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#201095 - 03/19/08 09:36 PM Sony Style direct to consumer website
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I bought a refurb Blu Ray player for 262 bucks shipped and including tax. The finish looked great and it performed really well except that it skipped on some Blu Ray discs and just about every CD I tried. No big deal, it's the chance you take on a refurb. So I call up to arrange to return it and have it exchanged. No can do. I had to pay for the return shipping and reorder the product which had incurred a price increase and I couldn't get the price that I paid originally. The customer rep couldn't understand why I didn't bother reordering.

So as soon as my credit card gets credited back I'm going to go buy a different player.
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#201097 - 03/19/08 09:38 PM Re: Sony Style direct to consumer website [Re: Lampshade]
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Probably not a company I would do business with. \:\(
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#201142 - 03/20/08 07:42 AM Re: Sony Style direct to consumer website [Re: SirQuack]
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Thanks for the warning about this company.
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#201155 - 03/20/08 10:06 AM Re: Sony Style direct to consumer website [Re: DaveG]
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Good old Sony. At least I'm only out 16 bucks for shipping.
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#201197 - 03/20/08 04:36 PM Re: Sony Style direct to consumer website [Re: Lampshade]
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You can get a PS3 for $299 if you buy the 40 gig version and put it on a sony credit card that you open up (you will get a $100 credit on the card when you do this). You might want to check to see if they still have this offer. But, this is what I did at the end of January and it worked fine.

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#201199 - 03/20/08 04:50 PM Re: Sony Style direct to consumer website [Re: Nick B]
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Highly recommend PS3. I have mine as the media hub.
I bought the 60GB version from sonystyle. They had $150 credit on first purchase, free shipping, free extra controller and got 8 points per dollar and it works awesome.
Love the Bluray on my 46XBR2. Somehow normal DVDs look very good when played on PS3.

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#201221 - 03/20/08 09:32 PM Re: Sony Style direct to consumer website [Re: Avi Deshpande]
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This may be a silly reason to you guys for not getting the PS3, but if I get it I will buy a bunch of games for it too and I have a Wii that I enjoy and don't want to have 2 game systems.
But at that price it is a very compelling solution.
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#201248 - 03/20/08 11:37 PM Re: Sony Style direct to consumer website [Re: Lampshade]
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not to mention they are about to release firmware that will make the PS3 a Profile 2.0 player which will enable BD-Live
also included is "Resume play" which should have been there from the start.
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#201259 - 03/21/08 09:17 AM Re: Sony Style direct to consumer website [Re: gmeyer]
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Lampshade -> I understand the logic and actually fought the PS3 for awhile based on that too, but if you do enjoy gaming, you will find that the quality of games on the PS3 is out of this world compared to the Wii. The Wii has basically become a "Wii Sports" only machine for parties.

The PS3 is by far and away my gaming machine of choice in what little time I have to play games... sound/graphics are excellent, not to mention networked music/video streaming over your home network, which was a huge added plus I hadn't counted on. It is an amazing machine for the price.
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#201280 - 03/21/08 12:37 PM Re: Sony Style direct to consumer website [Re: myrison]
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 Originally Posted By: myrison
I understand the logic and actually fought the PS3 for awhile based on that too, but if you do enjoy gaming, you will find that the quality of games on the PS3 is out of this world compared to the Wii. The Wii has basically become a "Wii Sports" only machine for parties.

The PS3 is by far and away my gaming machine of choice in what little time I have to play games... sound/graphics are excellent, not to mention networked music/video streaming over your home network, which was a huge added plus I hadn't counted on. It is an amazing machine for the price.
You can now stream media through the Wii as well, through a software package and I have found the Wii to be getting some decent games as of late, I actually like the Wii controls better for some games, I guess I am not a true gamer.\:\(
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