Crazy Customers For Playstation 3

  1. Did anyone buy any Playstation 3 for your kids???

    Can you imagine how crazy people get....here in Putnam, Connecticut someone got shot.

    Robbers prey on PlayStation 3 buyers - CNN.com
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   meownsmile
    I didnt buy the first playstation,, nor the nintendo. I figure kids spend enough time in front of the tube, why give them more to sit in front of it for. They survived and never really cared they didnt have them. You dont miss what you dont have.

    We had campers in front of some of the local stores for the single digit numbers of machines they were making available to sell. Have to be nuts to sit in 30 degree weather for that.
    Most of those sold today will be up for sale on a popular auction site in the next day. Will be interesting to see what someone actually will pay for those stupid things.
  4. by   Indy
    Good googamoogley, the darn thing is SIX HUNDRED dollars! If, and that's a big if, I'm spending six hundred dollars on something for christmas, I'd buy a digital piano first.

    Actually I do want to get my daughter one, but I'm looking at about half to 1/3 of that price.
  5. by   EricJRN
    Thread moved to the Break Room. Carry on!
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The whole fiasco about this PS3 disgusts me. Camping outside of stores before they open. People beating each other up. SHOOTING others. Ridiculous.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Oh, and they're are quite a few of the PS3s going for $100,000 on ebay (that's not a typo).
  8. by   SOREFEETEMPTYSTOMACH
    Well, all you parents just say this like a mantra "This too shall pass" I was a single parent with 1 child and lived across the street from a family with 2 kids who received so many gifts every day of the year their family room and front yard looked like a showroom for FAO Schwarz.It was tough explaining to my son but when he got older I think he figured it out. The kids appreciated nothing.
    one day in a more sane moment of his early teenage years, i told him that getting old wasn't so bad if one gets an education, then gets a good job that he likes and then can afford to buy the things parents couldn't afford to buy. Well he listened very well. He is an attorney working in my hometown of Akron at the oldest and largest law firm making far more than i ever did. Aaaaand, he is on their medical defense team.
    The point to this----he now buys his own Playstation and he's 28!
  9. by   suzy253
    I saw clips of the frenzy on the TV. Just crazy. Unbelievable.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    disgusting.
  11. by   RainDreamer
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Oh, and they're are quite a few of the PS3s going for $100,000 on ebay (that's not a typo).
    $100,000?! Oh my gosh!! I've seen some Buy It Nows on there for the PS3s for $10,000-20,000, but they have no bids. I can't imagine $100,000! Dang.
    Last edit by RainDreamer on Nov 19, '06
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Ah now there's one up for bid that's $250,000
  13. by   RainDreamer
    Yeah I just saw that, and the whole description is a little fishy .... and I see one bid, from someone with 0 feedback. Hmmmm ...
  14. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    There's quite a few 'new' bidders on those games. lol

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