wyweb - 6:11 pm on Jun 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
I think some of it also is fueled by profiteers looking to turn a quick buck. When Xbox 360 hit our city there were people camping out for 2 days in front of BestBuy in order to be first in line. Our newspaper ran an article on it. The majority of the camp-out people they interviewed weren't buying them for themselves, but for resale on ebay or some other auction network. 400 dollar units went for 1,500 - 2,000.
I'd camp out on concrete for 2 days for 1,100 bucks profit. Not a problem.
That's probably not the case here but speaking of product hysteria in general....