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Postby happysadfun on Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:56 pm

Here in Wisconsin, this Wal-Mart only had ten PS3's. And 150 people waiting outside. So the idiot manager puts ten chairs out, on a parking lot, and says, "Whoever can sit down in one of these chairs gets a PS3." He may as well have said, "Five people in the hospital and one in critical condition, please."
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Postby Backglass on Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:09 pm

happysadfun wrote:Here in Wisconsin, this Wal-Mart only had ten PS3's. And 150 people waiting outside. So the idiot manager puts ten chairs out, on a parking lot, and says, "Whoever can sit down in one of these chairs gets a PSP." He may as well have said, "Five people in the hospital and one in critical condition, please."


Now THATS just incredibly stupid. Then again wal-mart isnt know for hiring rocket scientists. :lol:
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Postby reverend_kyle on Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:39 pm

I work at mcdonalds.. and we throw away extra parfaits because they will go bad over night. .so we normally throw them away.. wednesday night we threw them at the people waitings tentsl.. great fun.
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Postby OnlyAmbrose on Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:05 pm

Correction guys, he didn't die. He's in the hospital in critical condition.

Either way. Same story. Two whackjobs and a guy clearly too attached to the prospect of a PS3 for his own good.
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Postby Sammy gags on Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:20 pm

id shoot sum1 4 a PS3
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Postby vtmarik on Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:22 pm

Sammy gags wrote:id shoot sum1 4 a PS3


The english language should shoot you in self-defense.

Countdown to this story being exaggerated and being used to "prove" that video games cause violence in 3....2.....
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Postby Econ2000 on Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:28 pm

kill me for a PS3 cmon!
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Re: Wal-Mart customer shot in line for a PS3

Postby Utafar on Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:12 pm

OnlyAmbrose wrote:
You know you like your video games too much when you're willing to get shot over money for a PS3 :roll:



you make it sound like what was going through the guy's head was-


OMG I NEED a PS3 your not getting my $600!


if you had $600 dollars cash in your pocket i doubt you would give it up with no fight what so ever
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Re: Wal-Mart customer shot in line for a PS3

Postby OnlyAmbrose on Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:15 pm

Utafar wrote:
OnlyAmbrose wrote:
You know you like your video games too much when you're willing to get shot over money for a PS3 :roll:



you make it sound like what was going through the guy's head was-


OMG I NEED a PS3 your not getting my $600!


if you had $600 dollars cash in your pocket i doubt you would give it up with no fight what so ever


With some guy pointing a gun at me? Listen friend, I make only about $200 per month in my miserable part-time high school job, but if someone is pointing a gun at me, three months pay suddenly would become far less important.
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Re: Wal-Mart customer shot in line for a PS3

Postby reverend_kyle on Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:47 pm

OnlyAmbrose wrote:
Utafar wrote:
OnlyAmbrose wrote:
You know you like your video games too much when you're willing to get shot over money for a PS3 :roll:



you make it sound like what was going through the guy's head was-


OMG I NEED a PS3 your not getting my $600!


if you had $600 dollars cash in your pocket i doubt you would give it up with no fight what so ever


With some guy pointing a gun at me? Listen friend, I make only about $200 per month in my miserable part-time high school job, but if someone is pointing a gun at me, three months pay suddenly would become far less important.


I disagree....and I bet he still didnt get a ps3.
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Re: Wal-Mart customer shot in line for a PS3

Postby OnlyAmbrose on Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:53 pm

reverend_kyle wrote:
OnlyAmbrose wrote:
Utafar wrote:
OnlyAmbrose wrote:
You know you like your video games too much when you're willing to get shot over money for a PS3 :roll:



you make it sound like what was going through the guy's head was-


OMG I NEED a PS3 your not getting my $600!


if you had $600 dollars cash in your pocket i doubt you would give it up with no fight what so ever


With some guy pointing a gun at me? Listen friend, I make only about $200 per month in my miserable part-time high school job, but if someone is pointing a gun at me, three months pay suddenly would become far less important.


I disagree....and I bet he still didnt get a ps3.


He probably could have bought about 15 PS3s for what the medical bill is costing him... "critical condition" is probably pretty expensive to treat. ;)
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Postby Sammy gags on Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:54 pm

doesnt cost that much if ur insured fully
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Postby articmonkeys on Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:52 pm

i hope this kids family sues Sony.



Why sony??????

They should sue the guy that shot him!!!!!

The guy was probably just after the money for drink or drugs.....$500-$600 - just cause they were waiting on a ps3 does'nt mean you sue sony.
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Postby Freetymes on Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:20 pm

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This is just one more reason why it is legal in most US states for honest citizens to carry concealed weapons! To bad more people do not because if a crook (read: soleless mucus brained coward) thinks for a minute that several of the people in that line were armed.... It would have been a quiet day with many getting their overpriced game and that would have been the only story to tell.

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To bad for the victim and I hope he gets well. The one the lawyers will go after is always the one with the deepest pockets which is rarely if ever the crook. WallMart will get sued for failing to provide a safe area in which to wait and you will all be paying more for your games et al. Since as we all know it is the general public that foots the bill in the end...
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Postby cowshrptrn on Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:38 pm

i think using this to justify concealed weapons as opposed to justify video game violence is even worse. If someone on the line had a concealed waepon, he still wouldn't ahve been able to prevent the robber from taking a hostage. Which is what the robber woudl most likely do in that situation.
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Postby Freetymes on Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:04 pm

cowshrptrn wrote:i think using this to justify concealed weapons as opposed to justify video game violence is even worse. If someone on the line had a concealed waepon, he still wouldn't ahve been able to prevent the robber from taking a hostage. Which is what the robber woudl most likely do in that situation.



IF the coward thought that someone in that line was armed or if several were armed he would not have left his hovel!
It is the deterrant factor more than the firepower! You watch way to many bad movies....

So tell me what you base your "Most likely" scenario on? I would love to know or was my flippant comment about bad movies close to the mark?
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Postby OnlyAmbrose on Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:00 pm

Freetymes wrote:IF the coward thought that someone in that line was armed or if several were armed he would not have left his hovel!


amen. I think the legality of concealed weapons would reduce, not increase, the number of deaths-by-firearms in America, personally...
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Postby cowshrptrn on Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:10 pm

This is in connecticut, mind you. People aren't pro-concealed weapons there. Even if there was a law, the average joe most liekly wouldn't have a gun, there aren't any rabid bears attacking cattle in connecticut, so theres no need to for people to own a gun in the first place, and very few people in the Northeast own them for self defense.

Plus, the people standing in line for a PS3 in connecticut are probably born and rasied in suburbia, very few rifle ranges, the closest thing they'd probably encoutered is paintball. The robber woudl be fairly safe in assuming that none of them would have had a concealed weapon even if they were legal.
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Postby Freetymes on Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:25 pm

cowshrptrn wrote:This is in connecticut, mind you. People aren't pro-concealed weapons there. Even if there was a law, the average joe most liekly wouldn't have a gun, there aren't any rabid bears attacking cattle in connecticut, so theres no need to for people to own a gun in the first place, and very few people in the Northeast own them for self defense.

Plus, the people standing in line for a PS3 in connecticut are probably born and rasied in suburbia, very few rifle ranges, the closest thing they'd probably encoutered is paintball. The robber woudl be fairly safe in assuming that none of them would have had a concealed weapon even if they were legal.



I would love to share statistics with you however it would be easier for you to look for yourself so you would not think me trying to inflate things.
Look and see just how far the violent crimes have fallen in the states where "Shall Issue" concealed permits are the law and you will see that there are huge drops in such crimes and simply NO cases of permit holders shooting people illegally. Further that it is in suburbia and in the cities where you most need self protection and it is from humans.

I am sorry but it seems that your knowledge of firearms, who uses them, and why is skewed by one side of the issue.
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Postby salvadevinemasse on Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:28 pm

Okay... My opinion is if they hold up a line thats going to get PS3's then isn't a liability on wal-marts count? If any one got hurt other then the obvious 1 person being shot even if its therapy bills they are liable because it took place on their property.. Correct?

Also, why is it $600? even the second PS wasnt as expensive damnit! So explain to me in "dummied" down version why its so expensive!?

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Postby reverend_kyle on Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:14 pm

salvadevinemasse wrote:Okay... My opinion is if they hold up a line thats going to get PS3's then isn't a liability on wal-marts count? If any one got hurt other then the obvious 1 person being shot even if its therapy bills they are liable because it took place on their property.. Correct?

Also, why is it $600? even the second PS wasnt as expensive damnit! So explain to me in "dummied" down version why its so expensive!?

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Postby salvadevinemasse on Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:23 pm

how much did it cost for the first one to be made at first?
and for the second one to be made at first?

I wanna know why it costs so much to have this one made compaired to the others.. Meaning whats so special about this one when compaired to the other 2?

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Postby mr. incrediball on Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:18 pm

^for a start, it's got the other two built into it, so it's already more than the other two put together...

besides, when you look at how overpriced property is these days, £425 doesn't seem that much...
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