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Much-awaited PlayStation 3 makes U.S. debut

Discussion in 'Gaming Fun - The Other Reality' started by Darkman, Nov 17, 2006.

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  1. Darkman

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    NEW YORK β€” Days of waiting paid off for Sergio Rodriguez, one of the relatively few able to buy Sony's PlayStation 3 when the coveted console went on sale early Friday.
    He was among the die-hard gamers and entrepreneurs across the country who braved foul weather and heckling by passers-by all week for the chance to shell out $500 or more for the sleek PS3, plus about $60 per game.

    With shortages resulting from production problems, many had camped out for days without knowing if they'd be going home empty-handed. At some stores, the crowds got rowdy and stampeded for the shelves, injuring a man in Wisconsin and forcing authorities to shut down a Wal-Mart store in California.

    In Connecticut, two armed thugs who got wise to the PS3's high price tried to rob a line of people waiting outside a Putnam Wal-Mart store at 3 a.m. One person who refused to give up the money was shot, state police said. In Lexington, Ky., four people waiting outside a Best Buy were hit by BB pellets, though none was seriously injured, according to WKYT, whose own reporter was hit as she interviewed buyers....

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    ( The entire article is at the following source: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/gaming/article/0,1299,DRMN_25519_5151407,00.html )
     
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    Greedy brass turds and the OCD idiots who make their existence possible.
     
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    hehe...

    Looking for suckers, looks like :)
     
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    What I find ironic is a lot of people are just buying them to resell them. Simple concept, but genius, pure genius. It’s all about ROI. I should have thought about this last year, buy an extra iPod or two for $300 a pop, stand in the Best Buy parking lot on Christmas eve and resell them for what $500, $600 even. Cha-Ching!

    Supply and demand baby. I got your demand so supply me with some cash.
     
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