PS3 was luanched a couple days ago in the US., but a week before in Japan. People got in line at least a day or two before launch date in order to get their hands on the newly released playstation.
If waiting in line is not crazy enough, you should take a look at ebay.
Before launch date, people listed auctions for ps3 by posting their pre-order reciepts (follow ebay’s regulation to prevent fraud) as a guarantee of having the items. I think my friends told me the auctions ended range from $1200-$1600, give or take. Mind you the MRP for 60GB PS3 is $599.
Since the launch date, the auctions have gone even crazier and crazier. The end prices would go up to $2-$3000.
And, My friend also told me, one auction went up as high as $6000! YEP! six-zero-zero-zero US dollars. He joked that he should have campped out a week before so that he could get his hands on the system. *laugh*
And, as I browsed thru the auctions trying to find the $6000 auction, I found this one!
Goshhh .. NOW even I regret I didn’t camp out at one of the stores for ps3 a week before the launch date. 😛
ouhhh .. if those are not enough .. some people even robbed the ones who just bought ps3 from stores.
crazy crazy crazy.
ps. There might be only about 150-200k ps3 systems in the US.(instead of the promised 400k) for those game players, and X-mas the gift giving time of the year is coming soon. Maybe, this would explain the madness and we could make more senses out of it. 😀
Note: Let’s wait and see if Nintendo’s Wii will be doing any better. 😉