We must live in a pretty greedy society if anyone thinks selling PS3 firmware updates is a legitimate way to make money. Unfortunately there are some individuals who will fall victim to acts such as these. A Best Buy in Staten Island, NY is doing just that through its Geek Squad service.
Best Buy is selling a package that includes a 120GB PS3 upgraded to the latest firmware for $329.98. A PS3 costs $299 right now, so Best Buy wants you to spend an additional $30 to perform an action the PS3 does automatically.
Here are the selling points Best Buy is using to get customers to fork over the extra money.
- Play All Blu-ray movies and PS3 games
- Eliminates bugs and glitches
- System runs smoother
- Improved connection to Facebook
- Power save settings
- Photo gallery and video editor
- Adds PlayStation Plus (subscription based)
- Improved system settings
Power save settings? Every PS3 ever made has a power save setting programmed into the operating system. I bet the Geek Squad never says all they had to do was connect the PS3 to Best Buy’s Wi-Fi, go to system update, and click “Ok.” This is almost as big of a rip off as that Rent-A-Center fiasco earlier this year.
Let us save you $30 by explaining how to update the PS3. The first way is mentioned above, and the second method is to go to PlayStation website and download the update to a USB flash drive. From there go back to the PS3, go to system update and select to update from a storage device. The magic of computers takes care of the rest. Shame on you Best Buy.