Morning Deals: PlayStation 3 Now $249


NEW YORK (MainStreet) – In a blog post Tuesday, Sony announced that it had cut the price of its 5-year-old PlayStation 3 console, effective immediately. That means that the base model, which has a 160 GB hard drive, will drop from $299 to $249, and the 320 GB model drops from $349 to $299. The price drop comes three months after Nintendo announced a similar drop in the price of its Wii console, which, like the PlayStation, is getting a bit long in the tooth. More importantly, it comes after a year that saw Sony’s PlayStation Network breached by hackers, resulting in a massive theft of users’ personal information. Whatever the reason, the price drop is effective immediately at retailers everywhere.

Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day is this cordless drill and fork meter combo, marked down to $99 from $308.89. The fork meter is used for measuring electrical voltage and current, so this is great for amateur and professional electricians alike. It ships for free, and like all daily deals, you probably won’t be able to get this price tomorrow.

JetBlue is having another one-day sale, calling this one the “Let’s-Be-Exclusive Sale.” One-way fares start at $29 (for Long Beach to Las Vegas), and Boston to New York is $39 each way. You have to book by 11:59 p.m. EDT tonight for travel between Sept. 6 and Dec. 15; Oct. 6-11 and Nov. 18-28 are blacked out, and fares aren’t valid for travel on Fridays or Sundays.

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