PlayStation 3 (PS3) 250GB Console - HMV Instore £179.99.
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PlayStation 3 (PS3) 250GB Console - HMV Instore £179.99.

£179.99
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Found 7th Jun 2011Made hot 7th Jun 2011
Popped in to Taunton HMV on my lunch and spotted this little deal. Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) 250GB Console RRP £284.99 NOW £179.99.

I can't confirm if this is Nationwide for all HMVs however, something that does point towards that it will be is the fact the barcode was HMV printed and stated the £179.99 price. So if your local store has stock, ask them to check the price, I'm sure you will be paying the £179.99.

Thanks to viki66 for posting that she obtained one outside of the Taunton store. Best to ask staff to check stock levels and look out back as they may not be on the shelves.

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Original Poster

Bigger picture of attached image.
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nice find, doubtful though whether it will be UK wide, more shop specific..

Original Poster

FTCom

nice find, doubtful though whether it will be UK wide, more shop … nice find, doubtful though whether it will be UK wide, more shop specific..



When I looked around the box, it had a HMV Printed Barcode with the price of £179.99, so if stores have stock, that leads me to think the price would be £179.99.

needle in haystack

HMV deals are getting little tedious.

how long do they take to test ps3 that you trade in

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davver99

how long do they take to test ps3 that you trade in



Wouldn't know Davver, but most places allow 30-40 minutes with hardware tests, an hour tops.

Scazza

Wouldn't know Davver, but most places allow 30-40 minutes with hardware … Wouldn't know Davver, but most places allow 30-40 minutes with hardware tests, an hour tops.



ok cant do in lunch hour then doh

Gonna get very hot in here.

Good find

How can this can get hot ? Its good price yes I agree, as all the HMV deals only available probably one or 2 !!

ciaran4174

Gonna get very hot in here.Good find


Hot if nationwide!

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koalauk

How can this can get hot ? Its good price yes I agree, as all the HMV … How can this can get hot ? Its good price yes I agree, as all the HMV deals only available probably one or 2 !!



I don't know what your problem is here, I haven't had problem finding most HMV deals. Best thing to do is just ask a member of staff to check the system, they can tell you if they have any or which store is showing the stock near by.

Sweet deal. How much do hmv offer for a 60gb fat?

I traded in mine a while ago and it took less than 15 mins.... Gotta have box and all contents for full trade in price...

davver99

ok cant do in lunch hour then doh


If Only 2 people manage to get this deal I ll eat me HAT

Scazza

I don't know what your problem is here, I haven't had problem finding … I don't know what your problem is here, I haven't had problem finding most HMV deals. Best thing to do is just ask a member of staff to check the system, they can tell you if they have any or which store is showing the stock near by.


great deal...I knew these would come along after I bought a slim.

you should all be thanking me.

RRP fail

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koalauk

If Only 2 people manage to get this deal I ll eat me HAT



Haha, ok ok, please if people get this deal, let us know. WE have a hat eater in this thread! lol.

shame it's the older slim version .. not the improved 160gb/320gb model

but hot for the price

The one plus point of this would be that the firmware on it will most likely be < 3.56

I bought a new 320gb slim about 10 days ago and it was on 3.50 - so I think any new one in the shops now would be fine.

You'd imagine they'd be keen on getting > 3.56 a.s.a.p though, so once the current UK stock is sold I should think they'll be on 3.61.

What was improved?

toonarmani

shame it's the older slim version .. not the improved 160gb/320gb … shame it's the older slim version .. not the improved 160gb/320gb modelbut hot for the price



toonarmani

shame it's the older slim version .. not the improved 160gb/320gb … shame it's the older slim version .. not the improved 160gb/320gb modelbut hot for the price


very nice deal. got mines for £165 with modnation racers from a deal onhere awhile back. wouldnt have any probs buying at this price tho

Very tempted to go check HMV for one...

simba2585

What was improved?



Lower power consumption

ive checked all my local stores and they are all out of stock so i doubt many people will get one

simba2585

Sweet deal. How much do hmv offer for a 60gb fat?


trade is £90 cash £70

I thought that was the improvement between phat and slims not slim to slim?

weiran

Lower power consumption



Edited by: "koalauk" 7th Jun 2011

Great price if you can find one

ourdave

I bought a new 320gb slim about 10 days ago and it was on 3.50 - so I … I bought a new 320gb slim about 10 days ago and it was on 3.50 - so I think any new one in the shops now would be fine.You'd imagine they'd be keen on getting > 3.56 a.s.a.p though, so once the current UK stock is sold I should think they'll be on 3.61.



Does the firmware get updated if you sign up online - without you knowing I mean?

Buy and resell on ebay

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momo69

Does the firmware get updated if you sign up online - without you knowing … Does the firmware get updated if you sign up online - without you knowing I mean?



I believe the PSN doens't let you sign in online unless you have the latest firmware.

koalauk

I thought that was the improvement between phat and slims not slim to … I thought that was the improvement between phat and slims not slim to slim?



Agreed.
I believe the only change was the disk size

i bought one of these 250gb ps3 a few weeks ago and they come with 3.41 firmware

also theres no difference except size of hard drives between all slims i had this confirmed by my mate who works for ony te power/redisgn was from phat to slims but all slims are the same only firmware and harddrive and with a few very vey early ps3 they had to redesign the power supplys because they were burning out but you cant find any off them in any shops because that was nearly 2 years ago

For those that don't believe me (or don't know), you can view the different PS3 Slim models here

The 250gb version is no longer in production, hence why you sometimes get some deals on them (same for the 120gb version).

The latest versions are 160gb and 320gb, these have the latest CECH details (improved on the previous 120/250gb models).

Hope that helps.

toonarmani

For those that don't believe me (or don't know), you can view the … For those that don't believe me (or don't know), you can view the different PS3 Slim models hereThe 250gb version is no longer in production, hence why you sometimes get some deals on them (same for the 120gb version).The latest versions are 160gb and 320gb, these have the latest CECH details (improved on the previous 120/250gb models).Hope that helps.


would you say its not worth getting this 250gb version if the others have been improved

Thanks

doubt there will be much stock as the 250GB was phased out a while ago but good luck to anyone hunting them down

None in stock in the glasgow stores, oh well

simba2585

None in stock in the glasgow stores, oh well



Cheers for that, was going to head out to silverburn to check but wont bother now.

FTCom

nice find, doubtful though whether it will be UK wide, more shop … nice find, doubtful though whether it will be UK wide, more shop specific..



Must be, been in HMV Durham today, not in there

toonarmani

For those that don't believe me (or don't know), you can view the … For those that don't believe me (or don't know), you can view the different PS3 Slim models hereThe 250gb version is no longer in production, hence why you sometimes get some deals on them (same for the 120gb version).The latest versions are 160gb and 320gb, these have the latest CECH details (improved on the previous 120/250gb models).Hope that helps.



Doesn't really as still suggests only difference is hard drive size. Which bit are you saying backs up what you say? It says they have the same cpu and gpu processors. Have read elsewhere that they have different heat sinks at least, but not sure about that even.
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