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sick and/or twisted you must be to pay literally thousands of dollars for a machine that retails for $600 and will be outdated in five years and that's if you're lucky...it will probably be more like two years.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.