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Electronic Gaming Monthly, in an interview with Sony's Jack Tretton in early January, mentioned the recent availability of his company's console: "...it seemed like about 50 percent of the people in line were there to make a quick buck on eBay. And now we're seeing a lot more units on store shelves." Jack seemed a tad surprised by this, but he put his money where his mouth is: "If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it. I can get any retail buyer on the phone with you and get them to verify that there's not a single retail location in America where there's a PlayStation 3 on the shelf for sale. They've all been sold in a matter of minutes." After EGM let Tretton know they had indeed phoned 18 stores and found half of them had PS3s in stock, some stores with as many as 20 consoles, Jack held firm "if only nine of the 18 stores you contacted had supplies, that seems to be a clear indication that sales continue to be outstanding." So there you have it, Jack's not backing down. We're guessing our check is already in the mail.



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I'm waiting for my $7200 check, and that's after going to ONE store hehe. Of course that was a week or two ago. In early January, I'm guessing they were a little harder to come by...but still. I could have found one easily if I went to a few stores.



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I think a lot of people are owed a lot of money !!!



Where's my money, Jack??



i went to walmart to check out some wii games just after christmas and they had about 20 ps3's of an 30 ps3 shipment from 12 (it was 7) after waiting for my wii for 10 hours the day earlier i was slightly confused



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Hahahahaahahahahaha... Jack Tretton is a good joke teller. Maybe he should leave his office for more than 5 minutes (!), to face the reality, heh.



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Kaio_felipe said: Hahahahaahahahahaha... Jack Tretton is a good joke teller. Maybe he should leave his office for more than 5 minutes (!), to face the reality, heh.
I was at walmart Saturday and Monday and they had 2 60GB PS3s on both days (making me think they were the same systems) ... Where do I collect my $2,400?