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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.70
So have the shootings!



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.91



    Four people were hit by the BB pellets, including 27 NEWSFIRST reporter Elizabeth Dorsett. She was interviewing someone in line at the time. None of them were seriously hurt.


I don't know what makes my head hurt more: the fact that someone would attempt a drive-by for a PS3 or the fact that someone actually attempted a drive-by with a BB GUN! Cryme Tyme would be ashamed.



"That's the thing: Maybe he'll be up and down this season, but when he's up, is there another center in the league quite like him? He protects the rim, passes out of double teams, has great hands around the basket, up-fakes on his jump-hooks, rebounds in traffic, even has a motor that keeps going and going (unlike a stiff like Eddy Curry). I'm not sure what's missing here. This is stunning. This is startling. There's almost no precedent for it. Just what the Lakers needed: More obscenely good luck. Meanwhile, I have to watch Al Jefferson whip jump-hooks off the front of the rim for the third straight season. I will now pour scalding hot water down my pants."
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Since: 2.1.02
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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.42
So why are people camping out? If they pre-ordered, they will get their PS3s. If they didn't pre-order, they WON'T get them, even if they camp out, right?




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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.21
Stores like Best Buy and Wal Mart did not take preorders so they will have units for sale either at midnight or when they regularly open Friday. Each store will be lucky to have more than ten systems.
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.80
    Originally posted by Parts Unknown
    So why are people camping out? If they pre-ordered, they will get their PS3s. If they didn't pre-order, they WON'T get them, even if they camp out, right?


Actually, at least for Gamestop/EB Games, even if you pre-ordered, you aren't guaranteed a PS3 (joystiq.com).

Besides, what's the fun in knowing you'll get your system on launch day?

Other pre-launch notes:

Be glad you aren't waiting in San Francisco to get your PS3, with 1,000 other people (gamespot.com).

The average going price for a PS3 on eBay is $1,532.76 (destructoid.com). The price has been steadily rising as the launch approaches. For comparison, eBay Wii's are going for $552.71 on average.



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Since: 18.3.02
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.82



Or in West Bend, WI...ouch!

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Since: 2.1.02
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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by wmatistic
    Stores like Best Buy and Wal Mart did not take preorders so they will have units for sale either at midnight or when they regularly open Friday. Each store will be lucky to have more than ten systems.


My local Best Buy has 34 and my buddy and his girl just made it before they cut-off the line. They are 30 and 31.

Best Buy is doing roll-call every 2 hours and 11pm is the last roll call so my friends got to go home and sleep before the 7am call.

Anyone not there at the roll-call is crossed off the list, but they have all made them.



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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.21
So do they know if they are getting the good(relative) system or the crippled one?
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Since: 3.5.03
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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.23
I just got home from Wal-Mart. I got in line at 1:20p on Wednesday afternoon and was third in line. I can't even begin to go into the ridiculousness of dealing with Wal-Mart. Screw labor practices, THIS ordeal is what's going to get me to boycott Wal-Mart.

All Wal-Marts advertised a minimum of 10 units per store, but like most other retailers, their launch shipments got cut, so we spent practically the entire time trying to find out how many systems they were gonna have available at midnight on Friday and how many rain checks (which could take up to 4 weeks to fulfill) they were gonna give out. Finally, after much headache and near heartbreak, I found out that I was getting one of four of the "premium" 60gb systems (there were also 2 of the "core" 20gb systems).

There's a Best Buy across the parking lot from the Wal-Mart I'm getting my PS3 from, and they are allegedly getting 22 systems (16 premium, 6 core). The first guy in line at Best Buy got there at 2:00a on Wednesday. It's funny to note, of the 28 systems between Best Buy and Wal-Mart, I could only find about half a dozen people that were buying the system to actually keep; everyone else is heading straight to eBay.

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Since: 2.1.02
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by wmatistic
    So do they know if they are getting the good(relative) system or the crippled one?


They can only get the core systems from Best Buy, but they are eBaying those. They are 1 and 2 in the pre-order line with Gamestop and they're only going to eBay one of the premiums they are getting there.



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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.21
    Originally posted by Zeruel
      Originally posted by wmatistic
      So do they know if they are getting the good(relative) system or the crippled one?


    They can only get the core systems from Best Buy, but they are eBaying those. They are 1 and 2 in the pre-order line with Gamestop and they're only going to eBay one of the premiums they are getting there.


I just don't see how these prices can sustain on ebay. I mean probably half or more of the people out in lines today are not there because they want a PS3, they are there to make money like your friends. Which means actual demand could be anything, and once all the hype dies down and the Wii launch comes and goes I think by middle of next week the prices on ebay will be at slightly above cost for the most part.

Just a guess of course, but there are only so many people willing to pay over $1000. Either that or a lot more stupid people in this country than I realize.
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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.42
    Originally posted by wmatistic
    Either that or a lot more stupid people in this country than I realize.


The latter.




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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.70
    Originally posted by wmatistic
    So do they know if they are getting the good(relative) system or the crippled one?
The crippled one doesn't have the silver/chrome/whatever on it.



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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by Oliver
      Originally posted by wmatistic
      So do they know if they are getting the good(relative) system or the crippled one?
    The crippled one doesn't have the silver/chrome/whatever on it.


Or Wi-Fi and since I setup a Wireless network in their townhouse, I know he needs the premium system if he wants to go online.



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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.21
    Originally posted by Zeruel
      Originally posted by Oliver
        Originally posted by wmatistic
        So do they know if they are getting the good(relative) system or the crippled one?
      The crippled one doesn't have the silver/chrome/whatever on it.


    Or Wi-Fi and since I setup a Wireless network in their townhouse, I know he needs the premium system if he wants to go online.


Yeah you had answered my actual question before, as I didn't ask "how do they know" but rather if they were told they could purchase a certain system.

I think I heard they changed it last minute and added the HDMI port to the lower system. Is that right?
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Since: 26.3.03
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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.09
Did anyone manage to snag one and not sell it on eBay?

If so, are you willing to come up for air long enough to share some initial impressions of the system?



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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.23
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    Did anyone manage to snag one and not sell it on eBay?

    If so, are you willing to come up for air long enough to share some initial impressions of the system?

Mine is going on eBay, although I dare not open anything to try it out for myself. I'll let you know what I think about the Wii I buy with my profits though!

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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.13
I walked into my local Best Buy at 11:30 this morning. There were two units ON THE SHELF and for sale.

One guy picked one up and headed for the cashier. The other one was wide open.

(No, I didn't).

I actually played the store demo model though. Some 4X4 game. Looked nice on the LCD they had it hooked up to, but nothing amazing or anything. Nice controller. The unit itself was BEAUTIFUL.

When I left, the last unit was getting a close look by a guy who I'm betting left with it.
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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.21
    Originally posted by Mr Heel II
    I walked into my local Best Buy at 11:30 this morning. There were two units ON THE SHELF and for sale.

    One guy picked one up and headed for the cashier. The other one was wide open.

    (No, I didn't).

    I actually played the store demo model though. Some 4X4 game. Looked nice on the LCD they had it hooked up to, but nothing amazing or anything. Nice controller. The unit itself was BEAUTIFUL.

    When I left, the last unit was getting a close look by a guy who I'm betting left with it.


Wow, that's kind of shocking. Where do you live at, if you don't mind saying?
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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.85
Man what is it about video games that bring out the worst in people? The store I work at got 3 60 gigs and 3 20s instead of 5:1, and so we offered the two people who didn't get the 60 a 20. Apparently my manager then sold a 20 after a 60 person didn't want it, only it turns out they did want it. And the person who talked to them on the phone (me) didn't know ANY of this and said that we'd have enough to cover our pre-orders, so I inadvertantly got my manager yelled at, and I mean screamed at today. I feel bad for my manager. I can understand getting upset over a miscommunication, but jesus man take a pill. Also at no point did they ask for a refund.

I hope the Wii launch goes more smoothly than this. :(



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