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Yann

Cheapest Place To Buy A Ps3

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Hey'all

Anyone know of some goods deals being offered on the Aussie PS3?

Where the cheapest place to buy one? Big W? JB Hifi?

Yann

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HN PS3 for $687 inc three BR movies (Casino Royale, Spiderman (not sure if its 1, 2 or 3) and Ghost Rider (un-woohoo))

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From what I've seen, the price will generally be the same (i.e. $680-699). They are a bit like iPods in that sense where the price is basically set by Apple not the retailer. The difference will be in the bonuses.

e.g. Kmart (maybe BigW) I think had the PS3 for $698 or $599 if you bought some particular game ($99) making a total of $698...

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Harvey Norman for $650 , last Thursday with the 3 Movies

It was $687 , and i said i would take it for $650 Cash , and the deal was done

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I traded 16 preowned games that i purchased on the buy 2 get 1 free from EB. Traded them for 4 x xbox360 GH3 bundles today. Going to take them back tomorrow and get $169.90 for each bundle and I'll have to add $20.

so all up it cost me $269.90 for my 40gb PS3 :)

Sold my 60gb one for $1400 on ebay.........crazy hey

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JB HiFi (Watergardens) price matched the HN offer today ($687.00 with 3x movies), but because they didn't have 'Ghost Rider' or 'Casino Royale' in stock they let me choose any 2x Blu-Ray movies as long as they were from Sony or Columbia Pictures. So I ended up with 'Spiderman 3' (they had that in stock & it's one of the 3x movies you get free @ HN), 'The Replacement Killers' & 'Underworld Evolution' free.

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I traded 16 preowned games that i purchased on the buy 2 get 1 free from EB. Traded them for 4 x xbox360 GH3 bundles today. Going to take them back tomorrow and get $169.90 for each bundle and I'll have to add $20.

so all up it cost me $269.90 for my 40gb PS3 :)

Sold my 60gb one for $1400 on ebay.........crazy hey

If you can explain that a little better, you've sold me...

1. You bought 16 used games for the price of 8

2. You traded them for 4 Xbox 360 GH3 bundles (whatever that is - 4 games for each I assume).

3. Then those 4 translate to a trade in of $169.90 each for a total of $679.60

4. +$20 makes 699...

5. ???

6. Profit?

Can you trade in more than one thing on a single purchase?

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I traded 16 preowned games that i purchased on the buy 2 get 1 free from EB. Traded them for 4 x xbox360 GH3 bundles today. Going to take them back tomorrow and get $169.90 for each bundle and I'll have to add $20.

so all up it cost me $269.90 for my 40gb PS3 :)

Sold my 60gb one for $1400 on ebay.........crazy hey

More importantly which store? All the ones down my way (gold coast) have turned into pricks about the deal.

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Nearly got it spot on Shonky. I paid for 11 games. Purchased 15 and got 5 for free. Had to purchased 1 other game which was PGR3 for $17.95. I purchased some of the same titles but split them up over the 4 trades. So basically didnt trade multiple copies towards a bundle.

So I put all the games towards 4 x GH3 bundles ( 4 per GH3 Bundle ). So today they go back and I say that I didnt want them (The store knows im doing this). I get the full credit of $169.90 back on each one. Add my $20 and I've got myself a PS3 :)

The good thing is its perfectly legal. I was going to buy the games from one store and take to another, but my EB said stuff that buy them from us and we will trade them straight away.

Ive done this with heaps of stuff since the buy 2 get 1 free deal has happened.

I got:

2 x COD4

1 x GH3 Bundle

2 x Assassins Creed Collectors

4 x Mass Effect ( Picking up today )

1 x Time Shift

1 x Sega Rally

2 x Pro Street

4 x Kane & Lynch

Wasnt too much into Time Shift and Sega Rally sucked, so i got full money back as a credit which i moved the stuff to Haze and Uncharted :)

Will be taking 2 of the Mass Effects back and getting Ace Combat 6 and Blacksite on the 360 :)

Games that i get multiple copies of I leave sealed.

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Nearly got it spot on Shonky. I paid for 11 games. Purchased 15 and got 5 for free. Had to purchased 1 other game which was PGR3 for $17.95. I purchased some of the same titles but split them up over the 4 trades. So basically didnt trade multiple copies towards a bundle.

So I put all the games towards 4 x GH3 bundles ( 4 per GH3 Bundle ). So today they go back and I say that I didnt want them (The store knows im doing this). I get the full credit of $169.90 back on each one. Add my $20 and I've got myself a PS3 :)

The good thing is its perfectly legal. I was going to buy the games from one store and take to another, but my EB said stuff that buy them from us and we will trade them straight away.

Ive done this with heaps of stuff since the buy 2 get 1 free deal has happened.

I got:

2 x COD4

1 x GH3 Bundle

2 x Assassins Creed Collectors

4 x Mass Effect ( Picking up today )

1 x Time Shift

1 x Sega Rally

2 x Pro Street

4 x Kane & Lynch

Wasnt too much into Time Shift and Sega Rally sucked, so i got full money back as a credit which i moved the stuff to Haze and Uncharted :)

Will be taking 2 of the Mass Effects back and getting Ace Combat 6 and Blacksite on the 360 :)

Games that i get multiple copies of I leave sealed.

Sounds good. I'm really surprised they let you do that though.

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hey all new to the forum and asking this for my son not to sure if I am in the right place though???does anyone know of a place around cairns that is doing the trade with old ps2 for new ps3? I have heard of it but not to sure if they are doing that kind of thing up here

jiggy :unsure::D :D

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All the ones down my way (gold coast) have turned into pricks about the deal.

Same. EB in the city here, Carillon store, said the deal no longer exists. They now are doing some kind of XBox 360 trade....

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hey all new to the forum and asking this for my son not to sure if I am in the right place though???does anyone know of a place around cairns that is doing the trade with old ps2 for new ps3? I have heard of it but not to sure if they are doing that kind of thing up here

jiggy :unsure::D :D

Hi Jiggy,

Looks like there are 2 GAME stores in the Cairns area - perhaps give them a try - they had initiated the $299 trade deal against the PS2 and 10 games but not sure if it is still running - there, or anywhere else for that matter! Here's the store listing: http://www.game.com.au/stores

Cheers,

Dr.

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Hi Jiggy,

Looks like there are 2 GAME stores in the Cairns area - perhaps give them a try - they had initiated the $299 trade deal against the PS2 and 10 games but not sure if it is still running - there, or anywhere else for that matter! Here's the store listing: http://www.game.com.au/stores

Cheers,

Dr.

I took up this deal with game in melbourne this friday called there national call centre and they said the deal is still on but will end this month. I traded my old PS2 plus 10 games and memory card and only have to pay $269 for new 40gig PS3. Have wait for new stock to arrive this week :-(

There is an exclusion list of games they will not accept from mine they would not accept Gran turismo 3 and 4 as these are too popular, also halo is on the exclusion list.

I'm wrapped with the deal some of the titles they accepted where every lame, like outlaw golf 2 and Kelly Salter Pro surf.

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Hey Pallamallawa I saw you post this in another thread? How come the 60gb PS3s are worth more than the new RRP? Or did you sell it for $1400 with games?

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Anyone know how much the 40g PS3 goes for in malaysia?

I'm going there in december, but don't know if I should just get one here before I go and get the tax back at the airport...

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Anyone know how much the 40g PS3 goes for in malaysia?

I'm going there in december, but don't know if I should just get one here before I go and get the tax back at the airport...

My friend came back with one and it cost approx AUD$480 - $580 for the 60GB one (depends where you go and how well you bargain). Most are imports from Japan.

Just be careful though, as warranty is non-existence.

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Anyone know how much the 40g PS3 goes for in malaysia?

I'm going there in december, but don't know if I should just get one here before I go and get the tax back at the airport...

Malaysia I think selling for around AUD490-500 for 40G with two wireless controller and it is Asia set and I think it is console from Singapore. Just by itself is around AUD450.....Recently from some Malaysia store seller.

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HN PS3 for $687 inc three BR movies (Casino Royale, Spiderman (not sure if its 1, 2 or 3) and Ghost Rider (un-woohoo))

how long is the blu-ray bundle deal going for?

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I'm keeping a lookout for a PS3 deal including the remote. Anyone seen one?.

Yep. JB hifi in Perth - PS3, extra controller and blu-ray remote $799.

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how long is the blu-ray bundle deal going for?

Between the 1st and 30th November with all entries being received no later than the 14th December.

It also states No late entries will be accepted. No responsibility taken for illegible entries, lost or redirected mail.

That last bit makes me worry a little as how do you prove it's not lost if they say it is.

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