PS3 goes pre-order in the US! | PS3Blog.net
GameStop and EB Games will begin accepting limited pre-orders for the PlayStation 3 console on Tuesday, October 10, on a first come, first served basis. Due to extremely limited supply, we expect to deplete this allocation very quickly, most likely in minutes. We will not accept additional pre-orders at this time. To avoid an unnecessary trip we strongly recommend you call your local store to determine availability. A $100 reservation deposit is required, which can be funded with cash, credit or trade. As we cannot control production and shipping issues by the manufacturer, a reservation deposit does not guarantee receipt of a system available to purchase at launch. Reservations/Purchases are limited to 1 per household.
Our limited online pre-order program will be announced at a later date, after software and accessory availability dates are confirmed. Online product pricing and availability will vary and will be fulfilled independent of store reservations.
Get down to your local shop ASAP and good luck!
On a more unsavoury note though, and to make things more difficult for you, it seems that many EB Games employees are using their position to their advantage (the scoundrels!) and will be buying, on a one each basis, their PS3s, which the article pre-supposes will likely find their way to eBay. 😡