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Old May 5, 2009, 06:46 AM
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For those of you that work in large electronics retail chains, can you give me the price which sony sells their PS3s. And how much is employee discount?
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Old May 8, 2009, 03:22 AM
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You seriously don't know that Sony loses money on each PS3 they sell? As for the store employees, they'd have a better chance of a manager giving them a free 52" LCD than getting a discount on a PS3.

On a retail level the stores make about $10 on each unit sold.
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yeah, videogame stores have a very low profit margin, from what I hear
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yeah, videogame stores have a very low profit margin, from what I hear
From consoles, yes. But they probably make it up from games and accessories.

When the Wii was just out and sold out everywhere, some store owners started selling them on eBay to get higher profit. They claimed the Wii was so hard to get a hold of, and once you get them they sell immediately at the store with very little profit.
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Jcmaz, if you're looking for a cheap PS3.. then the Buy and Sell area may be more appropriate.. there's also plenty listed on Craigslist, etc.. but I'd guess they make 5 to 10 points on the console.
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For every PS3 sold Sony losses money.
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