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« on: October 10, 2006, 03:25:31 PM »

I arrived at the store 30 minutes before it opened and I was #1 in line. Store (a Gamestop @ the Bristol Commons Exit 7 Plaza in Bristol, Virginia) is getting 16, all of which were preordered within minutes. I got the Premium, which they claim will be $629.99 eek eek eek, but thats fine, since I am buying this to sell anyway, maybe even to someone here.

Looks to be less interest in the PS3 than there was the 360 though, according to the store manager and some of the crowd of guys in line with me, but the sheer fact they are in short supply should mean big profits for people like me that are selling on launch day.
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006, 03:27:33 PM »

Nice to know that Gamestop is price gouging, or are they immediately adding tax in?  Considering the price is $599.95 or whatever...
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006, 03:35:16 PM »

Actually it was $629.99, I made a mistake.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2006, 03:35:48 PM »

I got #10 at my store and he said they'd have enough to meet that...but I'm not optimistic.

I too will be attempting to liquidate on Ebay so it's no biggie if I don't get it.

Price quoted was 599.99 which is correct sir!
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2006, 03:36:05 PM »

Quote from: Zarkon on October 10, 2006, 03:27:33 PM

Nice to know that Gamestop is price gouging, or are they immediately adding tax in?  Considering the price is $599.95 or whatever...

Just saw your post, its $629.99, from what they are telling people, and no, thats without tax as best I can tell.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2006, 03:37:01 PM »

Quote from: ATB on October 10, 2006, 03:35:48 PM

I got #10 at my store and he said they'd have enough to meet that...but I'm not optimistic.

I too will be attempting to liquidate on Ebay so it's no biggie if I don't get it.

Price quoted was 599.99 which is correct sir!

Well I am VERY confused then. Why are they telling everyone the wrong price? I heard him tell not only me, but 4 others, the exact same price, $629.99.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2006, 03:40:33 PM »

I'm sorely tempted to try to grab one to scalp, but $600 is a massive investment for speculation for me, and my luck I wouldn't be able to sell mine for any profit.  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2006, 03:41:16 PM »

Quote from: Farscry on October 10, 2006, 03:40:33 PM

I'm sorely tempted to try to grab one to scalp, but $600 is a massive investment for speculation for me, and my luck I wouldn't be able to sell mine for any profit.  Tongue

Then return it! Duh!?   icon_smile
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2006, 03:45:38 PM »

Quote from: jblank on October 10, 2006, 03:37:01 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 10, 2006, 03:35:48 PM

I got #10 at my store and he said they'd have enough to meet that...but I'm not optimistic.

I too will be attempting to liquidate on Ebay so it's no biggie if I don't get it.

Price quoted was 599.99 which is correct sir!

Well I am VERY confused then. Why are they telling everyone the wrong price? I heard him tell not only me, but 4 others, the exact same price, $629.99.

Hopefully it was a mistake and their not gouging. I guess you'll find out in November...
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2006, 03:49:10 PM »

Wish I had the time to pick one up today... oh well.

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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2006, 03:53:18 PM »

Quote from: gellar on October 10, 2006, 03:49:10 PM

Wish I had the time to pick one up today... oh well.

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I'll see you mine for $1200.00  icon_twisted
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2006, 03:53:52 PM »

Quote from: gellar on October 10, 2006, 03:49:10 PM

Wish I had the time to pick one up today... oh well.

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Got one I'll sell ya..... Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2006, 03:56:38 PM »

I'd rather you make money by selling it to the ebay crowd.

* gellar does not pay premiums for consoles.
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2006, 03:59:09 PM »

Quote from: gellar on October 10, 2006, 03:56:38 PM

I'd rather you make money by selling it to the ebay crowd.

* gellar does not pay premiums for consoles.

It was more of a joke than anything, besides, I wouldn't charge more than a maybe a couple of hundred bucks extra.  icon_wink
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2006, 04:03:18 PM »

I'm actually curious how many preorders (PS3 inparticular) are explicitly being preordered with the EBay thought...  I don't know many people who are really excited for the console at the price point it has -- but heck I'm thinking I may try my luck on launch day and see what I can do (if the EBay prices seem to be worthwhile).

The actual demand on this is going to be facinating.  I suppose I'd have felt simlarly on the 360 if I hadn't really wanted one.
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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2006, 04:04:41 PM »

Quote from: jblank on October 10, 2006, 03:59:09 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 10, 2006, 03:56:38 PM

I'd rather you make money by selling it to the ebay crowd.

* gellar does not pay premiums for consoles.

It was more of a joke than anything, besides, I wouldn't charge more than a maybe a couple of hundred bucks extra.  icon_wink

That's still a premium... now, if we're talking $100 or so to cover shipping and your time this morning...

* gellar would be interested.
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2006, 04:12:19 PM »

Quote from: JLu on October 10, 2006, 04:03:18 PM

I'm actually curious how many preorders (PS3 inparticular) are explicitly being preordered with the EBay thought...

I'm wondering that too.
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2006, 04:14:17 PM »

Quote from: gellar on October 10, 2006, 04:04:41 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 10, 2006, 03:59:09 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 10, 2006, 03:56:38 PM

I'd rather you make money by selling it to the ebay crowd.

* gellar does not pay premiums for consoles.

It was more of a joke than anything, besides, I wouldn't charge more than a maybe a couple of hundred bucks extra.  icon_wink

That's still a premium... now, if we're talking $100 or so to cover shipping and your time this morning...

* gellar would be interested.

Gellar, we've known each other too long for me to make money off of you, so even if I decided to sell it to you, I couldn't justify making a cent off of ya. I was just jokin' earlier, thats why I put the winkie in there. I will probably just put it on eBay starting at $1.00 and let it ride. I'm hearing possibly that premium systems with popular launch titles may go for $1,000+ on there, so I am leaning towards just doing that unless someone here put an offer for comparable cash in front of me.
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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2006, 04:16:37 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on October 10, 2006, 04:12:19 PM

Quote from: JLu on October 10, 2006, 04:03:18 PM

I'm actually curious how many preorders (PS3 inparticular) are explicitly being preordered with the EBay thought...

I'm wondering that too.

I know only 1 other person in the line that was buying it for eBay, besides me. I didn't ask everyone around me, but one guy that was waiting with me before the store opened said he was gonna sell it for cash also.
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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2006, 04:17:57 PM »

Quote from: jblank on October 10, 2006, 04:14:17 PM

Gellar, we've known each other too long for me to make money off of you, so even if I decided to sell it to you, I couldn't justify making a cent off of ya. I was just jokin' earlier, thats why I put the winkie in there. I will probably just put it on eBay starting at $1.00 and let it ride. I'm hearing possibly that premium systems with popular launch titles may go for $1,000+ on there, so I am leaning towards just doing that unless someone here put an offer for comparable cash in front of me.

Well, I barely know Gellar at all and what I do know alarms and frightens me.  Suffice it to say, I'm standing firm at my $1200.00 offer

Plus, the soft under belly of jblank has been exposed and I don't know what to do. I feel...confused.
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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2006, 04:19:13 PM »

Quote from: jblank on October 10, 2006, 04:14:17 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 10, 2006, 04:04:41 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 10, 2006, 03:59:09 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 10, 2006, 03:56:38 PM

I'd rather you make money by selling it to the ebay crowd.

* gellar does not pay premiums for consoles.

It was more of a joke than anything, besides, I wouldn't charge more than a maybe a couple of hundred bucks extra.  icon_wink

That's still a premium... now, if we're talking $100 or so to cover shipping and your time this morning...

* gellar would be interested.

Gellar, we've known each other too long for me to make money off of you, so even if I decided to sell it to you, I couldn't justify making a cent off of ya. I was just jokin' earlier, thats why I put the winkie in there. I will probably just put it on eBay starting at $1.00 and let it ride. I'm hearing possibly that premium systems with popular launch titles may go for $1,000+ on there, so I am leaning towards just doing that unless someone here put an offer for comparable cash in front of me.

Yeah... totally understood.  I just want one smile

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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2006, 04:20:28 PM »

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Quote from: jblank on October 10, 2006, 04:14:17 PM

Gellar, we've known each other too long for me to make money off of you, so even if I decided to sell it to you, I couldn't justify making a cent off of ya. I was just jokin' earlier, thats why I put the winkie in there. I will probably just put it on eBay starting at $1.00 and let it ride. I'm hearing possibly that premium systems with popular launch titles may go for $1,000+ on there, so I am leaning towards just doing that unless someone here put an offer for comparable cash in front of me.

Well, I barely know Gellar at all and what I do know alarms and frightens me.  Suffice it to say, I'm standing firm at my $1200.00 offer

Plus, the soft under belly of jblank has been exposed and I don't know what to do. I feel...confused.

I know, I'm a softy for my friends, but I will say I have no qualms about selling a 600 dollar console to some stranger for double that. icon_twisted I'm justifying it to myself by saying this money is gonna help pay for my wifes 10th anniversary ring (which is gonna cost me a BUTTLOAD of cash, but she is 100% worth it), so its for a good cause.
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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2006, 04:27:21 PM »

I got mine today and I was #1 in line. they told me it was just a reserve and didnt specify if it was the premium or not, so i guess its first come first serve when the system is released.
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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2006, 04:29:02 PM »

* CeeKay  remembers the rash of griefers who threw away accounts to ruin ebay auctions of the 360's.....
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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2006, 04:29:51 PM »

Quote from: jblank on October 10, 2006, 04:20:28 PM

I know, I'm a softy for my friends, but I will say I have no qualms about selling a 600 dollar console to some stranger for double that. icon_twisted I'm justifying it to myself by saying this money is gonna help pay for my wifes 10th anniversary ring (which is gonna cost me a BUTTLOAD of cash, but she is 100% worth it), so its for a good cause.

I'm with you in not wanting to screw over a friend but for a random person on EBay, well whatever.  But really, shouldn't be any need for justification to us or yourself.  You thought to preorder it, and someone else will probably want it so badly that they are willing to pay $400 or more over it's price.  There is absolutely not anything wrong with what you are doing!
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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2006, 04:30:44 PM »

Quote from: bluntman72 on October 10, 2006, 04:27:21 PM

I got mine today and I was #1 in line. they told me it was just a reserve and didnt specify if it was the premium or not, so i guess its first come first serve when the system is released.

That's odd...afaik you should be able to choose which model to reserve.
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« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2006, 04:34:30 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on October 10, 2006, 04:30:44 PM

Quote from: bluntman72 on October 10, 2006, 04:27:21 PM

I got mine today and I was #1 in line. they told me it was just a reserve and didnt specify if it was the premium or not, so i guess its first come first serve when the system is released.

That's odd...afaik you should be able to choose which model to reserve.

I was able to specify.
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« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2006, 04:34:49 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on October 10, 2006, 04:29:02 PM

* CeeKay  remembers the rash of griefers who threw away accounts to ruin ebay auctions of the 360's.....
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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2006, 04:38:11 PM »

Quote from: ATB on October 10, 2006, 04:34:49 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 10, 2006, 04:29:02 PM

* CeeKay  remembers the rash of griefers who threw away accounts to ruin ebay auctions of the 360's.....
Could you explain further?

People would use sometiems "real", sometimes dummy accounts to drive 360 auctions up to insane prices only to have no intention of honoring the close of auction price. 
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« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2006, 04:38:40 PM »

Quote from: JLu on October 10, 2006, 04:29:51 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 10, 2006, 04:20:28 PM

I know, I'm a softy for my friends, but I will say I have no qualms about selling a 600 dollar console to some stranger for double that. icon_twisted I'm justifying it to myself by saying this money is gonna help pay for my wifes 10th anniversary ring (which is gonna cost me a BUTTLOAD of cash, but she is 100% worth it), so its for a good cause.

I'm with you in not wanting to screw over a friend but for a random person on EBay, well whatever.  But really, shouldn't be any need for justification to us or yourself.  You thought to preorder it, and someone else will probably want it so badly that they are willing to pay $400 or more over it's price.  There is absolutely not anything wrong with what you are doing!

Yeah, I figure if they wanna pay it, fine by me. I'm providing a rare commodity and that comes with a steep price.
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« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2006, 04:39:37 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 10, 2006, 04:38:11 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 10, 2006, 04:34:49 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 10, 2006, 04:29:02 PM

* CeeKay  remembers the rash of griefers who threw away accounts to ruin ebay auctions of the 360's.....
Could you explain further?

People would use sometiems "real", sometimes dummy accounts to drive 360 auctions up to insane prices only to have no intention of honoring the close of auction price. 


Really? Why would someone do that? Just to be a dick?
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« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2006, 04:40:15 PM »

Am I the only one here that is going to be actually PLAYING my PS3???   eek

Oh yeah, and I was #1 in line at my local EB! I got the 60GB version. I'm excitied to play all my PS2 games in 1080p! smile
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« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2006, 04:45:30 PM »

Quote from: Hetz on October 10, 2006, 04:40:15 PM

Am I the only one here that is going to be actually PLAYING my PS3???   eek

Oh yeah, and I was #1 in line at my local EB! I got the 60GB version. I'm excitied to play all my PS2 games in 1080p! smile

Oh I will eventually re-purchase one to play, but honestly, outside of its Blu-Ray capabilities, there is nothing on the console or about the console that makes me excited, especially at that price. It may be a year or two before I buy one, probably after the first price cut, mainly because there is only so much time I have for gaming, and my 360 takes up that time. To be perfectly honest, for all the accusations of me bashing the Wii and Nintendo (which by the way weren't accurate), I am more excited about it, than I am the PS3, which I think is way overpriced for a gaming console, BR capabilities or not.
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« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2006, 04:46:55 PM »

I won't be getting a PS3 this year, but if I were, I would want to get the $500 model.  Did GS announce any sort of split on these?  Otherwise, I could see someone being like #4 in line or something but still missing out because the store only gets in one or two of the $500 SKUs. 
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« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2006, 04:49:36 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 10, 2006, 04:46:55 PM

I won't be getting a PS3 this year, but if I were, I would want to get the $500 model.  Did GS announce any sort of split on these?  Otherwise, I could see someone being like #4 in line or something but still missing out because the store only gets in one or two of the $500 SKUs. 

I think that is likely to happen Kevin, very likely.
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« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2006, 05:13:30 PM »

Ahh didn't see this post, I went to 4 different stores and nada, zippo, zilch! Not sure what to do at this point, guess I can try the camping out of best buy noooo!

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« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2006, 05:19:31 PM »

Quote from: Hetz on October 10, 2006, 04:40:15 PM

Am I the only one here that is going to be actually PLAYING my PS3???   eek


A. I don't have 600.00 to blow on one
B. There's nothing I've seen that makes me want one
C. I've got the rest of a 360 and an impending Wii purchase to pay for
D. If I get one and ebay doesn't look viable, I'll definitely have a random drawing contest on GT to sell it at cost + shipping + maybe a little bit for time and emotional suffering icon_wink.

Edit: Unless the ability to pay for one falls out of the sky. Then I will keep it and wonder how I will keep two jet turbine based consoles cool in my tv room  retard
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« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2006, 05:44:57 PM »

Ahh I'll just pick one up when I can as there isn't anything PS3 related I really want atm.   
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« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2006, 06:04:28 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 10, 2006, 04:46:55 PM

I won't be getting a PS3 this year, but if I were, I would want to get the $500 model.  Did GS announce any sort of split on these?  Otherwise, I could see someone being like #4 in line or something but still missing out because the store only gets in one or two of the $500 SKUs. 

I don't know about GS' splits, but before HDMI was confirmed on both SKUs Sony had said the 400k units would be 80/20 for the 60GB/20GB respectively.  So I can guess out of 8 units it would be 2 out of 8 as 20GB versions, for 16 units it would be 4 of them at 20GB.  Now remember this was before HDMI was confirmed on both SKUs, so Sony may have adapted the split since then.
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« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2006, 06:11:04 PM »

Quote from: jblank on October 10, 2006, 04:38:40 PM

Quote from: JLu on October 10, 2006, 04:29:51 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 10, 2006, 04:20:28 PM

I know, I'm a softy for my friends, but I will say I have no qualms about selling a 600 dollar console to some stranger for double that. icon_twisted I'm justifying it to myself by saying this money is gonna help pay for my wifes 10th anniversary ring (which is gonna cost me a BUTTLOAD of cash, but she is 100% worth it), so its for a good cause.

I'm with you in not wanting to screw over a friend but for a random person on EBay, well whatever.  But really, shouldn't be any need for justification to us or yourself.  You thought to preorder it, and someone else will probably want it so badly that they are willing to pay $400 or more over it's price.  There is absolutely not anything wrong with what you are doing!

Yeah, I figure if they wanna pay it, fine by me. I'm providing a rare commodity and that comes with a steep price.

You're providing the rare commodity?  No.  No you are not.  Sony is.  You are using the poor distribution of a rare commodity for a profit.  What you are doing is no different from a scalper who buys an entire bank of tickets, thus forcing a restriction in supply.  Is what your doing completely legal? Absolutely.  Does it still mean you're an opportunist who amorally exploits others for his own good? Absolutely.  Don't fucking lie to yourself.

I don't know if I bitched enough during the 360 bullshit, but I figure I can make up for any lack on my part by doubling my efforts on the PS3 vultures.
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