Friday, November 17, 2006

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

Seriously, ya'll. What is wrong with people?

All I can think of is Charlie Brown lamenting how everyone, including Snoopy, has gone commercial in the Peanuts Christmas movie.

Is it really worth that much to have something before everyone else? Something that will be widely available in 6 or 9 or 12 months? So you can play videogames? I wouldn't be comfortable paying $600 for that system, let alone $2000 plus.

I guess I'm just not cool enough to get it, or something. Or maybe it's got something to do with two facts:  1. I don't make what these people are paying in a month. 2. I have some freakin' sense.


  1. i would also like to point out that people with no sense when it comes to the playstation 3 includes the ones who've been camped out at best buy since tuesday.

    i did go all the way to owensboro to buy my dreamcast, but that was because it was $50, and didn't involve freezing my ass off.

  2. I could totally see driving far or waiting in line a bit for a really good deal. For instance, if there was a store in some town selling PS3s for $200 or $300, instead of $600, it would probably be worth it to drive there to try to get one, if you really wanted one.

    I could also see paying a little extra on eBay for the privilege of NOT having to camp in front of Best Buy or Circuit City or Wal-Mart for a week in November...but I don't know about paying 300% of the purchase price for that privilege. That still seems so extreme to me. :P

  3. Anonymous9:50 AM

    Josh has already wailed about how dumb we were not to preorder. His friend? (You know. The one who makes me want to poke his eyes out!) Just sold his for and ending bid close to 6k on ebay.

    I nearly fucking puked. Boy that would've been a good business deal for us!

  4. Anonymous9:51 AM

    Erm, 3k. Evidently 3 and 6 look remarkably similar to me today.

  5. evilducky778:51 AM

    Apparently the reason they can get $2,000 for them is not only are they a game system but they also play those newfangled blu-ray dvds. Blu-ray dvd players retail at around $2,000.

  6. Blu-whatsis? I have never heard of this. Still...ack! So costly!