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Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by CyberpunkCentral on Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:21 am



In what can only be described as a new low, Best Buy has decided to take advantage of uneducated PS3 consumers. They are now in the business of selling firmware upgrades to their clients, which unless something changed, are free for anyone with a wifi connection and take little to no effort.

Here is a shot of what the Best Buy in Staten Island NYC is promoting:

In case it is unclear I will break it down for you. Best Buy has the audacity to charge $329.98 for a 120 gb PS3 Slim, which normally will cost you $299.99. So what are you paying an extra $30 for? A firmware upgrade! A free one that is as simple to do as turning your PS3 on.

Best Buy actually advertises it as “Eliminates Bugs and Glitches” and “Play All Blu-Ray Movies and Games.” This is beyond misleading to anyone who does not realize that is totally an unnecessary service.

What do you think? I can’t believe they are getting away with this, I guess the old saying is true… there is a sucker born every second and Best Buy is inspecting their wallets.

Source: Dualshockers' Al Zamora
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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by BlackStigma on Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:51 am

They did the exact same thing when NXE for the 360 came out. They opened them up, downloaded it, and sold them as new for $330. Greedy fuckers.
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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by Epzaos on Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:57 am

$30, for someone to install the firmware update for you? Face Desk Stupidity Face Desk Stupidity Face Desk Stupidity Face Desk Stupidity Face Desk Stupidity
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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by BlackStigma on Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:21 am

Epzaos wrote:$30, for someone to install the firmware update for you? Face Desk Stupidity Face Desk Stupidity Face Desk Stupidity Face Desk Stupidity Face Desk Stupidity

Well that's the thing, people buying it might not know that it's free, there are probably some people that bought it without realizing they have been ripped off.
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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by Pizzy3C on Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:46 am

just like them charging $40 to put a gfx card in ur PC lol
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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by SlySonji™ on Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:18 am

Pizzy3C wrote:just like them charging $40 to put a gfx card in ur PC lol

That's the average cost of a good GFX card...
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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by TheJubJub5721 on Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:18 pm

Kudos to them if people are actually stupid enough to buy it.
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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by Pizzy3C on Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:01 pm

SlySonji™️ wrote:
Pizzy3C wrote:just like them charging $40 to put a gfx card in ur PC lol

That's the average cost of a good GFX card...

Gd Graphics card is $250-$300... But I'm saying they charge $40 to install it when all u have to do is open ur computer and connect it :?:
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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by yonny616 on Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:57 pm

i give the people that bought this a Facepalm
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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by Reaper on Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:48 am

Geek Squad are renowned for doing stuff like this, sad thing is that they get away with it. I believe they once had an advert offering to "install your ps3"...that means they would connect all the cables (hard work eh?) and do any updates and they were charing something like 39.99 for it.

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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by adro on Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:21 pm

this should be illegal
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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by Epzaos on Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:18 pm

LMAO, Best Buy is trying to justify this.
While many gamers can handle firmware upgrades easily on their own, those customers who do want help can get it from Geek Squad, and we continue to evaluate this offering to ensure it meets their needs. The service goes beyond a firmware updates, and includes user account setup, parental control setup and other components.
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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by Padders on Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:05 pm

Anything that makes the extra $$$
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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by chobo500 on Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:15 pm

Fail! its not very hard to update your system. go to settings, system updates, accept all the use and terms, and download the update. its that simple

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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by SlySonji™ on Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:16 pm

chobo500 wrote:Fail! its not very hard to update your system. go to settings, system updates, accept all the use and terms, and download the update. its that simple

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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by Padders on Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:30 pm

I can see how they can take advantage of people who aren't gaming savvy.
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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by solidstudios on Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:25 pm

BUT GAIZ ITS ALL ABOT TEH MON$Y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111
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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by Epzaos on Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:49 pm

solidstudios wrote:BUT GAIZ ITS ALL ABOT TEH MON$Y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111
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Re: Best Buy Charging $30 For Free PS3 Firmware Update

Post by Reaper on Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:08 pm

Epzaos wrote:LMAO, Best Buy is trying to justify this.
While many gamers can handle firmware upgrades easily on their own, those customers who do want help can get it from Geek Squad, and we continue to evaluate this offering to ensure it meets their needs. The service goes beyond a firmware updates, and includes user account setup, parental control setup and other components.
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This is why there is something called an instruction manual Best Buy, you fucks.
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