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illuminati30
22-06-06, 12:51
Yes

http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStation3/HP/3-/1032615/Sony_Playstation_3_PS3_Console_With_60GB_HDD_3_Gam es/Product.html

:(

interstellardave
22-06-06, 12:58
I wonder how much that is in USD, for comparison?

RAID
22-06-06, 12:58
I wonder how much that is in USD, for comparison?
try http://www.xe.com/ucc/ and find out :)

illuminati30
22-06-06, 12:58
I wonder how much that is in USD, for comparison?

You really dont want to know! lol

illuminati30
22-06-06, 12:59
try http://www.xe.com/ucc/ and find out :)

$1006.76

RAID
22-06-06, 13:00
$1006.76
I think I'm gonna wait for the price to go down juuuuust a little bit

illuminati30
22-06-06, 13:01
I think I'm gonna wait for the price to go down juuuuust a little bit

The thing is play.com are the cheapest place you can go usually. They are not situated in the British Isles, so people pay less tax. This it not the UK price, it will be more.

EDIT: However, they might be adding more for the 'first to play' kind of thing. This may not be the price, but people wanting to preorder can probably expect to pay this kind of price.

RAID
22-06-06, 13:03
Converting it, it costs LM342.46 here. A bit more than PS2 when it first came out.

interstellardave
22-06-06, 13:04
That does include 3 games (titles not specified) but still! Way too freakin' much!

tha_mattster
22-06-06, 13:05
but do remember electrical products are very cheap in the USA, so just doing a currency conversion is a bit misleading.

illuminati30
22-06-06, 13:06
That does include 3 games (titles not specified) but still! Way too freakin' much!

So it does, i didnt notice that! lol

interstellardave
22-06-06, 13:06
but do remember electrical products are very cheap in the USA, so just doing a currency conversion is a bit misleading.

Yeah, I just wanted to have a sense of how much that is to the UK folk... even at list price for the USA (600.00 USD) I'm on record as saying "too much!" I really can wait...

spence
22-06-06, 13:11
Yikes, that's EUR 879.99

Also

Due to an expected European shortage of the PS3, we are unable to guarantee delivery of your PS3 before Christmas. All pre-orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis and game titles in this package may be changed, subject to availability.

MiCkiZ88
22-06-06, 13:14
$1006.76
okay.. That's ALOT! The 60gb version is 599€ here

VonCroy360
22-06-06, 13:16
Hmph...
Always wondered why does US gets PS3 for 500/600$, and Europe gets it for 500/600, which is quite more money...
:)

interstellardave
22-06-06, 13:24
Hmph...
Always wondered why does US gets PS3 for 500/600$, and Europe gets it for 500/600, which is quite more money...
:)

Taxes, tariffs, etc?

UNDERTAKER
22-06-06, 13:25
For only £550? :rolleyes:

VonCroy360
22-06-06, 13:28
Taxes, tariffs, etc?

I thought first PS3s will be made only in Japan.
Aren't US and Europe import taxes the same?

illuminati30
22-06-06, 13:28
Its funny how there is no preorder without games. I wonder how much that is :confused:

tha_mattster
22-06-06, 13:29
What about VAT? Do they have that in the USA?

interstellardave
22-06-06, 13:30
What about VAT? Do they have that in the USA?

I've never heard of VAT, so maybe not? Wait, is that Value Added Tax? If so, I've heard of it but it may not be applied here; or only on certain things.

tha_mattster
22-06-06, 13:33
its a tax we pay on consumer goods except childrens clothes and toys.

it makes things 17.5% more expensive (or about that)

interstellardave
22-06-06, 13:39
Those Bloodsucking leeches with their taxes! :p It seems to be worse there than it is here--and it's bad enough here!

illuminati30
22-06-06, 13:40
Those Bloodsucking leeches with their taxes! :p It seems to be worse there than it is here--and it's bad enough here!

hence why everyone shops at play.com lol

Jebus
22-06-06, 17:49
i have preordered one at GAME but i was'nt expecting to pay that much!