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Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Smith22, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    Man, I missed the boat on this one. People are selling these bad boys for $2000 to $3500+ on ebay and getting 30+ bids on it. Next time a new system comes out, I need to 1 or 2 of them.
  2. VirusX

    VirusX Active Member

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    Yup, saw one go for like $5300 already tonight.
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    People are stupid but that is expected.

    You have to wonder if the playstation people are not the ones putting those up on ebay and if not you have to wonder why they have not tried.

    You know they only produce so many before the holiday season as it is.
  4. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    People are ********.

    What are they going to do? Play Resistance on their $600+ game machine and wait until next Christmas for more than one decent game to come out?
  5. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    I bought it, Im putting it up on ebay as we speak..

    Bought 3 games to go along with it, and an extra controller. Should get quite a bit for it..


    Attention Madden fans, if you dont like xbox 360 version( me included. Graphics look alright but still the players in ps2 are more realistic looking) dont buy it. It had xbox controls( r2 sprint etc) and you can see what play the other person is looking at, as in it highlights the play he's picking. it's rediculously dumb. just thought i'd warn you.
  6. stealth

    stealth Benched

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    back when ps2's came out I made a killing I wish I had the money to burn this time.
  7. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Why anyone would spend more than retail on an item that will eventually come down about 25 - 30%, just because they are impatient, is beyond me.

    God Bless America.
  8. calico

    calico Active Member

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    If people will just wait a few months, then they can just walk into any retail store and get one with ease...and good games will actually be out by then.

    Plus the launch systems are the ones will all the bugs and overheating issues...it is only a matter of time before these PS3s start dropping like flies.
  9. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    my co-worker picked up 5 because his buddys helped him and hes going to give them 200 for helping. and hes putting all 5 on ebay...
  10. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    I was roaming around yesterday to see if any lines were short enough for me to get one to sell. Heard one went for $15,000 somewhere... (on FoxNews)

    But talking to some of the people in line, I heard there was a riot at a nearby Best Buy. Also on TV I heard about some people getting robbed after getting one, and one guy even getting shot.

    Craziness... would have been nice to take advantage of someone else's impatience though.
  11. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    :lmao2:

    PS3 debut leads to violence, disorder
    One fan waiting for Sony game system outside Wal-Mart shot in Conn. robbery attempt; police called in Calif. incident.
    By Parija B. Kavilanz, CNNMoney.com staff writer
    November 17 2006: 1:10 PM EST


    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The debut of Sony's PlayStation 3 game console resulted in reports Friday of disorder outside stores throughout the United States, as well as a robbery attempt in Connecticut that left one man shot and wounded.

    Police in Putnam, Conn., said fans resisted two armed men in an attempted robbery outside of a Wal-Mart.

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    The mania over the new PlayStation 3 video game system turns dangerous in Wisconsin. (November 17)
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    According to Lt. J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police, officers were called to the Wal-Mart at 3:15 a.m. ET after two armed men tried to rob people waiting in line to get the PS3 when the store opened.

    Shortages: PS3, T.M.X, Elmo, Plasma TVs
    Vance told CNNMoney.com that about 15 to 20 people were outside the Wal-Mart (Charts) store when they were confronted by the robbers who demanded money. The lieutenant said one of the men in line was shot after he confronted the armed suspect. The robbers fled the scene after the incident.

    Wal-Mart declined to comment on the incident.

    Wal-Mart shuts store
    In a separate incident, the manager of a 24-hour Wal-Mart supercenter in Palmdale, Calif., shut the store and called the cops after crowds became unruly.

    Deputy sheriff Dan McPherson at Palmdale station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said about 50 to 100 people had gathered outside the store before midnight in the hopes of scoring a PS3.

    "We were called after the manager told us that these people were arguing and pushing each other," McPherson said. "We told them they had to leave the premises."
  12. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Do not know if it is the same guy or someone just doing the same but from what I getting it seems someone is bidding $15K on multiple ones.

    Chances are it is just some guy having fun and trying to get peoples hopes up only to never pay.

    In turn making the person put up the item again for bidding.
  13. GTaylor

    GTaylor Gif Dude

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    I worked part time in retail when PS2 frenzy was coming out and it was obvious our supervisors were hoarding some for themselves, just wasn't sure if they wanted their own or to sell. One example was during stocking day a while back I personally pulled 8 PS2s from our truck yet when it came opening time the manager claimed we only had 4. I'm sure managers are pulling the same stunts at these stores.

    Question is are the Sony people doing this on purpose? If they are it's gutsy as the XBox360 and Wii are far superior competition than the Dreamcast. Sony angered a lot of fans last time with the shortages (And I'm sure many more will be angered now), they may not be forgiveable come PS4
  14. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    Check out

    Smashmyps3.com
  15. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I can only guess they do it to drive up the price before x-mas knowing many people would pay for it.

    But I would still think they could lower the price somewhat and make more money as so many people want it prior to x-mas.

    That also made me wonder if the sony people actually were some of the people trying to sale them on ebay.
  16. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    I firmly believe that Sony purposely limited shipments for launch day so the media hype would be viral and cause people who are planning to buy a game console before Christmas to think, "It has to be awesome if this many people are fighting to get one."

    And like lemmings to a cliff, the mice (people) ran the maze perfectly .. and literally found "the cheese."


    -Reality
  17. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I firmly believe....




    ....that you probably have one.


















    :mad:Give it.
  18. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    I waited at Circuit City last night from midnight till 7:30 this morning for a PS3. Of course I didn't get one (200+ people, but only 13 units).


    And to top it off, some MORON at circuit city decided he didn't want people waiting AT the building so we have to wait across the street till 4 AM. But, of course, every took off on a mad dash at 3:35. I wasn't one of the top 13 (my speed ain't what it used to be).

    I saw that one sold on ebay for $10,100 yesterday.

    I'm still pissed off I didn't get one.
  19. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    I can care less about the "cheese", it's the 3K+ I would of got for selling one that I was interested in. I've got a 360 (that I waited till 7 months after launch to purchase) so I'm happy.

    Waiting in line for 7+ hourse is a small price to pay for 3K+ and a 500% profit.
  20. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    wife and I waited outside of Target tuesday night. On the phone they said they would get about 10 and there were 2 tents out at the time. When we got there there were 3 tents, but only 6 people total, so we waited. My brother was nice enough to go buy us a tent since it was below freezing and with about 40-50 mph winds. Come the next morning the manager informed us they only had 6, so my wife sitting at 7 and 8 were screwed. There was nowhere left to get one by then.

    Thankfully Costco.com put them up for sale this morning and I was able to get one after nearly 2.5 hrs of trying to get through their constantly crashing website, which they ended up having to shut down. Thankfully I hadn't closed one of my browsers that had the checkout link in it and was able to finally checkout. It won't ship until Monday, so hopefully by the time I get it prices will still be relatively good on ebay.

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