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PSN Cards now available at Blockbuster

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar Posted by on Sep 15, 2008 // Sr. Social Media Manager

Sighted today in Belmont, CA:

Oh, and because my wording might’ve been a bit confusing (we didn’t *practice* this, we just walked in!), you will of course be able to purchase WipEout HD normally via the PLAYSTATION Store. Now, there’s another option as well.

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+ Onna76_NL on September 16th, 2008 at 11:47 pm said:

” CarlosX360 | September 16th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Finally, now I can buy these cards! I was beginning to think that Sony doesn’t give a damn about us customers!”

Welcome to Europe!!!


+ Mindfuct on September 17th, 2008 at 6:22 am said:

Abigail nice avatar!what a great Christmas idea Sony,should I be expecting mine soon?Have a great day!


+ ROLO_ONFIRE on September 17th, 2008 at 6:55 am said:

Great! just distribute them at Blockbusters in Mexico also please


+ DarKaoZ on September 17th, 2008 at 7:59 am said:

I can confirm that on Laredo Tx, in 2 of the BlockBusters I know they don’t sell them. Hopefully they arrive soon…


+ mingdamerk on September 17th, 2008 at 11:02 am said:

I’m nowhere near a blockbuster (or California for that matter.) Will these cards be available in the upstate New York area any time soon? No 7-11 but we have a Rite-Aid!


+ nivek084 on September 17th, 2008 at 6:48 pm said:

Um… Im in Canada. Will it come out here?


+ rurounij on September 17th, 2008 at 9:05 pm said:

Just got a $20 card from blockbuster today for $21. I had to pay sales tax for it. I thought the card was like a gift card and you don’t need to pay tax, but that’s not the case apparently. Also sucks that I have to pay tax on games from the psn as well.


+ LuNaTiCxX on September 18th, 2008 at 2:18 am said:

PSN Cards FTW..j/k


+ takuya619 on September 18th, 2008 at 7:35 am said:

@ 196 and 192

Its not that we are complaining, nor is it hard to understand. People just want to make sure that they are not being charged tax twice, and want to know if they are going to be charged tax at all on the PSN. How much would this suck if it were you, where you go to the store (where generally a 25 dollar gift card is $25, straight up) and they charge you 6-8% tax on a $20 dollar card, making it almost $22. Then when you go to buy something on the PSN for $19.99, you get taxed again, making the cost around the same $22 dollar mark. You end up paying almost $25 bucks for a fracking $20 dollar game. THAT is wrong, IMHO. Tax, once, okay. Twice? Not a chance.

E-transactions should not be charged tax, no matter what, if you ask me. But, if tax is charged, it should be consistant with the local/state sales tax. I live in Montana, with no sales tax, yet I get taxed on the PSN. WHY? THAT is an inconsistency that sucks for many people and I, for one, wonder why its there.

I am just thankful that I have a credit card and dont need these cards. But it really sucks for those who dont; whether they just cant get one, or arent old enough to have a credit card. Its not a great system and people just want to be prepared when they go to buy something.

Some might not care that they are going to pay the extra taxes, but knowing before buying is the way to go. Otherwise they will need to march right back to Blockbuster to get another card when they find out they dont have enough because of PSN tax.


+ Polluted13 on September 18th, 2008 at 1:47 pm said:

I noticed a lot of Canadians on here asking when we can expect to see these cards north of the border and each time they were ignored.

This is hardly surprising. I mean there are only 34 million of us. Why should Sony give a **** right?

Thanks guys.


+ Alert_911 on September 20th, 2008 at 9:14 am said:

This isn’t true for us Canadians ;_;

They haven’t given anything of the sort for us over here in Canada.

Hope this isn’t like that for long..:(


+ Delay81 on September 21st, 2008 at 5:55 am said:

Hi is there a “release date” for Germany?
Lot of peoples don’t want to order a Credit Card only for the PSN!

Greetz, Delay


+ noelmaxboss on September 21st, 2008 at 3:31 pm said:

Are there any PSN cards in Puerto Rico
Cuz I went to Blockbuster and I did not find


+ Logical_Dolphin on September 21st, 2008 at 4:48 pm said:

The $20 & $50 PSN cards, aren’t “straight-up” gift cards. Just like how PlayStation’s competitors arbitrary point cards are taxable, the PSN cards are taxable as well.

Because The PSN cards are designated with a specific monetary value, it is going to lead people to assume that it isn’t taxable, including Mr. Rubenstein and the Blockbuster employee he contacted on the issue. It specifically states on the back of the card: “Any applicable taxes must be paid separately and are not included”. That disclaimer would have not have been there if it weren’t applicable.


+ nucliosis on September 22nd, 2008 at 7:25 am said:

gezz louise that took long for psn to get dem cards out!! now my cousin has no reason and excuse to get anything on the psn. it’s about time. so i have my credit card on my ps3..can i still use the psn cards for purchase and still use my card whenever i need to?


+ BiezulbubBill69 on September 25th, 2008 at 9:51 pm said:

I live in New Jersey and I just called my local Blockbuster video and they do NOT have/carry PSN cards! :( :( :( WOE IS ME!


+ cocacolafreak on September 26th, 2008 at 2:25 pm said:

thanks jeff….

im from panama ( not florida but central america ) and i really love psn… a lot…
i am always downloading a demo or a vid…
but i cannot buy anything

i just wanted to know if psn cards will appear in ????

as i am unable to buy the psn cards at usa or use my credit card… =( but i can buy in….


+ RocketCream on October 2nd, 2008 at 11:56 pm said:

Just because it’s in certain retail store in the US, doesn’t mean it’s in Canada. W.t.f is up with Sony!?! Why is it taking so long for them to send cards to Canada!?! I hate this we’re always the last ones for everything :(!.

Jeff Rubenstein : They said it’s coming out this date and then that date. Please shine some light on this for us Canadians.


+ dvdram on October 6th, 2008 at 9:31 am said:

i am in suadi arabia icant take it

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