US PS3 Launch

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Nov 16, 2006

US PS3 Launch by lookout at 11:00 PM (2,954 Views / 0 Likes) 32 replies

  1. lookout
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    Within 1 hours to go.... to those lucky bas.... I mean people [​IMG]

    Post your PS3 photo here if anybody got one? [​IMG]
     


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    There is alot more than one hour to go, I think its atleast 6 and at most 11.
     
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    lookout ur linking from maxconsole...
     
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    yeah i know Mehdi, maxconsole.net taken there news from QJ.net

    here again
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    just change it to video.....
     
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    Ture, it start in new york time then every 1 hour Launch [​IMG]
     
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    engadget.com


    yea sony loss of profit now but next they make profit from us (euro) [​IMG]
     
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    Why "us"? You mean you're WILLING to get shafted?
    I boycott every european division of every videogame publisher on earth, and I advise you to do as well. Imports and "imports" for the win, or at least, until they learn their lessons.
     
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    If you live in uk Imports will get us Tax duty (big money) and handling fee etc and you know price in euro are much more expense... + plus you might wanted a warranty.
     
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    I so rarely pop in, but felt like venting a bit. My so called friend, who is much older, not a gamer, and barely even knows what a PS3 is joked that he was sure he could get a PS3. I said, if you're so sure, then pick me one up, the 60GB version, and I'll pay you back. So, the ass goes last night, Wednesday the 15th at around 8PM to a local Wal-Mart, passes everybody in line and goes to speak to the lady in electronics. I get a gloating call from him saying, guess what, I have my PS3, on the day before the midnight launch, and asked if I could hook it up for him. [​IMG] He didn't even know what version he bought.

    I was like great, how'd you do that, and what happened to getting me one? Apparently, he goes into Wal-Mart frequently enough that he noticed that the lady manager has the hots for him and after a short bit of flirting and negotiating, he walked out with one hidden away in a diaper bag. Ok, at this point, I'm a bit peeved as he says he might try to get me one, but that they have already sold all of their other stock to employees, but just aren't telling the people outside waiting in line.

    So, today, the bastard has the audacity to call me up and ask me if $900 for his PS3 would be a good amount to sell it for, after we had already had a discussion about how I despise the loathsome scum that go to grab the systems only to sell them on EBay keeping those who actually want them from buying them - this of course being after I had already asked that he get me one as a favor as my friend. He calls me later and tells me that a mutual friend of ours, a gal who basically wants to hook up with him as well, overheard him talking about it and flipped out practically begging to buy it off of him, so he called me to ask what a good price would be.

    At that point, I was like you know what, do whatever the hell you want, just don't tell me anymore about it because I don't want to hear it and hung up.

    He called back later and said he had spoken to the lady and she said she was getting another shipment soon, mostly 60GB versions and that he would get me one then, at which point I said, I don't care and I'll just get one another time. He then had even more nerve to say, Great, I asked for nothing then? I said we'll see and just ended it.

    Man, you think you know somebody. It's amazing how something as silly as a Video Game System launch can bring the worst out in people. He is normally not concerned with money or spending it, but in this instance, apparently wanted to prove a point and make a profit on it at the same time. He's hardly ever at home, always on the go, would never use it and knows I'm almost completely the opposite, and would use it for not only the games, but also the Blu-Ray movies. If the roles were reversed, I would have gotten him one, but I guess I take my friendships more seriously and try to deliver when a favor is asked of me.

    Oh well, end of rant. Congrats to those getting their systems. I can't wait to get one and try it out on my 71" 1080P HDTV. Awesomeness awaits, but will just have to wait a little longer.
     
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    are you talking about the bidder or the seller? it seems like the seller was ripped off--the bidder has a feedback rating of 0, which probably means he's not going to pay the seller that amount.

    who the hell would bid on a $8000 PS3 when there are several more of less than that anyway? >_>
     
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    Its called an NPB...these non-paying bidders are just there to cause trouble. The seller will never receive cash. Tip for eBay...use Buy it Now and require Immediate Payment. Auctions just tend to suck...find a nice middle price people are willing to pay. I have a 20GB PS3 with me now...I'll decide on its price when supply dries up.

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    You know what, I'll tell you the story of my PS3 launch. It takes place in 5:30am in Toronto. I live nearby so I am able to get to a local shopping mall very quickly by walking. When I arrive, the doors are magnetically sealed. Me and a few other guys are continuously tugging on the doors then they suddenly fly open. We dash as fast as we can to the Sony Store and then security tells us we are not allowed to form a line. WTF? They make us scatter and worry till the opening time of 10am. That means anyone that lined up at 11pm the day before, their position was suddenly irrelevant. Anyone that approached the Sony Store was asked to leave the mall. Anyways in the end, they only had 11 PS3s...9 60 and 2 20. In order to cater to the 90 people waiting, there was a raffle. I managed to win one and be permitted inside the store. But inside there was another raffle...who would get the 20GB...urgh...that was me.

    Once we were inside, the other 79 people were staring through the glass glaring at us as if they wanted to rip our arms off (and I don't blame them). Because of that, security escorted us through the backdoor of the store and took us up a hidden elevator. Very cool. We got outside in a place that I never saw before and I was off...carrying my PS3 tucked under my arms. Oh what a sweet day it was. I didn't have to wait at 6pm the day before like everyone else....one word? pwnage!

    Oh BTW I also won Guitar Hero II set from a Best Buy event the same day. w00t
     
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    seems like anyone who would pay 8000 for the ps3 is getting ripped off


    I doubt he'll pay anyways... once he realizes its not a good deal [​IMG]
     
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    Those actions are fake trust me there was on that was $15,0000, and the seller didn't even have a rating it was the same person that bought the unit as well. Im sure people are doing that just to drive up the price, and there are some out there that will spend that type of money too.

    P.S i wonder if sony won't win in the end, because if people will spend that type of money to get the system they must really like the company alot. Although i'd rather piriate it instead it makes for better business [​IMG].
     
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    PS3 Released In Hong Kong (Well, Sort Of)

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    read more here
     
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    PS3: Sold for one HUNDRED meellion dollars!

    go here

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    Armed Gunmen Steal PS3 Consoles in Elk Grove Store Robbery

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    From news10.net
     
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    SmashMyPS3 - Launch days



    that a $600 USD of notting.....

    and xbox 360 same people -Launch days





    NEXT Coming up ---> Nintendo Wii




    Here a funny one XBOX360 Launch days



    Someone was showing off his xbox360 and drop-ed... watch and see what happan?

    [​IMG]
     

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