First Time Camper *HELP*

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  1. [M]artin
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    So I just finalized plans with a 2 buddies to do some camping for a Wii this Saturday night - Sunday morning. Did a little research and I found out that the weather isn't gonna be all that great (30 degrees low, 40 degrees high [​IMG] ). There are also two places that I can go. A Gamestop with 50 units in the 'burbs or a Target near my house with only 33 units. We're planning on setting up camp at the Gamestop and saving the Target as a last resort. We're riding in my friends Expedition so I was wondering if we could switch off places in the line then head back to the car for warmth or whatever (although, I don't want fanboys riding my @$$ in line). I've never camped out for anything before, any tips or suggestions? [​IMG]
     
  2. kingeightsix

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    well, first off you're gonna need your sleeping bag... i say carry an extra thin one to layer yourself up for warmth. swapping with your friends in the car will be pretty good... but make sure you got like... 3 or 4 guys because you're gonna need company while you camp just in case you get bored out of your mind. so 2 wait & 2 camp... when you're shift is up you swap both people.
     
  3. nintendofreak

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    take snacks , -waiting is hard work

    Edit [​IMG] keeps you warm
     
  4. Magus19

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    if your going for a long wait bieng 2 is more fun. I did it for 14 hours for Iron Maiden tickets and it's like it takes eternity. Bring food, warm shirts and coats. DS, music. Maybe a raincoat. Going in the car to warm shouldn't be a problem if you are 2, but don't spend the entire night in it because people might not like it and you could lose a few places in the line, depending on how it's done. Try to have fun, and stay awake to play it after. When I buy mine I will still have my 9 hour shift selling Wiis before I can play mine....
     
  5. Akoji

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    Yeah im going to camp too in front of a Wal Mart , but im not sure if it worth it since in the area , nintendo is not really popular , because at school and the people i know (it a small town) are more Sony/Microsoft fans. And the last week end i was in a Video Game festival and the most of the people i saw there and i talked to(a lot since it was for a schoolwork) said that they were going to search for some the 19th and if they are all sold out they would wait , so what is better camp or go there early at 4am ...
     
  6. science

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    I'm also a first time camper. I can't wait. I just saw the PS3 lines tonight, and my plans for the Wii were to go to Wal Mart at 4am, but thats not going to work. I now have to convince my (non hardcore gamer) friend to go there at 10PM Saturday. Dangnabbit.
     
  7. edgeblade69

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    As others said, bring food, beverages (possibly hot if it will be too cold for you), blankets/coats/layered clothing, and some form(s) of entertainment. It's supposed to be 40-50 here where I live Saturday night. I plan to get to my EB around or 8 or 9pm for the 12am launch even though I have a preorder. Just want to make sure I don't get screwed. Plus I like the camping experience. My friend and I went to our 24hr Walmart for GCN in 2001, that was fun. We played GBA most of the 2-3 hour wait. We got there somewhere between 9-10pm and there were around 10 or so people ahead of us. I think a couple of people may have been there for X-Boxes as that launched a few days prior.

    Anyways, the most important part is to enjoy it and tell any employees who treat you like crap to f*** off (see kotaku.com for info on that).
     
  8. Akoji

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    Well im not going to start camping before 2 am that for sure.

    but i will go see if theres even a waiting line in front of the wal mart every 2 hours.
     
  9. michaelf

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    Make friends with your fellow campers and know where the nearest available 24 hour bathroom is. Have fun!
     
  10. bakhalishta

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    That's exactly what we're doing [​IMG]

    First we're checking the Toys R Us in Angrignon, then Best Buy and Futureshop... We'll pick the least crowded one [​IMG]
    Which wal-mart in montreal you're going to camp ?
     
  11. lookout

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    good luck mate... make sure take a pee or number 2 before leaving