(Y)our PS3 impressions, please!
It was Wednesday morning -- a thin layer of ice covered my car, giving the appearance of a black piece of scrap metal crystallized, nay, immortalized, for a few hours. I bundled up in my trendy clothing, listened to my indie music and used a knife I keep in the center console of my car to slash at the ice so I could get to class.
Class itself was boring and I found it hard to concentrate on anything but my watch. I had plans. Diabolical plans. One class, two classes, the third class... I was finished. It only took a few hours, but I would never believe you if you told me that.
With haste I returned to my car, returned to my cozy apartment (which smells of onions thanks to a roommate who thought onions in a pantry would not begin to stink up the whole place), and placed some calls. First up was Best Buy.
"Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me your policy for the Playstation 3 launch."
"Well," the employee snuffed out a laugh, "we've already got about a dozen tents outside. Each with more than one person."
"Oh." My voice faltered, crushing my spirits just a little. "So, I guess that means you've pretty much run out of consoles?"
"Easily. Sorry, man."
I wouldn't give up. I hung up the phone and dialed both Wal*Marts in the area -- because for every one major retail chain, there will be two Wal*Marts. Both had similar responses. Both were unsure of allocation and had many, many people waiting.
Damn Athens, Georgia... being in one of the biggest college towns makes it incredibly difficult to do something like this. My heart sank, but there were a few aces up my sleeve.
Ace number one rolled in around midnight, November 17th, in a Pennsylvania Wal*Mart. My aunt. She walked away from the store quickly with a sigh. She got there at 12:01AM -- everything was gone.
Ace number two also failed. A friend in another state willing to attempt to grab two systems and was able to get none.
It's all over now. All that is left is to succumb to the artificial supply created by eBay or to simply wait it out. With a sigh, my adventure ended the afternoon of Wednesday, already left without a chance.
That's my story, but since we don't have one ourselves, we want you, the readers, who were able to snag a PS3, to leave either 1) your story or 2) your impressions -- was it worth it? Live up to the hype? etc, etc... you can even give us a review of the games you got with the system, if you'd like.
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