Camping out on Broadway

Well, it was on Broadway so maybe you can understand why I was fooled and thought it must be people camping out in line for tickets to some kind of show.

camping out in line for Playstation on Broadway

No – It was people, hundreds of people, waiting for Friday morning, or Thursday night / Friday morning 12:01am, to buy the new Playstation 3. I had no idea!

4 Comments so far

  1. Josh (unregistered) on November 15th, 2006 @ 11:59 pm

    Take a walk by 56th and Madison. They’ve been “corralled” by Sony for days. The line reaches all the way to 5th Avenue. Me thinks they are a bit crazy.


  2. jenn (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 7:14 am

    I saw them at a Best Buy on the Upper East Side last night, too, and wondered what it was for. One man, sitting at about 15th in line or so, had a sign out: “This place in line: $100”. I don’t know if that kind of thing is done often in line situations, but I’d never seen it and it made me laugh and marvel at this man’s way of making a hundred bucks!


  3. Ron (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 9:03 am

    I was supposed to do this at Union Square. $200 for a good portion of today but it’s way too outta hand. Half of those people (like me) don’t even have a desire for a PS3. They started lining up at Union Square on Monday. MONDAY!


  4. eric (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 9:36 am

    I saw people doing this at Circuit City for the Zune.
    I mean, really, unless you have nothing of the kind otherwise, why bother trying SO hard for something that will be EASILY available after Christmas?
    This false short supply thing they always roll out around Christmas (I don’t blame them; they know they’ll sell out) always amuses me, especially when you see the prices drop 6 months later and availability everywhere…plus, a thing like the PS3 will have mountains of new titles in another 6 months. Who wants to wait that long, pay that much for yet another snowboarding game?



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