Playstation 3 40GB Console + 2 Free Games £299.99 Argos
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Playstation 3 40GB Console + 2 Free Games £299.99 Argos

£299.99
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Found 24th Nov 2007Made hot 24th Nov 2007
I got a Playstation 3 40GB console with 2 free games from Argos today by doing the following...

Go onto the Argos web site and add a PS3 60GB console and 2 of the special offer free games for it to your basket. The PS3 60GB should come up as being out of stock because it's discontinued and now in short supply. Leave all the stuff in your basket and go back and add a 40GB PS3 console and go back to your basket again. The 2 games should still show as being free.

Choose to reserve and collect it all at a store with stock and print off and take the confirmation e-mail that Argos send you and it should be game on!

Expect them to have to jiggle things about a bit on the till to get the offer through and try and avoid whistling and looking up at the ceiling.

Lucky me had £65 worth of Nectar points off it too which brought it all down to £234.99. Pretty pleased.

Good luck.

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Original Poster

By the way, the games I got for free were Motorstorm and Ridge Racer 7.

tried it but didnt work

worked for me

ridge racer 7 really is poor in my opinion, hower that bundle seems ok. Last time i looked in game you had a choice of 2 games which were either motorstorm, heavenly sword, ridge racer 7 and resistance. However i think that deal has expired now...

Original Poster

I've just tried it again and it's still working for me.

Leave every thing in your basket including the out of stock PS3 60GB console and go to reserve and collect. Then only choose to reserve and collect the 2 free games and 40GB console and not the 60GB console.

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TheKid

ridge racer 7 really is poor in my opinion, hower that bundle seems ok. … ridge racer 7 really is poor in my opinion, hower that bundle seems ok. Last time i looked in game you had a choice of 2 games which were either motorstorm, heavenly sword, ridge racer 7 and resistance. However i think that deal has expired now...



I chose the games for my 10 year old boy. I'm sure he'll be happy with them.:)

doesn't work for me???

i got fifa and assasins creed from blockbuster for 299.99

nice trick - shame the games are not newer great price tho

ms01ma

i got fifa and assasins creed from blockbuster for 299.99



how? comes up at 329.99 on the site

it does sound to me like it bordering on deception, I'm all for deals, but this is the equivalent of trying to hide things in your checkout basket at the supermarket and hoping the bored cashier doesnt notice.

Original Poster

gazter

it does sound to me like it bordering on deception, I'm all for deals, … it does sound to me like it bordering on deception, I'm all for deals, but this is the equivalent of trying to hide things in your checkout basket at the supermarket and hoping the bored cashier doesnt notice.



Deception never. You're just using the reserve and collect feature on their web site and innocently going on information received.

working, sori my fault

Original Poster

n1ck09

didn't work for me either


Have you done EXACTLY this...

1. Added a 60GB PS3 to your basket.

2. Gone back and added the two free games for 60GB PS3 in the special offer games for it.

3. Left all the above in your basket and added a 40GB PS3.

4. Gone back to your basket with all the above in it and chosen to reserve and collect at a covenient store for yourself and then selected to R&C just the two free games and 40GB PS3???

You getting 1 red?
Remember, reserve and collect wont give you this bundle for this price. You will have to argue the toss with the manager..so take a printout

chris-richardson

how? comes up at 329.99 on the site



in store in my local in blackpool

TheKid

ridge racer 7 really is poor in my opinion, hower that bundle seems ok. … ridge racer 7 really is poor in my opinion, hower that bundle seems ok. Last time i looked in game you had a choice of 2 games which were either motorstorm, heavenly sword, ridge racer 7 and resistance. However i think that deal has expired now...



Ridge Racer is the marmite of racing games. I love it!

Original Poster

smashed

You getting 1 red?Remember, reserve and collect wont give you this bundle … You getting 1 red?Remember, reserve and collect wont give you this bundle for this price. You will have to argue the toss with the manager..so take a printout


Like I said in the OP...I got one this afternoon mate.

I took the confirmation e-mail in with the reservation code on it and they didn't hesitate at all in honouring the price and deal.

I waited posting this deal until I got one myself.

If you get this with f1 and ridge racer you can get £13 trade in at CEX for each of these making the console £274 i think thats the cheapest i have seen it

A 60gb is available near me lol.
I want a PS3..tho I wont play it
Very tempted with this..tho I could get a 40gb for £200 when I go to USA in January..and it would be Region A Blu-Ray.
Decisions

1000 posts..hooray.
Impressed with the PS3 then red?

RedOnRed

Like I said in the OP...I got one this afternoon mate.I took the … Like I said in the OP...I got one this afternoon mate.I took the confirmation e-mail in with the reservation code on it and they didn't hesitate at all in honouring the price and deal.I waited posting this deal until I got one myself.



could you pay at one of the quick pay points?

You could, but you will be overcharged.
You will HAVE to show them your printout and say that you should be getting the games free

Original Poster

smashed

1000 posts..hooray.Impressed with the PS3 then red?



Lol, congratulations on the 1000 posts!:-D

I don't know what the PS3 is like yet as it's been whisked away by Santa's little helpers pending redelivery by Santa on the 25/12/07. Well sort of, it's in the garage.

Original Poster

chris-richardson

could you pay at one of the quick pay points?



Not sure, as I wanted to use my Nectar points which I think you can't redeem at the quick pay places.

But as mentioned, if you did use quick pay you most likely wouldn't get this deal anyway.

Oh.
The best thing I get at Xmas is Turkey and Xmas Pudding

cold vote from me

this is fraud, not a deal by any means

Original Poster

smashed

Oh.The best thing I get at Xmas is Turkey and Xmas Pudding



Mrs Smashed doesn't have something in her stocking for you then?:whistling:

(SE)Xbox>PS3

good deal thanks works for me




scooter

Worked for me and has been reserved at my local store for pickup tommorow.

Thanks.

:w00t:

Worked for me too, but found a store with the 60Gb one. Hope it's worth the extra £50. Also got the chance to get FIFA 2008 half price too.

£350 is just too much for me to justify even tho it is 60gb IMO.
No red, Miss Smashed is on a strict budget, as the USA trip just after Xmas via FlyZoom will no doubt cause big spending stateside

Original Poster

D00nhamer

Worked for me too, but found a store with the 60Gb one. Hope it's worth … Worked for me too, but found a store with the 60Gb one. Hope it's worth the extra £50. Also got the chance to get FIFA 2008 half price too.



IMO the 60GB one is only worth getting in order to play PS2 games. As we never had a PS2 it's not worth us getting one. OK, it has a few extra USB ports and card rearders but you can get USB card readers for next nothing anyway.

Original Poster

smashed

£350 is just too much for me to justify even tho it is 60gb IMO.No red, … £350 is just too much for me to justify even tho it is 60gb IMO.No red, Miss Smashed is on a strict budget, as the USA trip just after Xmas via FlyZoom will no doubt cause big spending stateside



You can take advantage of the weak $ and bag yourself a real bargain PS3 from the States then.:thumbsup:

RedOnRed

You can take advantage of the weak $ and bag yourself a real bargain PS3 … You can take advantage of the weak $ and bag yourself a real bargain PS3 from the States then.:thumbsup:



Exactly...just the issues of customs, and having to wait to get it
You can get a new 40gb for £250 on ebay...is that a risk?

Original Poster

smashed

Exactly...just the issues of customs, and having to wait to get it :(You … Exactly...just the issues of customs, and having to wait to get it :(You can get a new 40gb for £250 on ebay...is that a risk?



Hmmm, i'm personally not very comfortable buying electricals, especially expensive ones off Ebay.

The good thing about buying it off Argos is that their returns if something goes wrong with it is very good.

When we got our Xbox we had 3 of them until we got one that worked. That would be a nightmare with an Ebay seller or a warranty claim.

worked for me. Cheers

RedOnRed

Hmmm, i'm personally not very comfortable buying electricals, especially … Hmmm, i'm personally not very comfortable buying electricals, especially expensive ones off Ebay.The good thing about buying it off Argos is that their returns if something goes wrong with it is very good.When we got our Xbox we had 3 of them until we got one that worked. That would be a nightmare with an Ebay seller or a warranty claim.



i am the same. Worrying buying elec via ebay..just made me realise that even this deal should hopefully be surpassed soon.
My launch 360 finally packed in last week.. have to wait for them to repair it.

bit off topic but.....

why has the PS3 60GB been discontinued, my brother was going to get one for my nephew?? Wont he be able to now??
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