Don't have a PS3 pre-order? Launch is gonna suck. If only, if only you worked at Best Buy, then you could take home consoles by the truckload. Right? Nope, not according to one insider who claims that Best Buy is attempting to lock all staff out from getting a console. At all.
Comment from an insider says that Best Buy staff cannot buy consoles:
"Not even if we stand outside in line overnight like everyone else. I'm heading up employee training for the new consoles at our store, the memo we received stated that employee purchases 'should not be allowed.' According to another store manager, 'Employees are completely locked out of buying a console.' Unfortunately, we only get this news after the EB preorders. Apparentlly, this decision came about so that 'more consoles would be available to our customers.' No word, as of yet, as to how long the lockout is supposed to last. Needless to say, many of us are pissed. But not nearly as many as there will be. The memo came to certain members of management, so I don't think most employees know about the rules just yet. I'll be the first to say that Best Buy is usually nothing short of great to it's employees, it is by far the best company I've ever worked for, but they really dropped the ball on this one from an employee standpoint."