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#1 PS3Scene

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 04:49 AM

Brits pay 42pct more for a PS3 than Hong Kong buyers do
Posted by XanTium | 30-3-2007 22:49 EST

 
From reghardware.co.uk:


Where's the best place to purchase a PlayStation 3? Hong Kong, according to the Wall Street Journal. No prizes for guessing the worst: London.

In Hong Kong, the PS3 retails for an average price of HKD3,780 - or €363. In London, the local price is 425 - or €627. In short, Brits have to pay almost twice as much for the next-gen games console than Hong Kong residents too.


Full Story: reghardware.co.uk




#2 mlmadmax

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 04:59 AM

And this just in brits have a sore ass from getting fucked by sony, and so does every one else that pays more than people in hong kong tongue.gif

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 02:11 PM

If they think Americans are "cheap" what does Sony think of people in China?

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 06:55 PM

Your not wong.

I certainly wont be buying a ps3 at prices like these. Dunno why we put up with being ripped off like this. Its not just sony its everyone doing it.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:35 PM

Oh wow, can u guys not do simple math. If what u said is correct.

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363 Euros in Hong Kong and 627 Euros in London


Then Brits pay 73% more, not 42%.....

3.63X+363=627
Solve for X, you'll get 72.7 or 73%........

Rofl, even if you click on the link, YOU, youself provided, it says 73%.

GG

Edited by cerberus414, 31 March 2007 - 09:39 PM.


#6 SphtKr76

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE(cerberus414 @ Mar 31 2007, 01:42 PM) View Post

Oh wow, can u guys not do simple math. If what u said is correct.
Then Brits pay 73% more, not 42%.....

3.63X+363=627
Solve for X, you'll get 72.7 or 73%........

Rofl, even if you click on the link, YOU, youself provided, it says 73%.

GG

I was gonna say the same thing! They are getting screwed to the tune of close to double than 50% ohmy.gif SOny loves their fans!!!(money that is)

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 09:51 PM

the money its costing it would be cheaper to build a time machine go forward 10 years and buy a ps3 from the flea market for cheap.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:57 PM

have they included things like VAT/TAX/Market inflation?

You can't just convert things like that.

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 07:38 PM

The math is "right" by means that it calculates correctly, however the context is not right. As the brits are paying 73% or whatever more. Here is how they got 42%:

363/627 = .58 roughly.

.58 x 100 = 58%

100% - 58% = 42%

So all they said is:

627 - 363 = 264

and

264 is 42% of 627.

So the price difference between the larger and smaller amounts is 42% more of the.. um...blah blah you know what I mean, my head hurts.

Edited by Nytemunkey, 01 April 2007 - 07:41 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2007 - 11:51 AM

That report is wrong. The dearest place to buy an xbox is in Ireland. We have a RRP here of e630 which is e30 more than the rest of Europe.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 12:20 AM

average employee gets 8 per-hour in London. Hong Kong 3 per hours....




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