Think those PlayStation 3s are selling for up to $15,000? Think again. It turns out these bidders have zero intention of purchasing a console.
I said as much in another thread:
Of course, that won't stop Sony and their loyal fanboys from shouting "Look how badly the world wants the PS3!!" :o
Says here that the people who bidded over 20x the retail price for PS3s on ebay were just kidding. What does the general public have to say about this?
all them jerks who were intent on selling the ps3 for some quick cash will have to try and sell that for 8 or 10 times before they get an acual person who WILL pay the price for it
It's either sony or even ebay or both, that is doing this, They used old and unused or probably even closed ebay accounts to bid on these systems so that no one can actually buy the systems. Who else are you going to stop people from paying 1-2k for a ps3. It would be in sony's best interest to do this.
it's mad gamers doing it.
not a sony/ebay conspiracy <_<
If it is mad gamers, all I have to say is sad.
That mad and sad,
Yeah, I thought it was common sense that the stories of PS3 selling for 10,000 were just jokes. Yeah, I don't doubt that there are some hardcore fans that have the finances to pay 1-2k, but anything more than that would probably be a situation with extreme circumstances or some rich guy with money to blow, or maybe his kid just has to have one first....but most rich people make good descisions, have patience and spend their money wisely, so I don't know why anybody wouldn't just wait a month or two before throwing away $$$? crazy amounts of money.
had my 2nd place ticket for my console (since my Pre-Order did not come in) and was offered $1800 right then and there for my spot and my little 2nd place ticket.
yeah could have made more on Ebay, but for ZERO hastle, guess what ..
" S O L D "
$1800 bills in a nice little Bank Envelope.
And I got a call from my cousin at the Walmart who confirmed when he got is 20gig so I let folks waiting around know I was taking offers.
BAM ... $1500.
met up with my cousin and deal was done.
Thanks Sony, you're the best
I heard about the $15,000.00 fiasco / joke this a.m. on the radio. Couldn't beleive my ears at first, but after the loony tunes I witnessed the morning / night of launch -- I thought it might not totally be out of the question.
I mean their were a fair share of guys driving around in their candy -lacquered whips fanning around all kinds of benjamins like setsuke's fan adjusting their Prada's and all that. They made ridiculous offers to people in the line and a couple of them broke down and gave in but a lot more passed on it. I hate to reference Team America as intellectual property goes, but the EVENT err "The LAUNCH" was spiritual man. Indeed -- it was "the eye of the needle" and those that passed though it were more inclined to grind it in the cold; than to let it go to someone passing by while they themselves had been there since the 13th. And I know a fair share of you vets and youngsters know what I mean when I, "say pass through the eye of the needle." In short -- the wait was not unbearable, just miserable and dramatic in front of Best Buy.
All I know is that if someone would've promised anything above $5000.00 last night I might not have one here in the room with me now, but that's a hard decision for ME. And I've still got a 60g on reserve. I dunno -- I know I love to game, and really look forward to putting my PS3 and 360 through the paces over the next few weeks -- remember, I'm getting both. I just don't believe that anything under $5,000 is worth my time. I was in line for 3 days & froze my a$$ off before I bought:
a 20gig sys
rocketfish 12ft. HDMI cable
ultimate alliance &
an xtra sixaxis
oh yeah & the service plan
This all came to a little over $1,000.00, so $1,800 - $1,500 would definitely not have satisfied a mad-man like me, because I want to play the games and play voyuer with my console lol. Standing in line that long just to walk away from somethin I've been waiting for 4 three years now never entered my mind.
60gig MACHINE ONLY got $1800
20gig MACHINE ONLY got $1500
And I only showed up at the Mall with the Sony store at 4am .. only one hour before the mall opened.
IT WAS NICE !!!
My Ebay auction ended at $3000+. What is amazing is that he bought my second one over phone. He wired me the money and it is in my account today. The grand total was $6000 for 2 PS3's. First of all, I am amazed that it sold for this much and that it was paid for. Second, and very interesting, he thought he was getting a "good deal." His plan is to sell it in his store that he owns for $10,000. My thought is that he bought into the "Hype" of huge ebay bids. In the end, my thought is that he will get burnt and I will end up on top. Needless to say, I CAN CONFIRM that I received $6000 for only 2 PS3's.
I would've given you $8,000 for 2 PS3's, if I didn't already have one guaranteed for tomorrow! :)
People are buying PS3's for $5.000 and $10.000 for sure i seen it with my own eyes.
Yes, PS3's have sold for $5,000 and $10,000. However, look at the feedback rating. The majority of these outlandish bids, not to mention the $99,999,999 PS3 that sold, have been made with people that have little (less than 5) or no feedback rating. Therefore, I can deduct that these are probably "fake bids". IMO
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