Playstation 3

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  1. Beth2004

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    My fiance is a major video game nut (unfortunately!) and waited in line for 9 hours last November at a 24 hr Walmart to buy the X-Box 360 on the day it came out. I admit, he's a little nuts :D but people are REALLY going crazy for the new playstation. It comes out this Friday and there are already people in tents camped outside my local Best Buy. It's crazy!

    Anyone else noticing this in their area??
     
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    Sorry haven't noticed here. I don't have Walmart or Best buy or even circuit city :(
     
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    YES! And I think it's nuts! I would love to get hubby one but I refuse to shell out almost $1000 for something like that. He has his Playstation 2 so he'll just have to se satisfied with that for awhile.
     
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    I've seen it on the news stories. The best one was in Maine, where people were there in the storm!

    Ok, last week we traded our X=box 360 (new) for a playstation 2 and 6 games, we still have the old X-box and I want to phase it out too, I like our new to us (refurbished) playstation2, I like the variety of games for the younger kids. And I think those guys are nuts waiting for those new game consoles that who knows what kind of problems there will be??? The other new ones had some.
     
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    That brings up a good point Amy. Everytime something like that comes out they find out about problems with them way after people have purchased them. I guess that is why they have warranty's but it's annoying nonetheless. I remember when the PS2's were really expensive too, so I'll just wait a few years until the price goes down then upgrade for him. I just don't see the hype in getting these things when they first come out, unless you have lots of money to blow on them. Heck, I remember when a DVD player was $1000!!! HA HA! And we just got one last year!:eek:
     
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    I read Beth's first post this morning before heading to work, then heard about people camped outside of a Best Buy in Toronto waiting for the release--apparently the store will be getting 73 units and there are already more people than that lined up. When I pulled in to get my coffee this morning, there were tents outside of our local Future Shop (electronics store) as well...I'm curious to see how many are then when I drive by on the way home. I wish I had nothing else to do other than camp outside a store for 3 days!
     
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    Would be nice hey?
     
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    I was told that some stores in my area may only end up getting less than 10 playstations! Can you imagine the chaos there is going to be when there are 100 people or more in line that have been waiting for days?? If I were the owner of a Best Buy (or any store with people already waiting) I would request for some local police officers to be there when the store opens.
     
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    My son just said a few minutes ago, "I wonder if people are waiting in line at Wal-mart for the Playstation 3." He too, is a game nut. He got a 360 last year for Christmas which was a great surprise because he didn't expect to see one until spring because they were so scarce. I had to go to Pittsbugh to get it.
     
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    Like I said, my fiance waited for 9 hrs to get a 360 last year and I was the idiot that sat with him for 7 of those hours! haha We were sitting in chairs inside of a 24hr Walmart, though and the things went on sale at midnight.
    I just can't imagine spending 2 nights outside the store sleeping in a tent to try to get the stupid thing! As far as I know, the store isn't opening until 8 or 9 am tomorrow and these people were there early yesterday afternoon.
     
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    There are people camping out here in the rain. People have actually been selling their pre-order RECEIPTS on ebay for $3000! I can't believe it. My bf is also a nut, he has a whole room in our house dedicated to games and even he thinks it's ridiculous.

    However, we have pre-ordered a Nintendo Wii. He only had to stand in line for an hour for that one.
     
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    If these people work, how in the world do you ask off of work for something like that? "Hey I need off to get my playstation!"?
     
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    I just left Circuit City and one of the managers said that they're only getting 6 of them. He said that Best Buy is probably only get 10 or 11 (there's about 50 people out there now!). The manager at Circuit City was smart, though and is telling people not to bother waiting because the 6 people that are getting them are already outside waiting and have been there since 8 yesterday morning!
     
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    The mania is going on in our areas as well. Best Buy has nine of them and they showed the people camping out tonight in tents!
     
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    Last night ( Thursday), my husband decide to venture out. He thought he would turn around and sell it on Ebay. He called Walmart two days ago and they were getting ten units only. At 10:30, he left and when he got there about twenty people were in line waiting. He returned home with no unit needless to say. He didn't even wait. We live in a very tiny area and he thought "maybe" the rage wouldn't be there. Boy, did he think wrong! It is crazy what people do for gaming-my "boys" in the family included too.
     
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    so beth did your boyfriend get one?
     
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    No, he didn't want one. He had thought about buying one to sell on ebay, but he said that he's only willing to wait in line for something if it doesn't involve actually sleeping there. So, considering the people in my area were there for 48hrs...there was no way he was getting one!
     
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    Did you hear that someone got shot today over PS3??? I can't remember where, but I think it was in Conn. I think they were getting robbed while waiting in line, and when they refused to give them the money, they got shot!:( In Milwaukee, a man was sent to the hospital after getting nearly trampled and shoved. He hit his head against a steel post. CRAZY STUPID PEOPLE!
     
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    That doesn't surprise me. But it sickens me. How on Earth can people be like that? UGH!:rolleyes:
     
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    The person who got killed was a teenager. How horrible is that??? How sad that a young person's life was ended short for no good darn reason. It's so stupid.
     
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    My son wants a Wii but it looks like he won't be getting it for Christmas. It comes out 11-19 which happens to be his birthday. When I was at Meijers today they said they only had 9 units. They said they were giving out wristbands for those 9 units. I asked her how to get a wrist band and she said that tomorrow sometime during the day, it could be at anytime, they will be making an announcement on the intercom. She said people will be staying in the store all day waiting for that announcement. No way would I do that. On top of it she said they have heard they are having many problems with the systems already and it is better to wait a few months.
     
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    Dh waited 36 hours outside Best Buy for one... I waited w/ him too off and on. It sucked lol.
     
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    I went to Best Buy last night and saw people camping outside in tents. Man, those people are nuts. Sorry, but nothing material is worth it that much that I'd camp outside for it the entire night.

    And can you believe this was front page news with the Chicago Tribune? Gosh, what is the world coming to? Aren't there more important things for ront page news than the new PS3 and how people are camping outside at places like Best Buy, Circuit City, and Radio Shack?

    Quite hoenstly, I can't believe Gurnee police would allow that let alone Best Buy. IMHO, it's not safe to be camping out to be first in line for material things. After all, there's a lot of nutty people out there.
     
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    Costco is only selling them online as opposed to in the store, so that the employees do not buy them all.
     
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    We had a crazy storm the night before they went on sale. Thunder, lightning, rain, wind. People must really want them to stay out in that!

    Kelly :)
     
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    Has any one checked on E-bay for the new games....... the PS3 up to and over $2500............ and no doubt people are paying that..........some day those people will grow up and come to their senses.
     
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    My boyfriend has the Wii ordered. It comes out in Australia on Dec 7th. I'm the nut who said yes to standing in line with him at the midnight launch. He's pre-ordered it but he's 74th on the list. I hope they actually get the number of units pre-ordered simply because he ordered it 2 months ago. Personally, I dont like his chances.

    I was sickened to hear about that shooting. Its just soo wrong what some people do these days. That poor teenagers family.
     
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    Last year when the Xbox 360's came out my boyfriend pre-ordered his almost 5 months in advance. It came out in November and he ordered it in June. He didn't end up getting it from the store where he pre-ordered it until almost a month later. That's why we ended up in line for the midnight release the day it came out. He tried selling the pre-ordered one on ebay, but since it had already been out for a month they weren't selling for much more than what he paid for it so it sold it to a friend.
     
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    Oh my...haha.

    My fiance wanted a 360...but now he's interested in the PS3...my friend works at BestBuy and her and another co-worker camped out wednesday and thursday night to try and get one when they came out on Friday...her plan is to sell it for like $1500...not a bad idea!

    I think the Nintendo Wi seems fun...a different concept...and not to mention you can play all the old games on there...the ones that I grew up with...how fun! haha...
     
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    Don't tell me that Beth!!! :eek: eeeek my boyfriend would be lost if he didnt get one on Dec 7th!! haha ;)

    That said, he's found out that the actual Wii is at a local shopping centre here on display till sunday, so guess who got ropped into going with him 2moro night??? grrrrrrrr lol
     

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