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Much-awaited PlayStation 3 makes U.S. debut
Posted 17 November 2006 - 12:08 PM
November 17, 2006
NEW YORK — 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....
( The entire article is at the following source: http://www.rockymoun...5151407,00.html )
Posted 17 November 2006 - 02:39 PM
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 05:57 PM
At first I thought you sent me to a fake page. $10,000 for a PS3??? What idiots.
Looking for suckers, looks like
Posted 17 November 2006 - 08:01 PM
Supply and demand baby. I got your demand so supply me with some cash.
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