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Sony Secretly Raises PlayStation 3 Repair Fee on Launch Consoles
According to AnalogHype.com (linked above), Sony has secretly raised the PlayStation 3 repair fee on launch consoles this week.
Apparently they used to charge a flat $150 service fee, which has now been quietly increased to $179.
To quote: "Sony Computer Entertainment secretly raised the price for servicing your PlayStation 3 at the beginning of this week. Originally a $150 flat rate fee including shipping has gone up to $179.
Sony is pushing to have the launch consoles replaced with the new 120 gb Playstation 3 Slim. All you have to do is pay $120 and lose your backward compatible console for the new and improved PS3 Slim."
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12-19-2009 #2spark32 Guest
Wait, so if my PS3 breaks down, I can send it in, plus $120 to get a PS3 Slim in exchange?
12-19-2009 #3edisinsane Guest
12-19-2009 #4wilkinsonjohn99 Guest
So when my 60gb console breaks i can pay to have a replacement that does less than what i already have??
12-19-2009 #5Rob777 Guest
In Australia if you have a 60gb and send it in for repair ($250AU) they rebuild that machine, you only get a refurbished machine back when you send in anything other than a backwards compatible one.
12-21-2009 #6Nairb Guest
I went through it before and if it fails again I will buy a slim instead!
I guess my question now though is the warantee still only 90 days?
12-21-2009 #7Niwroc Guest
Yikes. That $179 makes me think I need to take better care of my 60gig console. I guess I probably will just buy a slim if it ever breaks, though...