Sony BDP-S300 Black (Blu-ray player - WITH 4 FREE BLUERAY DISCS) @ Richer Sounds - £199.95 coming down to £169.99 in conjunction with their "Price Beater Promise" - HotUKDeals
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This has the potential to be an outstanding deal if you take the time to read it and are fortunate enough to live near a RicherSounds store!

Sony BDP-S300 Black (Blu-ray player - WITH 4 FREE BLUERAY DISCS), if you click on the 'go to deal', will cost you £199.95.... right? NO! RicherSounds state on their website "If you do find the product you want for less, we will still beat any lower price by up to £100". This includes internet prices!!!!!!!!! THEREFORE if you take in a print-out of the amazon.co.uk price of 179.99, you will get this Blu-ray player £10 cheaper for £169.99!

The price promise is on the following page;

http://www.richersounds.com/information.php?cda=static&cst=pricebeat

The product is on the

http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=SONY-BDPS300-BLK

The Blu-ray player also comes with the 4 free blu rays like amazon.co.uk. I assume you will have to send off a card from within the box to get them sent to you.
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#1
LOL if your gonna vote this deal cold, please explain why...
#2
Haven't voted hot or cold, but you'll get £5 off making it £174... (not the £100 or so you are intimating)

Not a massive difference in comparison to amazon's £179, bearing in mind this is delivered free...
#3
vensoft2000
Haven't voted hot or cold, but you'll get £5 off making it £174... (not the £100 or so you are intimating)

Not a massive difference in comparison to amazon's £179, bearing in mind this is delivered free...


How am I suggesting it will be a £100 pound reduction? Check their site out and you will see that it could be anything upto £100 pound. Seems worth taking a chance - get it quicker than delivered
#4
they will beat it by £10 effectivly making it £169:)
#5
dazzerb
they will beat it by £10 effectivly making it £169:)


LOL bearing in mind an item I posted earlier got voted cold becuase the price could be beaten by 15p elsewhere, a £10 reduction also being voted cold doesn't seem to make sense. Just about sums this site up!
#6

NOT ONLY WILL WE MATCH ANY GENUINE ADVERTISED PRICE BUT WE'LL ALSO GIVE YOU:
Products over £4001: £100

Products from £3001 to £4000: £50

Products from £1001 to £3000: £20

Products from £101 to £1000: £10

Products up to £100: £5
#7
Maybe its cause people trust Amazon more ...the customer service ive had from amazon is top rate compared to Richer Sounds

I would sooner pay £10 more and buy from Amazon then Richer Sounds , if it goes faulty Amazon pick it up no probs , can u say the same about Richer Sounds?
#8
A-n-d-y
Maybe its cause people trust Amazon more ...the customer service ive had from amazon is top rate compared to Richer Sounds

I would sooner pay £10 more and buy from Amazon then Richer Sounds , if it goes faulty Amazon pick it up no probs , can u say the same about Richer Sounds?


I have had shocking customer service from amazon and supreb service from RicherSounds.
#9
Liam5170;2673690
I have had shocking customer service from amazon and supreb service from RicherSounds.

I find that hard to believe , i shop on almost a daily bases , i spend quite a bit of money ....i have used most online retailers for something and for me Amazon are in the top for customer service along with John Lewis.

~They can never do enough for me , but maybe thats just my experience, who knows.

when i went to Richer Sounds i was being bugged left right and centre to buy something , in the end i left.

Ive never had a faulty item from them to return so maybe someone could shed light on what Richer Sounds are like in that department.
#10
A-n-d-y
I find that hard to believe , i shop on almost a daily bases , i spend quite a bit of money ....i have used most online retailers for something and for me Amazon are in the top for customer service along with John Lewis.


LOL i find it hard to believe that RicherSounds have given poor customer service. My point is that its £10 cheaper.
#11
A-n-d-y
Maybe its cause people trust Amazon more ...the customer service ive had from amazon is top rate compared to Richer Sounds

I would sooner pay £10 more and buy from Amazon then Richer Sounds , if it goes faulty Amazon pick it up no probs , can u say the same about Richer Sounds?


See your point - although you can buy the Supercare package from Richer that's refunded at the end of the cover term if you haven't used it. You can't extend the cover with Amazon (& my recent experience of Amazon has been shockingly bad btw :x) I know of a couple of people who have had problems with Richer's repair/replacement policy though - don't think it's what they're best at.
#12
I have heard that also about the return policy not being all that good with Richer sounds hence why i would pay more to buy of amazon to put my mind at ease.

Maybe if it was a saving say £30-£50 i would consider , but £10 is not really a great saving.
#13
Liam5170
LOL bearing in mind an item I posted earlier got voted cold becuase the price could be beaten by 15p elsewhere, a £10 reduction also being voted cold doesn't seem to make sense. Just about sums this site up!


maybe, but ive used richer sounds alot, always found them helpful, shop 8 miles away, rather than a phone call, i will be phoning in the morning:roll:
#14
Price of Petrol it would cost you £10 to go there and back to pick it up :w00t:
#15
A-n-d-y
I have heard that also about the return policy not being all that good with Richer sounds hence why i would pay more to buy of amazon to put my mind at ease.

Maybe if it was a saving say £30-£50 i would consider , but £10 is not really a great saving.



A £10 saving is not worth it??? You could buy a blu-ray for that!
#16
A-n-d-y
Price of Petrol it would cost you £10 to go there and back to pick it up :w00t:



walk then!
#17
For those who doubt RicherSounds as a company;

FEEDBACK - MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS

taken from http://www.richersounds.com/information.php?cda=static&cst=aboutus_feedback

We've worked hard to achieve our position as the biggest retailer of hi-fi and home cinema gear in the UK. While we don't like blowing our own trumpet, we do like it when others do. Below are just some of the comments we've received from magazines, newspapers and our customers.

Taken from Web Active Magazine
'If you're a hi-fi fanatic and fortunate enough to live in a town or city that has a Richer Sounds branch, then you'll know two things. First, according to the audio experts, on no account should you ever purchase anything as vulgar as a midi hi-fi system. Second, for the very best in hi-fi separates at the lowest prices available, you should head straight to your Richer Sounds store.

At long last, Richer Sounds has now made its wares, services and amazing prices available on its website to customers across the country. Broken down into a number of clearly differentiated areas such as CD Players, Amplifiers, Home Cinema and Speakers, the site also features special offers, including some web-only discounts. You'll find DVD players for under £100, as well as all the accessories you need to connect up your new speakers. The site also sells blank media and offers a store locator, links to useful sites and a beginner's guide to making hi-fi purchases.

A great shop made even better by an internet presence. The Richer Sounds website is heaven for audiophiles.'

Taken from Internet Made Easy Magazine
Already known for its cheap high street stores, the Richer Sounds Internet shop is even further down in the bargain basement. The site estimates its online prices are about 10 per cent less than its stores - a bargain in anyone's book. And although this is mainly a hifi store, it does stock other home entertainment products, such as DVD players and portable stereos. You can buy your kit over the phone if you'd rather not pay online, and you can rest assured that you'll get a good deal. This is another site boasting a price guarantee policy, with Richer Sounds promising to beat other prices by up to £50 if it's not the cheapest.'


'There is good advice, too, at [url]www.richersounds.co.uk[/url], which is a nationwide chain of hi-fi separates stores. While its 'beginners guide' won't tell you what brands of equipment to buy, it has lots of good tips on how to go about creating a hi-fi system to match your own needs.'


‘Let’s hear it for the electronics chain Richer Sounds, where the extended warranty on a new DVD player is £19.99 for three years. The firm also gives 7% of pre-tax profits to charity. Hats thrown high.’


‘If you want piece of mind Richer Sounds offers three year extended warranties. Best of all, if you do not make a claim, you get your money back.’

Taken from Web User Magazine
People who know about audio equipment will be familiar with Richer Sounds. However, you'll find more than just hi-fi separates here - this is also the place for home cinema equipment. The prices are already cheap, but they promise to beat the prices from any other website and give you £50 if you manage to find goods cheaper elsewhere. Head for the Manager's Clearance section for mega bargains.

Richer Sounds' website, like the shop, offers good deals on hi-fi and audio equipment. The main change to the site is the addition of a navigation bar that takes you directly to the products you're looking for - if you visited the site before the revamp, you'll know how badly needed this feature was. A bargains section, product comparison tool and wish list feature add to the impressive credentials of this site.'


The shelves are full of gear, so it’s chaotic but fun. Hi-fi and home cinema novices should start here.’
#18
Liam5170
walk then!


16 mile round trip for the poster who mentioned it - bit of a trek. ;-)

A tenner's a tenner, fair point. Amazon for those who want to save shoe leather, Richer's for those who want to walk out of a shop with a satisfying box under their arm.
#19
Would buy this from Richers over Amazon any day of the week. You actually get to speak to someone that knows what they are talking about, they can aid you through set-up, and whenever I've been have been in nothing but helpful. It would take more than a £10 saving for me to buy the same product from Amazon.
#20
princessyin
Would buy this from Richers over Amazon any day of the week. You actually get to speak to someone that knows what they are talking about, they can aid you through set-up, and whenever I've been have been in nothing but helpful. It would take more than a £10 saving for me to buy the same product from Amazon.


hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone seeing sense! :)
#21
[QUOTE=Liam5170]For those who doubt RicherSounds as a company;

Urrm have you not heard of PR? In a past life I'm slightly ashamed of, I was responsible for placing 'stories' and 'reviews', lets just say that how 'independent' reviews are was very much determined by the advertising revenue generated by a particular client, whether they advertised in that particular mag or one owned by the parent publisher.

On topic I've no problem with RS they've always been quite helpful in-store - I always thought the selection of speakers disappointing though, probably to do with the volume of storage space involved.
#22
great, a page and a half of comments and nobody is actually saying anything about whether £169 is a good price or not for a Sony BDP-S300.

well, as far as I can tell, the people who are buying Blu-Ray at the moment are doing so because they are either tech heads or film fans. £169 is a good price for a blu-ray player but there are a couple of things worth noting:

although the BDP-S300 has full 1080p support at 24fps it will not send hi-def audio via the HDMI socket. It is also criminally slow (over a minute and a half from cold to fire up and load the movie).

Picture wise however, it is a big step up and if all you want to do is watch movies then it is much better than the Blu-Ray playback on the PS3.

Some people have been posting in other threads that there is no real increase in quality between Blu-Ray and upscaled DVD, if anybody really believes that you can't tell the difference between 1080p and upscaled DVD then please, get an eye test, there is obviously something deeply wrong with either your vision or you T.V.

It is also worth noting that Warner Brothers has announced that it is reducing the RRP on Blu-Ray titles to $29.99 towards the end of the year, so if the other manafacturers follow suit then the films should be launching in the U.K. at around the £16 price point as of next year (as opposed to the £25 they currently hover arround). Before people moan that this is still too expensive Titanic, Friends, and all the Warner DVD's all started life at the £25 price mark when they were launched on DVD (1999 - 2000) so this really is a big step forward for the format.
1 Like #23
Isn't this only profile 1.0...we're about to get the next wave of BD players that will be the final profile 2.0 so it would make far more sense to wait for them. From reviews I've read it takes around a minute to get a disk to load...how totally **** is that?! This is looking old already and the format hasn't even really taken off yet, avoid like the plague and wait a couple of months :thumbsup:
#24
no Good deal, good, goo dluck to you anyhow
#25
Krinkle
Isn't this only profile 1.0...we're about to get the next wave of BD players that will be the final profile 2.0 so it would make far more sense to wait for them.


Could you not say that about any piece of technology tho. yes profile 2.0 will be out soon but how much will players supporting it cost? Out of interest, when you mentioned aout the HD sound not going over the HDMI, will that affect me when i will be using a surround system and (probably) an optical/coaxial link between this and the Blu-ray player?

Sybarite
16 mile round trip for the poster who mentioned it.


16 miles would cost around £2.25 in fuel or less if an economical car
#26
Vimes220
Could you not say that about any piece of technology tho. yes profile 2.0 will be out soon but how much will players supporting it cost?


The difference here is that profile 2.0 is the final standard for Blu-Ray, the previous profiles were rushed out to compete with HD-DVD. How annoying would it be to have a BD like the inevitable Lord of the Rings trilogy come out with some absolutely brilliant extras that you're not able to see because your first generation player just ain't up to it!

...wait a couple of months and see prices of the final specced machines before compromising yourself, after all, if you're prepared to invest in such cutting edge technology, you may as well get it as future proofed as possible!! :)
#27
Don't forget Amazons price promise, if it drops within £30 days you get the difference refunded. Its not guarenteed but may happen
banned#28
Vimes220
yes profile 2.0 will be out soon but how much will players supporting it cost?


About £180, if "profile 2.0 ready" (taken from the Samsung site) means what it sounds like (that the player can be firmware upgraded to support profile 2.0).
#29
Still cant believe this is so cold!
#30
A-n-d-y;2673718
I find that hard to believe , i shop on almost a daily bases , i spend quite a bit of money ....i have used most online retailers for something and for me Amazon are in the top for customer service along with John Lewis.

~They can never do enough for me , but maybe thats just my experience, who knows.

when i went to Richer Sounds i was being bugged left right and centre to buy something , in the end i left.

Ive never had a faulty item from them to return so maybe someone could shed light on what Richer Sounds are like in that department.


not only that the Richersounds staff know f all about the products they sell.....last year one guy advised me that the toilet LG 1080p LCD was much better than the Pioneer Kuro...i said dont talk **** and every expert disagrees with him, asked him to demo the tv, i laughed and walked out, PQ was awful
#31
Liam5170;2673922
For those who doubt RicherSounds as a company;

FEEDBACK - MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS

taken from http://www.richersounds.com/information.php?cda=static&cst=aboutus_feedback

We've worked hard to achieve our position as the biggest retailer of hi-fi and home cinema gear in the UK. While we don't like blowing our own trumpet, we do like it when others do. Below are just some of the comments we've received from magazines, newspapers and our customers.

Taken from Web Active Magazine
'If you're a hi-fi fanatic and fortunate enough to live in a town or city that has a Richer Sounds branch, then you'll know two things. First, according to the audio experts, on no account should you ever purchase anything as vulgar as a midi hi-fi system. Second, for the very best in hi-fi separates at the lowest prices available, you should head straight to your Richer Sounds store.

At long last, Richer Sounds has now made its wares, services and amazing prices available on its website to customers across the country. Broken down into a number of clearly differentiated areas such as CD Players, Amplifiers, Home Cinema and Speakers, the site also features special offers, including some web-only discounts. You'll find DVD players for under £100, as well as all the accessories you need to connect up your new speakers. The site also sells blank media and offers a store locator, links to useful sites and a beginner's guide to making hi-fi purchases.

A great shop made even better by an internet presence. The Richer Sounds website is heaven for audiophiles.'

Taken from Internet Made Easy Magazine
Already known for its cheap high street stores, the Richer Sounds Internet shop is even further down in the bargain basement. The site estimates its online prices are about 10 per cent less than its stores - a bargain in anyone's book. And although this is mainly a hifi store, it does stock other home entertainment products, such as DVD players and portable stereos. You can buy your kit over the phone if you'd rather not pay online, and you can rest assured that you'll get a good deal. This is another site boasting a price guarantee policy, with Richer Sounds promising to beat other prices by up to £50 if it's not the cheapest.'


'There is good advice, too, at www.richersounds.co.uk, which is a nationwide chain of hi-fi separates stores. While its 'beginners guide' won't tell you what brands of equipment to buy, it has lots of good tips on how to go about creating a hi-fi system to match your own needs.'


‘Let’s hear it for the electronics chain Richer Sounds, where the extended warranty on a new DVD player is £19.99 for three years. The firm also gives 7% of pre-tax profits to charity. Hats thrown high.’


‘If you want piece of mind Richer Sounds offers three year extended warranties. Best of all, if you do not make a claim, you get your money back.’

Taken from Web User Magazine
People who know about audio equipment will be familiar with Richer Sounds. However, you'll find more than just hi-fi separates here - this is also the place for home cinema equipment. The prices are already cheap, but they promise to beat the prices from any other website and give you £50 if you manage to find goods cheaper elsewhere. Head for the Manager's Clearance section for mega bargains.

Richer Sounds' website, like the shop, offers good deals on hi-fi and audio equipment. The main change to the site is the addition of a navigation bar that takes you directly to the products you're looking for - if you visited the site before the revamp, you'll know how badly needed this feature was. A bargains section, product comparison tool and wish list feature add to the impressive credentials of this site.'


The shelves are full of gear, so it’s chaotic but fun. Hi-fi and home cinema novices should start here.’


lol these mags are not av/audiopiles experts, mainly computers for numpties magazines, so you've killed your argument there...richersounds are a box shifter, they are not full of experts like sevenoaks sound and vision or even john lewis
#32
princessyin;2673979
Would buy this from Richers over Amazon any day of the week. You actually get to speak to someone that knows what they are talking about, they can aid you through set-up, and whenever I've been have been in nothing but helpful. It would take more than a £10 saving for me to buy the same product from Amazon.


"you actually get to speak to someone that knows what they are talking about"
at richersounds are you serious, lol......i guess they also told you need 1080p and a screen less than 42in (failing to explain that you wont notice the difference and that no broadcast is in 1080p anyway, most are 1080i or 720p, and that the quality of 1080p LCDs is awful anyway..oops!)

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