VG247: Just got this from Sony: "I'm pleased to announce Dualshock 3 will be released in the UK on July 4th for £39.99."
£40 for a controller wtf..
It's Wednesday, not Friday.
Good to be an American ;) Wink Wink.
£40?! You have got to be kidding? It's only something like $50 in the States. Whereas £40 is almost $80! Surely they jest....they are going to surprise us and say "nah, it's actually only £30". That would be much more realistic.
lol, everything in the uk is more expensive, when you see it like this. you cant transfer prices 1 to 1, obviously.
but then you've got to take into account this its the UK, England, Great Britain, or as any brit calls it "Rip Off Britain". This isn't just a Sony thing, everything here is expensive if you compare our prices to the USA. Take the global costs at the moment for fuel, (anyone from the US correct me if i'm far out), they pay approx $3.60 per gallon, whereas in comparison we pay nearly $9 per gallon (gallon = 3.8 x litre). I'd suggest shop around on the internet, you'll probably find it cheaper. A friend of mine is an assistant manager in a game shop, so I can get 40% off the retail price (lucky break for me), but gaming ain't cheap these days, I wish it was.
Does someone think £40 is reasonable? Someone must get too much money! I know prices from here to the states isn't 1 to 1 but even £30 would be more than the states (if you were assuming it was one to one). I think I will import. I know a couple of sites that seem to get around duty (not really sure how) but the price they quote is what you pay. (BTW Gas in the stats when I left a couple of weeks ago was about $4.29 a gallon for the budget stuff)
how can someone disagree.....£40 is a lot......the mind boggles. Fuel keeps going up, it was about $3.60 last time I was in florida, a good few months ago now though. It must average at about $4 per gallon depending on which state you live in. And your correct, £30 is more than enough. The cheapest i've managed to find on the internet is on ebay, imported controllers via Hong Kong, just over £30. Luckily i'll get mine local with the nice discount a friend can provide me, so i'll only end up paying £25.
Why so much? i hate prices in the UK :(
the DS3, because that price is ridiculous. I'm glad to see that our Euro friends (that haven't imported already) will be able to enjoy MGS4 to the fullest now:)
Any item imported from the US that is over £18 in value, is subject to import tax. Most companies, once the item is in the UK, use Royal Mail. And guess what, royal mail impose a £9 handling fee on any item that has duty on it. So that initial saving you make from importing can go right out the window. The cost for the dualshock 3 is $50, thats about £25. Your duty tax on it will be approx £6 when you import it because its over the £18 value, and then Royal Mails handling fee is £9. Ohhh, isn't it ironic that the price when you add it all up is still £40, kind of makes you think they might of worked this one out. If you can find a seller that doesn't use royal mail, so that handling fee isn't applied, then great, just be careful who you import from. (dont use Amazon, they use royal mail over here)
Damn. That is pretty suspicious looking, I must admit. You could still save if you bought a used one:P
I got my Dualshock 3 from Amazon ages ago... Came to £35 with postage etc. I know this isn't a massive saving, but I've had it a while and I feel better that I haven't had to wait as I knew they would rip us off on the price. Rip off Britain indeed. Months late and a lot more expensive too.
You only pay import tax if it's over £40. I got my DS3 at xmas for £35 and I didn't get charged import tax.
Then could you please explain this to HM Revenue & Customs See website link below. http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/... Also, Royal mail charge an international handling fee of £9 when imported goods are over the value of £18. Again, see the web link above, and under the heading of How the duty and tax will be collected? 'The Post Office may charge you for clearing your package through customs'. Which they do, as I made an order on Amazon.com (UK duty is applied as an extra when it arrives in this country), for the value of £25 (some dvd's but the value is about the same as a dualshock 3 controller), and it ended up costing me nearly £40 because of duty and post office handling fees. If you imported it, then the price you paid of £35 must of included the duty and/or shipping charges, so yes you did pay duty, just that the company who sold it to you paid the duty for you.
.....thats a bit of a steep price. I will be purchasing but i think i will import because that price is ridiculous for a controller.
because every time they sell one here it's like selling 2 in the states, and £40 is expensive, it's only a fiver more than I thought it would be.
I think i will wait for a retailer to have a massive limited time discount. No more than £25.
when i imported one for way cheaper. 24.99 gotta love ebay.
i imported as i know us brits get screwed on everything...you can stick that price right up your ***
imports are cheaper lol
but like others say i recommend importing that sounds a bit expensive....
59 euro in germany so....
Shopto.net is selling at £34.99
Meh, it's not really that expensive considering it's Britain, A 360 controller costs £33, and doesn't have a Li-Ion battery. A Wii remote and nunchuck costs £45, and again no Li-Ion battery. So, the Dual Shock 3 is pretty fairly priced.
a wired controller is £17.99 http://www.play.com/Games/X... and the wireless is £29.99 http://www.play.com/Games/X...
Wired? None of that nonsense. Anyway, I was going by RRPs, I'm sure I can find a DS3 for £30 somewhere.
I agree, but compared to the US it is. I wouldn't mind paying more IF we were getting it at the same time. There's no localisation needed in Britain as we share the same language, our controllers don't cost any more to make. I know we pay far more tax, but $80US for a controller? How many US guys on here would be happy paying $80 for a Dualshock 3? Sorry, I'm just burned by paying rip off taxes in Britain. You US guys must have a few rip off taxes too don't you? As well as expensive consumer goods, petrol, alcohol etc in the UK... ...we have Stamp Duty - a tax you have to pay for the pleasure of buying your own home. I'm buying a house at the moment and my Stamp Duty? $40,000!! $40,000 straight to the government. If I move house again in 2 years time to similar property. That will be another $40,000. TV license is another one. $280 a year to watch two TV channels. Yep two. BBC1 and BBC2. Of course, there are other BBC channels that the money goes towards that you can watch if you have a freeview box, but if you only have a standard TV that can only view those two channels - $280 AND you have to pay whether you watch them or not. If you only use your TV for video games then you still have to pay for those two channels. Every home in Britain that has a TV, has to pay a TV license. They send out enforcement vans that scout out non-payers. But they are quite generous really. If you are blind then they'll only charge you half price - $140.
I imagine they have lost money in the process, I expect once the 3rd parties or those who have a stake in the dual shock start to make money from it then the pricess will drop.
About time it is released, will definitely pick one up, Is MGS4 better with one?
There's a couple of bits that NEED one.
WHEN Sony decide to bundle it.
Its about time, it should of been here at the launch of the PS3, but legal battles etc., still better late than never.
meh i got mine months ago from http://www13.cd-wow.com/det... it was sent from Hong Kong but there are never any import charges to pay with this company(they pay it for you) and it came in 2 days
There is 17.5% VAT on all the products sold in the UK. VAT means Value Added Tax, so yes we British pay more out of the arse then we should do.
Twice the price of sixaxes? Feck right off.
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