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Old 08-20-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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Sonystyle Canada reduced price of PRS-300 from $279 to $259

I'm hoping they do the same with the 600, which is the one I want to get. But I think they really want to push the entry level model.

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Old 08-20-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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great news! I wont buy one anyhow but it is still great news!
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For a minute there I was a bit confused... then realized this was for our Canadian friends. Still US$199.99 in the USA.
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For a minute there I was a bit confused... then realized this was for our Canadian friends. Still US$199.99 in the USA.
The same here...
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Sorry about all the confusion. Maybe one of the moderators can change the thread to "Sonystyle Canada" instead of sonystyle.ca.

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Old 08-20-2009, 03:47 PM   #6
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Wow, a price cut before the product is even released? That's great!

I've got my eye on the PRS600 though. I plan to get one eventually, but not for the current price of $399.

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Old 08-20-2009, 03:50 PM   #7
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I've got my eye on the PRS600 though. I plan to get one eventually, but not for the current price of $399.
Same here, $399 is way overpriced, especially when the CAD$ is at about US$0.91. I hope for a price drop, or I'll have to take a trip south of the border.
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I'm hoping they do the same with the 600, which is the one I want to get. But I think they really want to push the entry level model.
I may be mistaken, but the Canadian Sony site seems to be offering the new models for sale now. The "pre-order" option is gone, and you seem to be able to purchase now. I added a blue 300 to my cart, but didn't complete the purchase (I think I will wait and buy from Future Shop as returns, if necessary, are easier).
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The PRS505 has also been reduced on the Canadian Sony style site. It's now $299. I think it was $339 when I checked a few days ago.

Keep those price cuts coming!
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The PRS505 has also been reduced on the Canadian Sony style site. It's now $299. I think it was $339 when I checked a few days ago.

Keep those price cuts coming!
This info is about Sonystyle Canada:

505 used to be 349. They also reduced the 700 from 449$ to 399 but sell instore only now. Looks like all the 600 models are out of stock but the 300's are available.

I'm waiting to see them up close and personal. I want to see the screen on the 600 before making my decision.
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Wasn't the 505 available at sonystyle.ca (Canadian site) for $279 at one point? Maybe a year ago? Why oh why didn't I get one then?

Answer: I had heard reports of people getting the 505 for $199 from several places (Dell.ca comes to mind), so I thought that prices were coming down in general. Instead, it shot up to $349, where it remained for the longest time! Argh!

If anyone spots any good deals on new 505's in Canada, please let me know!
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Best price I could find: Staples $299.99 (Plus GST/PST, free delivery, red or silver)
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Best price I could find: Staples $299.99 (Plus GST/PST, free delivery, red or silver)
Thanks! SonyStyle.ca is now also offering it at that price. I think that the 505 is still in demand and selling reasonably well, so Sony probably doesn't feel the need to reduce the price by much.

Now that we're getting reports about the screen quality of the 600 being slightly inferior to that of the 505, quite a few people, myself included, might want to grab a 505 before they're all gone.

I'd love to have a 505, but I sort of need the 600 for it's better handling of tech docs/pdf's. Oh what to do, what to do...
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Wasn't the 505 available at sonystyle.ca (Canadian site) for $279 at one point?
Shoprbc.com in Ottawa was selling it for 279 earlier this year. Now they sell it for 295 + shipping.

Sonystyle Canada has free shipping as Staples does. But at Sonystyle you also get a 25$ coupon on the 505 for free books at their store. They don't offer the coupon on their new models.

I'm still waiting to see the 600. Hopefully Staples, Best Buy or Futureshop will have a display here since there is no Sonystyle store in this city.
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