Originally Posted by pokerapar88
I totally agree here. Console wise, there's a very limited use. Games are more expensive and there is less variety. With new hardware and 4000 USD to spend on a PC, you could build a very decent pc that will survive this console gen. Still 4000 (Reais) R$ are $1845,44 USD so yeah... its not 4000 USD.
Yeah, I think that person posting that you responded to didn't grow up when a ninteno or sega genesis was the system you gamed on, or a n64, or dreamcast, or anything before that.
You don't hook up 2-4-8 controllers to a computer and have friends play on your screen like you do on the couch with a 60 inch plasma.
A console is a console, a pc is a pc. Pc might have games console doesn't and vice versa. it's quite stupid to compare a pc and console because its like comparing a Honda and Mercedes water pump. One is $80 the other is $1400. The parts inside? not too different. They both have there purposes.
Originally Posted by nolonger
You only have to pay taxes when bringing more than U$500 from the trip. He is right in that it's cheaper to do that than buy it here, but you have to factor in time spent to and from the US. Anyone buying this console early into the launch makes enough money that, even if it's cheaper to get in the US, their time isn't worth the savings. The only situation I see someone actually travelling to buy it is if they're getting other things besides the console.
What most gamers will do here is wait until 6-12 months after launch (when the prices are lower) and get the PS4 or Xbox One.
Unless you're going on a vacation and you don't need money.
Bringing a xbox one + ps4 to make profit is going to cost you more than a few days of time
Unless you have a buyer waiting at the airport, every day you eat,sleep is going to cost you money.
So whether its 2days or 1 week, if that $1000 was worth it then heck yeah. We both know people make a living by bringing a ipad, iphone, ipod, and all these electronics on carry on+luggage and just sell it. If youre bringing in a ps4 to make profit it's going to cost you more than just landing and selling though
So profit becomes less and less by the situationEdited by INCREDIBLEHULK - 10/22/13 at 7:00pm