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Is it really worth the fuss? I stood in line for Xbox 360 and it was selling for 800 when we were getting in line for 400. I was 5th or 6th before whom the party ended. This was the famous Bestbuy list of stores and how many. We stayed overnight infront of store.

I did one of the free stuff sites earlier this year for a PS3...one of the site where you sign up for offers and jump through hoops etc and then you get a prize. They sent me an e-mail back in June / July saying that they would not be able to get their supply in and that they would send me a check. A couple of weeks later, I received a check for $600. Now, I just have to wait until 2007 and I'll be able to buy one for that price. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

My hope was that they would be able to get pre orders in for those that had completed their offer...no such luck though.

salehdidit said: [Q]rocker86 said: [Q]waruwaru said: [Q]Jobowoo said: [Q]ghettocowboy said: [Q]Door opens at 8,I'll see you there

I'm assuming you'll be in line at 8pm the previous day.

He meant in 6 hours. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>
Yesteday afternoon (Tuesday) at a Best Buy here in NJ, there were already some tents and people lined up outside starting to wait for it. Three days in advance! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif" border=0>

y'all need to get a life, or a job <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>

Job? Life? What's that?

It's funny. I'm sitting here at Border's working and at the next table there are 3 college kids discussing which places to hit to get a PS3 and how much each person's split will be depending on how many minutes each person has to stand in line.

Everyone is planning on reselling these. In Japan last week the lines were like they are here now and after people got them home the auction markets were flooded and the auctions are ending up for about $580 US (near retail)

japan is an island compared to the us...

teddibear703 said: [Q]japan is an island compared to the us...

Japan is an island compared to the definition of an island.

My hope is that most of these no-lifes go to sell on eBay and either take a loss in the end or get some scammer bidding at the last second with no feedback and no money. That would be sweet. I won't buy the PS3, but I'd pay to see that.

sfmilstead said: [Q]teddibear703 said: [Q]japan is an island compared to the us...

Japan is an island compared to the definition of an island.

ROTFLMAO!

Thank you

sfmilstead said: [Q]teddibear703 said: [Q]japan is an island compared to the us...

Japan is an island compared to the definition of an island.

Islands...<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif" border=0>

Made up on Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, Yaku-Shima, Kyushu, Rishiri-to, Sadoga-Shima, etc... with Okinawa and Iwo Jima making up the smallest of the named islands.

BryanS said: [Q]My hope is that most of these no-lifes go to sell on eBay and either take a loss in the end or get some scammer bidding at the last second with no feedback and no money. That would be sweet. I won't buy the PS3, but I'd pay to see that.

Actually, they will not lose much money. If I did pre-order, I would list the ps3 with $700 reserve. And if a scammer bids, I will simply re-list. If the bids do not reach $700, I can simply return it since it is NIB with receipt.

Moviewatcher78 said: [Q]I did one of the free stuff sites earlier this year for a PS3...one of the site where you sign up for offers and jump through hoops etc and then you get a prize. They sent me an e-mail back in June / July saying that they would not be able to get their supply in and that they would send me a check. A couple of weeks later, I received a check for $600. Now, I just have to wait until 2007 and I'll be able to buy one for that price. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

My hope was that they would be able to get pre orders in for those that had completed their offer...no such luck though.

Just curious, but why are there posts like these where people feel the need to share so much of their lives with the rest of the world that really doesn't care to hear it?

Get a life?

Well, the value of the PS3 will drop when they relist. I think that's the point.

Look at this one: $9100 bid

Check it out

You can see how crazy people get, but who'll actually pay that.... I don't know.

super6628 said: [Q]Well, the value of the PS3 will drop when they relist. I think that's the point.

Look at this one: $9100 bid

Check it out

You can see how crazy people get, but who'll actually pay that.... I don't know.

woweeee...

forgt lining up in socal. apssed by fountain valley. loong line.

passed by tustin, same long line. gas is not that cheap yet for me to drive up to city of industry or torrance...

people are going crazy, drove by fry's and best buy, both have tents up. this is in san jose

BryanS said: [Q]My hope is that most of these no-lifes go to sell on eBay and either take a loss in the end or get some scammer bidding at the last second with no feedback and no money. That would be sweet. I won't buy the PS3, but I'd pay to see that.

... but the truth is they will make a killing on this. Last time round with the 360 (with more units and less hype), people were still raking them in on eBay 2-3 months after the launch.

ams30 said: [Q]Stubtify said: [Q]No one, and I mean no one that I know who will be at least attempting to buy this system will be keeping it. This means you will literally see thousands of these things on eBay the very same day.

$2000? sure maybe the first few... and then what?

Supply and demand will keep the price in check. And there's bound to be more jobless losers putting their ps3 up for sale and assuming every single one will sell for $2000. Of course, with so many of them up for sale not a single one will sell for $2000...

At what price point does it become worthless to wait in line $900 ($200 profit), $1000 ($300 profit)?

It will be funny to watch the initial auctions get bid up to amazing amounts, and then see the people who are looking at coughing up the cash for the system watch the flooded market fall out from under them, and all the sellers panic as their buyers default and rebid on cheaper machines.

Course I could also be wrong...



you will be totally wrong. only 400,000 systems are being sold in the usa. they will sell for a minimum $1500+. remember the xbox 360 last year?

I've read reports today that it's below the 400k... prices will not fall much.

here's what i don't get. From when the ps3 was initially anounced to now, there has been confirmation after confirmation of supposed features being stripped out of the console. Yesterday i find out that there's going to be compatability problems with some of the ps2 games and ps3.

I'm by no means a fanboy of the microsoft systems, but, for the price, availability, and titles available, i'm gonna have to side with them on this one.

It was a different game when ps2 and xbox were going head to head, ps2 had alot of the rights to games, like the gta series, etc. Now it seems like the 360 is getting alot of the exclusives and alot of the prior playstation exclusive games.

Blue ray? Could care less of that or hd dvd. Both companies are getting away from what the main selling point to these consoles were....the games.

I can understand that some people are goofy and they just "Gotta Have it." So wth, if you can make a buck at sony or someone elses expense, then by all means. Watch, sony will be screaming at eBay cuz they didn't get a cut of the 2 g's someone made for reselling their console.... Remember, Sony no likey second hand market.

Like i said before, i'm not trying to flame the post, just think Sony dropped the ball big time. Then again, i can wait for the system to drop price, or hell, what i think they really should have done.. made a version without blue ray, god knows the games aren't going to be on those discs, they can barely fill up dvd's.

I was watching a news show this AM, they interviewed SONY. They will have 1 million units out by Christmas. Distribution will be via AIR instead of boats like in the past. I'd say will a small amount of luck, and the cash, you will be able to get one. There are at least 500,000 right now, how else can every single Wal Mart, Best Buy, Target, etc have them?

HoTShoT said: [Q]I was watching a news show this AM, they interviewed SONY. They will have 1 million units out by Christmas. Distribution will be via AIR instead of boats like in the past. I'd say will a small amount of luck, and the cash, you will be able to get one. There are at least 500,000 right now, how else can every single Wal Mart, Best Buy, Target, etc have them?Every rumor I've seen has said Sony has less than 200k systems in the US for launch (waaaaay down from the 400k the US was supposed to get).

IF that's accurate, 1 million by Christmas seems pretty unlikely.

My Frys is getting 30, theres 20 people right now should I go?

I think you should go. Worst case is you'll lose some sleep and can return it.

Best case is make a grand or so.

RightHere said: [Q]HoTShoT said: [Q]I was watching a news show this AM, they interviewed SONY. They will have 1 million units out by Christmas. Distribution will be via AIR instead of boats like in the past. I'd say will a small amount of luck, and the cash, you will be able to get one. There are at least 500,000 right now, how else can every single Wal Mart, Best Buy, Target, etc have them?Every rumor I've seen has said Sony has less than 200k systems in the US for launch (waaaaay down from the 400k the US was supposed to get).

IF that's accurate, 1 million by Christmas seems pretty unlikely.


well if it, people who are planning to resell the PS3 should start selling the ps3 right now

MrBlonde510 said: [Q]My Frys is getting 30, theres 20 people right now should I go?

no brainer doh!

From AP:

"Sony promised 400,000 PS3 machines for the United States on Friday and about 1 million by year's end. Worldwide, it was expecting 2 million this year, half its original projections."

Let's see what happens...

When eBay is flooded with PS3s on Friday afternoon, the price will drop. My guess is that they'll be going for about $1100 in a day or two....

They are selling 700 at my local Sony store. Only 357 people in line so far. Is it worth the time?

I say yes. The only thing you will lose is your time, and you may double or triple your money.

puppyfriend said: [Q]They are selling 700 at my local Sony store. Only 357 people in line so far. Is it worth the time?

buy ps3 to resell to some poor schmuck that wants it badly enough and you make a killing. Or just forget about it and go to sleep.


Are you referring to the SF Metreon store? I saw the live news cast last night on the shipment coming in to town...

puppyfriend said: [Q]They are selling 700 at my local Sony store. Only 357 people in line so far. Is it worth the time?

I wouldnt attempt to. frys only had 32

I can't beleive auctions are closing at almost 4K. There are tons of buy it now auctions of the same thing at around 2500!!

I'm watching a site that shows the soonest closing auctions, and I've been seeing the prices drifting downward all day. Supposedly, as of sometime this morning the average selling price was $2,195 or something like that - right now, I'm seeing more like $1,200-$1,500 for the most part.

I think there may be another day or two of this, but the peak is past and pretty soon, the ship will have left the port completely. Put an auction up now and my guess is by the time it closes, you'll have barely made your money back with maybe a tiny profit. Within a week or two, you'll be getting less than retail. There are a flood of these on eBay and while there's a lot of demand, there are only so many people in the world with this kind of money to spend on a game console.

Looks more like $3k to me...Cazy!<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif" border=0>

badasscat said: [Q]I'm watching a site that shows the soonest closing auctions, and I've been seeing the prices drifting downward all day. Supposedly, as of sometime this morning the average selling price was $2,195 or something like that - right now, I'm seeing more like $1,200-$1,500 for the most part.

I think there may be another day or two of this, but the peak is past and pretty soon, the ship will have left the port completely. Put an auction up now and my guess is by the time it closes, you'll have barely made your money back with maybe a tiny profit. Within a week or two, you'll be getting less than retail. There are a flood of these on eBay and while there's a lot of demand, there are only so many people in the world with this kind of money to spend on a game console.

You're wrong. Supply is constrained for months. These will be selling for a profit until at least Christmas.

Right now is the peak in supply (for at once). Next week, there'll still be a lot of people willing to spend money, while supplies will be dribbling in. There will be a lot less auctions for people to bid on.

I wonder if anyone actually purchased one of these to PLAY?

tigerjuju said: [Q]ionizer said: [Q]I can see waking up 5 hours in advance to sell on eBay and profit 1200, cuz for most that would be more than what they make an hour.
more than an hour? try a few days (even weeks for some) of work pay for majority of ppl. ionizer must be making loads of money himself on hourly basis b/c he seems to be out of touch with the life of an average person.
If sitting out for 2 days doing nothing can get you a profit matching 1 week of salary, are you surprised that ppl will jump at the chance? I'm actually surprised at not more ppl trying to do this...

I'm going to laugh my A#% off the first time one of these "just before the holiday" releases actually fills the demands and all the jerks fleabaying these have to take a loss.


VTrain said: [Q]You're wrong. Supply is constrained for months. These will be selling for a profit until at least Christmas.

I'm not wrong. Second shipments are expected next week and each week thereafter.

[Q]Right now is the peak in supply (for at once).

No, right now is the peak in *demand*. The system was just launched, there's been a lot of hype, it's been all over the news. Moreover, the system's tough to come by as campers snatched all of them up (a lot of them to put on eBay).

By next week, the hype will have died down, second shipments will have come in and those who actually *have* $2,000 to spend on a game console (and remember, that's a necessary component to these eBay sales) will have already done so.

[Q] Next week, there'll still be a lot of people willing to spend money, while supplies will be dribbling in. There will be a lot less auctions for people to bid on.

Search the completed auctions. Already, less than half of these auctions are getting a single bid. Most PS3's are going unsold. Sellers will be forced to lower their prices, but even some auctions at $1,500 or below are going unclaimed (and I'm looking at auctions with systems in hand).

There are only so many people in the world willing or able to pay these prices for a game console, and beyond that, only so many people in the world who actually want a PS3 at all right now. There was a big question of whether or not Sony would even sell out at $500 and $600. I think you're really pushing your luck if you expect that more than a few thousand people are going to be willing to pay double or triple that. Demand is not infinite and self-sustaining.

badasscat said: [Q]
Search the completed auctions. Already, less than half of these auctions are getting a single bid. Most PS3's are going unsold. Sellers will be forced to lower their prices, but even some auctions at $1,500 or below are going unclaimed (and I'm looking at auctions with systems in hand).

There are only so many people in the world willing or able to pay these prices for a game console, and beyond that, only so many people in the world who actually want a PS3 at all right now. There was a big question of whether or not Sony would even sell out at $500 and $600. I think you're really pushing your luck if you expect that more than a few thousand people are going to be willing to pay double or triple that. Demand is not infinite and self-sustaining.

If you actually looked at the 0 bid auctions, you would have seen they are all ended by the seller for various reasons, they are not expired auctions with no bids.

I'm not pushing my luck, as I don't have any PS3s to sell.

Does any one know if eBay publishes the percentage of scams on their site? I suspect it is very high. What's to stop a common crook from just putting a picture of a PS3 up there and then just sending you nothing after you pay for it!? I really wish they would as I wouldn't pay 1100 dollars for a product I might never get.



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