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l Maximus l
11-22-2005, 09:01 PM
Yes, that's right, dewds...I got my Premium XBox 360...it was a long ass night. Shockingly, I was the 7th person in line eventhough I showed up 17 hours before the store opened.

An hour and a half into the long wait, they were sold out...the store only had 16: 8 Premium and 8 Core...I was lucky number 7!

I just woke up...so, now I'm going to have to check it out...I only own PDZ at this point :D

Ghost
11-22-2005, 09:02 PM
PDZ is awesome trust me!

Damn 17 hours, thats what preordring 7 months ahead of time can save lol.

Ninjermy
11-22-2005, 09:08 PM
Props to you maxy. You deserved it man :cool: !

Gregory
11-22-2005, 09:48 PM
I camped for a hour and a half without a preorder and got a premium. God I love small cities.

ll Mista GT ll
11-22-2005, 09:51 PM
God I love small cities.

Jesus doesn't though... look what happened to New Orleans... :watchout:

thatdude222
11-22-2005, 09:52 PM
i went there 2 and a hlaf hours ahead of time in a small city...... it was wold out by 10 am

Jackyboy
11-22-2005, 09:58 PM
i thought i lived in a small city until the nerds emerged from their basements

George89
11-22-2005, 10:04 PM
i didn't preorder one so i didn't even bother.....i'm going to get one when all the crazy demand dies down

wbio
11-22-2005, 10:27 PM
Jesus doesn't though... look what happened to New Orleans... :watchout:
1.2 million = small?

Jackyboy
11-22-2005, 10:28 PM
yeah new orleans isnt small at all

ll Mista GT ll
11-22-2005, 10:30 PM
Compare the number of people ther to the number of people in the whole world.... (yeah, I had nothing better to say :( )

l Maximus l
11-22-2005, 10:39 PM
Uh...okay, back on topic, brethren....


Believe it or not, all 16 consoles were sold out by 6:30pm the day before...the store was a Target Store and they didn't open up until 8:00am the next morning.

It was like this everywhere...Bill Gates even showed up at the Best Buy in Bellevue, WA, somewhat near where I live... this was 360 mania at it's best... It's the only thing the local news is talking about!

I even put in an 8 hour day at work today...I'm so freakin' tired that I haven't even played the system yet....and I probably won't until tomorrow... and I know you guys are probably shocked that I am not even playing it...but, atleast I can play it tomorrow...and not in March :D

Whisper
11-22-2005, 10:49 PM
I woke up snug in bed at 8am. Lounged around on XBA for an hour and 40 minutes. Got dressed. Took a 2 minute walk up the street and got there just as they opened the doors. I was the only one there.

What a wonderful camping trip.

bob808
11-22-2005, 10:52 PM
i got mine. stupid core bundle was all i could get. got there @ 10:30pm and there were 40+ peps in front of me. bought a vga cable, wireless pad, hard drive and returned the dvd mote and mem card from stupid bundle. 2 games- call 2 duty and pgr3. got soooooooo luky on hdd!! called all over-none. finally found one at compusa in puyallup. too tired to play now. spent like $700 for what should have been $600 but whateva, got me a 360!!! whoot! i'll play it tomorrow after work.

l Maximus l
11-22-2005, 11:15 PM
There was a dude in line who was #2...he showed up at 4:00pm yesterday...anyway, apparently he wanted one really bad but sold out to a friend that gave him $250 and money to buy the system if he would camp out all night and buy it for him.

Just another hardcore story, I think...

Snowblind
11-22-2005, 11:54 PM
Yea, the Xbox 360 was the only thing on the news today down in Seattle. It was a damn warzone down at Southcenter mall, today. I think I'll wait for all the madness die down before I get a 360.

Goku_69
11-23-2005, 01:03 AM
i camped 7 hours outside of my wal-mart and the highest temp all knight was 34 degrees.... and i only got a core system but i am looking for a hard drive, i might go pick up a premium on second shipment and sell my core on ebay

Brevity
11-23-2005, 02:47 AM
Grats man.

RockTheCasba
11-23-2005, 02:49 AM
anyone who keeps there premiums are crazy in my mind. saw one go today for 1500 bucks

odpr
11-23-2005, 03:25 AM
WHY YOU CAMP! don't you have life ?!

XBoxPhreak
11-23-2005, 05:43 AM
l Maximus l

I don't think anyone is going to have to wait until March to get a 360! I just missed getting one because I didn't want to wait in line at BB or anywhere and target,BB, Compusa etc were all sold out. I saw a retailer on ign forums mention MS will be releasing additional units by Friday probably. They only released .5 mil today he said. And MS said they have a target of 3MiL install base by the end of this year which would indicate they'll be releasing that many by then. I sure hope so!

I'm bummed but I can wait since I had just upgraded my PC's graphics card and bought Most Wanted. Also, you should just chug down a monster (Seeing as you work for em) and get to checking it out! I just drank a coffee and am going to have a bawls and play most wanted. Enjoy

CarGuy
11-23-2005, 10:28 AM
How do you wait 17 hours before the store opens? Our Targets close at 10pm and open at 8am. That's only 10 hours. So you were just sitting outside in the middle of the afternoon? That doesnt make any sense.

eskara
11-23-2005, 11:08 AM
Hmm 17 hour camp outs sound fun and all...but I couldnt do that. I have 2 plans for the 2nd Dec Launch here.

1) The Tesco Supermarket just around the corner to me arent doing pre-orders, seeing as they are open 24/7, they will just simply start selling them at 12 if people want them. Il go there around 11ish just in case there is a line and pick one up, I should be home by like 12:30.

OR

2) I will have to put up with the hour drive to the store that will have my pre-ordered backup waiting.

Either way im sure I will manage to get hold of a premium system on launch.

LeoBreaker
11-23-2005, 11:36 AM
congrats man, i camped out for 12 hours for mine :)

CarGuy
11-23-2005, 01:11 PM
You people are crazy. Good thing I have a life! I got drunk and woke up next to a fat chick!

Marc
11-23-2005, 01:16 PM
I'd like to find one now and sell it on ebay. I didn't have to camp. Maximus, how the hell did you entertain yourself for 17 freaking hours? What did you do?

Madhattr
11-23-2005, 02:48 PM
I'd like to find one now and sell it on ebay. I didn't have to camp. Maximus, how the hell did you entertain yourself for 17 freaking hours? What did you do?

My money is on public masterbation.

Oh look I found a video of Maximus waiting....here. (http://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/morningpleasure.html)

J4320
11-23-2005, 03:41 PM
1.2 million = small?

I was about to say that too. :rofl:

ll Mista GT ll
11-23-2005, 06:05 PM
I was about to say that too. :rofl:


But you didn't ;)

m4oH
11-23-2005, 07:09 PM
Jesus doesn't though... look what happened to New Orleans... :watchout:
Oh yeah, New Orleans is sooo fricken tiny. I never even heard of it before the hurricane. :rolleyes:


EDIT- I read the rest of the thread... Ya, so what, I repeated him.

l Maximus l
11-23-2005, 07:31 PM
How do you wait 17 hours before the store opens? Our Targets close at 10pm and open at 8am. That's only 10 hours. So you were just sitting outside in the middle of the afternoon? That doesnt make any sense.

Yes, in the middle of the afternoon. And, like I said earlier, I still was the 7th person in line... With MS based here, the word about the XBox 360 spreads like a whore in a fraternity :D

l Maximus l
11-23-2005, 07:33 PM
You people are crazy. Good thing I have a life! I got drunk and woke up next to a fat chick!

Damn! bwahahahaha! Seriously, dude, you've been cracking me up a lot lately...that actually made me laugh out loud and my wife looked at me with a confused face and said "What?! :confused:" and I said...oh...nevermind! :D

l Maximus l
11-23-2005, 07:34 PM
I'd like to find one now and sell it on ebay. I didn't have to camp. Maximus, how the hell did you entertain yourself for 17 freaking hours? What did you do?

Honestly, not much...other than talk games with the other freaks in the line with me...That's pretty much it!

ll Mista GT ll
11-23-2005, 07:35 PM
Honestly, not much...other than talk games with the other freaks in the line with me...That's pretty much it!

Was

It

FUN!?

l Maximus l
11-23-2005, 07:36 PM
My money is on public masterbation.

Oh look I found a video of Maximus waiting....here. (http://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/morningpleasure.html)

bwahahaha! That can't be me! I don't use the backhand technique!

l Maximus l
11-23-2005, 07:38 PM
Was

It

FUN!?

Definately! It was great seeing people walk up and seeing all of us out there...and seeing their faces that they didn't have a chance to get one! It was priceless and never got boring :D

Also, there was some ass clown that drove by at 1:00am with his XBox 360 that he got from a local Best Buy just to rub it in people's faces 7 hours before we could get ours...I personally found it pretty damn hilarious because I'm the type to do the same thing! :rofl:

FatBox
11-23-2005, 07:40 PM
Well I went to a Blockbuster around here just a couple hours ago and they said they only sold 4 of the 10 Xbox 360's they had gotten. If I wanted one I could get one right now with no wait but I don't want one right now.

ll Mista GT ll
11-23-2005, 07:46 PM
but I don't want one right now.

You are crazy, but then again, there is nothing wrong with waiting. :D