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Instead of buying a PS3...you could....

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Instead of buying a PS3...

If you're thinking of getting one of your kids a PS3 for the holiday season maybe you should think of presenting them with a few other options that will run about the same price.

Things you could do instead of buying a PS3:
- Fly to London (and get a cheap hotel room)
- Pay your rent for a month
- Buy 300 big macs
- Buy 4 Nintendo DS lite's
- Buy 3000 bandages
- Order 60 Large cheese pizza's
- Buy 250 gallons of gas
- Get a laptop
- Get some books from the library and return them really, REALLY late
- Buy 4 Ipod Nanos
- Buy a 1988 Mazda 323
- Pick up 3 flat panel monitors
- Buy 15 shares of Sony Corp (judging from PS3 sales I would NOT recommend this)
- Take a skydiving course and do 4 jumps
- Hire a personal trainer and have 17 sessions at the gym
- Pay for two months worth of groceries
- Buy 30 years worth of toothpaste
- Buy 210.8 gallons of soda
- Pick up 225 pounds of tuna (canned)
- Buy a 360 AND a Wii (and a couple of games)

Or...you could do the right thing:

Provide food, shelter, and clothing for two children for AN ENTIRE YEAR and still have $150 left over for something nice for yourself.

In North America alone, about 200 000 PS3's have been sold. That's 400 000 children fed, clothed and sheltered for an entire year. Maybe we should all take a break from video games and put our money to some real use this holiday season.



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big macs hmm... im almost to 300
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good point, good thread...makes much sense .

I might get the PS3 when the price drops drastically due to slow sales .
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Buy a 360 AND a Wii (and a couple of games)

And sell them on eBay
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Overclocked Cellist wrote:
good point, good thread...makes much sense .

I might get the PS3 when the price drops drastically due to slow sales .



im pretty sure its low production accounting for the low sales, so have fun when you get PS3 in 2008
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Why would you buy anything?
 
i guess because you want it...because honestly feeding people and providing shelter is better than any option on that list.
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I'll do these

Aowen wrote:
Things you could do instead of buying a PS3:
- Buy 3000 bandages
- Get some books from the library and return them really, REALLY late
- Buy a 1988 Mazda 323
- Pick up 3 flat panel monitors
- Take a skydiving course and do 4 jumps
- Buy 30 years worth of toothpaste
- Buy a 360 AND a Wii (and a couple of games)



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Don't buy cristmas cards and cosions and stuff like that, and you could at least get 10,000 children fed and everythin this cristmas.
And no,i'm not gonna give up video games when I'm fed and clothed and so on..
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canadaeh wrote:


Overclocked Cellist wrote:
good point, good thread...makes much sense .

I might get the PS3 when the price drops drastically due to slow sales .



im pretty sure its low production accounting for the low sales, so have fun when you get PS3 in 2008


Three months after the 360 came out, I still had to wait in line for a chance to play it. Less than a week from the time the PS3 was released, there are empty, sad-looking PS3 stands everywhere.

There's a SonyStyle store around here that had PS3s available for buying. People walked by the sign, saw the price tag and went "Oh my gosh! I'm not paying that much for a toy!"
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