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Old 12-23-01, 05:11 PM   #1
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Any deals on PS2?

I am looking at ordering my friend a PS2 for a late Christmas present, does anyone know any good online deals, either as a pcakage deal or free shipping?
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Old 12-23-01, 05:36 PM   #2
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Virgin Megastore is selling almost everything 30% off with an AMEX Blue card. They sell PS2 so now is just a matter of you finding a Virgin Megastore and having an AMEX Blue card.
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Old 12-24-01, 01:32 AM   #3
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Virgin Megastore is selling almost everything 30% off with an AMEX Blue card. They sell PS2 so now is just a matter of you finding a Virgin Megastore and having an AMEX Blue card.
Yep, otherwise get a sealed one from eBay or half.com (a lot of people are selling new ones ~265-285)
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Old 12-24-01, 04:22 PM   #4
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If you don't mind getting it used, check out gamestop.com. As part of their Stopwatch Sale, you can get a used PS2 with three used PS2 games for $249.99. The games are NHL 2001, Kessen, and Madden NFL 2001. I finally caved in and ordered a PS2; I'll probably just ebay the games since I'm not that interested in them, and I've already got a few good PS2 games sitting here just waiting to be played! The Stopwatch Sale ends sometime on Wednesday (12/26) morning. Oh yeah, and shipping is only $7.99.
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Old 12-26-01, 02:25 AM   #5
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There was a post on anandtech earlier about the ps2 price dropping to $199 on 12/29. I don't know if it is true or not, but I would at least wait till 12/29 to see what happens.
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Old 12-26-01, 02:27 PM   #6
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There was a post on anandtech earlier about the ps2 price dropping to $199 on 12/29. I don't know if it is true or not, but I would at least wait till 12/29 to see what happens.
If the price WAS going to drop, I doubt anyone at Anadatech (or really anywhere else) would know, or especially post, that information.
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Old 12-26-01, 07:52 PM   #7
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If the price WAS going to drop, I doubt anyone at Anadatech (or really anywhere else) would know, or especially post, that information.
When I ran my videogame store, we knew at least a week before they would drop, because we wouldn't order any till the pricedrop.
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Old 12-26-01, 10:48 PM   #8
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There would not be a price drop after Christmas...whoever said that doesn't know a thing about Sony or retail.
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Old 12-26-01, 11:06 PM   #9
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When I ran my videogame store, we knew at least a week before they would drop, because we wouldn't order any till the pricedrop.
You weren't dealing with Sony directly then.
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Old 12-27-01, 09:35 PM   #10
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Yeah I know, Blockbuster would never get off their lazy asses and get me any of the contracts to deal directly. Yeah we did get credit on any remaining units that we bought before they dropped, but it was just easier, and we always had enough.

Actually thinking about it, it may have been because we predicted the future for Nintendo's Virtual Boy, and someone from the press quoted one of our employees without permission., and this was all on the day of the launch.
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Old 12-28-01, 03:40 AM   #11
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There would not be a price drop after Christmas...whoever said that doesn't know a thing about Sony or retail.
No kidding. Perhaps they should try and figure out this "supply and demand " thing.
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Old 12-28-01, 08:44 AM   #12
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As well as its selling Sony would be crazy to drop the price right now. FFX, GTA3, and MGS2 are enough to move systems for the time being. I wouldn't mind if they did. If it happens within 30 days I'll just get the difference from Best Buy.
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Old 12-28-01, 01:28 PM   #13
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As well as its selling Sony would be crazy to drop the price right now. FFX, GTA3, and MGS2 are enough to move systems for the time being. I wouldn't mind if they did. If it happens within 30 days I'll just get the difference from Best Buy.
In a few months or so when these titles become available on the X-Box (well except for FFx), I'm sure Sony will reconsider dropping the price.
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Old 12-28-01, 11:35 PM   #14
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In a few months or so when these titles become available on the X-Box (well except for FFx), I'm sure Sony will reconsider dropping the price.
MGSX is scheduled for October of 2002, so you've got quite a wait for an Xbox version. PS2 should have some other titles of interest by then.

I think the price will drop some time in 2002, but who knows when. I'm sure the production costs of the PS2 have dropped.

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Old 01-02-02, 03:40 PM   #15
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bump... anyone have any new info on deals for PS2?
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Old 01-02-02, 03:43 PM   #16
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anyone get the deal from gamestop? it sounds really good... is it too good to be true?
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Old 01-02-02, 08:33 PM   #17
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anyone get the deal from gamestop? it sounds really good... is it too good to be true?
what deal would that be? links?
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Old 01-02-02, 08:51 PM   #18
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In a few months or so when these titles become available on the X-Box (well except for FFx), I'm sure Sony will reconsider dropping the price.
Well....as far as I've heard.... MGSX is not going to be a port of MGS2.... but some kind of hybrid of MGS1 and MGS2. So it's not technically the same game.

But I like having them now. .... I'm going the other way, I already have the PS2.... if the exclusives are there for X-Box, I'll buy that when the price drops.
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Old 01-02-02, 11:45 PM   #19
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I didn't believe the price was going to drop either, but hey only 3 days to wait.
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Old 01-03-02, 12:09 AM   #20
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I didn't believe the price was going to drop either, but hey only 3 days to wait.
what are you talking about?
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Old 01-04-02, 09:12 AM   #21
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currently eb has a pre-owned ps2 for 249 plus there is 15% off coupon brings the price down to 212. shipping is 9.99 for 2-day air. the coupon code is ROCKET15.
actually the coupon works on all preowned games and hardware. they also have some newer games too. save yourself like 5 bucks or so no too bad
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Old 01-04-02, 10:34 AM   #22
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$5 off the outrageous prices EB charges isn't all that good.

BTW, is a preowned/refurbished PS2 a safe investment?
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Old 01-07-02, 06:07 PM   #23
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anyone get the deal from gamestop? it sounds really good... is it too good to be true?
I was finally able to pick up my stuff from the landlord's office today, and everything looks OK. I got in on the deal while they were still offering Kessen. Kessen just came in a generic DVD case with no cover artwork or instructions. The two sports games came in slightly beat up DVD cases, but they included the artwork and instructions. Fortunately, all the discs were either mint or barely scratched.

The PS2 came shrinkwrapped with the controller and cables... no box or manuals. I was a little disappointed, because the PS2 was pretty much sitting at the bottom of the box they shipped it in with no padding underneath; it would have been very easy for it to get slammed around during shipping. However, there are no cosmetic defects on the PS2, and so far everything seems to run fine. 3 games (which I'll probably ebay) and a PS2 for around $258... I'm happy (although, that eb deal looks sweet too; I never checked it out, though).
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Old 01-07-02, 06:35 PM   #24
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what are you talking about?
The origin of this rumor was a post on Anantech sayying a price drop would be announced on 12/29.

Someone should go bump that thread over there.
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