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Playstation 3 + controller + 3 games for £366.00

£366.00 @ Zavvi
Wasn't sure whether to post this in here or in student moneysaving, but as most other ps3 offers are in this forum I thought I'd put it here. Virgin are currently selling a PS3 bundle of console, 2 c… Read More
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Wasn't sure whether to post this in here or in student moneysaving, but as most other ps3 offers are in this forum I thought I'd put it here.

Virgin are currently selling a PS3 bundle of console, 2 controllers and 3 games (from a selection of 6) for £425 (in store, not online).

Each item is individually priced, so they scan in each item opposed to one £425 item. This comes to rougly around £580.

With a virgin student card you get 10% off, but this is taken off the ORIGINAL selling price - so a £58 discount!!!

Bringing the grand total to £366 (give or take a few pence!)

I'm not sure if the discount us supposed to be that big, or if it is a mistake, but I was one happy bunny when i went in to buy a PS3!!! Had enough left over for a couple of Blu-Ray DVDs too!!!!


A friend of mines said" He got one of the Virgin cards without an NUS card. The staff didn't seem too fussed as long as he had something university looking."

ANY VIRGIN CARD THAT ALLOWS 10% DIACOUNT SHOULD WORK FINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- massmail666

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#1
i have a virgin credit card, if i use it in a virgin megastore, i get 10% off any purchase.

is this what they have done?

im not sure what a student virgin card is? is it a card which proves you have yet to soil a fresher?


christ , it certainly isnt on the website, is it? have they ever sold any on there? check out the price

Our price: £633.00
Delivery:FREE
Availability: In stock, usually despatched within 24 hours
Release Date:Mar 23, 2007


eeeek.
#2
thats a good deal
#3
just go in show ur student card they will give u a student virgin card
#4
if you can get the details of which games are in the offer and confirmation of the way virgin do their 10% discount, this is indeed a very good offer for anyone wanting a ps3.

i dont want one but who cares, a ps3 , 2 controllers and a choice os 3 games for £366 seems very good.
#5
voted hot
#6
massmail666
The games available through the offer were:
Resistance: Fall Of Man (I highly recommend!!)
MotoStorm
Ninja Gaiden: Sigma
Ridge Racer 7
Formula One Championship Edition
Genji: Days of the Blade

I haven't played all of the games I got with it, but all things considered, even if you didn't really want the games: get them anyway, as most game shops will buy/trade at a good price, and you could buy some games you actually want instead!
For example, at my local CeX store, they are offering £30 each buying price for a few of the games on this list... thats a potential £90 if you wanted to buy other games or blu-rays!



wow that could turn out as 270 if you sell the games and maybe even 250 if you sell the controller voted hot excellent deal!!
#7
I hate students... but voted hot anyway.
#8
Still hate students.. i know about Virgin credit cards.
#9
Good deal. Price seems to be getting more realistic for more people to buy now.
#10
Voted Hot.

But can someone explain to me why students get discount?
#11
Coooolio :)
#12
ClintEast
Voted Hot.

But can someone explain to me why students get discount?


maybe the idea is that people are furthering their education for their own good and ultimately the country's good and receive f&** all money for choosing that route. Therefore, big companies offer Student discounts in order to increase their rep and gain a relationship of sorts with the penny pinchers over their products. Not too hard to work out? Or was it just a cheap dig at the thousands of youngsters trying to further their education? I suspect the latter:whistling:
#13
Awesome, Sigma is included in this deal.

Heated and repped.
#14
Can anyone else confirm this price? The OP stated that each item was scanned through individually, yet is this going to be the case in EVERY store? Also, won't a more alert employee realise that the items should come to £425 in the first instance and simply discount £42?

Either way it's still probably the best deal going, as most offers force you to take at least one game that's dire.
#15
i bought this without discount they scan all the iteams then scan a bar code for £160 off. i guess then they would so the student discount.
#16
Surely the members of staff would have been briefed on the price of the package deal though and would realise to apply the correct discount?

This all seems like the OP's personal case of luck to me (if indeed his story is accurate and not a fabrication)
#17
what if you have a student discount and a virgin credit card? does this mean 20% off :)
#18
amansk
what if you have a student discount and a virgin credit card? does this mean 20% off :)


It's not a 10% discount for students AND credit card holders - it's either/or.

You'd have to be pretty moronic to apply both.
#19
StolenDiagram
Surely the members of staff would have been briefed on the price of the package deal though and would realise to apply the correct discount?

This all seems like the OP's personal case of luck to me (if indeed his story is accurate and not a fabrication)



£382.50 if 10% added after the discount of the games/pad

£366 if done before, either wasy it's still the best and cheapest deal on the high street.
#20
StolenDiagram
It's not a 10% discount for students AND credit card holders - it's either/or.

You'd have to be pretty moronic to apply both.


or not to get that that was a joke, hence the :)


:roll:
#21
bob2009
£382.50 if 10% added after the discount of the games/pad

£366 if done before, either wasy it's still the best and cheapest deal on the high street.



just wondering..how do u get it to £366??

cus the package is £425.....with 10% discount discount it comes to £382.50
and if they scan it all separate its £580 and with 10% discount on that price its £522

so how do u get £366?
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potnoodle
just wondering..how do u get it to £366??

cus the package is £425.....with 10% discount discount it comes to £382.50
and if they scan it all separate its £580 and with 10% discount on that price its £522

so how do u get £366?



Duh, if they discount the 10% before the £160 off ... as stated in the very first post...


£585 - 10% = £526.50 then minus the £160 = £366.50
#23
does anyone know when this offer will expire by because i prob wont be able to get one till thurs?
#24
So is this a case of.. If the sales assistant scans the student discount first then you get it cheaper, but if they do the £160 off and then you give them the card then its more expensive?
#25
YES !!!!!!!

Read the thread
#26
bob2009
YES !!!!!!!

Read the thread



now now don't be rude.

don't know how virgin tills work, but in supermarkets you can get them to swipe your card through first before they scan any products through.

Just a thought.

not after a PS3, happy with my unreliable 360
#28



Cool, been waiting for some gameplay footage!
#29
Hmm, Xbox 360 - more games available and better value, imho
#30
WOW gr8 price but ill wait a few more months as im sure i can get a ps3 with 3 games cheaper than this
#31
Slightly better link for the MGS4 footage:

http://kotaku.com/gaming/clip/mgs4-gameplay-281772.php
#32
Ahh ********!!!!

Just bought the same deal from Currys for £425 and guess what?!

I paid for it on a Virgin Credit Card!!!!!!!!! DOH!!!!!!!!!
#33
Virgin, HMV, Game etc didn't used to allow the student 10% discount to be used on the purchase of a games console, not sure if it still applies though?
#34
lenny6582
Virgin, HMV, Game etc didn't used to allow the student 10% discount to be used on the purchase of a games console, not sure if it still applies though?


no i does not apply becasue you can use your student card on PS3's in Virgin. Hence this thread
#35
robskyd
Hmm, Xbox 360 - more games available and better value, imho


Better value... that's debateable. Add £39.99 for XBoxLIVE, £50 for the wireless kit, the HDD is only 20GB and add another £100 for the HD DVD add on. Yes i know it depends if you want HD but i'm sure the majority of us buying HDTVs and new consoles would also like HD movies. Considering the 360 has been out much longer it's hardly surprising there's more games.

£366 is a cracking deal.. it's about £25 for a controller and an average of £30 a game so the PS3 comes in at £251 which is fantastic for what you get included, standalone Blu Ray players are more than that. :thumbsup:
#36
Lets leave the 360 Vs PS3 stuff shall we, A: it's boring B: you will end up looking like a tit either way. C: just get both and a Wii
#37
Haha! Hear, hear Bob!
#38
- Most supermarket and large store tills take off discount automatically using the backoffice system, so it is not due to the cashier being "moronic"

- Why do students get discount - look up "price discrimination" - an economic term, as said above, basically charge people what they can afford. Very little to do with companies helping out students I'm afraid!

As for student bashing, just bear in mind that many many students(myself included when I was one!) basically "work" full time, due to lectures, and then work both days on the weekend as well just to get by(on both assignments, and part time jobs), whilst the government charges you for the privilege of trying to better yourself, and with little or no financial help(ooo 12 grand student loan, which we will charge interest on - thanks!).
#39
If you want a really cheap PS3, you can't really get any better than this:

http://global.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.aspx/code-j/section-games/pid-1004901663/
#40
Tried this today, got told that I couldn't get student discount, as it isn't allowed on console bundles.

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