When the PS2 first came out, I checked Best Buy for the price. The guy said "the package" was $350, with 12 months of internet access.
Understand, this was when the PS2 was first released.
BEFORE it had a network adapter.
And you HAD to take the internet package to get the PS2 (supposedly).
You ever want to stab someone in the eye?
(No, I didn't buy it.)