Darth_Rob Posted November 22, 2005 Share Posted November 22, 2005 I just had to tell this story. As many of us know, retailers released Microsofts new XBox 360 today. But heres my story, coming from the front the Walmart I work for. The facts:- The store had 12 systems- They were to be put on the shelf at 2am this morning (Tuesday) (its a 24 hour store) What happened: As of 4:30pm on SUNDAY, a customer walks into the electronics department with a camping chair, sets it up in the middle of the aisle, and states his intentions to wait there until the XBox is put on the shelves. As of 7am Monday morning, the number had grown to 8. The guys were sitting there, sipping their coffee, awaiting the 2am unveiling. By the time I left at 4pm Monday, the number of people had grown to 28!!! Now remember, we only had 12 systems in stock. Wether employees did not tell them (they might not have been allowed to release that information) or that the customers were told but chose not to leave regardless is not known. So to make a long story short, as of 4pm yesterday, the electronics department was overflowing with nerds and losers awaiting their system. I'm sorry, but anyone who camps out in a store overnight for a freakin video game is insane and ridiculous!!! I also contacted the local newspaper, who were amazed at the events. They actually came down and it made the front page today!!! (goes to show how much news we get up here in the sticks) On a side note, I hit up the Best Buy on my way home. They had a line as well, but their store did not release the XBox until 9am this morning. And Best Buy is apparently cruel (and I totally agree with what they did) by making the people wait OUTSIDE in the freezing rain!!! So there was a line of about 20 people outside the Best Buy the entire night for this freakin piece of garbage!!! It's ridiculous!!! I'll post when I get off work tomorrow and let everyone know how the night went when the customers waiting for hours at a time realized that they were not leaving the store with a damn thing!!! Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the Dark Side! My Website http://fp.profiles.us.playstation.com/playstation/psn/pid/BigBadBob113.png Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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