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#1 htz

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:39 AM

http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

 

This thing is more rarer than the console itself. Selling for almost double MSRP on eBay.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:45 AM

Cue the "I saw stacks of these at my (insert retailer here)"

 

 

But you're right. They are very hard to find. The PS4 isn't easy to find but the PS4 camera is ridiculously hard to find by comparison. On the Sony site it says they aren't shipping more until the end of March.

 

No retailer in the entire state of Maine has any. Literally none of the Walmart's, GS, BB, TRU, Target or Ma & Pa stores with websites show in-store inventory and of course they are all sold out for shipping.

 

Luckily I got a call from a nearby GS who got one as a return and they held it for me since they knew I was in the market last week. It looks like Sony underestimated the initial demand.



#3 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:44 AM

That seems very odd to me.


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#4 deletedaccount

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:48 AM

Wow I had no idea it was this rare. But yeah come to think of it I haven't seen any in stores. 



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:46 AM

GameStop Poweruprewards has this in there catalog for 60,000 points if anyone has accumulated a ton.



#6 htz

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:53 AM

That seems very odd to me.

You might think I'm joking but casuals are buying it for...

 

uStream/Twitch + Playroom

 

So many inappropriate streams on the Live Channel app...



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:54 AM

GameStop Poweruprewards has this in there catalog for 60,000 points if anyone has accumulated a ton.

 

I have like 200,000 but am waiting for them to put something truly exclusive. They are great at putting up some NECA item for like 100,000 points that you can get for like $80 on Amazon. This wouldn't be a bad use of points though since you could easily resell the camera and turn points to cash at a higher then normal ratio (I consider 1,000 points to = $1 since you can buy $50 gift cards for 50,000 points)

 

That seems very odd to me.

 

What? It really is hard to find. You won't find a single retailer with stock available to ship and you'll be hard pressed to find any B&M locations with any.

 

I'm guessing Sony didn't think the attachment rate for these would be that high until more games or apps were out that integrated its use.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:54 AM

GameStop Poweruprewards has this in there catalog for 60,000 points if anyone has accumulated a ton.

I think its just a coupon to get it for free in store. If they have any........



#9 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:05 AM

You might think I'm joking but casuals are buying it for...

 

More that something simple like this that Sony doesn't have on shelves.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:39 AM

I actually had one of these then took it back and thought meh...I won't use it.

 

Wish I had it now, even with a Kinect 2.0, no idea why. I guess because it's not available, lol



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:24 AM

Hate to be "that guy" but quite a few gamestops around still have these in stock. Didn't realize they were in demand. Might be worth a closer look. I'm in NY btw



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:29 AM

Didn't know these were selling for Double. I plugged mine in, realized it's an always on mic, unplugged it and haven't touched it since. Might be a good way to return it and turn a profit.

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#13 Yoohoo1231

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

Hate to be "that guy" but quite a few gamestops around still have these in stock. Didn't realize they were in demand. Might be worth a closer look. I'm in NY btw


The closest Gamestop that even shows low stock to me is 88.9 miles away from me. The nearest used one is 48.9 miles away.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:00 AM

Hate to be "that guy" but quite a few gamestops around still have these in stock. Didn't realize they were in demand. Might be worth a closer look. I'm in NY btw

 

Well I hate to be that guy but I just put in New York, NY and it showed two stores within 100 miles (both in PA; 90+ miles away) that had stock and both were "low stock" meaning one unit.

 

Where do you live? East Bum Fuck? It always amuses me that people think because a few stores show "low stock" that the item is somehow accessible to people in the rest of the country. 

 

All that matters is that no retailers have online inventory so any that trickle into stores will disappear quickly



#15 io

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:43 AM

Well, my GS inventory search shows this: "No stores with inventory within 100 mile radius.". That covers at least 30 if not more GS stores.

I bought in to the "no one wants to pay for the camera" hype and assumed I'd be able to get it on the cheap in a year or so. Now I kind of want one ;). But if you look at Move/PS Eye that did end up on repeated sale/clearance not too long after launch, so that may still happen with this.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:22 PM

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:51 PM

I'd like to get one of those cameras... but I do all my playing on a subaccount and the PS4 takes a big dump on subaccounts when it comes to sharing... so I don't see any reason to give Sony my money.

 

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:25 PM

I wasn't aware that these were rare either.... what's benefit of these on the PS4 at the moment? I can't imagine there is much functionality from games to even justify paying double MSRP to "get one".


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:41 PM

Every single Best Buy in CT is out of them. All the BB and TRU i checked are as well. They claim it was from insane demand...well, we know it can't be in higher demand than ps4. so i think it's a bit of that plus an underestimation of needed supply. I loathe when companies and their associated retailers balk on supply and blame it on popularity on consumer demand. Please. The WIi does that. Not a webcam.

 

Getting five cameras in and selling "all" of them doesn't necessarily mean they are selling like hotcakes. Yeah, I'm bringing that dink of a phrase back.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:41 PM

Wow, I had no idea these were hard to find.  I could have swear I see a ton every time I go to Best Buy or Target, but I guess I'm mistaken.


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#21 UcanSUKtheFAC

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:44 PM

I wish I could slap these people

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:45 PM

Well, if anyone is in Los Angeles, it appears every Best Buy has them in stock.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:45 PM

I wasn't aware that these were rare either.... what's benefit of these on the PS4 at the moment? I can't imagine there is much functionality from games to even justify paying double MSRP to "get one".

probably to stream themselves playing that Playroom game. My gf wants one to play that game, but we can wait. Other people just want to whore out their twitter name or host some pseudo-web show. But really, just like with PS3, the camera adds very little value to the console. It has a cool facial recognition feature but in my time with it, I found it much more convenient to just use the controller. It's not Xbone Kinect that's for damn sure.


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#24 Crunchewy

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:45 PM

If I had a PS4 I'd want the camera for streams. Not nudie streams (and believe me, nobody wants to see me nude. Ha ha!), but just to put my mug into the stream when playing a game. More entertaining to watch streams where you can see them and not just the game.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:59 PM

Well, if anyone is in Los Angeles, it appears every Best Buy has them in stock.

 

 

Oh... no. Not even close

 

 

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 03:04 PM

Well, if anyone is in Los Angeles, it appears every Best Buy has them in stock.


It's a glitch. If you try to check out, the item will be removed from the cart.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 03:14 PM

Wow, I had no idea these were hard to find.  I could have swear I see a ton every time I go to Best Buy or Target, but I guess I'm mistaken.

I didn't know about it until the Microsoft rep pointed it out to me the other day, I think it just get overlooked because of how useless it really is. I'm going to guess with the recent influx of accessory sales they've had over the past month that they sold out within that time.

 

I don't even know if it's worth it to capitalize on it, but logic has been thrown out time and time again since I've seen that people are content with making a $1 and loosing it in shipping and fees.

 

If you have a lot of friends and actually communicate with them on the PS4 I see no relevance in owning the attachment right now.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:04 PM

I didn't realize these were rare either.  I bought one at launch with my PS4 and haven't even opened it.  It's just sitting on a shelf in my closet waiting for an excuse to be used.



#30 Crunchewy

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:08 PM

Though I'd want it as noted, truth is that there is little reason to have this thing. Perhaps they just stopped making them, at least until they have some games that use it.


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