I thought you didn't have to pay tax on gift cards. But I still agree, I would rather get the Toys R Us deal, I still have my GC left over from my MGS4 PS3 when it launched. Downside though is getting a six axis instead of a DS3 but then you get the Spider Man movie but that doesn't do much for me. Also, the boxes were in kind of rough shape at my TRU and their extended warranty isn't as long as Walmart's.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 04:22 PM

The Spiderman bundle comes with a sixaxis, doesn't it?


Yes

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 04:38 PM

I thought you didn't have to pay tax on gift cards. But I still agree, I would rather get the Toys R Us deal, I still have my GC left over from my MGS4 PS3 when it launched. Downside though is getting a six axis instead of a DS3 but then you get the Spider Man movie but that doesn't do much for me. Also, the boxes were in kind of rough shape at my TRU and their extended warranty isn't as long as Walmart's.


Since the gift card is free, you are paying tax on the $399

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 05:50 PM

Wal-mart (yuck) is giving a $100 gift card with purchase of a $399.99 80gb PS3. But then again, maybe you want to upgrade your hard drive past 80 anyway.

And there's the $150 credit back thing at Sony Style (so it would be more like $249.99), unless it's dead.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 06:25 PM

I thought you didn't have to pay tax on gift cards. But I still agree, I would rather get the Toys R Us deal, I still have my GC left over from my MGS4 PS3 when it launched. Downside though is getting a six axis instead of a DS3 but then you get the Spider Man movie but that doesn't do much for me. Also, the boxes were in kind of rough shape at my TRU and their extended warranty isn't as long as Walmart's.


He meant that the tax is from the difference between the two prices ($400 from Walmart, $300 from Toys R Us).

#24 J7.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:07 AM

Wal-mart (yuck) is giving a $100 gift card with purchase of a $399.99 80gb PS3. But then again, maybe you want to upgrade your hard drive past 80 anyway.

And there's the $150 credit back thing at Sony Style (so it would be more like $249.99), unless it's dead.

What happens to the PS3's HDD when people upgrade theirs, like can you sell the PS3's HDD?

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:34 AM

I thought you didn't have to pay tax on gift cards. But I still agree, I would rather get the Toys R Us deal, I still have my GC left over from my MGS4 PS3 when it launched. Downside though is getting a six axis instead of a DS3 but then you get the Spider Man movie but that doesn't do much for me. Also, the boxes were in kind of rough shape at my TRU and their extended warranty isn't as long as Walmart's.


Actually i think you're being double taxed by doing this. If the Ps3 is $399 with a free $100 gift card then your paying tax on the $299-399 and when you buy something else with the $100 gift card they will include taxes on it as well. (However, if they do mark $100 off and charge you for the gift card instead then your just being taxed once, which still sucks but isnt bad)

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:57 AM

About the tax thing. I thought they dropped the price of the PS3 by $100 (with promotion indicators so you couldn't return the card) and added a $100 GC (which aren't taxed for sure). But I just pulled out my file for my 80GB MGS4 bundle with the $100 giftcard and the system was $499 with an added $100 GC and a promotion subtraction on the GC so I got the full tax on the $499 and no tax on the GC of course.

So you guys are right, you would have paid extra tax on the WM deal. Now, do you pay taxes on the stuff you buy with a GC? I'll have to pay attention to that some day. Like if you bought a $10 game with a $10 GC, would you have to spend extra on the tax? I remember at GS there were 2 different cards, gift and store credit, and one was not taxed.

#27 tyronemcbg

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 03:02 AM

I got mine today. It was the last one. I live in Denver, CO.

Great deal!!!

#28 Wildcat1080

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 03:52 AM

great deal, but i bit at the 15% dell coupon thread on the 80gb instead of wasting gas driving around to both my Toys'R'Us that are in totally opposite sides of town hoping to find a 40gb.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 04:59 AM

What happens to the PS3's HDD when people upgrade theirs, like can you sell the PS3's HDD?


Yep. It's just a standard 2.5" drive. Of course, I don't know if anyone would be interested in a drive that small. If I ever get around to upgrading mine, I will probably just buy a cheap enclosure and make a back-up external HDD out of it.

#30 J7.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:43 AM

Yep. It's just a standard 2.5" drive. Of course, I don't know if anyone would be interested in a drive that small. If I ever get around to upgrading mine, I will probably just buy a cheap enclosure and make a back-up external HDD out of it.

It'd be cool to see someone post pictures of making their PS3's HDD into a back up external HDD. I have never heard anything before about what people do with their PS3 HDD after upgrading.