Want to find a PlayStation 3 wholesaler, to get your hands on the much-awaited console quickly and cheaply? You will need to wade through a swamp of scams and cheats - but rest assured, there are honest merchants out there, and it will be possible to get yourself a PlayStation 3. Just do not expect it to be a simple case of looking up a wholesaler on the internet- you will have to do some work yourself if you want to do it alone.
The easy but unpopular method is to wait. If you can hang on until mid 2007, you will almost certainly be able to get a PlayStation 3 at a lower price, and with a lot less hassle. By March of 2007 there should be about 6 million units in circulation-which should be enough for most of the people who want a PS3.
But suppose you want to get hold of the PlayStation 3 before Christmas? What Playstation 3 wholesaler should you turn to?
For a start, do not think you are going to be able to get one at real wholesale price often, in January 2007. Unless luck comes in your way that is, which is very unrealistic in this kind of business. The price set by Sony- $499 for the basic units, $599 for the premium ones- is lower than the price that the market would set by itself. So the places you might usually look for a cheap deal- online auctions, resellers, wholesale distributors- are out of the question.
Sure, if you have $1000 to spend on a console, go ahead and buy one at eBay - but that is the kind of price you will be seeing the consoles resell for, after the still continued launch as there are many countries that are due up for launch and arrival.
Importing a PlayStation 3 from Japan is another bad idea. People do this with a wide variety of goods - not just consoles but books, DVDs, CDs and other items, and sometimes it can be done easier in your same US state. Not so with the PlayStation 3. Sony has carefully arranged a legal setup for the PlayStation 3, which makes importing the Japanese version into another region, is illegal.
Sony have demonstrated the illegality of importing the Playstation 3 by winning a court case against a man by the name of Lik-Sang, who was involved also in the sell of importing PSPs.
So, you are going to have to stick to the mainstream retailers for now and shop around prices if re-sell is your goal. Look around on the Internet for the best deals - but do not believe anywhere that promises too good to be true cheap prices. Instead, go for bundle deals: outlets selling the PlayStation 3 with free games or accessories included.
That is the way they can offer the PlayStation 3 cheaply, without generally- breaking many of the already pricing agreements Sony has given to many retailers and authorized dealers. So do not go for the Playstation 3 wholesaler anytime soon, you should search for distributors and online hidden wholesalers that specialize in such gaming practice.