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    The Odds...

    Yes, PSU, I $#@!ed up. I did. I can admit it. I knew I should've pre-ordered when I had the second chance, but I allowed my love of shoes to set me up. Against my better judgement, I passed on an opportunity to get a "guaranteed" PS4 on the December 14th allotment from my local Wal-mart thinking I would try my hand on grabbing a launch model.

    I go on Vacation the week the PS4 comes out. What do you think my odds are of getting one? I have a Best Buy, Lamestop, Target and Wal-mart(A 2nd one) literally 2 minutes part from each other. I'm ready to try my hand and sleep early on Thursday and be ready for the night into Friday. I kinda see this as my Black Friday since I've never experienced one since I'm always working. So yeah... what do you think my odds look like? Discuss!
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    Probably 50/50 but you better get to the store early on launch day. Thats assuming, of course, Sony held back units for launch day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    Probably 50/50 but you better get to the store early on launch day. Thats assuming, of course, Sony held back units for launch day.
    That's my dilemma though. Which store to go to first! I definitely disregarded Lamestop though. I'm thinking I should go to Wal-Mart first then Target then if need be Best Buy.


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    Possible but like Fenix said you would need to get to the store early, you could always try popping in and asking whether they have units held back for launch day as they may know already, it is getting pretty close now!
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    Possible, probably not though. If you want to have higher odds I suggest you get your free friends or family members whom might be willing to help out scout one store each and keep the communication via phone, I mean that's what I would do.

    Also try reaching the stores holding midnight openings a few hours before midnight so you might get an estimate if they'll have any extra stock. Longest shot would be to go the GS stores after 48 hours for anybody whom may have missed the item hold window and you might just get lucky.


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    I chose the 3rd option mainly because it made me laugh

    But also, I think it's rather unlikely. I mean, pre-orders sold out a long time ago..... and I don't know if consoles were specifically held back.. though that wouldn't make much sense to me.

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    In America I highly doubt you'd be able to find one on launch day... a couple of days later unlikely scenario.... a month or two later more than likely.

    There's what 300 million people in America.... I can imagine there would be at least 2 and a half million serious pre-orders for PS4 in America.... and we all know UK have over a million pre-orders.... Australia and New Zealand combined maybe 400,000 units on pre-order. and Europe at least 1 and a half million pre-orders.... sony is in quite deep right now at trying to make sure the world can taste PS4.

    If the entire allocation of units went to America... you'd still more than likely have a supply problem but on a much smaller scale...

    EB GAMES here in Australia has a 1 month estimated waiting period for late PS4 pre-orders after 5th of July.... if Australia is going to have a shortage... you can times that by 10 and that's how bad the shortage is going to be for America as a guesstimate.

    by June next year supply/demand should level out and become steady... for at least the next year PS4 will have to remain in high production to meet the supply/demand curve.
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    Visit your walmart and Target and ask if they will have ps4 on launch day at midnight. If they do, get there and wait. Most people will be at best buy and gamestop.

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    I would try Walmart or Best Buy, I wouldnt try "lamestop" (I like my local one :]) purely because they dont seem to 'overstock' things. (Canadian Target is crap, so I dont know how they are over there)

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    Best buy i think would have the most. They didnt even do pre-orders last generation.

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    You might check Fry's Electronics if you have one by you, I know back in '06 the one by my work actually had some PS3 and Wii systems available at launch even when they were sold out all over the place!

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    A launch day console (without paying $600 on ebay.) I'd put it at 0.000001% give or take a statistical error of 3%.

    A PS4 before by Dec 14th ~50%. A PS4 by Xmas ~75%.

    There will be plenty shipping in the weeks following launch, the thing is timing it right to pick one up at a local store.



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    Just an idea but if you have a fairly rural town around with a few places to buy one I would try there. They tend to be easier to get ahold of in places like that. That's how I got my PS3 and PS2 without preordering.


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    Quote Originally Posted by $Greatness$ View Post
    Yes, PSU, I $#@!ed up. I did. I can admit it. I knew I should've pre-ordered when I had the second chance, but I allowed my love of shoes to set me up. Against my better judgement, I passed on an opportunity to get a "guaranteed" PS4 on the December 14th allotment from my local Wal-mart thinking I would try my hand on grabbing a launch model. I go on Vacation the week the PS4 comes out. What do you think my odds are of getting one? I have a Best Buy, Lamestop, Target and Wal-mart(A 2nd one) literally 2 minutes part from each other. I'm ready to try my hand and sleep early on Thursday and be ready for the night into Friday. I kinda see this as my Black Friday since I've never experienced one since I'm always working. So yeah... what do you think my odds look like? Discuss!
    No, just no, $#@!. lol

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    Ladies and gentlemen, I humbly come to you as a man who has paid for a PS4. A gamestop at a mall I went to allowed me to pre order and completely pay off the system. I return to pick it up at midnight tonight. WOO! Clutched that $#@!! I'll post receipt when I get home lol

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    Hey the best way to get one is check with each GameStop in your area and see if someone didn't pick up their reserve. I think you can do this with the other stores but you have to adamant. I think the release of hold or reserve is 48-hours.

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    I'd love to be optimistic though... but i say no chance.




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    Just go camp out at Walmart NOW! They and Best Buy have huge shipment in the backroom already.
    Doubt me, go ahead, rofl.

    PS> The Release to Market officially on Dec 15.
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    For those looking at this thread, A large shipment is hitting most stores this weekend.
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    And just to profess my Greatness, I could've bought 2 PS4's on launch after I clutched it at Gamestop East Point Mall! Woo!

    And great tag, John Willy. (Only I can call you that too because we're cool) lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by $Greatness$ View Post
    And just to profess my Greatness, I could've bought 2 PS4's on launch after I clutched it at Gamestop East Point Mall! Woo!

    And great tag, John Willy. (Only I can call you that too because we're cool) lol
    I wouldn't go that far. I have 1 friend and 3 acquaintances I know of over that side of town, otherwise, ID yourself better. Given the reference, i'd say leftover gradeschool stuff.

    I mean, particularly if your MD, you didn't even accept my FB friend request a while back and I hadn't heard from you in years... given the wrestling references, that'd be my guess. Let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Willaford View Post
    I wouldn't go that far. I have 1 friend and 3 acquaintances I know of over that side of town, otherwise, ID yourself better. Given the reference, i'd say leftover gradeschool stuff.

    I mean, particularly if your MD, you didn't even accept my FB friend request a while back and I hadn't heard from you in years... given the wrestling references, that'd be my guess. Let me know.
    I'm not going to lie, you confused the hell out of me here. I don't know you personally, just called you John Willy since you're a forum member that's all pimp. But if I missed something, let me know. I just said Eastpoint Mall since you're local, or know of Maryland spots rather. That's all, haha.


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