as the title suggests, its the time to import I reckon guys get a US PS3 bloody cheap brillant news for importers I would say bad news for exporters
People have apparently been carrying PS3 boxes through customs without any problems (although that's America I think). Either way, you could bring it in luggage....and when you bring it through customs just tell them it's a new whizzy Sony sandwich maker with remote browning control
Only slightly, but you get all the disadvantages, like no warranty, games logging in on the wrong region, a Rev1 console, not a Rev2, NTSC output by default on analog connections, wrong mains lead and so on.Why are people so scared of customs charges anyway? Even if you pay them it'll still cost you far less than a UK model.
Obviously you would only be able to play American PS2 and PS1 games as the PAL ones wouldn't work at all. For someone who has a large collection of PAL games this may not make sense. However for someone starting out with PS2 and PS1 games it wouldn't be a problem.Surely full BC is a bonus as well though?