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November 16, 2006 at 12:40 PM

They’re not PS3 fanboys, they’re PS3 flippers

That was my impression after talking to Troy Goiger and Tony Durazo, two 21-year-old University of Washington students who are first in the PS3 line at the University Village Sony store.

They both plan to immediately sell the consoles online for the highest price possible.

Their hourly earnings should be higher than the people who started lining up outside Best Buy and Circuit City stores last week — Goiger and Durazo showed up Wednesday around noon. Others came later that evening, and today there were about 20 people huddled outside the store.

A store employee didn’t know how many consoles are coming, but said some of the people in line will probably end up on a waiting list for the next shipment.

Meanwhile, nobody but a reporter was playing the PS3 on display inside the store. Available for play was an amazing Mad Max-like offroad racing game called “Motor Storm” that captures the feel of this week’s console-shopping frenzy:

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