Sony rewards UK PS3 gamers in a big way

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  1. Skor

    Skor I HATE U TRASH MONSTAAAR! TFW2005 Supporter

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    If you had been queuing outside Virgin Megastore in Oxford street, waiting for your PS3 for 24 hours or so, Sony offered you a little thanks.

    They gave every single person who'd been waiting (i believe for 12 hours or more) a free TV. Not just any TV though.... a 42" Sony Bravia HDTV worth £2500 ($4000).

    What a fantastic gesture on behalf of Sony! Certainly beats Wii Sports into the dirt for a 'freebie'. Granted it's only around 100 TVs or so, and not with every single console... but imagine being one of those 100 or so people... Worth their while d'you think?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6482789.stm
     
  2. godsenddeath

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    Yes, but the angry mob has spoken and Sony are bad!
     
  3. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    Damnit, I would have traded my early, subsidised console for a place in that line and a free tv :( 
     
  4. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    wow, thats a big giveaway.
     
  5. Futureruleroftheuniverse

    Futureruleroftheuniverse Well-Known Member

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    WOW
    I got mine in Aus lol...DAMN
     
  6. LigerPrime

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    Man, that is really amazing! There was no catch involved?
     
  7. McBradders

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    Well, standing in line for a day is a pretty big "catch"...
     
  8. Joe Moore

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    Very cool. Tis a fine tv as well.
     
  9. Futureruleroftheuniverse

    Futureruleroftheuniverse Well-Known Member

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    well...who would stand and wait for 24hrs for a frigging HD TV raise ur hands!
    *raises both hands
    XD
     
  10. b_ack51

    b_ack51 I'm on the interweb!

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    Yeah but 1 day or $4000 tv? Hard decision...

    Not many of us make $4000 in one day so I would say its a pretty nice deal.
     
  11. misterd

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    Yep. You had to waiting in line, at that store, and be willing and able to buy a PS3 in the first place.
     
  12. McBradders

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    Considering they were there -just- for the console, however... I don't really need to continue.
     
  13. ambushbug74

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    Yeah, that is a cool gesture on their part. I give them credit for that, and it's good advertising as well.
     
  14. LigerPrime

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    Dang, that has got to be one of the best promos ever! A free TV and not a shabby one too!
     
  15. rawl316

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    I don't know, $4000/24, that means you made $166.67 per hour. I don't think that is a catch.
     
  16. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Sheezus, that would've made my day for sure. o_O 

    "Ahhh, here you go, have a TV."

    Especially in light of those North American retailers who went the opposite way, and required that you BUY a TV to purchase a PS3.
     
  17. peeman

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    microsoft crashed the party

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6485483.stm

    it also suggests how slow european sales were and i will vouch for that, between my shop and GAME (uk game shop) we had 37 ps3's to sell to people who hadn't preordered one and we sold 6, ofcourse we had the usual 50 calls a day asking us if we had wiis
     
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    Rumor has it that in mainland europe, the WII is the only one of the three in any real demand.
     
  19. McBradders

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    I notice you fail to mention how many were pre-ordered and picked up...
     
  20. peeman

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    we had 26, 14 were preordered and picked up, and 12 were left for sale and we sold none, don't know how many preordered consoles GAME had.
     

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