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onebadmofo
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$700 PS4?

Umm... Why when it's sold elsewhere for $400?
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Cabal
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Is it back on store shelves? I haven't seen it anywhere locally.

Not that I'd pay more than $400 for it, regardless.
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Jon
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reply to onebadmofo
Because some idiots will pay it. If they can get just a couple of people to pay $700, they've had a pretty good day.


Nightfall
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reply to onebadmofo
This kind of thing happens when a new console comes out. People will flock to the stores to buy the latest console, and then try to resell it for a profit to those looking to buy.

The best story I have was when the PS3 came out, our local CompUSA was running a promotion where you could buy a PS3 on launch day if you bought a 40 inch or larger LCD TV. These LCDs were about $700. I bought one and bought a PS3 as well. I then sold the PS3 for double what I paid for it, which brought the LCD down in price to where they are today. I am still using that LCD.
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justin
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reply to onebadmofo
the ps4 is a bit difficult to get, some people are prepared to pay a couple of hundred more to put something under the christmas tree and move onto other things on the xmas to-do list?


ilikeme
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reply to onebadmofo
That PS4 is being sold by an independent re-seller. They are just doing the same thing that is happening on eBay and craigslist. I flipped an Xbox One and made $100 in profit.


Jehu
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reply to onebadmofo
Console scalpers enabled by cash transactions. Happens every rollout, never understood why they don't remedy this by requiring credit-card only purchases. On the other hand if you're planning on buying one, pre-order dammit


monchis
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reply to onebadmofo
Yikes wish I would've known, I could've bought too. I thought with the presales and the fact that the Sony store I went to didn't sell out (I bought one without preordering) it wasn't worth it to resell.

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onebadmofo
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said by ilikeme:

That PS4 is being sold by an independent re-seller. They are just doing the same thing that is happening on eBay and craigslist. I flipped an Xbox One and made $100 in profit.

Ah ok. See, I didn't know that store was a reseller. I just figured they were some shady company that regularly rips people off. Wait...looking at some of the other prices on that site, they are exactly that.
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MystBlade
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reply to onebadmofo
The going price right is around 600 so people know this and wait in line at stores to turn a quick profit. Sad but most people who stand in the lines only want to resell it
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BuckarooB
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reply to onebadmofo
capitalism... supply and demand....

n_w95482
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reply to onebadmofo
That's not TOO bad. I remember seeing lots of PS3s on eBay right after launch that were well above $1,000.
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