Quick story: I’m a video game guy, and I’m a huge fan of anything with Mario in it. Super Mario Galaxy 2 came out this weekend, and both myself and my wife were ecstatic to get it. Because of that, I went to Walmart at midnight to purchase the game.
I’m sure that the last thing the service staff at Walmart expected when they saw a 6’1 white guy with a shaved head and lots of tattoos at midnight was that he’d want a copy of a Nintendo game. Yet there I was, and I even had to fight a bit to get it. After I checked out, the checker said to me, “You have fun playing video games tonight, sir.” It was at that moment I felt very, very ashamed.
Then I got over it and played the game for a few hours.
Now, back to the Apple talk.
If you haven’t bought an iPhone yet, and you have no plans to buy the next one when it comes out this summer, then does Walmart have a deal for you. Starting today, you can get a 16GB iPhone 3GS for $97 with a 2-year contract with AT&T. That’s a pretty amazing deal considering, and you only have to spend an hour or so of your time dealing with people from Walmart.
Just one suggestion: Don’t go at midnight.