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Advice On PS3? / WTD PS3 Console

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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months agoFeedback:26 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
Hi all, Im flying back to the UK in a few days and we stop off in LA airport, I just wondered if anybody knew roughly what price they PS3 would be in a USA airport? Toys'r'us and amazon are selling them for $499, can I expect the airport to be much less?

Also is there any problems with buying a US PS3? I believe the games are region free?

Alternatively is anybody in the UK selling one? preferably in the east midlands so I can come and collect and pay cash or have good ebay/HUKD feedback.

Cheers, shane
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months agoFeedback:26 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#1
if its only 499 thats a bargain thats like 250 pounds. but only problem is customs what you should do is mark it as gift or take out the box and bring it alone.
#2
If theres a Currys-like shop in the Airport it should be tax free - like it is here in the UK, so you'll get it tax free, which will be a chunk cheaper!
#3
Yeah I thought 250 was cheap enough - and thats with 5 free blu-ray films for US residents! Figured opening the box and making it look "used" would help avoid customs.

Regarding tax, thats more or less what I was trying to ask about, wasnt sure if they did similar in US airports to what we have in UK airports.

Thanks, shane
#4
wow you get 5 free blu rays! sell them 10 each and then the ps3 will turn out to be 200! thats cheaper than a 360.
#5
The electricity voltage will be different though, so remember to buy a new power plug otherwise you'll blow it !

I also have a funny feeling you wont get past UK customs without getting taxed, considering it's a pretty big box... unless you can hide it inside a suitcase or un-box it :?

None the less, good luck, i'm flying off to LA in 3 weeks time too :-D x
#6
ps3s have a built in convertor.
#7
PS3 games aren't region locked (yet) but some Blu-ray movies are...you can check this site to see whether a Blu-ray movie is region free or not: http://bluray.lindsite.dk/

US PS3 consoles only play region A (same as in Japan) or region free Blu-ray discs. DVDs will also obviously not play on the PS3 unless they are region 1 (US, Canada) or region free.

Like ALICOM007 said, the PS3 has a universal power supply (110v-240v), so all you'll need is a standard PC/Kettle lead.

Good luck getting it through customs with the box though :whistling:

EDIT: Oh and I believe you only recieve the 5 Blu-ray movies if you have a registered address in the US.
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#9
I would still says its worth it even if you get caught by customs,
#10
PS. In case you have any UK/PAL PlayStation 2 & PlayStation 1 game titles then these will not play on the US PS3, as PS2/PS1 titles are region-locked.

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