10.29.06

Almost the Best Officemate Ever

Posted in games at 6:55 pm by wingerz

ffxii

At Compusa in Woburn, I found a few copies of FFXII on the shelves. Underneath was a yellow sign saying “$49.99, price valid from 10/29-11/4, release 10/31.” Knowing that Lee was planning on picking up a copy on Tuesday, I tried to purchase it. Unfortunately, it rang up as over $1000. The cashier went to check with a manager and told me that she couldn’t sell it to me. Oh well.

3 Comments »

  1. Lee Feigenbaum said,

    October 29, 2006 at 8:58 pm

    Too bad “almost” only counts in darts, horseshoes, hand grenades, and atom bombs.

    Keep trying!

    Lee

  2. TravistyOJ said,

    October 29, 2006 at 11:56 pm

    Only $1000? Where’s your dedication? ;) I saw it at CompUSA too, but I actually didn’t even try to purchase it. I was kind of broke, but I expect I would have had the same problem. I see a lot of retailers are now using the POS to block early sales.

  3. wingerz said,

    October 30, 2006 at 12:18 am

    Yeah, I guess it’s the only way to guarantee that no one purchases it. I remember a lot of people conning their way into getting DS Lites before the official release date. A lot of stores probably got fined for that.

    I suppose I could have made a dash for the front door.

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