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Sony offers up a $100 PS3 price cut!

The fine folks at Sony have a nice promotion going on that could make buying a PS3 a little bit easier on the old pocketbook...

Sign up for (and use) your new Sony credit card and you'll get a $100 credit applied to your card after your purchase. Of course, this credit can be applied to any gear you might want, but the PS3 is clearly begging for this. It makes the PS3 "Elite" a steal at $499 bucks!

Take that Xbox 360 Elite. You'll also get:
  • 0% Introductory APR and No Annual Fee
  • Full Platinum Visa benefits
  • 5 Sony Rewards Points per $1 spent at SonyStyle.com, Sony Style stores, and ImageStation.com
  • Exclusive members-only deals on Sony products
Yawn. Just make sure to pay your newly minted debt off quickly or your PS3 might cost you way more than you bargained for.

[Thanks Colin]

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1. Can I buy an Xbox360 Elite with my Sony card? Wocka wocka wocka... I mean, if I've got a credit line, what the hell? And can I get a Wii with that thing while I'm at it? I wonder what the cap is on that thing... $1000. I could squeeze in a PS3 and an Xbox360, or a ps3, a Wii, and some games or an extra controller or two...

Oh, the possibilities.

If that thing had a $4000 credit line, I could get all three consoles with all the cables and even subscribe to that Xbox thing, I could get a game for each, and a HD tv...

Who cares if I'm paying 22%? Who cares if I decide to keep my 100,000+ mile car? Gaming heaven!

Question: spend $4,000 on all three new consoles plus a high-def tv and some audio, or... GET A NEW CAR?

Oh, wait, I know:

With $4,000 I could probably still squeeze in about $300 for a new bicycle, in case my car breaks down (and then, there's always the bus).

The choice is obvious!

Posted at 10:32PM on Mar 28th 2007 by John

2. Hey, I didn't post that at 10:32! It's 7:32 here!

West SIDE...

Posted at 10:34PM on Mar 28th 2007 by John

3. John...unless you can get those Xboxs or Wiis at the Sony Style store then...no.

Posted at 10:38PM on Mar 28th 2007 by Colin

4. According to Sony's website, this offer expired Jan 31, 2007, but you had until March 31st 2007 to make your first purchase via that offer.

The credit to your account occurs 3-4 months later if you account is in good standing.

The APR rate on this card is 14.24% or 18.24% or 23.24 variable, depending on your credit standing. Yikes!

Posted at 11:04PM on Mar 28th 2007 by LR

5. Oh wait, they changed the terms...

You have until March 31st 2007 to sign up for the card (about 4 days) and you have to make a purchase by August 2007 to qualify.

Posted at 11:07PM on Mar 28th 2007 by LR

6. @LR...

From the site:

1 Offer subject to credit approval. Card credit will be applied to your Sony Card account 8-12 weeks after your first purchase. Offer expires May 31, 2007. First purchase must be made by August 31,2007.

Posted at 11:12PM on Mar 28th 2007 by Colin

7. Ok guys, come on. I'm a Playstation fan too, but seriously, let the Elite thing go. Just relax.

Posted at 11:23PM on Mar 28th 2007 by Promit

8. A sony credit card. . .is this really needed?


Posted at 12:31AM on Mar 29th 2007 by lynch

9. you lot make me chuckle, i have a PS3, and i still think its sad when you make sarcastic comments towards the 360. Face it the 360 is currently superior to the PS3, ok the PS3 has more power and i am sure in the future Sony will harness all that power to developement amazing games. But think about this. Microsoft will be well into the creation of the next console.

Posted at 2:45AM on Mar 29th 2007 by Anthony

10. could i use this to buy Wii points?

Posted at 7:20AM on Mar 29th 2007 by Rubyguy

11. Just so you folks know, I have had a Sony card since 1998, and they live up to their promises on the points and redemption.

I basically got my PS2 and several accessories for free by accumulating points on my Sony Card. They don't make it very easy to find the redemption form on the sonycard site (go figure), but it's there.

Posted at 9:56AM on Mar 29th 2007 by DC

12. Does the PS3 Elite come with a 120GB HDD?


Posted at 10:17AM on Mar 29th 2007 by MrIntencity

13. You really shouldn't advertise this as a PS3 price cut... I bet most people'll use it to get themselves a Wii at 50% the price.

Posted at 10:40AM on Mar 29th 2007 by Simon

14. So..... stooping to credit card ads eh? Slow news day? 360 elite gotcha feeling blue? I hope you're at least getting commission for this post.

Posted at 10:58AM on Mar 29th 2007 by Mike

15. Can't be any slower than what's going on at whatthegeek.com, right, Mike?

Posted at 11:21AM on Mar 29th 2007 by DC

16. oh damn, I gotta change the link here, thanks for reminding me.

Long story short, that used to be a legitimate site until godaddy sold my domain name from under me to a spammer. Don't click my name, don't go to whatthegeek. it's garbage. Sorry for leaving that as my link, and as soon as I figure out where to change it on here it won't be there anymore. Thanks for pointing it out DC

Posted at 11:54AM on Mar 29th 2007 by Mike

17. Hi Mike...I'm Colin...I submitted the story to PS3 Fanboy and received no commission (I don't live in the States and I don't work for MBNA or Sony, in fact, I work for a competitor to MBNA).

I submitted the story because someone looking to find out more about a PS3 MIGHT stumble onto PS3 Fanboy...as a service to them I thought it would be nice to let everyone know how to score $100 off the price of it. (I also submitted to PSP Fanboy - you can get the PSP +1GB + Game + Movie for $150 with this deal).

Have an awesome day and stop being so cynical.

Posted at 11:57AM on Mar 29th 2007 by Colin

18. You'll notice that I posted the info 1 full day before PSP Fanboy decided to bring it to everyone's attention:


Posted at 12:02PM on Mar 29th 2007 by Colin

19. Mike, cool .. I had figured something went wrong. I liked whatthegeek.com but your silly potshot earlier reflects poorly on you. I am a little surprised to be honest.

Posted at 12:35PM on Mar 29th 2007 by DC

20. Wow...the comments on this article are ridiculous.

360 fans...just be quiet about the Elite. You know these guys are just going say, "But we get Blu-ray!" Yeah, Blu-ray. Sarcastic "woot".


I got a $50 gift card from Walmart and 1 year no interest on a 360 I bought. I didn't need it anymore since my room mate brought his upsairs and we didn't need 3 of them. Walmart let me return 360 two months after the purchase. And I got to keep the $50 gift card. That's a deal...making money. LOL

For my PS3, I got rid of one of my 3 useless PS2's I collected over the years to save $100. Then $500 went down the toilet. At least I paid cash...no interest.


Posted at 12:46PM on Mar 29th 2007 by SuicideNinja

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