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FYE ad  (Source: Kotaku)
New ads from FYE, Kmart, point to lower PS3 price

The rumors appear to have been true and the official price cut for the PlayStation 3 will be happening soon. There have been plenty of reports that a “slim” PS3 will be announced some time this month along with price cuts for existing “fat” PS3 units (currently available in 80GB and 160GB variants).

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 ad 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.

Updated 8/18/2009
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

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RE: To Sony
By mdogs444 on 8/18/2009 10:12:46 AM , Rating: 5
and doesn't even give a large percentage of the population good cover

85% of the people in the USA are happy with their health care coverage. In fact, the same study showed that 70% of those without health insurance do get coverage and are satisfied with it. Of the 40M estimated people without insurance, half of them are illegally in the country and therefore would not qualify for tax payer paid insurance anyway.
The uk system while not great in some ways only costs about 2/5ths of the price

While being the biggest boondoggle of a bureaucracy in the world employing 1.5M people thus making any meaningful changes to their system in the future null and void.
uk is one of the worlds premier places for health care research

I don't know if this is true or not, but I sure know that research and actual care are two different things. People come from all over the world to get their health care in America - including world leaders from other countries.
If the PS3 was priced in the same way as health care then American's should be paying $1000+.

I don't know where you come up with this stuff. You guys pay $6-8 for a gallon of gasoline, 15-20% VAT taxes, high sales taxes, high property taxes. 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. Call me crazy - but to sacrifice that much while getting rationed care and letting politicians decide who lives and dies according to their age and how much it will cost to cure them...well, I'll gladly keep my own expensive American health care system.

RE: To Sony
By Chaser on 8/18/2009 10:31:22 AM , Rating: 2

RE: To Sony
By probedb on 8/18/2009 11:33:04 AM , Rating: 2
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.

Most people in this country own their homes unlike a lot of Europe where they rent. The reason for smaller properties is we live on an already overcrowded island, there's limited space.

Also, as a resulted of the limited space our roads are generally a lot shorter, smaller etc than in the US so smaller cars work far better and they're far more economical to run. Why spend money when there's no need?

It's also funny that a discussion about PS3 pricing results in a discussion about healthcare ;)

Finally, we can afford stuff you know, we don't live on tea and biscuits. There's also no fog in London. And I don't know the Queen.

RE: To Sony
By mdogs444 on 8/18/2009 11:39:39 AM , Rating: 2
There's also no fog in London.

Ok, then who came up with the brand name smarty pants! :)

RE: To Sony
By messyunkempt on 8/18/2009 4:52:22 PM , Rating: 2

Finally, we can afford stuff you know, we don't live on tea and biscuits.

I do :)

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