Originally Posted by Darin
I went to the two closest ones to my house. One said the deal was already over, that it was on Friday (and ended @ 11PM, I got there around 11:15). The second one said they already sold out of their playstations.
Went back to store #1 (Gresham Rd. in Atlanta) this am, since last night they said they still had plenty of PS3s. Brought the print-out of their ad to prove the deal was today, not yesterday. The guy behind the counter didn't know about the deal, and tried to convince me the free movies were the ones from the mail in offer. He went back to a manager, who also didn't know about the sale. The manager was willing to honor it, since I had the print-out, but he said they were trying to locate the boxes that had the free movies bundled in the box. Tried to explain to him that they weren't supposed to be in the box, you picked them off the shelf (when you print the ad online, what prints doesn't show as many details as online). So I suggested they pull up their web site and look at it. They were both busy trying to figure out how to do that when the same guy from last night (who had told me that sale was already over) shows up for work. He said that after I was there last night, someone else came in for the same deal, so then he started looking for info on the sale, and found a flyer on it. He found it again, and showed it to the other two guys. But he also said the guy that came in last night couldn't check-out, because their system wouldn't accept it since the sale didn't start until today. So I was good to get the deal, but I had to wait until 8AM to check out (I got there around 6:30). Once I checked out, it looked like they had to override everything anyway, so there probably wasn't any difference between checking out @ 6:30 vs. 8:00, but at least I got it. There were about 4-5 movies I had to get that I wouldn't otherwise get (had them already on SD, or had to get two of the same just to make it to 10), but I figure I'll just exchange those after xmas. It took a few hours of my life, and some gas/mileage on my car, but in the end I guess it's about the best deal on an 80GB PS3. Between this and the HD-DVD sales a few weeks ago, I'm finally HDM capable, at decent prices.