Wal-Mart Canada Sale Hints at New 80GB PS3 Price

Wal-Mart's Anniversary Sale in Canada is pricing the 80GB PlayStation 3 at $549.83 CAD, which is the approximately same price that the 60GB model currently carries. A quick survey of Wal-Mart stores in west Canada found that most stores were sold out of the 60GB PS3 and only stocked the 80GB model. Major retailers have been known to put products at a certain sale price depending on what its forecasts are on pending changes in MSRP. Another factor that may play into Wal-Mart's large discount on the 80GB PS3 is the growing strength of the Canadian dollar, which recently has been hovering on par with the U.S. dollar. Nevertheless, Wal-Mart's Canadian price for the 80GB PS3 is still below that of the $599.99 MSRP in the U.S.

News source: DailyTech

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Well Porsche is dropping prices up to $15,000 off on cars here in Canada over the dollar on par with the US now.
I saw it on CP24, there's an article on it too, crazy. Atleast they're nice about it, and not ripping us off when the dollar gets better, unlike some companies.. sigh

As a manager at a Wal-Mart in Canada, I can tell everyone right now that this is simply a one-week event. The anniversary sale sells a lot of items at a loss, so I doubt this reflects a change in the MSRP.