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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 messyunkempt on 8/18/2009 3:00:40 PM , Rating: 2

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.

Having been on the recieving end of unemployment benefits for almost a year after finishing university I'm all for the benefits system, especially in the current economic climate.

I currently know several people in reciept of benefits after recently becoming unemployed and over the years they have all payed thier fair share of NI contributions and therefore fully deserve the help of the government in times of hardship and I personally paid more in tax in the first two months of my current employment than I claimed in handouts over the preceding year.

Every system of course is prone to abuse but I dont think that labelling everyone who is in reciept of said benefit to be either 'wasters' or 'single mothers' as more often now than ever it is not the case.

Would you prefer that as well as losing thier pride and dignity as well as thier jobs they also lost thier homes and ability to feed or clothe themselves or thier families until a solution prevents itself?

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 ;)

RE: To Sony
By mdogs444 on 8/18/2009 3:30:29 PM , Rating: 2
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 ;)

Not me. I'd rather take my tax dollars back, buy myself a gun and shoot the buggers when they to rob my house. Take out two birds with one stone: keep more of my own money, get rid of bums who break the law.

RE: To Sony
By Aloonatic on 8/19/2009 1:58:45 AM , Rating: 2
Well, first off, I'm a little insulted. Do you really think that I am so stupid as to think that every person who is receiving benefits is either a "waster" or a single mother? I credited you with the intelligence to realise that I was making a point and it was just an aside to the main point that I was making, but hey, may be I was wrong.

To be clear, what I was alluding to is that clearly the benefits system in the UK is out of control, when the tax payer pays out more in benefits than is collected from them in income tax.

I have no problem with there being a safety net, to arrest the descent into poverty of people like those that you mentioned who have probably lost their jobs through no fault of their own during a time of recession, or to allow educated people like yourself to not get sucked into a minimum wage, time wasting, meaningless work, world where your education and knowledge would be wasted.

That we pay out so much clearly shows that the system is being abused however. The safety net has been perverted and twisted into a hammock by far too many people. Many of whom will never be net contributors and have no aspiration to. Worse than that though, nor are they encouraged to by our government.

I hope that you get some work soon. If you are 22, as I guess you are if you are the typical graduate, I have one piece of advice. Emigrate. If you don't, you will simply be spending the rest of your life paying off New Labour's debt. They've somehow managed to borrow more in 2 years than the total amount of money borrowed by this country since the creation of the bank of England. All to get us out of recession sooner, although France and Germany are already there (may be) and Australia & Canada never actually went into recession. Oh, and to save a generation "from the scrap heap" although there are more people aged 18-24 who are unemployed or out of training/education now than ever before. Many with a shed load of student debt too. Don't point all this out to Gordon though, he genuinely believes that he has saved the world. Shame he just forgot about us, the people who voted him in as PM. Oh wait....

Oh, and as for benefits just buying cheeky chappies some strong cider and nothing more is just so shallow. Their is a generation of kids who have been raised on the pay role of New Labour's benefits system. IS it any wonder that they do not want to go to school and have no respect for their surroundings when they know and have been told by their parents not to bother as they can simply live on benefits. Sure, it's not a life that you and I might choose, but it is (to borrow from the parlance of the divorce courts) "the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed to" and that is all they are bothered about.

Anyway, I can't be bothered any more, it's just depressing. Bonn chance.

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