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Well, I guess they started taking pre-orders last week, and the Ebay scalping has begun. What's funny is some guy has created a name on Ebay (PS3suxx) and has been using buy it now and buyng a lot of them. I only wish I would have thought of it!!!!
 

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Someone is going to make a lot of jack on there and never get the first console, and people are dumb enough to go ahead and pay him.
 

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I'm debating as well if I'll get one. Gran Turismo 5 is supposed to be on it's way for the PS3 though so I may have to get one just for that game.
 

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heres a great article, and just for you guys to know our walmart got 6 ps3s in and i got to touch one oh joy.

Day Trading from Toys R Us
Posted by Jonas Allen November 16, 2006 14:43
Press Start: The Video Game Blog of OregonLive.com Index Print | Email

The PlayStation 3 fever has officially gotten so hot that it's fried some people's ability to think clearly. How else do you explain eBay prices for a PlayStation 3 reaching up to $15,000 and $30,000? Granted, those auctions will probably be falsified due to fake user IDs, but the principle still holds true: half of the people waiting in line for a PS3 this afternoon are going to sell it on eBay.

I'm all for making wise investments, but this fiasco is the equivalent of day trading from Toys R Us. Go into a game store, buy low (in this case, $600 for a console), and immediately sell high (in this case, for $1,200 or more). All you need are a few desperate families and a stressed-out investor, and you've got a PS3 Day Trader. And hey, if you found yourself on the bidding end of a $1,600 console, you'd probably upset your family and be a little stressed out yourself come payment time, so maybe that equation isn't too far off.

In fact, I'd love to see Sony's own internal numbers in a week indicating how many PS3s actually connect to Sony's online network. My money is that just about half of them do, because the other half of launch-day units will be going through multiple buyers and sellers on eBay as each person tries to get a better price than he/she paid for it.

Either that, or the PS3s will be dead on arrival. Already, online forums are rife with advice about how to get the HDMI output to display correctly, and the system hasn't even shipped yet. That's never a good sign. So how many of those units will be online, Sony? Half? Three-quarters? And how many eBay listings will we see for PlayStation 3s during the next week. Only 400,000 units are available in North America, so we know it won't be more than that.
 

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a friend of mine got 5 I think, I am buying 2 off him to make a profit myself. Already have buyers lined up for well over face value
 

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Well I don't know anybody that got one, the WalMart closest to me got in 4 last night and people had been waiting in live for over 40 hours.
I want one pretty bad but I will wait until after Christmas and get one when they are easy to find. They said the same thing about the PS2 being
hard to find for a long time but that was BS as well.
 

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the local news showed a winning bid of 9,000 plus $65 for shipping. my wal mart only got 6 in, and was supposed to give out 6 rain checks cuz they were in the ad. we had people camp out starting tues night. they actualy let them sleep in the store too. damn i wanted to grab a couple of air horns to wake they no-life :loser: asses up on thurs. morning. that would have been funny
 

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#1KahneFan said:
my mom is in line at our local best buy to get one
yeah, right...
 

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anyone see the ridiculous prices on ebay ive been keeping track, went from 2000 ps3s to 5000 today at noon to a little over 8000 at 4pm est today...and the prices going higher and higher
I just looked and there was over 16,000 systems on there, me and my wife watched one just a bit ago and it went for 13 GRAND, 13 freaking grand???????? Damn folks are crazy, in 3 months they will be everywhere. 700,000 more units will be in the U.S. by Dec 31 as well.
 

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On another board, some guy was bragging about how his brother was in New York and got a Sony bag with a golden ticket and won a free PS3. Of course, some smart ass replied right after that and wondered if the guys brother also got a tour of the chocolate factory and got to meet the Oompa Loompas as well!!
 

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I picked up a PS3 for $525.00 total(the 20gb version) and I am more then happy with the system. It is totally awesome. The graphics are amaziing and it does more then play games. Video game systems have come a long way since I was a kid. All we had to play was PONG.

I have had people say I am crazy for spending 500 bucks on a PS3 to play games but I turn around and tell them my mother and mother-in-law have both spent more then that on a computer and all they do on them is play slot machine games.
 
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