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17 November 2006 @ 02:58 pm
I'm not sure I understand...  
PS3s are going for $2500+ on ebay. If people wait three months, they'll likely be able to buy them for $500. Is the holiday season really going to be ruined if the family doens't waste $2000? There are pages and pages of auctions. Are there really that many people who can throw away $2000?

I'm not poor. I'm rather comfortable. And I'm sitting here fretting over the cello which I could likely sell for exactly what I paid for. It was less than $2000.

I'm not sure I ever want to be so rich that I'd want to be that wasteful with money.

Oh and the worst part, is there are buy it now auctions for less than the current auctions are going for.
Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fictiontesting4l on November 17th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
There's a high probability that most of those people can't really afford it too.

I just love that Sony managed to take a game console that's been criticized for being too expensive and has people willing to pay over three times the price for one. It's testament to the power of good marketing.
Provenproven on November 18th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
It's amazing what people will pay to get the first or one of the first. I watch it all the time in the online game I play. Prices drop in the course of hours, yet there are still people willing to pay large sums of money to get the first. Patience is not a normal human trait.
Natashahoneyartichoke on November 18th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
What i heard is that it's not people willing to buy them for that much, but other people (with extra accounts) who don't intend to buy bidding up the price, so that real buyers won't be able to afford them - a kind of sabotage of people trying to sell them.