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Amazon's Deal Of The Day: A 80GB PlayStation 3 For $349

Remember when we advised readers to keep checking places like Amazon.com for special January gaming deals? Well, there was a darn good reason for that.

Many big-name titles and system accessories have already received a price cut on Amazon, and even though the Deal of the Day is temporary, it's still worth mentioning...especially when it involves the PlayStation 3. Yep, for today only, you can purchase a brand new 80GB PS3 from Amazon for the price of $349.99, which is $50 cheaper than the standard retail price. Just remember, as it's the Deal of the Day, this deal disappears as of tomorrow and it's only available "while supplies last." With extra little bonuses, you might be able to avoid much of the taxes and shipping costs, too, so now could be an excellent time to finally snag the PS3. We will most likely see an official (and permanent) price drop some time this year, but it probably won't happen any time soon. Therefore, it's always good to take advantage of deals like these; deals that certainly won't pop up at places like GameStop.

While you're over there, browse around for games or accessories you've missed out on in the past; you might be surprised at what you find. January is typically a pretty dreary month for retailers, so now's the time to search for awesome deals and sales.

1/27/2009 Ben Dutka

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Arvis
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:46:03 AM
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OMG THIS SITE IS PAID BY AMMAZON WHAT TRASH...

Anyways, I just went to Amazon, and it looked like the deal of the day was Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2. Am I doing it wrong?

-Arvis

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:53:26 AM

Dude, get over it. The site is not sponsored by Amazon. They're just pointing out a good deal. I've got a boy that has been thinking of picking up a PS3. I'm going to call him and tell him about this. Does that mean Amazon is paying me? No. It means I know about a good deal, and I'm passing on the info to a buddy.

Now, if the PS3 was selling for $350 EVERYWHERE and PSXE only singled out Amazon, then you'd have a reason to cry foul. Right now, you're crying for nothing.

And, I don't know if it's the deal of the day, but if you click the link Ben put up, you will indeed find the 80 GB PS3 at Amazon for $350.

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:54:05 AM

Dammit you beat me to it.

I wanted to be the first to cry about amazon sponsoring psxextreme.

And I think the Deal of the Day is Photoshop but there is a line of deals under that that has the 80gb for 349.99. It's in Other Deals


Anyway, Drink Pepsi the choice of a new generation.

Thanks for the news guys.

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:55:56 AM

No way Troy they are totally sponsored they just have you blinded.

Kind of like my slick Adidas gym bag with adjustable strap and inside pocket has you blinded with jealousy.

Pick one up today


(Just for the record I am being sarcastic about the sponsorship guys I love the things you do for us gamers)

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Arvis
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:00:04 AM

Internet sarcasm flies over more heads than most jetliners... And here I thought I was being as obvious as humanly possible.

Anyways, thanks for the tip, Coverton. I already have a PS3, but I plan on pointing this deal out to some friends...

-Arvis

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:00:47 AM

lol...actually, I've got 2 Adidas gym bags. One black, one red. Gotta be fresh at Bally's, baby!

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:02:04 AM

Sorry, mate. Thought you were one of THEM.

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Arvis
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:52:04 AM

Troy, I've been around here almost as long as you have. How could you think something so evil???

=(

-Arvis

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:55:20 AM
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You think they're dropping the price on the plain 80 gigger because they've got a bundle coming out soon? Perhaps Killzone?

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:56:33 AM

I only wish the KZ2 bundle would make it here that would up the install base quite a bit

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:04:23 AM

Jeez, man. I just realized KZ2 is still a full month away.

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:11:46 AM

Painful realization isn't it?

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:56:56 AM
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Hey, the 10 AM (PST) deal must be the MGS4 headset. The hint is "Snake doesn't bother with walkie talkies."

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:11:31 AM

I think you're right and it looks like almost everything else is jewelry so this is the one and only opportunity to pick up something gaming related on the lightning deals today.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:01:41 AM
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I know Arvis was just being sarcastic.

But again, just to clarify further, we have NO AFFILIATION WHATSOEVER with Amazon. I don't even see any Amazon ads, do you? I mean, maybe every once in a while, but certainly no more often than any other ads we run.

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:09:15 AM

It's all good Ben we know as most of the readers here know you guys aren't being bought out for news.

By the way how do you like my Coach wallet? Nordstrom's for $459 baby. Goes nicely with this slick Armani Exchange long sleeve V-neck Black Tee I picked up in SF last week don't you think.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:17:06 AM

...if that's more sarcasm or bizarre symbolism, I'm missing it this time.

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:21:57 AM

Just more sarcastic undertones to me not having my morning tea yet gimme about an hour work is dragging today.

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Arvis
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:37:06 AM

My sarcasm appears to have prompted a cascade of off-topic posts. I'll refrain from attempting to be witty from here on...

-Arvis

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:31:11 PM

Provided we don't get to 50 off-topic posts, I think we'll be okay. ;)

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:11:44 AM
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....... STFU.

i thought this was a big deal, £50 aint much of a difference really...

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 12:36:53 PM
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Its like your getting a PS3 and a free game of your choice with it.

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:47:48 PM

Hey hey do I hear a bit of interest in your voice?

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ec0li
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:00:05 PM

@Josh

I like how your post was positive towards the PS3 and yet you get a thumbs down.

I'm tellin you man, go for the Dell deal for the PS3. 10 bones cheaper than the amazon deal. You can't miss out on K2.

Off topic -- Who's getting the Hulk vs Wolverine/Thor in blu-ray? It's looking jawsome. I'm definitely getting it. It's out today. Jan 27

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 4:59:57 PM

Maybe it was maybe it wasn't. I shall never tell!;)

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kreate
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:31:09 PM

if u guys think josh comes here cuz he's interested in buying a ps3. you are totally wrong.

he's here so we can go buy our 10th xbox360 and maybe we can join him in his crusade against the ps3.

also he pops a positive comment for every 100 negative comment on the ps3 just for the heck of it.

no offense josh. but its true.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 @ 4:41:14 AM

Nothing iv said is as stupid as that avatar.

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www
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:25:12 PM
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Heeeey i predicted this on that Pachter article,where he April fooled us all,it's sad is only an Amazon deal and not a worldwide price cut.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 1:56:28 PM
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Dell dot com has a better sale on game consoles (PS3, 360, PSP), games, and accessories... IMO.

Last edited by Orvisman on 1/27/2009 1:56:42 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 2:08:29 PM
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For you PS2 only guys I say pick it up, I got the 80gb for 500 and it was worth that. (Of course I've got b/c)

Amazon is the best for gamers, that's why it pops up on this site so much. Not surprisingly Ebay kind of snorts powdered deer penis when it comes to deals.

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 5:50:15 PM

Powdered deer penis? Really? Is that freeze-dried and the crushed up?

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:04:27 PM

Rock, boiled-down, reconstituted, then crushed. They love the pure penis man.

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ec0li
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:34:37 PM
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There are a good amount of sales poppin up now. Best Buy has a new list of games on sale. For all you peeps that were on the fence because of the price, Bioshock is now 29.99 in Best Buy. Go buy it and see why it won the lion's share of GOTY awards in 2007.

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Zorigo
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 3:42:42 PM
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price drops are great, but software price drops are neded to those who have brought ps where they are. day-1-ers want games, not another ps3.

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dveisalive
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 4:02:53 PM
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Dam if this would of came out in 07 when i got my PS3 i mean im so swold this happen but this is a fantastic deal!

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chicko1983
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 4:23:19 PM
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@Ben, Coverton and Arvis:
The reason why I asked if the site was sponsored last week was because in Australia it is a breach of some media industry laws if you editorialise advertisments and dont disclose that they are advertisments (it is seen as a breach of duty of disclosure and journalistic integrity by the journalist - check out the "cash for comment affair" on wikipedia for the most high profile case in Aus). Hence, I asked if it was sponsored and what the law is in the US about it. Fairly simple question which I never got an adequate answer for.
As I said last week, I have no qualms if the site or some articles are sponsored - I still like this site more than any other and have been visiting it since early 2007 when I bought my ps3 (but only started commenting a couple of months ago). I never degraded the site because of the heads up on the deals, if anything I am looking out for it, so settle down.
Specifically @ Coverton and Arvis - sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Remember that.



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coverton341
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:05:56 PM

Man that is harsh to target our humor. I wasn't trying to be witty at all I leave intelligent discourse out of the internet when at all possible.

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chicko1983
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 8:59:03 PM

sorry Coverton, I didnt realise you were trying to be humorous without trying to be witty. Maybe its the weird sense of American humour.
I was only targeting your humour as you were targeting my perfectly legitimate question last week and brought it up again this week with your humour.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 9:10:11 PM

No idea what you're talking about, but...well, I won't repeat it again.

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Arvis
Thursday, January 29, 2009 @ 11:12:23 AM

"sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Remember that."

Ah yes, but PREVENTATIVE SARCASM is popularly regarded as the HIGHEST form of ANYTHING. And that, of course, is the only kind of sarcasm I use.

-Arvis

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raztad
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 5:47:12 PM
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Hello everyone! Ive been around this site for quite a long time as a guest, but today I finally got my new tv set and an ultra new and shiny 80G PS3. So you can welcome me :D. I initially ordered both TV and PS3 from Amazon, but two days after I saw (dont remember where) an article just like this, making ps3 fans to know bout DELL selling 80G PS3 for only 360$ (tax included). I canceled my Amazon order and got my PS3 from DELL. Pretty cool.

Oh my, that PS3 is quite a marvelous piece of tech, it is noiseless!! works wonderfully. I purchased 4 games to begin my current gen gaming journey, MGS4, GTA4, GRAW2 and Orange Box (good value for only 20$). After finish them, KZ2 and Riddick:Chronicles come next. Perhaps, I must give R2 a try before KZ2, Im a bit scary that after playing KZ2 any other shooter becomes outdated and pointless to play with.

See you!!

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NightHawk17
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 7:26:34 PM

Welcome to the club friend, now your playing B3YOND

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 11:18:29 PM

Welcome to the dark side.

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Robochic
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 8:28:20 PM
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Welcome raztad, congrats on the new tv and system enjoy. R2 is awesome game and KZ2 is looking amazing, i played the beta and it was great. I would try resitance fall of man before the reistance 2 just for the story line and game play. Welcome again

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 10:38:14 PM
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Don't know if there's any "Big Lots" stores around you guys, but while in there today, I saw a PS2 Guitar Hero's "Aerosmith" version(guitar & game) for $48.

Also for any Wi owners, they also have a $10 deal on a aftermarket 4-piece Wi Sports set, with steering wheel, tennis racquet, golf club, and(forget what the last item was).

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