Warning: PlayStation 3 Distributor CautionBy
Supposed distributors of the PlayStation 3 are popping up across the internet. But many of them are very dubious in their origins. Who can you trust, and who must you avoid?
One of the flaxen code of shopping applies here: if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Treat any distributor claiming to bid advance cleanness of wholesale-priced Playstation 3 with the contempt they deserve, and keep your Buck well away from them.
The PS3 market is a cagey minefield. In principle, it sounds as though it makes sense: anybody knows the PlayStation 3 is leaving to be sold out almost as soon as it arrives, so why not pay in advance to get to the queue?
Well, that is how it would work if all the distributors were honest. But some have been offering brief that are not efficacy the benefaction they are printed on. They have been selling advance promises of consignment that are not been guaranteed by Sony. That means if you cleanness in advance from any high priced gaming distributor, you may very likely not receive your PlayStation 3 until 2007, when supply will finally be able to meet demand.
Now, there are some honest distributors out there. One way to find them is to affix with the big name companies. These have a lot more reputation to lose if they crib their customers, so they are likely to be a little more cagey about promising more than they can deliver.
Still, that is not enough. If you do agree to place an advanced order, you will want to ask a few questions. Ask how many PlayStation 3 units Sony is leaving to ship to that outlet in the first batch, not complete and bill that all cleanness are guaranteed to be filled from this number. You can also bill that you will be absolute a rebate if they fail to afford you with a PlayStation 3 on the date promised.
Finally, here are a few other scams to avoid. Be very cagey of auctions of the PlayStation 3 or elsewhere. During past console launches the site has been awash with carefully-worded auctions apparently selling the console, but in fact offering nothing more than an barren box.
Others have sold guarantees that turn out to be entirely worthless. But keep your eyes peeled, do not believe anything you read, and you might just be able to find a good PlayStation 3 distributor.