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PS4 bundle prices reduced by Amazon

Amazon has reduced the price of its PlayStation 4 console bundles, lowering the price of its six hardware options by £5-£20.

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Wizziokid992d ago

awesome I'm on bundle 5 so that's some extra money for another game

Cloudyday71992d ago (Edited 992d ago )

Sony adjusted the price of the bundles because of more favorable exchange rates and Amazon.co.uk is one of the few decent companies that have passed on the savings to their customers. Big props to them.

Sadly, some British retailers including ShopTo and Simply Games are using it as an opportunity to scalp so they are keeping the difference in profit.

PS4 Mega Bundle at Amazon is £429
PS4 Mega Bundle at Grainger Games is £439
PS4 Mega Bundle at ShopTo is £450

:(

nukeitall992d ago

I think that is an incorrect assesment.

When exchange rates are increasing at a disadvantage to the retailer, does the retailer increase the cost?

Amazon is a great company and I love them, but I don't think it is fair to only look at it at a lack of benefit to consumers, without considering the business as well.

Eonjay992d ago

@nukeitall

No... I think Amazon just has the better deal.

indysurfn991d ago (Edited 991d ago )

@nukeitall No you are being fooled by the misleading exchange rate excuses. Many companies try to hide behind an exchange rate. I know all about exchange rates from writing computer programs for our oversees division, and from trading currencies, and from friends that live oversees.
And they ARE keeping the profit. The truth is the exchange rate has already been factured in most of the time weeks ahead of time. In Most cases a 7% change (not in your companies favor) has been anticipated. If your familiar, a 7% change rarely occurs in a year!

When a company gets caught gauging in only a few countries, they will use the exchange rate as a excuse like Microsoft did. Because they know most people don't know how simple the exchange rate is. But people in the United states are usually not as aware of the ripoff that is going on. The exchange rate already takes the exchange differences in (with a cushion, built in). This is Simply price gauging! Nothing else.

Take the Amazon deal, drop the simplygames, or shopto preorder. And they will stop doing it. Or you can keep defending them, and they will keep punking you. One more thing complain! And they will respect it! And stop!

mewhy32991d ago

The PS4 is already crushing the bone. This should finish off the 1980's VCR prism "window into the living room"

ninavoljic990d ago (Edited 990d ago )

The deals are pretty much what BJ's is offering in U.S: http://n4g.com/news/1373564...

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boneso82991d ago

Anyone know when we can expect next gen game reviews to start going up? A week before launch maybe? That's gonna build the hype even more, and my excitement!

mike32UK992d ago

This is great news! I really want a bundle with watch dogs, an extra controller and the camera!

Majin-vegeta991d ago

Now if they would only bring that bundle to the U.S i would change my preorder.

Soldierone991d ago

Was thinking the same thing lol, I really badly want to change my bundle, but don't want to lose my spot in line.

MyFeetHurt991d ago

boy its needs it this time around.

remember how ps3 was $700. i remember.

meganick991d ago

I remember the premium model being $600.

MyFeetHurt991d ago

alright you win.

boy its needs it this time around.

remember how ps3 was $600. i remember.

*yeah still sounds fail

WeAreLegion991d ago

$500 actually. Same price as the Xbox One. Only the 60 Gb model was $600.

SirBradders992d ago

This is good marketing for amazon makes you want to buy more from them.

HighResHero991d ago (Edited 991d ago )

I've heard they will even take a hit sometimes in order to get new customers and/or crush competition. A tactic that's worked well with other massive retailers.

MyFeetHurt991d ago

so sell for a loss... everyone buy from you... then... uhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

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