Sony announced today that Playstation Plus subscribers will get an 25% discount on cost of Protection Plan.
The added 1 or 2 year warranty to your Slim PS3 system, that is still currently in warranty.
PHAT users need not apply!
Also if and when your PS3 breaks even if DON'T have the Protection Plan, if you are a PSN+ user, you will still will not have some of the added repair costs, like all shipping costs will be eliminated.
Also third-party authorized repair centers like MTC (for me Canada), have been ordered to lower their repair prices (just a bit) for older PS3 systems.
A phat PS3 (CECHA/E) will now only cost $149(labour)+$30(shipping)+$23.27(taxes) for a total of $202.27 whereas before it was $224.87 in total. Wow, what a discount!
So here in my neck of the woods, a phat PS3 repair if I was also a PSN+ user, would only cost me now $168.37 in total instead of the previous flat rate of $224.87 for those old worth-while PS3's that can play PS2 games!
News Source: http://www.electronista.com/articles...sp.warranties/
Canadian Repair Price List: http://www.mtcservice.com/customer/p...on.php#goahead
Read More: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/...otection-plan/
UPDATE: I just phone Sony, and this PSN+ CHEAPER option is NOT available in Canada!