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12 December 2008 @ 07:27 pm
Yay!  
My playstation credit card finally showed up! Now i just need to figure out where i want to get my PS3 from and which version to get. Unfortunately Amazon doesn't have any cool deals for it like they did a week or two ago =P

I'm leaning towards the 160 GB Drake's Fortune pack. It's $100 more than the 80 GB version, but it comes with a game that's worth about $50 ($60 from Best Buy, $42 from Amazon) and obviously has an extra $80 GB. For the remaining $50 i could certainly buy an extra hard drive that was larger than 80 GB and install it myself, but there's a certain amount of value in the saved hassle of not having to screw with it myself.

Unfortunately when i checked at Costco a couple days ago they didn't have that version. In fact the one they did have was an 80 GB that was more than $400, but i think it had some extras packed in. I guess that means Best Buy is probably the next best choice, unless i want to wait around a few days to see if Amazon puts up another deal.
 
 
 
Pava: OsakaHurahijmpava on December 13th, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
One could argue that 'comes with game valued at $50' is only relevant if either a) you are able to then turn around and sell the game at that price or b) you actually would be buying that game anyway.

Granted, one could argue a lot of things.
DonAithnendonaithnen on December 13th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
Well duh, i wouldn't even be looking at the bundle if i wasn't interested in the game :)
Pava: Osaka Sez!jmpava on December 13th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
Well, that's certainly reasonable then :->
Kirinkirinn on December 13th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
I'm not up on the current PS3 revisions; do you know if there's any other differences between the two? I assume the both have no BC (sigh) and both have built-in wireless. The other things I've found useful that have varied in different models are BlueTooth (for accessories like mic and/or keyboard) and an SD card slot (for transferring media quickly). I know the old cheaper version (40G or 20G or something) lacked most of the extra ports and such...
DonAithnendonaithnen on December 16th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
Other than the hard drive size and the bundled game there's no real difference. They both have BlueTooth as far as i can tell but unfortunately the SD card slot was removed for both new versions.
cwendy41cwendy41 on December 14th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
Walmart.com usually has bundle deals too, but it doesn't look like they have the pack that you want.

I did a quick search on froogle and it seems that certain (reputable) sites have that particular bundle in stock.
DonAithnendonaithnen on December 16th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
Finding the particular bundle isn't difficult (though i'd never buy it from Walmart) it's just finding anyone who's willing to add anything else on top of it or give any kind of further discount that's hard.
Andrewneonelephant on December 15th, 2008 09:42 am (UTC)
As a data point, the GameStop over on Atlantic had (or at least appeared to have) a few of the Drake's Fortune bundles (for what I assume was straight MSRP) when I was in there last week.