Here for us mere mortals in the UK who wanted the 64gb model looks like we have been stiffed by Sony and the 32gb model price has just been revealed on the Sony Style web site and I know it will be cheaper elsewhere when it rolls out after the first month or two but Sony are asking £395 for the 32gb version..... have they gone mad? (maybe the 64gb if it was here, but it's not)
I am reluctant for various reasons to go the importing from Japan through someone like White Rabbit, one was high cost of doing this but now seeing the official UK price for the 32gb model the Japan 64gb import price becomes more viable if i was to throw that amount at it anyway. My second main worry is with warranty here in the UK if I get the Japanese version, will I be covered under international warranty under Sony as I don't want a £450 brick if it dies on me.
I am at the moment as a UK based head-fier who has had a fair share of Sony Walkman's and still enjoying my current X1060 whilst battery is still alive for now just confused and angry at how Sony conduct their business and how they determine what country gets what model like they know bloody best.
They decided the current new A series touch screen model was worthy of giving the UK a 64gb version albeit it was an exclusive to only one website in the UK (Amp3) and not even Sony Style had them in stock, so why do Sony feel the their own brothers deserve the 64gb model but not the US and Europe??????????
I was so looking forward to this model especially with reports this sounds just as good if not better than the X series I am seriously for the first time p***** off with Sony to the point in principle to invest my money in another player made by some one else. (especially when you see where this player price category takes you into)
Maybe if I calm down later I may still be stupid enough to pay £500 to import this from Japan!
Just hope someone at Sony does read these so they wake up and stops messing around with the US & European customers as second rate citizens (both on price and model allocations)
This seriously sucks Sony.
Rant over & out