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ButtSmasher
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(12-06-2013, 02:33 PM)
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Best Buy's are going to have PlayStation 4's. They've been holding stock and are waiting for this Sunday, 12/8, to give them out. They will be giving out tickets to the first people waiting in line. If you call your local Best Buy and they are doing it, they should have an automated message confirming this. I've heard it from people in different states so I'm pretty sure it is a widespread thing. If you are trying to snag one, that will be the day. Get there early and receive thy greatness.

Originally Posted by johnny956

It's very easy to check if they are holding stock for Sunday.

PS4 stock locator

If it shows "available" or "in-store only" it's available

If it shows "unavailable" then they don't have stock.

The store pickup page does have a "add to cart" if in stock but it won't let you actually add it as its disabled.

Again this link is just to show if they have stock for Sunday not for you to actually buy it and pick it up today as it says. I'm not entirely sure of the accuracy of the tracker so if you want to be certain just call a Best Buy.

They will have Xbox Ones as well. I was only interested in the PS4 and didn't realize they'll have both at first

Lock and make me buy extended warranties and a gamer club subscription if old
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w00zey
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(12-06-2013, 02:35 PM)
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LOL so ps4s aren't continuing to sell out they are just holding back stock and were never available. So stupid. Let people hunt for them when shipments come.
BoboBrazil
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(12-06-2013, 02:36 PM)
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Target is also going to have units on Sunday, but their shipment comes in that day. Be warned though, usually they only get maybe 3-5 in and they are gone within minutes.
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(12-06-2013, 02:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by w00zey

LOL so ps4s aren't continuing to sell out they are just holding back stock and were never available. So stupid. Let people hunt for them when shipments come.

Best buy always tries to lure you in on a Sunday. Whatever I need a second one.
Violence Jack
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(12-06-2013, 02:38 PM)
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Why not just sell them as they come in? That's how it was for the PS2 and PS3 launch when I worked there.
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(12-06-2013, 02:38 PM)
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Why would they hold back units to sell on Sunday.
darkwing
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(12-06-2013, 02:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

Why would they hold back units to sell on Sunday.

they got jealous of those '28 days later' gifs
Tsundere
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(12-06-2013, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by w00zey

LOL so ps4s aren't continuing to sell out they are just holding back stock and were never available. So stupid. Let people hunt for them when shipments come.

They sell out whenever they become available.

Originally Posted by bishoptl

I was at Best Buy picking up my television. The guy ringing up my order mentioned that they had received a dozen PS4s in earlier that morning, made an in-store announcement over the PA and they were gone in minutes.

The #thirst is real.

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(12-06-2013, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

Why would they hold back units to sell on Sunday.

Store ad. If they sell them as they get them, people will complain they had it listed in the store ad and they had no consoles to sell on Sunday. Wii was handled the same way. Usually stores will sell some consoles, but will save a certain number for the ad.
JABEE
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(12-06-2013, 02:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by w00zey

LOL so ps4s aren't continuing to sell out they are just holding back stock and were never available. So stupid. Let people hunt for them when shipments come.

They legally have to have stock on hand for the ads.
Admiral Woofington
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(12-06-2013, 02:42 PM)
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they're holding them back because it's probably better for the gif-making.
BoboBrazil
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(12-06-2013, 02:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by JABEE

They legally have to have stock on hand for the ads.

Yep. These units sell out within minutes of them being available. Whether they sell them on Sunday or Friday when they come in they would be gone within minutes.
Amory
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(12-06-2013, 02:43 PM)
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People should wait anyway. In retrospect I wish I had, there's nothing to play on this thing for a few months yet.
ButtSmasher
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(12-06-2013, 02:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by w00zey

LOL so ps4s aren't continuing to sell out they are just holding back stock and were never available. So stupid. Let people hunt for them when shipments come.

They have been sold out and have been getting picked up as soon as they come in. I'm not saying they haven't.

This lady said she went to Best Buy and an employee said they had some and gave her two and on her way to the counter a manager stopped her and told her they couldn't sell them to her yet. They ended up cutting her a deal and she gave them back. I'm pretty sure they entitled her to them via a pre-order and maybe even gave her something else.

People can shop around all they want but they will be at Best Buy this weekend and a heads up helps
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(12-06-2013, 02:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

Why would they hold back units to sell on Sunday.

To get people to come in store, retailers often hold off on selling stock of hot products to push sales. Just putting the product on shelves does not cause rush of people running to the store to buy, the PS4's will just be bought up by random folks already in the store.
TheChewyWaffles
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(12-06-2013, 02:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amory

People should wait anyway. In retrospect I wish I had, there's nothing to play on this thing for a few months yet.

Except for all the games already out?
CronoShot
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(12-06-2013, 02:46 PM)
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I remember this happening near the Wii's launch. It's how I got mine.
Ricky_R
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(12-06-2013, 02:46 PM)
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Best Buy PS4 Launch Day Part 2: The Revenge of the left out
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(12-06-2013, 02:47 PM)

Originally Posted by Amory

People should wait anyway. In retrospect I wish I had, there's nothing to play on this thing for a few months yet.

Except there is a bunch of really fun games out.

The system just has nothing to offer YOU. I am still having a blast with AC4/KZ and i haven't even cracked open NFS, NBA, Knack or Madden yet which i will get a ton of time out of. I am set till march.
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(12-06-2013, 02:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amory

People should wait anyway. In retrospect I wish I had, there's nothing to play on this thing for a few months yet.

I don't see one single PS4 game in your trophy list..
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(12-06-2013, 02:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by cyberheater

Why would they hold back units to sell on Sunday.

Its the day their new Sales Ad comes out. The Sales Ads are created weeks in advance, and being able to announce they will have PS4's on that same day is just another way to entice people to come into the door, and buy a PS4 in addition to anything else they may have on sale that day.


Also, most department stores have more staff on the weekends. This makes it easy to handle selling a very hot item since there is more staff available to help move them out the door.



Those are just reasons I dreamed up.
Ricky_R
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(12-06-2013, 02:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tsundere

I don't see one single PS4 game in your trophy list..

He did say there's nothing to play on it.
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(12-06-2013, 02:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tsundere

I don't see one single PS4 game in your trophy list..

He meant 'nothing' literally. PlayStation 4 has 0 games.
DESTROYA
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(12-06-2013, 02:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amory

People should wait anyway. In retrospect I wish I had, there's nothing to play on this thing for a few months yet.

This 100% unless you need a next gen console fix.
Same with the XBONE there's just not anything compelling enough to say "oh yeah I need a next gen console".
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BoboBrazil
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(12-06-2013, 02:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by DESTROYA

This 100% unless you need a next gen console fix.
Same with the XBONE there's just not anything compelling enough to say "oh yeah I need done next gen consoles".

Might as well buy it now rather than wait a year and pay the same price if you have the money to buy one now. Why wait?
Amory
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(12-06-2013, 02:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tsundere

I don't see one single PS4 game in your trophy list..

Originally Posted by Ricky_R

He did say there's nothing to play on it.

haha, I changed my ID from last gen

The multiplatform games are fine, I just think a lot of people (myself included) don't see $400 worth of improvement vs the 360/ps3 versions. And the heavy hitter exclusives are mostly out early next year.

Though I guess if you're gonna get one anyway, now's as good a time as any!
Pop
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(12-06-2013, 02:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amory

People should wait anyway. In retrospect I wish I had, there's nothing to play on this thing for a few months yet.

Yea no games...besides the 20 or so that are already out.
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(12-06-2013, 02:57 PM)
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Now would this include the best buy' up here in the great white north?
Slixshot
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(12-06-2013, 02:57 PM)
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thanks for the heads up!
DESTROYA
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(12-06-2013, 02:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by BoboBrazil

Might as well buy it now rather than wait a year and pay the same price if you have the money to buy one now. Why wait?

Yeah I get that but some of us can use the money for other things too.
Believe me I wanted to run out and get one on the first day, but the more I thought about it I'm like for what exactly, nothing truly next gen is out that's not on the older consoles.
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R dott B
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(12-06-2013, 03:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amory

People should wait anyway. In retrospect I wish I had, there's nothing to play on this thing for a few months yet.

I kind of agree, my go to game initially was Killzone but that was pretty meh so I haven't been using it much lately but I still think it has a big upside.
ButtSmasher
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(12-06-2013, 03:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by delta25

Now would this include the best buy' up here in the great white north?

If you call them the first thing you hear is about their Sunday event. Well if they are doing it. Call em up and check
KoopaTheCasual
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(12-06-2013, 03:01 PM)
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Seems like they just want a news story, tbh.

I'm assuming they're also holding XBO stock to get a queque for that as well?
Admiral Woofington
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(12-06-2013, 03:06 PM)
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I mean if we have to be completely honest my PS4 has been unplayed for this last week or so. But that's more due to real life responsibilities...and playing Ys on the Vita.


But holding off till better games come? Why not get it asap? It's not getting a price drop anytime soon and a newer model won't be coming out for 2-3 years. I mean unless you really don't want to deal with the shortages/crowds. But that's what checking online stores is for.


Get it now if possible, then just leave it be until better stuff comes out. Either ways the first batch of good games start to come out within the next 3 months.
zackmorris
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(12-06-2013, 03:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by w00zey

LOL so ps4s aren't continuing to sell out they are just holding back stock and were never available. So stupid. Let people hunt for them when shipments come.

I heard that the stock they are holding was related to preorders they can now release and some stock they may have received this past Thursday, not stock they have been holding on to since launch. Also some best buys have had consoles for sale since launch.
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(12-06-2013, 03:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by w00zey

LOL so ps4s aren't continuing to sell out they are just holding back stock and were never available. So stupid. Let people hunt for them when shipments come.

Best Buy is the only place to buy PS4s.
johnny956
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(12-06-2013, 03:09 PM)
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It's very easy to check if they are holding stock for Sunday.

PS4 stock locator

If it shows "available" or "in-store only" it's available

If it shows "unavailable" then they don't have stock.




The store pickup page does have a "add to cart" if in stock but it won't let you actually add it as its disabled.
ButtSmasher
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(12-06-2013, 03:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by KoopaTheCasual

Seems like they just want a news story, tbh.

I'm assuming they're also holding XBO stock to get a queque for that as well?

Oh, yes I was looking for PS4's so when I heard PS4 I zoned out. They said they'll have Xbox's as well on the recording.
Eric WK
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(12-06-2013, 03:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by BoboBrazil

Target is also going to have units on Sunday, but their shipment comes in that day. Be warned though, usually they only get maybe 3-5 in and they are gone within minutes.

Source?

Every Target in my area does not know if they're receiving a shipment until the morning they receive it. Furthermore, neither next gen console is featured in next week's Target ad and if they knew they would have them on Sunday, it'd have been in there.
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(12-06-2013, 03:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Admiral Woofington

I mean if we have to be completely honest my PS4 has been unplayed for this last week or so. But that's more due to real life responsibilities...and playing Ys on the Vita.


But holding off till better games come? Why not get it asap? It's not getting a price drop anytime soon and a newer model won't be coming out for 2-3 years. I mean unless you really don't want to deal with the shortages/crowds. But that's what checking online stores is for.


Get it now if possible, then just leave it be until better stuff comes out. Either ways the first batch of good games start to come out within the next 3 months.

Your just eating warranty time if you leave it unplayed. I have two for Christmas we will hook up on the 20th, but you still want to boot them up now to make sure they are working. If you really aren't going to play anything for 2 -3 months, it is bad advice to buy it now.
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(12-06-2013, 03:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by JABEE

They legally have to have stock on hand for the ads.

No they don't, well at least in Canada. Unless the ad says minimum 10 per store (during some launch) or is guaranteeing it'll be there, there is no impetus to keep any on hand because a new flyer advertised it.

Back in 2006, as soon as new Wii or PS3 came in stock, they'd be up on shelves and sold.

Though, if they came in late, we'd not even bother opening them up until closing or early next morning.
jaypah
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(12-06-2013, 03:14 PM)
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Bestbuy did this back with the 360 for a "second launch" on December 18th I believe. Me and 3 buddies camped out at around 2 in the morning, a lady came and gave us tickets and told us they were going to open early so we could get our consoles. Everything went smoothly that time so hopefully it'll go just as smooth for y'all who are trying to snag one. Thankfully I already have one this time.
BoboBrazil
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(12-06-2013, 03:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Eric WK

Source?

Every Target in my area does not know if they're receiving a shipment until the morning they receive it. Furthermore, neither next gen console is featured in next week's Target ad and if they knew they would have them on Sunday, it'd have been in there.

I got mine there last Sunday after a tip from someone else on neogaf and when I talked to the employees there they've told me they've been getting new shipments of ps4 every Sunday before the store opens.
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(12-06-2013, 03:15 PM)
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It says available now "Pick up 12/06/2013" so does that mean i can just go and pick one up or have to wait for Sunday for some reason?
Eric WK
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(12-06-2013, 03:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by BoboBrazil

I got mine there last Sunday after a tip from someone else on neogaf and when I talked to the employees there they've told me they've been getting new shipments of ps4 every Sunday before the store opens.

Interesting.

I know my closest Target didn't have any on Sunday morning, but did receive some around 9 am on Monday.

Originally Posted by chuckycem

It says available now "Pick up 12/06/2013" so does that mean i can just go and pick one up or have to wait for Sunday for some reason?

Did you even read the OP?
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(12-06-2013, 03:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amory

People should wait anyway. In retrospect I wish I had, there's nothing to play on this thing for a few months yet.

PS4 has no games guy?
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(12-06-2013, 03:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by chuckycem

It says available now "Pick up 12/06/2013" so does that mean i can just go and pick one up or have to wait for Sunday for some reason?

If it says you can buy it you should probably just buy it now instead of posting on GAF.
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(12-06-2013, 03:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by chuckycem

It says available now "Pick up 12/06/2013" so does that mean i can just go and pick one up or have to wait for Sunday for some reason?

If you try adding it to your cart it gives an error. That pick up page isn't actually available directly on Best Buy's site. I just changed the sku in the url to match it. So trying to go into the store to argue will be a lost cause :)


also Xbox One's will be available Sunday as well.
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chuckycem
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(12-06-2013, 03:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Eric WK

Interesting.

I know my closest Target didn't have any on Sunday morning, but did receive some around 9 am on Monday.



Did you even read the OP?

I did but than why does the website say available and pick-up today? I just don't get it.

Edit: Oh i see. This was my last chance to get one though. My relatives are visiting NY and they will fly back to Turkey tomorrow. Bye bye cheap PS4.
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Eric WK
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(12-06-2013, 03:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by chuckycem

I did but than why does the website say available and pick-up today? I just don't get it.

Because they have it in stock and it's sitting in the back.

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