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Old 01-27-2007, 04:22 AM   #1
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Sony raises the price of PS3 in Canada.

http://www.gamersreports.com/news/48...ice-in-canada/

Seems to be true:
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...0075271&catid=
http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...71&catid=24376
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Old 01-27-2007, 04:34 AM   #2
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This is way better than a price drop!
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Old 01-27-2007, 04:42 AM   #3
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lol canada
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:26 AM   #4
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that will teach them for not rushing out to buy it day 1 ... lol ..
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:31 AM   #5
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lolz, sucks.
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:46 AM   #6
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And still they're sold out. Must be cheaper to buy it in Canada.
Seems like it's some of the retailers raising the price and not Sony.


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Sony raises PS3 price in Canada? Source: A short story at Gamers Reports pointing to product listings at the online stores of Best Buy and Future Shop.


What we heard: When Sony revealed that the price of the PlayStation 3 would be higher than any of its competitors, some thrifty gamers swore they would wait to pick up the machine until it dropped in price. Those gamers might have been surprised today to hear that the price of the PS3 had actually gone up.

Canadian online stores for Best Buy and Future Shop are currently listing the 60GB PS3's price as C$699.99 ($593), up from its original sale price of C$659.99 ($560). Assuming both stores didn't repeat the same typo on the same product at the same time, there's obviously some truth to the news. The question for prospective PS3 owners then became which is more unusual: reputable retailers like Best Buy and Future Shop charging a scalper's premium on desired products, or Sony embittering and driving away potential customers for the sake of a C$40 (more than $33) markup on recently released hardware.

A representative with GameStop offered some solace to northerners, stating, "Our EB Games locations in Canada will hold their current PS3 prices...C$549.99 for the 20GB and C$659.99 for the 60GB." So clearly not everyone is jacking up the price on the hardware, but that leaves the questions of whether or not Sony asked them to and why the price hikes are happening in the first place.

The official story: "Although the suggested retail price (SRP) of the PlayStation 3 in Canada has not changed, some Canadian retailers have chosen to increase their retail price as a result of the weaker Canadian dollar. This increase is solely at the discretion of the retailer, as Sony Computer Entertainment Canada has not issued a price increase."--An SCEC representative.

Bogus or not bogus?: Sony raising the price? Bogus. That the price has gone up at some stores? Not bogus.
http://www.gamespot.com/news/show_bl...stnews;title;0
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Old 01-27-2007, 07:20 AM   #7
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Losers who buy a system to play a handful of firly average to shit games deserve to get ripped off for not being able to wait till the good stuff come out!
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:47 AM   #8
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Ahh, where would we be without greed and opportunity? The retail price where I am is still more than USD1,000.

On Canada, blame spider-prime.
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:56 AM   #9
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Just when I thought they couldn't possibly get any dumber with their refusal to lower prices, they raise prices? Now I am totally convinced that not a single person there knows shit about business.
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Just when I thought they couldn't possibly get any dumber with their refusal to lower prices, they raise prices? Now I am totally convinced that not a single person there knows shit about business.
You never read the whole thread did you?
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:14 AM   #11
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You never read the whole thread did you?

Why would a retailer raise the price? They'll be screwing themselves with price matching and then paying the extra 5% discount.
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:59 PM   #12
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Same reason a pack of cigs cost $1 to a $1.50 at Wal-Mart, it's a luxury choice, not a necessity. Most people are to lazy to bring in a ad to price match too.

As to why they would raise price.... PROFIT.
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Old 01-27-2007, 01:24 PM   #13
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Especially futureshop seem to take advantage of that they are selling out every PS3 they have pretty quick.

699.00 CAD Canada Dollars = 592.448 USD United States Dollars

659.99 CAD Canada Dollars = 559.385 USD United States Dollars

It's cheaper in Canada.
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Old 01-27-2007, 04:30 PM   #14
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All according to plan.

oh and it's still not cheaper in Canada, we have 14 % taxes, so add another 97 dollars to that, then at least one game.
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:01 PM   #15
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Hmmm...

599 US = 706.73 CAD
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