The launch of the PS4 has been doubtlessly successful at least from the point of view of raw sales, selling a million units in 24 hours, but now that the dust has settled speculation is kicking in.
why not just wait a week or two
There are two kinds of people that pay these kinds of prices. The first being people who have a ton of disposable income and just don't really care. And the other are parents who raised spoiled little shit kids that will throw a tantrum until they get it. Normal people just wait till they are normally available :)
I'm normal then. But it's so hard to wait when you follow the news everyday and see everybody enjoying next gen :(
Cmon sony bring the new batch of consoles so these poeple wanting to buy a ps4 wont have to resort to those lowlife scumbags! >=/ been seeing alot on CL
Money makes people do very selfish things unfortunately. Very sorry state of affairs.
It's a hot item, people with disposable income who were late to preorder or didn't get a chance to snatch stocked PS4 on launch all over North America are trying to get one. People who are patient will wait but the thing is black friday is next week and it's going to be hell trying to get PS4.
How is this news? Every hot ticket / extremely popular item gets sold at absurd rates after it sells out.
Just in my town there were tons of PS4's on Craiglist early that morning. The cheapest was $625. I reserved mine. My friend who I told months ago to reserve it slept on it. He's your typical COD-Madden gamer. But of course as soon as he sees all the tv marketing the last few weeks hes dying for one. Called all the stores and searched craigslist. I told him to wait a few weeks until he sees one at the store, let the launch issues, and spend the extra on games and PS+. No need to pay those scalper prices. Funny thing is hes the same guy that bought 3 Wii's years ago and sold them on ebay when they were a rare find.
It sucks but, scalping happens with any hot item, from Super Bowl tickets to Cabbage Patch kids back in the day. If you go to Best Buys Facebook page, a LOT of people (idiots) are blaming them for not having an abundance of PS4s to go around for the midnight launch. These are people who DIDNT preorder mind you, but bitch because they're a "Silver" or "Elite" member and Best Buy didn't make special acceptions to these whiny bastards. They should've thought about the imminent shortage in June, but instead chose to loaf around all summer. Hell, even sites like Amazon and MS store would accept a preorder with 0 down till it shipped. There's no excuse, and now they're gonna get bilked on craigslist or eBay. Also, now we as gamers know how GameStop feels everyday. Buy reasonable or low, sell high.
i posted mine on craigslist for 800 dollars :P
PS4 is a hot item and looks poised to crush the Xbox One... XB1s are still available for pre-order and guaranteed at launch on Amazon UK... That is unbelievable to me only 3 days out from launch!
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