Now the first confirmed reports of
signage pointing to the $100 price cuts are finally starting to make
an appearance. Over the weekend, FYE leaked signs showing the 80GB
and 160GB PS3s priced at $299.99 and $399.99 respectively – this
marks a $100 price cut for each model. The ad notes that the pricing
is “while supplies last”.
Engadget notes that further
confirmation came from none other than Kmart. The retailer has an
running on its website that notes “The Rumors Are Reality --
New Low Price & a New Exciting PlayStation 3”.
Neither ad lists a date for the
pending price cuts.
Kmart has a pre-order page on its website for a "Sony PS3, SLIM" priced at $299.99. The release date is listed as 8/24
quote: Clearly, it is the healthcare system that is causing the price to be higher.
quote: Nationwide, the NHS employs more than 1.5m people. Of those, just short of half are clinically qualified, including some 90,000 hospital doctors, 35,000 general practitioners (GPs), 400,000 nurses and 16,000 ambulance staff.
quote: As for the NHS being the reason why we pay so much in taxes here, well there are many other (genuinely) "socialist" programs that steal money from my pocket.e.g. We pay out more in unemployment benefits and the like to the wasters and single mothers who curse this nation than is collected by the inland revenue in income tax.
quote: And besides, I'd much rather give the work-shy layabouts a few quid a month to pay for thier super strength lager and rolling tobacco than have the buggers rob my house to get it ;)
quote: and doesn't even give a large percentage of the population good cover
quote: The uk system while not great in some ways only costs about 2/5ths of the price
quote: uk is one of the worlds premier places for health care research
quote: If the PS3 was priced in the same way as health care then American's should be paying $1000+.
quote: In fact, you pay so much in taxes that you cannot afford anything besides a tiny apartment and a car the size of a twin bed.
quote: There's also no fog in London.
quote: Finally, we can afford stuff you know, we don't live on tea and biscuits.
quote: uk is one of the worlds premier places for health care research.
quote: €1=1$ ???
quote: Social Security drives your income down, and employment expenses up though, but that's another debate.