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Best Buy Will Put Latest Firmware On New PS3 For $30

Sometimes, we all need to sit back and have a chuckle. If you're in need of a bit of comic relief, we're here to help you out this lovely evening.

Best Buy's Geek Squad has a great offer for prospective PlayStation 3 owners. As you can gather by the pic posted here, and as found by DualShockers, they will perform an invaluable service if you wish to toss 'em a few extra bucks. As most of you know, a PS3 slim typically costs $299 but at Best Buy, it might cost you $329...just don't expect a free game or accessory in the package. No, the geniuses in the Geek Squad did something else for your thirty bucks- they opened up the box, hooked up the system, and downloaded the most recent firmware update for you. ...okay, now before you start laughing, we think we know why this new deal exists. See, the PS3 won't be able to support 3D Blu-Ray movies unless it has the new firmware update, so...unless, wait...don't PS3s ship with the latest firmware installed? Or don't they? I'm not really sure... But either way, it's $30 for something most everyone can do at home, and it's just plain amusing.

However, if anybody wants to come up with a more logical reason as to why this deal exists, feel free to let us know. It can't just be another big retail chain looking to milk the public for a few extra bucks, can it? ...impossible.

Tags: best buy, ps3, playstation 3, geek squad

10/5/2010 8:44:09 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (96 posts)

Shibby
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 9:06:56 PM
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This is just another way to make money. I just go on the Network and do it for free and spend the thirty dollars on food or some DLC!

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Masterofallz
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 10:30:39 PM

And for an extra $50, Geeksquad will plug the ps3 in for you!

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Quincho
Thursday, October 07, 2010 @ 10:08:05 PM

and for just 100$ more they even do a test run for you!! awesome deal!!!

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Knightedrik
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 9:16:38 PM
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Wow, that is pretty stupid. lol. Maybe they can do it faster? idk. Rich people will buy anything.

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Shibby
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 9:20:07 PM
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I think what there doing is trying is making the non gamers fork over some cash because of a non gamers lack of knowledge for the free updates. A new buyer probably wants to buy the system for the 3D so they can trust Geek Squad with the updates or they think they have to go to Geek Squad in order to play the 3D movies with their new 3D TV. Most people these days are probably buying the PS3 for the Blue-ray player and 3D games and cause it does "Everything."

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 9:24:20 PM
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This is as stupid as the $50 they charge to install microsoft office and norton antivirus after you by a new computer and both those software

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 10:13:17 AM

Or as stupid as paying to play online.

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GuernicaReborn
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 9:32:51 PM
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Oh, you're buying this as a gift for your son? Well then you need the firmware upgrade, which we will throw in for $30, and can I interest you in any HDMI cables? I'd recommend the Monster cables, as they will give you better audio and video quality than any other cables.

I could so work at Best Buy. Although I guess thats not saying much.

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FxTales
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 9:36:18 PM

That's exactly what they'll do to poor unsuspecting parents. Glad I'm older and well informed not to be duped by this crap.

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Alienange
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 9:34:57 PM
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I usually get a lower price for an open box product.

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Zen_Zarab
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 9:43:43 PM
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Lol! So someone goes to buy a PS3 and the geek squad says they'll update your firmware. What if that ps3 has the most up to date firmware, and the buyer doesn't know it? Are they going to be spending $30 towards coffee and donuts for the geek squad instead? xD

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agroves120
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 9:57:05 PM
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I'll do it for $10!!! Tell your friends and family!

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faraga
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 12:38:30 AM

I'll do it for $9! (Though I won't pay for shipping back and forth to Europe.)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:01:17 PM
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A fool and his money are soon parted.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:02:42 PM
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Hell, I'll do it for a buck forty seven

(but the round trip shipping will be on YOUR dime).

And don't forget to tip!

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Riku994
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:03:18 PM
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Stupid friggin best buy... My question is, how does FIRMWARE update allow the reading of a disc?

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xnonsuchx
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 3:37:04 PM

I believe they mean newer firmwares (can) add new/updated Blu-ray support.

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Nickjcal
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:09:29 PM
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maybe its for people without wifi?

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laxpro2001
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:11:17 PM

One could argue that. However (I hope this is not ignorant) who is buying a ps3 that doesn't already have access to wifi or can't plug it in via ethernet cord?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:14:23 PM

Even if you can't do that, you can use your PC to download it onto a flashdrive.

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laxpro2001
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:22:17 PM

@World
Really good point... completely forgot about that!

Edit: btw are you ever going to go back to the ninja pic... i got too used to it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:41:32 PM

Maybe... or maybe I'll pick something else. Nobody knows what I'm gonna do. I could do any thing at any time. Bwahaha

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ColTater
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 11:10:33 AM

Folks, maybe some people don't even have an internet connection, therefore they wouldn't be able to update the firmware via the PS3 or a PC. Maybe they don't play games with it either so getting it via a disc wouldn't be an option either. You know some older couple maybe just bought it for the sole use of it being a blu-ray player, and in that sense, a service like this would be useful.

And PS3's do ship with the latest firmware, but if stock is already on the shelf and a new firmware comes out between the time it is sold, then it will require the latest one too.

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Nickjcal
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 8:59:35 PM

The world may never know lol

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laxpro2001
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:09:43 PM
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WOW. To me this scream unethical... basically its aimed at getting un-educated consumers to commit to this... yea the whole buyer beware thing can be stated but come on, this is just ruthless!

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Neo_Aeon666
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 12:20:45 AM

well its the same thing they do with your laptop when you buy it. They are going to tell you it'll cost 100$ for install and backup and the funny thing is all the laptops they sell come with windows pre-installed and you just have to run through a few clics and let the machine set itself up XD XD XD The machine even asks you if you want to create a backup disc by inserting a dvd lol. Thats one hell of a job they do for a 100$ and whats more you only get your computer a day later because of that fake work XD

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:11:13 PM
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Best Buy is that desperate? Lol anyway, I bet a lot of clueless customers will fall of this. Next, Best Buy will start charging $20 to charge your controller.

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Simcoe
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 10:17:17 AM

Yeah, but charging a controller takes hours, this takes 5 minutes, if that.

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PAKINIPS
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 11:08:33 AM

It may only take 5 minutes for you but it's more like 5 hours where I live.

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Simcoe
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 12:23:16 PM

Best Buy, isn't going to have each PS3 connect to the internet, they're just going to use a flash drive to update them.

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Alienange
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:22:50 PM
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What about charging my DS3? Do they have that service or will I have to go someplace else?

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Hezzron
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 8:48:58 AM

Golly gee wilikers!! If I don't have the update...can I get viruses on my PS3??!? Do they sell PS3 antivirus???

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jdt1981
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:24:32 PM
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To the people who fall for this I have an extremely useful instructional video I would like to sell them titled "How to fold a towel". Yes that's right folks, for a mere $19.95 you can master all the complexities of folding towels.

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gangan19
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:34:23 PM
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wow imagine if people didn't bye it cause of that.

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:47:51 PM
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Geek $quad: Ripping Off the Uninformed Masses since 1994.

Oh, and this too:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geek_squad#Controversy

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KNG201
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:59:39 PM
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im speechless.....

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Milonakis
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 11:06:56 PM
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Geek squad are pieces of $hit that have no roof on their inflation. The only reason I could see doing this is if you don't have an internet connection at your house but you still want all the nifty things associated with an update.

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leatherface
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 10:48:24 AM

the geek squad needs to be put in front of a firing squad.

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FM23
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 11:11:29 PM
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Crazy thing is alot of new comers might think they are actually getting a deal then when another inevitable firmware update becomes available and they have to download it...then they will realize their mistake...lol Thought best buy was one of the good guys...well human instinct always fails

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 12:38:47 PM

Well, Best Buy has a lot of over priced stuff. I remember seeing a game at 30 something bucks and went to Best Buy and it's at a release date price of 50+ dollars.

Or maybe they wait longer to drop the prices, but I'm not sure they should keep up to competition prices so more people would go to the store.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 11:12:54 PM
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This reminds me of an idea my friend had. He wanted to make statues out of 100 pennies them hawk them on eBay and criegslist for 20 bucks. Haha

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 11:50:55 PM

Ya never know, my friend just bought 200 dollars worth of 2 dollar bills for 238 bucks.

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COD_death
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 11:13:20 PM
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It's funny they want to charge for this, since they really don't have any PS3 ad's in the weekly ad's.

I wish someone can tell me why Best buy, wal-mart, target and toy-r-us do not really have ps3 in their ad's. Does MS offer money or something.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 11:14:56 PM
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Simcoe
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 10:25:07 AM

Games do. Can't see why Warner Bros. et al. would bother putting a firmware update for a Sony BD player. Sony Pictures might.

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eLLeJuss
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 11:26:55 PM
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I'll let them scrub my @ss for 30 bucks?

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AshT
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 11:37:47 PM
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This shud be illegal

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StangMan80
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 12:15:50 AM
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Look! a company following Microsoft's footsteps, You an't getting my hard earn cash.

GT5 countdown: 27 days

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Robochic
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 12:26:21 AM
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ah yes once again some poor sap gets dooped into another corporate ripoff.

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madmike
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 1:14:52 AM
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new ps3s do not come with the latest firmware. it takes at least 3 weeks to go from manufacturing to store shelves. then who knows how long it sits on the shelf. i just bought two ps3s this week (so i can mod them to do homebrew). one had 3.41 one had 3.21. so i guess it depends on the manufacturing date.

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jaybiv
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 1:21:12 AM
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oh wow. where are the business needs to turn a profit people? the same people who chastise some of us for not digging playstation plus are up in arms over this. as dumb as this may sound, some people don't have internet access or don't want to waste time downloading and installing an update. much like + if you see value in the offer, then pay the extra bones. if you don't then keep you change. it cracks me up how some of you are willing to excuse some companies for making a money grab, i.e. sony, but call other companies greedy and unethical. best buy is offering a service that some may use.

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Qubex
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 1:43:42 AM
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I am sorry but that is pretty shameful. Look, it could help a few folk out, but really.

Probably a little push from Sony to help combat the wild explosion of the jailbreak!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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cloudun
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 2:25:15 AM
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If someone actually paid get get the firmware updated, something wrong with them or just plain lazy and rich.

Not totally sure, but i'm fairly certain that it tells you how to update the firmware somewhere in the manual. I'm assuming it's idiot proof too.

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 2:57:04 AM
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This is despicable. Best buy's Geek Squad should be fired for even offering this. Praying on people's ignorance, so despicable.

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 5:04:29 AM

dammit, I meant preying, not praying. Ben could you something about the 10 min edit limit? it's too short.

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___________
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 3:38:07 AM
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they dont come with the latest FW installed, never have!
a waste of money if you ask me, but i guess if you dont want to waste your download usage or dont want to take the risk of updating your system and having the new FW stuff your console its not a bad idea.
wish i had the opportunity to do this with the last FW, the one where sony had to quietly replace it with the correct check sums since it was going into a indefinite loop.
that way i would of been covered, i could of said its their fault they did it not me.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 5:06:46 AM
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I don't see anything wrong but.......the price is absurd.
I can buy a Greatest Hits with that amount of cash.

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 5:44:56 AM
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I guess it's aimed at those who don't want to hook up to the internet and aren't aware they can download it on their PC to a flash drive.

Maybe they don't have the internet at all at home but want the latest functionality?

Even if the above applies, it is still a scary cost I sure as hell wouldn't see value in paying.

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Zorigo
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 12:51:30 PM

who buys a ps3 with no internet? if you can afford a ps3 and internet you most likely have broadband.
there is in no way THAT many people who want ps3s without internet to make this a viable money maker. the reason they're doing it is for one simple reason.
cash in on the uninformed. its easy to take advantage of people who dont know things. the media does it every day...

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Deleted User
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 6:07:53 AM
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i won't say any thing this looks like a job for my just read it.

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Gone
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 8:30:44 AM
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I download my updates from Sony's website instead of updating directly to my PS3. My internet connection has cut off on me a few times and I don't want to take a chance on bricking my PS3.

I read somewhere that Sony has started storing the updates on the hard drive instead of the PS3's memory to prevent brick systems. Is this true? I know that a firmware update is used to update the hardware (like updating the BIOS in a computer). Maybe Sony figured out a way to prevent brick systems. Any thoughts Highlander?

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gumbi
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 8:37:22 AM
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I don't even know what to say to this... wow.

It's too bad that non-savvy gift buyers could easily be swindled by this handy scam.

And $30.00!?! really? I mean, to unbox, hook up, download, and install this will probably take maybe 15-20 min, at the very most. So these 'geeks' are getting paid the equivalent of $90.00-$120.00/hr to navigate to the built in update utility on your PS3 for you... GTFO!

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Hezzron
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 8:42:41 AM
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Hmm...I think I'll stand outside Best Buy and offer to do it for $20. I'll even throw in a standard PSN account for free!

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Jonesy555
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 8:50:23 AM

You sir are a business man of epic proportions!

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Hezzron
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 8:55:52 AM

Thank you. Now, how many can I sign you up for?

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Gone
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 9:24:13 AM

How much do you charge to change the background color and select an avatar?

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Zorigo
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 12:49:16 PM

Obviously as your financial manager hezzron ill be taking a 30% cut off that profit margin. just deposit the money at the safe house. you know where to go.

;)

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Jonesy555
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 8:49:28 AM
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This...doesn't surprise me in the least. I work in retail (Sam's Club electronics department) and there are alot of stupid people who try to buy electronics. And alot of them ask me if we can set up their TVs in the store...so I can't blame Best Buy for taking advantage of others' stupidity if the opportunity arises.

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Simcoe
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 3:49:07 PM

Your comment kind of takes me back to when I worked at Radio Shack (when it was still called that here in Canada). I can't count the number of times people tried to return something because they said it was broken, only to show them that it worked perfectly fine.

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 8:58:06 AM
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Once they open the box, the value of the PS3 should be cheaper than $299.

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Zorigo
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 12:51:49 PM

yeah, say its been 'used'

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Amazingskillz
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 9:12:52 AM
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I'm curious if this would void the warranty somehow?

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 10:07:26 AM
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Best Buy are notorious for charging massive fees for things that the everyday man and woman can do. Sadly, people still shop there.

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Zorigo
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 12:48:17 PM

sounds like GAME in the uk. 85-90% of the time they are a complete rip.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 10:09:34 AM
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Services like these are a cash cow for the retail market. $30 of pure profit margin is more valuable to them than selling a couple movies, or a game.

An angle they use when selling it is "we'll run the updates, and we can also confirm that the system works fine. If not, we'll swap it out for another one."

CompUSA was doing a similar thing with computers... before their retail stores went out of business ;)

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 10:25:27 AM

That's a bad omen from CompUSA.

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Gone
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 11:10:01 AM

Correct me if I am wrong, but Circuit City did the same thing also. I miss the 2 for $30 deal Circuit City use to have on PS2 games back in the day.

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Alienange
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 12:19:51 PM
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The people who actually pay for this service would have a heart attack if someone mentioned "remote play" to them.

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mike rlz
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 12:43:35 PM
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capitalism at its best

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Zorigo
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 12:46:01 PM
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PS3s come with a recent update but it isnt always the most recent one... but it can be done at home.
but it makes business sense to me, there are going to be plenty of noobs/first timers who are a bit out of their depth perhaps, and wouldn't mind paying $30 for something they dont understand.

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ChronowerX_GT
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 12:49:51 PM
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The only use would be to someone without an internet connection. But I'd say that someone who wants a console as expensive as a PS3 or a BD player would be a little tech savvy and would most probably have an internet connection.

Also, what moron has enough free time that they've thumbed down every single comment? Go ahead you can do it to mine as well.

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Simcoe
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 3:41:16 PM

"Also, what moron has enough free time that they've thumbed down every single comment?"

The genius working at Best Buy that thought up the idea, he's a bit sensitive that people are criticizing his brilliant idea.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 12:50:54 PM
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If some poor schmuck is that gullible enough to get scalped by the Geek Squad, then those same guys will have no problem bringing in their SNES's to get updated too

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DjEezzy
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 1:12:51 PM
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i would probably say its for those very few people who do not have internet capabilities. Can't get the new firmware if you don't have internet access. Still a rip off though. I mean come on... $30. That's just plain crazy. The mark up on that service is stupid ridiculous. Say it takes maybe 10 minutes, if that, to hook it up and install the new firmware. Thats like $180 an hour!!! LOL.

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Highlander
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 1:22:08 PM
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Money for nothing.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 2:03:41 PM

kicks for free.

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Highlander
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 3:40:58 PM

Well, you know they gotta install microwave ovens, custom kitchen deliveries, gotta move those refrigerators, gotta move those color TVs...

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Reccaman18
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 10:11:12 PM

Dire Straits FTW!

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RebelJD
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 3:23:10 PM
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This article isn't a chuckle, it's insulting. Imagine how many parents, or non-gaming adults will be buying a PS3 as a gift for someone else.

Then comes some rep who helps them pick it out and the buyer puts their money and trust in their judgment. So the buyer has the potential of getting schooled with the extended warranty, accessories, and now some hoax they call "latest firmware update".

That's not fair, especially when the consumer thinks they're doing there best in offering a "complete" gift to a loved one. Only to find out later that they've been had.

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xnonsuchx
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 3:46:31 PM
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I don't mind that they offer to update the firmware for their standard minimum $29.99 fee (some people have crappy slow Internet at home), but they shouldn't be overselling/pushing it on people.

For the holidays, it's also verifying the unit works (not usually a problem) and that the most recent firmware update (assuming a newer FW update isn't released the few weeks before Xmas) doesn't brick it (again, rare, but who wants a non-functional PS3 on Xmas day?).

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DjEezzy
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 5:08:30 PM
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Really, anybody in their right mind wouldn't buy anything extra from Best Buy unless its for a TV or something. That's where they make their money. Not in the big products them selves. I would recommend to never trust a best buy employee with really any information. Most of them are seasonal workers who are working over christmas break or summer break. Most of them don't know what they are talking about.

A quick remedy to that would be to do your research before you step foot inside the door. You'll always have the upper hand if you do your research on anything they sell. The $40 HDMI cables will cost you like $5 with shipping on Amazon. When you buy any type of hardware, from tv's to cameras, don't believe what they tell you. They are trying to sell you something after all regardless of how crappy of a product it is. Also, if you look at any of Best Buy's return policies you'll see that they are not interested in helping people, just fattening their pockets. Kind of the way a lot of companies work.

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FlyingKickPunch
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 7:39:14 PM
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HAHA!! Little do these foolish consumers know, there will be ANOTHER firnmare update waiting for them to download when they hook up their PS3 at home!

At least it seems that way sometimes...

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rcrodgers
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 10:28:57 PM
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There's only one case where this makes any logical sense, and I'm not sure how likely it is these days: If the newly purchased PS3 will be in a home without broadband internet access. In other words, if someone out there is buying a PS3 and they don't have any internet access at all, or they're limited to good old fashioned analog modem and therefore won't be able to connect their PS3 to the internet, then updating the PS3 in store makes a certain amount of sense. Of course, they might be able to get a neighbor to put the update on a flash drive or do it themselves at work, but it's the only reasonable and logical market for this "service."

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th3_bLy
Thursday, October 07, 2010 @ 12:27:28 AM
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Ugh.. The higher ups at Bestbuy are goddamn pricks. Having worked at one before I got fired, nothing they offer as a bonus is worth it. Unless you're getting stuff bundled. But I'm sure you guys already knew that.

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makaid
Thursday, October 07, 2010 @ 10:35:32 AM
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If anyone pays $30 for this, both Best Buy and that person should be ashamed of themselves. Best Buy because they are fleecing their customers, but the customer also for their ignorance. The updates are free, and without them you cannot connect to the internet. You are notified when the next update comes out too.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, October 07, 2010 @ 6:02:32 PM
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Something arrogant this way comes....

The rebuttal from Best Buy...


Best Buy Unapologetic About Charging $30 for PS3 Firmware Updates

http://www.industrygamers.com/news/best-buy-unapologetic-about-charging-30-for-ps3-firmware-updates/

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