Play-com archive

  • Play.com to close retail business, but marketplace lives on
    Online

    Play.com to close retail business, but marketplace lives on

    By 9 January 2013

    Retailer Play.com is to shut down the direct retail business that has allowed shoppers in the UK to buy cheap CDs and DVDs online for the past few years. The move comes as the Jersey-based retailer admitted on Twitter that direct sales were "no longer...

  • Move over Black Friday here comes Mega Monday
    Online

    Move over Black Friday here comes Mega Monday

    By 25 November 2010

    Online retailer Play.com expects that Monday 6 December will be the busiest day of the year for internet shopping. It predicts that sales will rise by 20 per cent year on year, as Brits try to take advantage of competitive pricing, and beat the forthcoming...

  • Sony PSP Go price cut
    Gaming

    Sony PSP Go price cut

    By 7 October 2009

    The Sony PSP has been out less than a week, but already retailers are slashing the prices of the PSP Go in the UK. Amazon.co.uk, Play.com, HMV and GAME have cut 11% off the RRP taking the price of the console from its original £225 down to £199. The...

  • Daily Tech Deal: £25 off Sony PSP Go
    Gaming

    Daily Tech Deal: £25 off Sony PSP Go

    By 6 October 2009

    Last week's launch of the PSP Go was met with a fair bit of excitement, adding to that is the fact that certain retailers are reducing their prices already, one of which, Play.com, is selling the console for £199.99 as opposed to its RRP of £224.99....

  • Daily Tech Deal: Sony VAIO W11
    Laptops

    Daily Tech Deal: Sony VAIO W11

    By 5 October 2009

    Launched back in August, the Vaio W series mini notebook has seen a drop in price from its RRP of £499 down to £339.99 at Play.com - although we previously had its entry price at around the £400 mark. Sony clearly has the female of the species in mind...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch with free memory card
    Gadgets

    Daily Tech Deal: Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch with free memory card

    By 17 September 2009

    For today's tech deal we thought we'd bring you the low-down on Sony's new Reader Touch Edition, which is currently on sale from Play.com for £239.99. The Sony PRS-600 is the follow up to their PRS-505, with the main improvement (as the name might suggest)...

  • Daily Tech Deal: "Everything" under a fiver at Play.com
    Gaming

    Daily Tech Deal: "Everything" under a fiver at Play.com

    By 2 September 2009

    Play.com is offering a variety of goods that retail for under £5 which include categories such as DVDs, music, books, technology, toys, mobile and clothing. In the tech category you'll get the usual fare of dongles, headsets and mice, whilst the mobile...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Woodstock anniversary deals at Play.com
    Audio

    Daily Tech Deal: Woodstock anniversary deals at Play.com

    By 7 August 2009

    Woodstock is celebrating its 40th anniversary this August and Play.com is jumping on the bandwagon by offering deals on some albums of artists that performed. Priced from just under a fiver up to around £10, Artists include Jimi Hendrix, The Who and...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket earphones
    Audio

    Daily Tech Deal: Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket earphones

    By 6 August 2009

    We are pointing you in the direction of some in-ear headphones for our tech deal today, something which may appeal to music lovers in need of some portable ear appendages. Available from Play.com at the bargain price of £17.99 these headphones have an...

  • D-Link launches all-in-one DIR-685 router
    Online

    D-Link launches all-in-one DIR-685 router

    By 31 July 2009

    D-Link has announced a new product that attempts to bring a little excitement to the world of network routers with the launch of the DIR-685. D-Link dares to call the router "stylish, even chic". The router has all the features of a 802.11n Wi-Fi router...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Panasonic Lumix DMC 8-megapixel camera
    Cameras

    Daily Tech Deal: Panasonic Lumix DMC 8-megapixel camera

    By 23 July 2009

    We have a smart Panasonic compact camera for you today available from Play.com for £59.99 - half the RRP. The Lumix DMC - LS85 EB gets 8.1 megapixels, a 2.5-inch LCD screen and 4x optical and digital zoom. Other key features come in the form of "Motion...

  • Play.com offers 32GB iPhone 3GS for £900
    Phones

    Play.com offers 32GB iPhone 3GS for £900

    By 30 June 2009

    Play.com is offering unlocked iPhone 3GSs for those that are prepared to pay the price. The top-of-the-range 32GB iPhone 3GS is currently being offered for sale by the online retailer for £899.99. Delivery is free. The 16GB model is also up for grabs,...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer
    Cameras

    Daily Tech Deal: Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer

    By 30 June 2009

    Digital cameras are pretty top, but despite their convenience they do have a down side, they tend not to encourage the printing off of photos. Today's tech deal is in the form, then - surprise surprise - of a printer. Play.com are selling the Polaroid...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Labtec PC speakers at Play.com
    Audio

    Daily Tech Deal: Labtec PC speakers at Play.com

    By 29 June 2009

    Chances are you spend a fair bit of time sat at a PC and let's face it, unless you're on Pocket-lint, this experience can sometimes be dull. Playing a few tunes can make all the difference - queue the Labtec PC speakers. With some very positive customer...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Play.com's 75% off summer sale
    Gaming

    Daily Tech Deal: Play.com's 75% off summer sale

    By 24 June 2009

    Last week we brought you news of Pixmania's summer sale and today it's Play.com that's offering seasonal bargains. The online retailer is a boasting up to 75% off some lines to save you some cash this summer for some extra spendies for your hols. As part...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Sony Reader £179.99 at Play.com
    Gadgets

    Daily Tech Deal: Sony Reader £179.99 at Play.com

    By 3 June 2009

    As a follow up to our Borders' tech deal, which brought news of cut price ebooks, we thought you might need something to read them on. The Sony Reader PRS-505 is currently being sold at Play.com for £179.99. Play are claiming you are saving £50 but...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Flytech: Bladestar £14.99
    Gadgets

    Daily Tech Deal: Flytech: Bladestar £14.99

    By 29 May 2009

    One for dads today in the form of the Flytech Bladestar. Play.com are currently offering the model flyer for £14.99 with free delivery. With mixed reviews, some saying its brilliant, others err...not brilliant, the Bladestar offers "unique hovering action"...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Seagate 1TB hard drive £74.99
    Online

    Daily Tech Deal: Seagate 1TB hard drive £74.99

    By 21 May 2009

    For today's tech deal we're featuring the Seagate 1TB desktop hard drive. Down from its RRP of £99.99 the external drive is now £74.99 from Play.com with free delivery. As the name suggests you get 1TB of storage which should be more than enough space...

  • Play.com launches a credit card
    Online

    Play.com launches a credit card

    By 20 May 2009

    Play.com has announced the launch of the Play.com credit card, claiming "competitive (15.9%) rates of interest and balance transfers" plus a reward scheme for use on the Play.com website. Provided by MBNA, paying with the the Play.com plastic gets "PlayPoints"...

  • Daily Tech Deal: X-Men trilogy box set under £10
    Home Cinema

    Daily Tech Deal: X-Men trilogy box set under £10

    By 11 May 2009

    Today's tech deal beings you a box set at a bargain price. Play.com is currently offering the trilogy of X-Men movies for under a tenner. A 6-disc set, there's plenty of extras for fans of the comic. The three films are X-Men The Movie from 2000, X-Men...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray Player £149.99
    Home Cinema

    Daily Tech Deal: Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray Player £149.99

    By 30 April 2009

    We've had a bit of a Blu-ray theme to the tech deal this week with an earlier offer of the Sony BDP-S350 being sold at Argos for £149.99. Today we have spotted the Samsung BD-P1600 on offer at Play.com for £149.99. Recently reviewed on Pocket-lint -...

  • Daily Tech Deal: 80% off DVDs at Play.com
    Home Cinema

    Daily Tech Deal: 80% off DVDs at Play.com

    By 29 April 2009

    If you're still resisting the urge to go Blu-ray then Play.com has an 80% off DVD bonanza. With a range of genres including "Anime", "Cult Movies", "Martial Arts" and "Science Fiction" there should be plenty for the most picky of film buffs. A few choice...

  • Daily Tech Deal: £70 off Sony Bluetooth speakers
    Audio

    Daily Tech Deal: £70 off Sony Bluetooth speakers

    By 23 April 2009

    Today's bargainous offering comes at you from Play.com, that's very generously offering a big, fat £70 off the recommended retail price for some Sony Bluetooth speakers. The portable SRS-BT100 speakers will stream music from Bluetooth-enabled devices...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Sony NWZA829KB 16GB video MP3 player
    Audio

    Daily Tech Deal: Sony NWZA829KB 16GB video MP3 player

    By 30 March 2009

    The Monday tech deal comes around again and to start the week off we have a smart MP3 and MP4 player for you to cast your critical eye over. The Sony NWZA829KB video Walkman is on sale at Play.com for £99.99 down from its recommended price of £179.99....

  • Daily Tech Deal: Nokia BH-800 Bluetooth headset
    Phones

    Daily Tech Deal: Nokia BH-800 Bluetooth headset

    By 26 March 2009

    For today's tech deal we're focusing on Nokia BH-800 Bluetooth headset. The standout features consist of 6 hours talk time, standby of 160 hours and voice recognition - allowing you to make calls, redial, etc... without having to touch the device. Sensibly...