PS3 price announcement :: Freepay Reaction

Live forum: http://forum.freeipodguide.com/viewtopic.php?t=38886

darthhaider

08-05-2006 19:05:12

Hey kids.

So, the PS3 will be 499.00 for the 20 gig version, and 599.00 for the 60 gig version.

Which one are we going to get?

I'm hoping for the 60 gig, but...

Berky34

08-05-2006 19:08:43

[quote9733d8282f="darthhaider"]Hey kids.

So, the PS3 will be 499.00 for the 20 gig version, and 599.00 for the 60 gig version.

Which one are we going to get?

I'm hoping for the 60 gig, but...[/quote9733d8282f]
o sick when did they announce this?

edit found it, and apparently even my mother knew about this today before I did... wow

coolbreeze06

08-05-2006 19:14:48

Just wondering what you guys think about Sony price announcement and how this will effect freepays Freeps3 site.

I hope they give us the 60G HD



20G HD - $499 USD
60G HD - $599 USD

ffactoryxx

08-05-2006 19:16:22

AHAHAHAHAHAHA. Good luck ever getting those ps3's!!!!!!!!!!!

jeff7602

08-05-2006 19:17:44

I don't think there is any chance they are going to give the 60g. They would be stupid to. They haven't made any promises for the more expensive one like they did with the 360 so why would they waste their money when getting a $500 item is still a great deal for only 8 refs?

Berky34

08-05-2006 19:18:21

theres a thread right below this one on this- http//forum.freeipodguide.com/viewtopic.php?t=38884

but yeah don't expect the 60 gb

doylnea

08-05-2006 19:23:56

merge function was a nice implementation dmorris ;)

dmorris68

08-05-2006 19:25:55

[quote4f5b5dc1ec="doylnea"]merge function was a nice implementation dmorris ;)[/quote4f5b5dc1ec]
You're welcome. ;)

darthhaider

08-05-2006 20:27:37

Do you think they would let us upgrade somehow by paying the extra cash, or by getting another referral?

The "cheap" one doesn't even have HDMI!

RoBsTaMaCk

08-05-2006 22:31:45

Quoting the javascript hover on the PS3s.Freepay site
[quotef9379cf658] li Release date undetermined yet
li Powered by new "Cell" processor
li Processor speed is 35 times faster than PS2's
li Graphics support for movie-quality images in realtime
li Bluetooth wireless controller
li Uses "Blu-ray" format game media
[bf9379cf658] li Support for HDTV output[/bf9379cf658]
[bf9379cf658] li Integrated ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth support[/bf9379cf658]
li Backwards-compatible with PS2 games
[/quotef9379cf658]
There you have it. Even in an attempt to vaguely word the PS3 in their description they still named features which are present ONLY on the more expensive version. Expect the number of referrals to jump to 15 tomorrow.

BTW, FreePay came through by promising to ship the complete Xbox360 system when the different SKUs were announced so there may be a slightly better possibility of them offering the complete version of the PS3 versus the limited version.

fgr_admin

08-05-2006 23:32:01

[quoteaab9ab0a74="RoBsTaMaCk"]Quoting the javascript hover on the PS3s.Freepay site
[quoteaab9ab0a74] li Release date undetermined yet
li Powered by new "Cell" processor
li Processor speed is 35 times faster than PS2's
li Graphics support for movie-quality images in realtime
li Bluetooth wireless controller
li Uses "Blu-ray" format game media
[baab9ab0a74] li Support for HDTV output[/baab9ab0a74]
[baab9ab0a74] li Integrated ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth support[/baab9ab0a74]
li Backwards-compatible with PS2 games
[/quoteaab9ab0a74]
There you have it. Even in an attempt to vaguely word the PS3 in their description they still named features which are present ONLY on the more expensive version. Expect the number of referrals to jump to 15 tomorrow.

BTW, FreePay came through by promising to ship the complete Xbox360 system when the different SKUs were announced so there may be a slightly better possibility of them offering the complete version of the PS3 versus the limited version.[/quoteaab9ab0a74]


LOL I guess in your attempt to point out the "vague" or error you missed this in the TOS

[quoteaab9ab0a74]c. Correction of Errors and Inaccuracies. The Content may contain typographical errors or other errors or inaccuracies and may not be correct or current.[/quoteaab9ab0a74]

darthhaider

09-05-2006 07:16:35

Well, I think that both versions will support HD output (the "cheap" one via component only).

However, the PS3 description on the Freepay site does state that the system will include Wifi. Only the more costly version has this feature.

Is there a hope for us now???

nytrate

09-05-2006 09:14:44

they'll be in such demand anyways that you'll get a good price on ebay if freepay sends them out on time...but you'll probably get them months after release if at all

time to pursue gaming.free4me -) hell yea

jy3

09-05-2006 13:48:23

yeah i will likely just return the cheaper version if they send that one out and get the more $$ version, as we will likely be getting these a year from now

ilanbg

09-05-2006 13:57:42

This is not good. I wonder what the fuck will happen to those of us done with the account.

Either we luck out or get knocked the fuck out.

shortys408

09-05-2006 14:12:30

i have 10 greens on it anyway.

mpbollywoodking

09-05-2006 14:22:59

i have 10 greens as well, but it shouldn't affect people are done with the site

jy3

09-05-2006 14:34:25

they will deliver something. i got approved today so it didnt change that )

ilanbg

09-05-2006 14:55:15

[quote5f88109b52="jy3"]they will deliver something. i got approved today so it didnt change that )[/quote5f88109b52]

They may not know yet...

jy3

09-05-2006 16:39:03

got this email when i ordered my ps3, thought it was amusing
Order Confirmed



We are pleased to confirm your order for a FREE PS3.

Your order number is x

[bd2d9272532]Most orders ship out in 1-2 weeks.[/bd2d9272532] You can check your order status here

Now, Get More FREE Stuff!
Now that you've seen how easy it is to get a totally FREE PS3, get started on your next FREE product right away

coolbreeze06

09-05-2006 20:11:56

hopefully we will get the upgraded one with wifi and 60 GB HD. Which one are the other free sites offering?

ilanbg

09-05-2006 20:35:43

Look, there's no hoping. There's no way in hell we're going to get a $600 console for 8 refs. That's $75 a ref. No way, ain't happening.

mykevermin

09-05-2006 21:08:16

[quote4a5d08fdb1="coolbreeze06"]hopefully we will get the upgraded one with wifi and 60 GB HD. Which one are the other free sites offering?[/quote4a5d08fdb1]

TraInn said on the A4F forums that they're sending out the bare bones "el crapo" version.

Like Don Ameche screamed at the end of Trading Places, "SELL!! SELL!! SELL!!"

jeff7602

09-05-2006 22:25:40

"el crapo" nothing...you're still getting a $500 freebie for 8 referals! To even expect the $600 dollar one is ridiculous. They are going to get burned by sending the $500 console. They would be stupid to spend more than they need to in this case.

darthhaider

09-05-2006 23:17:50

Here is a suggestion.

Freepay could offer gift certificates to those of us who want the more expensive system.

People content with the cheaper model could get that one, whereas the rest of us could take its value in gift cards and buy a suped up PS3 locally.

What do you think?

coolbreeze06

10-05-2006 07:38:03

[quotead06c7fb25="darthhaider"]Here is a suggestion.

Freepay could offer gift certificates to those of us who want the more expensive system.

People content with the cheaper model could get that one, whereas the rest of us could take its value in gift cards and buy a suped up PS3 locally.

What do you think?[/quotead06c7fb25]

That is a GREAT idea!! I hope they are able to do that! PLEASE DO THAT FREEPAY!

Captain All That

10-05-2006 08:35:37

A couple of the DIY Sites moved their PS3's up to 10 offers... I wonder if they got wind of the prices ahead of time.

coolbreeze06

10-05-2006 09:24:54

doubt it!! Sony has had very tight lips on this topic!

ilanbg

10-05-2006 14:14:00

[quote5f8fa11f63="coolbreeze06"][quote5f8fa11f63="darthhaider"]Here is a suggestion.

Freepay could offer gift certificates to those of us who want the more expensive system.

People content with the cheaper model could get that one, whereas the rest of us could take its value in gift cards and buy a suped up PS3 locally.

What do you think?[/quote5f8fa11f63]

That is a GREAT idea!! I hope they are able to do that! PLEASE DO THAT FREEPAY![/quote5f8fa11f63]

This won't happen.

[quote5f8fa11f63="Captain All That"]A couple of the DIY Sites moved their PS3's up to 10 offers... I wonder if they got wind of the prices ahead of time.[/quote5f8fa11f63]

DIY sites base the amount of offers required on how many people finish the site, not on the price of the product.

mykevermin

10-05-2006 17:14:48

[quote918f4d9998="jeff7602"]"el crapo" nothing...you're still getting a $500 freebie for 8 referals! To even expect the $600 dollar one is ridiculous. They are going to get burned by sending the $500 console. They would be stupid to spend more than they need to in this case.[/quote918f4d9998]

And they'd get burned if they sent the $400 console. You do understand how freebie sites work, I imagine.

At any rate, they'd be "burned," to use your parlance, on the standing orders that currently exist. They could easily cover their ass by upping the number of referrals sufficient that they wouldn't "burn" themselves. Hell, with a $500 system they'll surely up it to 10 referrals anyway.

In addition, TraInn has admitted that, for the moment, they're going to offer the "el crapo" version (it's my phrase, and I'm going to continue to use it - after all, with a system that lacks an HDMI output, how in the world are you going to watch your non-scale-downable Blu-Ray movies?). If FreePay wants to entice the discerning consumer, they'd offer the superior version.

By your logic, they'd be doling out Core Xbox 360 systems, since they are cheaper than the Premiums. Right? Then again, since they've never sent out a 360 I guess that's not hardened evidence on my part. No? lol

jeff7602

10-05-2006 17:47:03

[quote14b3271b96="mykevermin"]

By your logic, they'd be doling out Core Xbox 360 systems, since they are cheaper than the Premiums. Right? Then again, since they've never sent out a 360 I guess that's not hardened evidence on my part. No? lol[/quote14b3271b96]

No, on the xbox site it has said from the beginning that it will be the premium console. The ps3 site did not say anything about which system they would provide. And I'm not talking about the mouse over details that include things only on the $600 item. They weren't aware that those were only going to be on one of them. On the 360 site it said premium...the PS3 site said PS3. The details in the roll over changed on the 360 site as well when they took the remote off, and I expect them to change on the ps3 site as well.

ThreatNet

10-05-2006 18:00:19

I just hope they ship me one! I'll just upgrade if I need to.

Berky34

10-05-2006 20:06:03

I think it's their fault for coming out with the site before the price was announced.

ilanbg

10-05-2006 20:24:19

Maybe so, but it's up to them whether or not we get fucked; not much we can do about that.

mykevermin

11-05-2006 08:44:06

[quote8b6bb9588e="jeff7602"][quote8b6bb9588e="mykevermin"]

By your logic, they'd be doling out Core Xbox 360 systems, since they are cheaper than the Premiums. Right? Then again, since they've never sent out a 360 I guess that's not hardened evidence on my part. No? lol[/quote8b6bb9588e]

No, on the xbox site it has said from the beginning that it will be the premium console. The ps3 site did not say anything about which system they would provide. And I'm not talking about the mouse over details that include things only on the $600 item. They weren't aware that those were only going to be on one of them. On the 360 site it said premium...the PS3 site said PS3. The details in the roll over changed on the 360 site as well when they took the remote off, and I expect them to change on the ps3 site as well.[/quote8b6bb9588e]

Nevertheless, you're willfully ignoring the fact that 8 referrals do not pay for a xbox 360 premium on FreePay's end. With that in mind, saying "FP will get burned" if they send the $600 console over the $500 console is irrelevant, because they're "getting burned" anyway.

ilanbg

11-05-2006 13:54:16

How about, "FP will get more burned"?

mykevermin

11-05-2006 14:22:34

[quoteeca591faba="ilanbg"]How about, "FP will get more burned"?[/quoteeca591faba]

That's certainly valid. In my ideal world, I think they'd attract more users by offering the upgraded version. Additionally, I don't imagine they have many completed PS3 orders (I'd guess under 100, but I don't have anything to support that with), so the loss could be irrelevant relative to the gains by having people sign up for a PS3 that's not being offered by other reliable freebie sites.

Would you sign up for a $500 PS3 for X number of referrals (say 10) or a $600 one for X+2 (in this case, 12)?

Narakukuku

11-05-2006 19:07:09

Either way I'll be happy. If need be one can sell the $500 model and pay the difference. They're really just trying to trap people into paying for the higher end model anyway.

unknown uchiha

11-05-2006 21:12:24

Why bother complaining, mykevermin? You're all getting a near-free PS3, and at launch it'll certainly net like thousands on eBay so all the better if you get one early. Reap the rewards, wait for the March-April cooldown, and go pick yourself up a new second-generation model without any defects =P

chewy

12-05-2006 04:32:02

[quote063ba88d5e="unknown uchiha"]Why bother complaining, mykevermin? You're all getting a near-free PS3, and at launch it'll certainly net like thousands on eBay so all the better[b063ba88d5e][i063ba88d5e] if[/i063ba88d5e] [/b063ba88d5e]you get one early. Reap the rewards, wait for the March-April cooldown, and go pick yourself up a new second-generation model without any defects =P[/quote063ba88d5e]

[i063ba88d5e][b063ba88d5e]if[/b063ba88d5e][/i063ba88d5e] is the key word

shortys408

12-05-2006 09:05:23

its 10 refs now.

Menotti

12-05-2006 09:07:24

[quote2ea9505b46="unknown uchiha"]Why bother complaining, mykevermin? You're all getting a near-free PS3, and at launch it'll certainly net like thousands on eBay so all the better if you get one early. Reap the rewards, wait for the March-April cooldown, and go pick yourself up a new second-generation model without any defects =P[/quote2ea9505b46]

I don't see us getting the units anywhere close to the launch date.

RoBsTaMaCk

12-05-2006 09:52:33

They are giving us the mediocre version
[quote09ba9c51a6="Newly Updated PS3 Mouse-over Info"] li Release date scheduled for 11/17/2006
li Powered by new "Cell" processor
li RSX GPU
li 20GB Hard Drive
li 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256 MB GDDR3 VRAM
li Graphics support for movie-quality images in realtime
li Uses "Blu-ray" format game media
li Integrated ethernet
li Backwards-compatible with PS2 games[/quote09ba9c51a6]
I wouldn't be bummed if I wasn't planning on utilizing the WiFi which is only available on the "real" version...

GiftOrb

12-05-2006 10:20:52

ps3 is now 12 referals?!

codex avellum

12-05-2006 10:21:34

yeah. it was just at 10 refs. now its at 12

GiftOrb

12-05-2006 10:28:09

We only have about 2 weeks to complete all of this? geeze this really sucks.

DRay9911

12-05-2006 10:28:42

They should replace that smiling UPS guy with a Freepay rep giving you the double middle finger salute.

With two weeks to go, it may as well be 20.

-dan

ronetone

12-05-2006 10:39:59

when will this madness come to an end!!

Narakukuku

12-05-2006 11:14:54

I don't know if I should laugh or cry.
I may just let this one go. 12 referrals and not even for the 60gb version.
It's like this; they're forcing those of us who only have ~2 weeks left to get extra referrals and I think the general consensus is they will take months after launch to ship the ps3s out anyway. Whatever.
I would rather DIY it at this point. Even if you get people to sign up most likely they will not all go green within such a short time. And having to go through that 4+ week long approval process again? No thanks. Can't they at least just give those of us who did 8 a gift card or something. I don't want to be bothered with freepay anymore.

All of that said you will probably see me begging for referrals on the trading forum later on...

coolbreeze06

12-05-2006 11:15:28

ph this sucks can they do this?!

It's in the TOS that they can sunddenly

1. put us on a time limit
2. suddenly up the ref by what 4?

I am usually a pretty cool, and calm cat, but THIS IS NOT GOOD BUSINESS....which usually leads to no business....

I can NOW honestly say THIS IS MY LAST FREEPAY SITE [bee8f61f645]EVER[/bee8f61f645]

I was one of their defenders but screw that.....sorry jake, (we still cool)

aw...feel i better!

egyptianruin

12-05-2006 12:02:49

I had good faith in FreePay until this point. I think what really irks me is not the fact I have to get 3 more refs (I had 9) but the fact that they didn't even bother to tell anyone. I am officially still in "processing," but we know that doesnt mean doo doo. I bet they planned to tell me at 1159pm on May 29th that I needed more refs, lol. I'm done with freebies. It's sad that a company such as FreePay has resorted to this type of business practice, very sad indeed. No need to get mad, although I had paid a few people to do refs Im not going to stress about this...It's all about karma and FreePay will eventually get whats coming to them. Viva New York!

bruman

12-05-2006 12:10:26

B.S.
I was processing for a LONG TIME (I finished the site within two days of its release)... and now they cancelled my order and they're requiring me to get 4 more refs within a 2 week time period.

Menotti

12-05-2006 12:46:25

Let's try to consolidate this topic at http//forum.freeipodguide.com/viewtopic.php?t=39083

Hopefully the thread will get stickied. Please post info and I will do my best to update the first post.

mykevermin

12-05-2006 12:49:32

[quotedff42056f6="unknown uchiha"]Why bother complaining, mykevermin? You're all getting a near-free PS3, and at launch it'll certainly net like thousands on eBay so all the better if you get one early. Reap the rewards, wait for the March-April cooldown, and go pick yourself up a new second-generation model without any defects =P[/quotedff42056f6]

(1) I am presenting a situation that others are certainly considering (especially given that others are posting in this thread who aren't thread crapping). If you think I'm complaining, you merely aren't paying attention. I don't know (or didn't know until earlier today) which model PS3 FP is giving out, and presented reasonable arguments as to why I think they ought to offer the upscale one. If the situation was liknownli and I was upset by it, then I'd be complaining.

(2) Nothing is truly free. Go read some Milton Friedman.

(3) You have a negative trader rating, so shut the fuck up and go scam people elsewhere. You think I'm gonna take some ign'ant scammer seriously?

mrmworth

12-05-2006 13:12:17

[quotef35770f2f9="bruman"]B.S.
I was processing for a LONG TIME (I finished the site within two days of its release)... and now they cancelled my order and they're requiring me to get 4 more refs within a 2 week time period.[/quotef35770f2f9]

well damn, if you got 8 referrals green within 2 days, you should be able to get 4 referrals in the next 2 weeks quite easily.

just sayin.

but i'd still be pissed.

bruman

12-05-2006 13:29:31

[quotea39b698d33="mrmworth"][quotea39b698d33="bruman"]B.S.
I was processing for a LONG TIME (I finished the site within two days of its release)... and now they cancelled my order and they're requiring me to get 4 more refs within a 2 week time period.[/quotea39b698d33]

well damn, if you got 8 referrals green within 2 days, you should be able to get 4 referrals in the next 2 weeks quite easily.

just sayin.

but i'd still be pissed.[/quotea39b698d33]

All of them were from a conga...

unknown uchiha

12-05-2006 13:48:45

[quotef8a390d546="mykevermin"][quotef8a390d546="unknown uchiha"]Why bother complaining, mykevermin? You're all getting a near-free PS3, and at launch it'll certainly net like thousands on eBay so all the better if you get one early. Reap the rewards, wait for the March-April cooldown, and go pick yourself up a new second-generation model without any defects =P[/quotef8a390d546]

(1) I am presenting a situation that others are certainly considering (especially given that others are posting in this thread who aren't thread crapping). If you think I'm complaining, you merely aren't paying attention. I don't know (or didn't know until earlier today) which model PS3 FP is giving out, and presented reasonable arguments as to why I think they ought to offer the upscale one. If the situation was liknownli and I was upset by it, then I'd be complaining.

(2) Nothing is truly free. Go read some Milton Friedman.

(3) You have a negative trader rating, so shut the fuck up and go scam people elsewhere. You think I'm gonna take some ign'ant scammer seriously?[/quotef8a390d546]

No comment, I wouldn't bother wasting my time explaining myself to someone like you. I didn't even bash you in the first place. Did you find something offending in my post? Because I certainly find a bunch in yours.

http//forum.freeipodguide.com/viewtopic.php?t=30485&highlight=stop+rude

EDIT
Now here's my opinion on Freepay's PS3 situation

It sucks on the Consumer end. It really does. Those of us who got all our referrals approved and were on the order list are now back to getting four more referrals in two weeks.

However, let's try and look at it in a Supplier point of view There is no way Freepay will give us a PS3, even a 20GB version which retails for $500, for only 8 referrals.

But, I don't feel it was necessary to raise it to twelve referrals. Ten would have kept the payout ratio going, twelve was probably a decision to make sure they broke even on the items they have to ship.

MAYBE we'll be able to get a gift certificate in replacement of the eight referrals we currently have. But that's highly unlikely seeing how the 360s got that treatment for like, what? A week?

Berky34

12-05-2006 13:58:04

Fucken A. They Cancelled my order and now I need 4 more referrals in 14 days. Eff that.

shortys408

12-05-2006 14:18:34

my order wasn't canceled.

egyptianruin

12-05-2006 14:29:00

[quote333841f86f="shortys408"]my order wasn't canceled.[/quote333841f86f]

I don't think anyone's was canceled per say, I just think it's saying we need more refs. Mine still says processing, so who knows.

egyptianruin

12-05-2006 14:31:30

LOL The sad thing is, they updated how many refs it requires but they didn't update the damn picture of what the PS3 Really looks like with the new controller (sigh)

Menotti

12-05-2006 16:33:17

Not double posting...just trying to streamline

Let's try to consolidate this topic at http//forum.freeipodguide.com/viewtopic.php?t=39083

Hopefully the thread will get stickied. Please post info and I will do my best to update the first post.

coolbreeze06

12-05-2006 20:56:13

[quote9cf474068d="egyptianruin"][quote9cf474068d="shortys408"]my order wasn't canceled.[/quote9cf474068d]

I don't think anyone's was canceled per say, I just think it's saying we need more refs. Mine still says processing, so who knows.[/quote9cf474068d]

your say processing? Mine says I need more refs! I finished in December 05 this is crazy!