Posted on December 18, 2010, Phil Owen Wal-Mart and Amazon Fight Over Who Can Sell More PS3s
OK, so you remember how Amazon was giving away $75 gift cards with the purchase of a 160gb PS3? Yeah, well Walmart saw that and was like, “Go f–k yourself, Amazon,” and starting offering a $100 gift card with the purchase of that same 160gb PS3. And then Amazon heard about that and matched it. But now the Amazon promotion has come and gone, and so now if you want to recoup a third of the cost of a game console that you’re undoubtedly buying for some bitchy kid, you want to head over to Wal-Mart.
And you’ll actually have to head over there, because the assholes are out of stock online. That depreciates the value of the gift card a little, seeing as how you’ll be paying a wad of sales tax, but it’s still pretty good. Be sure to take a camera with you and go in the middle of the night so you’ll get the best pictures of weirdos wandering drunkenly through the store.
Note: the gift cards only come with the non-bundled edition of the PS3. So if you’re looking at one that comes with Singstar or Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, know that those are gift card-free.