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HOW I GOT MY PS4....

Posted by aleraiders, 18 November 2013 · 266 views

I never planned on purchasing a PS4 this early (day one)....I never thought about pre-ordering...camping out the night before...midnight launches..etc...i was just going to wait a few months until PS4 where stocked in stores and get one..the night before on the 14th my brother told me he was going to get up early to see if he can get one at target...we debated/argued about where and how to get one and which store we had better chances at...(please note that i had previously read many articles online that said it was almost impossible to get a launch day PS4 if u hadnt preordered it already...LOL I GOT 2)...anyways..so we decided target would be the best place...

we had a plan that while i get up to work at 430am i would drive by target and give my brother a heads up to see how many people were in line already...shockingly there was nobody in like at 450am...i did see 4/5 cars in the parking with people sleeping in them...(i noticed fogged up windows)...so i called my brother and he got up and came to target to get in line...in a way i was jealous that he could/was going to get one on the way to work...getting to work only takes 30 min or so....but it felt like it took hours..i was deciding whether I should go back and wait with my brother at target ….i realised that theres a target close to where i work...and i was itching to call in late to work so i can get a PS4...i decided that if i drove by the target and there was a few people in line i would line up too...when i turned into the parking lot it was about 530am...i saw a ton of cars (maybe about 30)...i thought "dam whatever"...but as i drove around the parking lot i seen that these cars didnt have fogged up windows...they had dew/mist/water dripping on the outside...so my hopes shot threw the roof...i finally realised that these cars are employees that work the graveyard shift at target....so i got my work jacket and was first in line...as soon as i stood in line and felt like an idiot...5 people shot out of there cars and stood in line with me...i was not alone for less than a minute..

the magic question..."ur in line for a ps4 right?"...instead of "hey how u doing?"...."good morining"..."wats up"......it was all about the PS4...slowly but surely more and more people where starting to form a bigger line...at first it was a group of 5/6...then slowly people starting getting in line and by the time target opened (8am) there was about 70 people...while waiting in line u get to meet alot of different type of people...there was a man who spoke broken english but was tech savy....there was a tech savy kid who didnt have no common sense...there was a older lady who knew alot about the sony playstation,...its amazing the people you get to meet and i really do wish life would always be like that morning...its almost like when people get together for a common goal..its a beautiful moment...

anyways...so the manager came out and told us the rules...no running in the store...single file line...only 1 per customer...while we waited our group talked about various topics...kids...vacations...ps4...where we work etc..etc...but the young kid told me about flipping my PS4 on ebay...he almost made a presentation like i was a company and he was selling me products...(later i found out thats exactly was he does)...so he had some options about where he/we can get our second PS4... he said our best bet was toysrus...we discussed it too and he said that almost nobody knows that toysrus has PS4...(and turned out to be right)...

the time came to get let us in and line up for a ps4's...it felt like i was in elementary school the way the manager led us to the electronics sections...but as soon as i seen the stack of playstations...i felt normal...it was worth it...the 2 hrs in line ment nothing...so after the transaction i left and i was looking for that kid...i knew where he was and thought mayb...he would of waited...but sure enough...HE WAS FIRST IN LINE AT TOYSRUS....as soon as i seen him...he waved me down and his expression was priceless...with an amazed look on his face he said "can you believe im first!!!??"...and i was second...NOBODY....was in line at toysrus 10 min before it open...so i knew i had my second PS4 in hand...

the 2nd ps4 wasnt as exciting especially since i just basically walked up and purchased it...walked out and left..but the experience...the memories...the feeling of (i cant explain it more or less put into words)...feeling of triumph, victory, etc...everyone standing in line wanted to be there...everyone knew that sacraficing your morning, time, health, jobs (for some..lol)..earns some kind of bond that cant be duplicated..i feel like our group of 5/6 should of exchanged numbers, ps ids, emails, something!...but we didnt...i guess im reading to much into it..but i wish that...that morning would of never ended...