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01 Jan 2007
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Pricerunner shock find!

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Hi all i have just been on pricerunner searching for fifa 07 on PS2. whilst searching for fifa 07 i stumbled accross links to sites that are taking pre-orders for PS3s.

My advice is to wait until Sony release a definite UK price before pre-ordering as there is a chance that you could get 'ripped-off' by pre-ordering too early as the prices stated on these sites are way too high.

I worked out yesterday by converting the price of the 20GB PS3 from euros to GBP and adding 17.5% VAT that it works out at about £394 (whether or not sony sell at that price is a different matter). The 60GB version will cost about £79 more than the 20GB inclusive of VAT at 17.5%. The 60GB version will possibly sell for around £473 (if sony decide to sell at that price, of course).

the link is:

http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/games/game-console-bundles/freetext?&a_search=ps3&other_hits=72%3Aps3_1...

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Won't sell for that much!!!! £425 was being put around as the 60GB version
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most websites will only put up prices in the general region of what is expected, they will change when sony announce an official price, otherwise they will lose a lot of pre-orders,
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what ever price has sony has set includes VAT, so i think you have just added VAT again!
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what ever price has sony has set included VAT, so i think you have just added VAT again!

Yep, think that's where the extra price may have come from ;)

All EU countries have their own VAT.
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Yep, think that's where the extra price may have come from ;)

All EU countries have their own VAT.

and most EU contries have VAT higher than us. Germany's is 19% and in denmark its 25%
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and most EU contries have VAT higher than us. Germany's is 19% and in denmark its 25%

Well informed Welsh^^ The 19% VAT just started today lol. Yesterday we still hat 16% =)
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it will probally be about 600euro for us here in ireland
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Ireland use Euro? You learn something new everyday. :)
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Littlewoods I know are catalogues and are always expensive. Lxdirect may be the same. However £500 for a 60GB and Motorstorm isn't a rip off...well, not much.
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and most EU contries have VAT higher than us. Germany's is 19% and in denmark its 25%

And us here in Denmark pay alot higher price than you guys in England do for games and consoles!

Very little discounting go on here until the games have been out for a while...

Thankfully, Gameplay gets alot of my business! :D
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remember to add import tax as they are being put into the EU from outside.

any for them figures to work out you will need to take away any american taxes before you add VAT
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Won't sell for that much!!!! £425 was being put around as the 60GB version

Actually its now more like £379.99 to £399.99.
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Littlewoods I know are catalogues and are always expensive. Lxdirect may be the same. However £500 for a 60GB and Motorstorm isn't a rip off...well, not much.



The price appears to be about £20 over the expected price of approx £430 for the console and £50 for each game.
There have been rumours that PS3 games will cost more.....Sony might try and equal the stupid prices that Nintendo used to charge for N64 games.


For all we know, Sony will round the price upto £449.99 and games will be £49.99. Then the prices shown are spot on.

One thing for sure though is that we can't trust Sony untill the consoles are in the shops and in your sweaty palms.
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Actually its now more like £379.99 to £399.99.Yep, that's what I'd heard too. :)
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I think you need to check your maths. The console at a direct currency exchange would cost arounf £350 for the 60GB version ( give or take) Add to that the VAT and it would come to around £410 (give or take). Now all we have to do is figure out where that extra £10-£15 is going. Possibly shipping, but most likely to the retailers.
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