i had a similar experience to you, kwaad. i snagged the last copy at my local gamestop about 3 days ago. didn't find a used one tho! i generally prefer to buy new anyway not because i'm afraid of the quality of the disc, but because i'd rather give my money to the developer than Gamestop. Then again, i never pass up a really good used deal like your situation with motorstorm
My Top 5:
Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Gear Solid 3, Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia, Chrono Trigger
My 2 nex-gen systems: PS3 and Wii
Prediction Aug '08: We see the PSP2 released fall '09. Graphically, it's basically the same as the current system. UMD drive ditched and replaced by 4-8gb on board flash memory. Other upgrades: 2nd analog nub, touchscreen, blutooth, motion sensor. Design: Flip-style or slider. Size: Think Iphone. Cost: $199. Will be profitable on day 1.