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Question: With the PS3 Launch, did you :  (Voting closed: December 19, 2006, 03:06:54 PM)
Try to pre-order one/more for yourself - 6 (11.5%)
Try to pre-order one/more to speculate - 3 (5.8%)
Couldn't be bothered with the rush; you'll get one later / price drop - 20 (38.5%)
Have no interest in the PS3 at all - 23 (44.2%)
Total Voters: 52

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« on: November 19, 2006, 03:06:54 PM »

I was going to speculate.
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2006, 03:10:11 PM »

I will get one eventually I am sure.  But not until the price comes down to $399.

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2006, 03:21:09 PM »

I will get one eventually, but not at this price point.
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2006, 03:53:12 PM »

Tried to pre-order for myself but didn't get one at the time.  Friend had pre-order for a unit he was going to sell me (at cost) but the store claims they only got one unit in (yep he was #2 on the list).  Right now I'm pretty happy with missing out, my HDTV is 1080i only and the scaling issues with the PS3 bother me plus the lack of any real catchy launch titles makes waiting no big deal to me.  All that being said I'm pretty sure if I ran into a PS3 in the wild while hunting a Wii, I'd pick it up as I'm a sucker for shiny things, perhaps my screenname should be changed to Magpie  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2006, 05:01:30 PM »

I voted speculate, but I was also interested in getting two so I could maybe keep one and sell the other.
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2006, 09:58:17 PM »

I want one, but probably not until 399$
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2006, 11:23:12 PM »

I'll buy one when there are enough good games on it to justify the purchase.

Yeah, blah blah $500 or $600 system -- I paid $2200 for a new gaming computer a year ago, yet I don't see many people bitching about the price of top of the line hardware...
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2006, 11:31:04 PM »

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 19, 2006, 11:23:12 PM

I'll buy one when there are enough good games on it to justify the purchase.

Yeah, blah blah $500 or $600 system -- I paid $2200 for a new gaming computer a year ago, yet I don't see many people bitching about the price of top of the line hardware...
Then you aren't paying quite enough attention. Gaming rig prices-especially top of the line vid cards and chips have been out of control for several years, and are probably at least one factor pushing people towards consoles.
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2006, 11:42:27 PM »

Quote from: Calvin on November 19, 2006, 11:31:04 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 19, 2006, 11:23:12 PM

I'll buy one when there are enough good games on it to justify the purchase.

Yeah, blah blah $500 or $600 system -- I paid $2200 for a new gaming computer a year ago, yet I don't see many people bitching about the price of top of the line hardware...
Then you aren't paying quite enough attention. Gaming rig prices-especially top of the line vid cards and chips have been out of control for several years, and are probably at least one factor pushing people towards consoles.
Sorry, the correct answer was "but you can do so much MOOOOOORE with a PC!"  I'm willing to give you half credit for your response, though.
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2006, 01:49:52 AM »

Personally I'm just not interested in the PS3.  That could change in a year or two, but certainly not at this price point.

I am quite content with the 360.  I'm not saying it's better, but it serves my needs.  I have really enjoyed playing my DS and PSP along with more casual stuff like Guitar Hero.  Plus, I think my tremendous backlog of PS2 RPG's could very well last me until well into the PS4 generation.
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2006, 02:56:45 AM »

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 19, 2006, 11:42:27 PM

Sorry, the correct answer was "but you can do so much MOOOOOORE with a PC!"  I'm willing to give you half credit for your response, though.
... when you become the voice of reason will be the day that the four horsemen come to clean off the playing field so heaven and hell can REALLY have a go at it.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2006, 02:58:18 AM »

I'll get one as soon as I manage to get my hands on one.  If the Ebay prices drop far enough to where they are $150 or so over retail, I may even consider that.

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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2006, 03:19:24 AM »

Quote from: Purge on November 20, 2006, 02:56:45 AM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 19, 2006, 11:42:27 PM

Sorry, the correct answer was "but you can do so much MOOOOOORE with a PC!"  I'm willing to give you half credit for your response, though.
... when you become the voice of reason will be the day that the four horsemen come to clean off the playing field so heaven and hell can REALLY have a go at it.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2006, 04:00:38 AM »

Quote from: gellar on November 20, 2006, 02:58:18 AM

I'll get one as soon as I manage to get my hands on one.  If the Ebay prices drop far enough to where they are $150 or so over retail, I may even consider that.

gellar

I have to ask why in the world you would pay over retail for a PS3 right now.

I only ask because I have heard of people doing it.  But I have yet to meet one. 
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2006, 04:03:23 AM »

I will wait for a price drop. Love a lot of the tech behind it, but can afford it. I spent less than what the 60 gb version costs for all my Wii stuff and I've got a ton of games as what have you. Plus, I was able to wait on a sweet 360 deal, I can wait for PS3.
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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2006, 04:23:28 AM »

Quote from: Calvin on November 19, 2006, 11:31:04 PM

Then you aren't paying quite enough attention. Gaming rig prices-especially top of the line vid cards and chips have been out of control for several years, and are probably at least one factor pushing people towards consoles.

All of my machines are what I would classify as good gaming rigs, and run stuff mostly maxed at our native resolution, and I don't think any one of them would be over $800 new (3700+ San Diegos, 7800/7900GTs, 1GB DDR). The only thing that will push me to a console are great games, I think most people are pushed by the games, not by cost. 
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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2006, 04:31:50 AM »

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 19, 2006, 11:42:27 PM

Quote from: Calvin on November 19, 2006, 11:31:04 PM

Quote from: -Lord Ebonstone- on November 19, 2006, 11:23:12 PM

I'll buy one when there are enough good games on it to justify the purchase.

Yeah, blah blah $500 or $600 system -- I paid $2200 for a new gaming computer a year ago, yet I don't see many people bitching about the price of top of the line hardware...
Then you aren't paying quite enough attention. Gaming rig prices-especially top of the line vid cards and chips have been out of control for several years, and are probably at least one factor pushing people towards consoles.
Sorry, the correct answer was "but you can do so much MOOOOOORE with a PC!"  I'm willing to give you half credit for your response, though.

I actually thought that was funny.
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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2006, 04:36:39 AM »

Quote from: denoginizer on November 20, 2006, 04:00:38 AM

Quote from: gellar on November 20, 2006, 02:58:18 AM

I'll get one as soon as I manage to get my hands on one.  If the Ebay prices drop far enough to where they are $150 or so over retail, I may even consider that.

gellar

I have to ask why in the world you would pay over retail for a PS3 right now.

I only ask because I have heard of people doing it.  But I have yet to meet one. 

I wouldn't pay much over retail.  I figure the $150 or so covers a) my impatience, and b) the time involved for me in trying to find one, going to wherever I may need to go to purchase it, and... CA sales tax slywink

I have no issues paying a semi-nominal fee for convenience and to overcome my extreme impatience.

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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2006, 08:35:33 AM »

I won't be getting one until next year... after the bugs are worked out and Metal Gear 4 comes out.

Want to hear something absolutely crazy???

There's this smll town in Arizona, I'm not saying where i case I decide to go eBay crazy and get one (or more) to sell.  this friend of mine was up there today and decided to stop at this new Wal*Mart they have there.  It's pretty out of the way, and it's pretty slow. 
This friend of mine stops by electronics and looks at the PS3 case.  WTF!?!?! 

"Is that the PS3?"

"Yeah"

"That's really it?  Not a display box?"

"Yep, that's them... we only sold one.  We got ten in."

So, yes, there is a Wal*Mart sitting in the middle of nowhere, Arizona... with PS3's in stock. 

and yes, I trust what this guy tells me, so I don't doubt it at all.
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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2006, 01:52:26 PM »

Here is somebody that got stung by the Speculators out there..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=020&sspagename=STRK%3AMESO%3AIT&viewitem=&item=300050305788&rd=1&rd=1

Read closely.  Apparently he didn't.
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« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2006, 01:57:40 PM »

I made a half-hearted effort to get one for speculation...

No interest in the PS3 at this point.  If Blue Ray 'wins' over HD DVD I could see buying one over a 'proper' Blue Ray player, after a price drop or two.
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« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2006, 01:59:55 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 20, 2006, 01:52:26 PM

Here is somebody that got stung by the Speculators out there..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=020&sspagename=STRK%3AMESO%3AIT&viewitem=&item=300050305788&rd=1&rd=1

Read closely.  Apparently he didn't.

It looks like the winner was a new account (and hopefully a fake one, for their sake)...
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« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2006, 02:05:55 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 20, 2006, 01:52:26 PM

Here is somebody that got stung by the Speculators out there..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=020&sspagename=STRK%3AMESO%3AIT&viewitem=&item=300050305788&rd=1&rd=1

Read closely.  Apparently he didn't.

despite it being VERY misleading, I really have no problem with it except for this line here:

"THERE IS NOWHERE TO FIND EVEN THE 20GB SYSTEMS THIS CHEAP....BUY THESE INSTEAD!"

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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2006, 07:34:02 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 20, 2006, 01:52:26 PM

Here is somebody that got stung by the Speculators out there..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=020&sspagename=STRK%3AMESO%3AIT&viewitem=&item=300050305788&rd=1&rd=1

Read closely.  Apparently he didn't.

That's so low. Kinda clever, I guess, but really low. The 20 Gig remark would have to be grounds for a misleading sale, I'd think.
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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2006, 08:24:23 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 20, 2006, 01:52:26 PM

Here is somebody that got stung by the Speculators out there..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=020&sspagename=STRK%3AMESO%3AIT&viewitem=&item=300050305788&rd=1&rd=1

Read closely.  Apparently he didn't.

That 20 gig comment would have been enough to get your money back, I think. nice misleading ad
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