Fascinating socio-cultural story. A client today was telling me that one of his buddies at work, Marcus, went to the local Best Buy last night to stand in line so he could have a shot at buying the new X-Box 360. Marcus arrives at Best Buy at 10 p.m. Marcus is the 10th person in line. Best Buy will open the next morning at 8 a.m.
What Marcus plans to do is sell the X-Box on E-Bay hoping to make a tidy little profit. So Marcus is there all night holding his place in line.
At exactly 7:30 a.m, one ½ hour before opening, someone came along and offered him $400.00 for his spot in line. That’s right. Someone offered him $400 cash for his 10th spot in line. Marcus is no dummy, he took the cash and went home.
I could just weep.