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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

    Darkman Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 16, 2002
    By Associated Press
    November 17, 2006

    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....

    ( The entire article is at the following source: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/gaming/article/0,1299,DRMN_25519_5151407,00.html )
  2. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
  3. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Greedy brass turds and the OCD idiots who make their existence possible.
  4. Darkman

    Darkman Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 16, 2002

    Looking for suckers, looks like :)
  5. Steve Mehs

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    Mar 21, 2002
    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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