I think the problem people have is that they DO in fact understand what a rumor is. Furthermore, they also are able to read the big red disclaimer and understand what that is and that a rumor is not a "specific video game deal". It's kinda the opposite of that, actually
Look, I'm not one of these folks that jumps at threads with "NOT A DEAL!!!! RABBLE RABBLE!!!" If there is a new console bundle, MSRP drop, or even a GOTY/Complete Edition of a popular game out there I think it should be posted so people have that information and it can help them make buying decisions. For instance, now when you have the specifics would have been a perfect and appropriate time to make a thread. But can you imagine if everyone made substance-less, detail-less rumor threads? This board would be mayhem.
And BTW, your thread wasn't really even a rumor thread. Sony releases a PS3 Bundle every Holiday season. So you were basically telling us what Sony does every year without specifics, on a board where a big red disclaimer specifically mentions to mention specifics in threads. I could see where these folks might take umbrage
I didn't expect this thread to be as long as it did, but there does seem to be a lot of interest in this with over 20K views, and very few complaints.
Just like that other rumor thread, I was just passing along information from a credible retail source, that is still unconfirmed. I certainly wouldn't just make a thread solely about my own personal speculation.
Traditionally the holiday bundles Sony sells are like the current superslim uncharted 3 and upcoming AC3 bundles. They are usually not discounted at all, the value solely comes through the included game. Last year was a game-changer where Sony actually discounted the console by $50 on that one day, and was a separate bundle than the traditional "holiday" bundles. I found this surprising last year, because Sony hasn't done that before.
IMO based on what I was told, what happened last year, and what I have just seen today, it looks like this is more likely to happen again, than not.