Want to know how to be a complete asshole? Here’s how: Be a prick and hire temps to wait in line for PlayStation 3s so you can hoard the lot for your friggin’ family. Thank God people had the sense to cry foul and stopped it from happening:
… in Columbus, as a man hired workers to stand in line at Wal-Mart stores to purchase PlayStation 3 consoles.
“This is the only way I can get what I want,” said Murray Newlin, a Columbus dentist.
Newlin wanted to buy 15 of the consoles as Christmas gifts for grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was prepared to buy available units from Columbus and Phenix City Wal-Mart stores, as well as Auburn and Opelika, using a crew of 60 workers he cycled through in eight-hour shifts, according to one of the temps he hired.
Midday Wednesday, Newlin abandoned his bold strategy, after other potential PlayStation customers got wind of his plan and began complaining — to him, the store managers and the employment agency he used.
God bless those people for speaking up and getting this guy to stop his evil plan. Mr. Newlin, we at Destructoid would like to issue the following official statement in regards to your failed craptastic plan: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!