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Posted in Crazy Wisdom on Friday, November 17, 2006 at 12:24 pm by flerly.

Firstly, today my chiropractor has pronounced me healed. She said she knew I enjoyed visiting and not to go out and try to hurt myself just to get a visit in. She’s a funny lady. I walked in again today to her cussing some insurance rep over the phone.

After my appointment, I ran to the Best Buy to return some non-functional computer speakers that I’d picked up Sunday. I’d completely forgotten today was the 17th, and the official release day of the Playstation 3. The lady in customer service gets a phone call while she’s helping me, which she answers “Thanks for calling Best Buy. We are sold out of the Playstation 3.” This reminds me. So I ask her, how did it go this morning? Her story: People camped their store since Wednesday, which each day the store employees would laugh at them and ask if they didn’t have jobs. Then this morning they sold their stock of 45 PS3s in 24 minutes.

I get home with my lunch, flip on the TV, and the midday news is reporting similar things all over town. Apparently people camped since Saturday at the Buckhead Best Buy, and that store only got 25 units.

Then they start with the stories about people getting robbed and shot around the country as they waited in line for their playstations. I guess the seedy-types know that the people waiting in those lines are good for $500-$600 at least… the price of their coveted PS3s. But, who is dumb enough to sleep out for days on a public sidewalk with that much cash in their wallet?

Oh well. No PS3 for me, but mom’s new computer did arrive last night by UPS, so I have one new toy to play with for a few days until we deliver it.



  1. somchanh has made a Comment


    I didn’t camp overnight waiting in any line to pick mine up this morning. But of course my experience is the exception. =]

    November 17, 2006 @ 5:13 pm

  2. blistex has made a Comment

    Crazier still – my friend waited in line 45 minutes for a pre-order a month ago, then yesterday morning sold it for $2000 in cash within about fifteen minutes of picking it up. $2000! Talk about return on investment. And the guy who bought it showed up with a bodyguard.

    November 18, 2006 @ 7:24 am

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