My story involves GameStop, but its still a preorder campout story
I found out about the preorders the day before they started. I realize im going to have to camp out, and decide to drive by around 11pm just to check. I went out to get dinner at about 9, and decided to just drive by. There were already like 5 people in line. So i rush home, get my crap, and drive back.
Im sitting there, and decide to tell my bro to come camp out with his fiance. So we all wait there, cold and incredibly uncomfortable (i didnt bring a chair). Then i called up my friends, and told them id give them 200 bucks if they could get preorders at a gamestop near them (which they did, without even having to wait)
Next morning the manager opens it up an hour early, and lets us preorder and leave
Just a note to people about the "Non-Guarantee". Gamestop only has that because they dont know if Sony might mess up and miss their target. EVERY retailer should have this disclaimer, because noone is 100% guaranteed to get one on day 1. And you should have told GS which PS3 u wanted, they get what u order.