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    This screw, it is SPECIAL



    That's about $82 for a standard.. err, I mean SPECIAL Sony screw.

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    Where's this from?

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    It's the screw that adds the fun to the PS3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel
    Where's this from?
    I don't know the exact source, but some Finnish electronics repair shop.

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    Maybe it's the one Azurom was looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Jones
    It's the screw that adds the fun to the PS3.
    For only $82? Howcum they didn't add it to the console in the first place? I mean, what's another 82 bucks?

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    Wow. I wonder if they'd trade that screw for an epic mount...

    or....

    Wow. Someone got screwed.

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    I bet it has one of those proprietary heads too, and the screwdriver is another $400.

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    I'm glad the invoice says the order has been VALIDATED with ZERO errors, or else one might assume it has not been validated, or validated with a non-zero number of errors!

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    A screw may look fine to our untrained eyes, but the expertise required to identify
    errors is at least $40 of that pricetag!

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    That's the wholesale price, retail markup on that screw is 700%. Add in the other $25 worth of parts and you get the PS3.

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    1. Mark up price.

    2. ...

    3. PROFIT

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    Ya know, I work buying parts for Mercedes-Benz. I buy "special" shit all the time and I've never seen a screw go for that kind of price. Is that one made out of Plutonium?
    I love Sony more and more every day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Icehole
    Ya know, I work buying parts for Mercedes-Benz. I buy "special" shit all the time and I've never seen a screw go for that kind of price. Is that one made out of Plutonium?
    I love Sony more and more every day!
    It's made out of the crushed souls of gamers.

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    Okay that was way too much wasted google-fu time.

    Part is here:
    https://servicesplus.us.sony.biz/Par...px?stype=parts

    Actual product is here:
    http://www.sony.com.au/catalog/product.jsp?id=XS8303

    Why on earth there is a screw that expensive for a speaker I have no idea. Just another reason to hate Sony I guess.

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    AHH! Audio part, that explains everything. It cleans up the distortion from the reversing magnetic field.

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    It's the only screw that can safely penetrate an LCD monitor. DUH.

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    Wow, that's like... DoD prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Larry
    It's the only screw that can safely penetrate an LCD monitor. DUH.
    (applause)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlatan
    It's made out of the crushed souls of gamers.
    Actually it's made from Unobtainium.

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    I note that both links to the parts online are dead. Does that mean Sony realized they're busted for selling military toilet seats?

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    Did you actually have to pay for that screw??

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    Isn't that price in Euros? Even worse :(

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    I've paid a lot more than that for a screw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sockpuppet
    I've paid a lot more than that for a screw
    PS3 owner?

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    John.

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    Business basics

    Sony is taking the prostitution business model and applying electronics.

    You go in thinking that you are going to have a great time, no worries. Pay for any games you play then when its over, you'll wake up to an empty wallet and a burning sensation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlatan
    It's made from the crushed souls of gamers.
    Actually it's made from Unobtainium.
    Since the PS3 shipped, the crushed souls of gamers are very obtainium indeed. Especially gamers who bought one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Grenz
    John.
    Lads, we've all paid a lot more than that for a screw. :)

    There's the old joke: what's the difference between paying for sex and getting it for free? Paying for sex costs less.

    But I derail, and for that, I'm sorry.

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    I just found out where sony is getting screws from:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20....TIW8KDn.s0NUE

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