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Friday, November 17, 2006

Game Playing

Oh. My. God. It seems that the Playstation 3 aka PS3 is so popular that people camped out overnight and in some cases for multiple nights just to be in line to get one.

The husband of a friend of a friend of mine (you might have to read that a couple of times to figure out who I'm talking about) actually paid someone $150 to stand in line to buy one. The "line stander" paid about $600 or so for the machine and then the owner (the husband of the friend of the friend) sold it on eBay. His whole purpose in buying it was to sell it for profit. And he succeeded...last I heard, the bid was up to $4,000. Yes, you read that right: $4,000 as in 4,000 one dollar bills. One bid I saw was up to $6,000.

Ok seriously. This begs the question of how sick and/or twisted you must be to pay literally thousands of dollars for a machine that retails for $600 and will be outdated in five years and that's if you're lucky...it will probably be more like two years. I'd say that's a true addiction and should be placed in the DSM-IV.

2 comments:

magikero said...

yeah i believe spending thousands of dollars on video games is not something practical... stupid isn't it? but i guess it's something gratifying after working hard earning that money you need a little something to drain down that stress from your system.

Dauphyfan said...

There was a man here locally (Portland area) that actually paid four people to stand in line with him so that he could buy 5 PS3 machines. He also planned to sell them on Ebay. Awww, the American dream at work...:)