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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Spitfire_K, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. Spitfire_K

    Spitfire_K Pwn'n n00bs since 1989

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    I would like some lists from people who have camped out before. This is my first time and it's at a 24/7 Walmart Supercenter. But I plan on going out there around Friday night or early Saturday morning. Thing is, they will pass out tickets Saturday night and close for about 4 hours, so out into the Missouri elements. I'm guessing around 30 degrees F. Plus, I think I would have to wait outside cause of loitering rules and cops. Yikes! So here is my list which I will fit on me and into my messenger bag...

    1. Fold out chair.
    2. Clean Shirt and socks
    3.GBA (cause I dont want my DS to freeze up, I don't care as much 4 my GBA) and some games.
    4. Food Stuffs- Chips, Soda, etc. Maybe some warm Ramen in a thermus! :D
    5. Knife (No sence in losing my 250 dollar bag to some thug in the parking lot)
    6.My cigarettes and lighter ( I don't condone smoking! I'm trying to quit! :sick: )
    7.Money of course
    8.Maybe a blanket
    9.Latest EGM
    10. Patience and Ruggedness

    I wanna hear your guys lists too! Any suggestions for mine, or my situation?:smilewinkgrin:
     
  2. Messykitty414

    Messykitty414 That Cat is a Mess

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    Well my walmart is 24/7 and I don't know if they're doing the the whole close down for 2 hours thing, but I'll just go with a jacket and a tazer, my friend will be waiting with me as well so at least I'll have someone to talk to
     
  3. Spitfire_K

    Spitfire_K Pwn'n n00bs since 1989

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    Yeah, I plan on bring a couple of friends, all waiting to get one. Plus I plan on making some up there too.
     
  4. tuned

    tuned 11.19.06

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    Sounds like a good list, I don't know how the whole fold up chair thing is gonna work, but I hope it doesn't hinder my ability to beat a crowd once they open the gates to the stores :lol: But when I do (assuming my plans pan out) camp out, I hope to bring a folding chair, my ds of course, and coffee/bottle of water and small snack(s). Oh yeah, and I do have a preorder, I just wanna make sure I get my copy, that day.

    I know, we're both moronic geeks. :lol: No argument there.
     
  5. Jenova

    Jenova Final Distance

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    For gamestop, I'm bringing a Chair, sleeping bags, pillows, my phone, a book or two, and my camera. I don't have any portable systems to bring...
     
  6. Joe

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    For my walmart they set out a bunch of chairs and if you arnt in one...you dont get a Wii. Simple...no tickets..no closing down...just..wait :)
     
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    tuned 11.19.06

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    That's a cool idea...
     
  8. WSP92

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    Here's my list(For 3 People)

    Folding Chairs
    Mountain Dew
    Snacks
    DS
    Books
    Laptop(Hopefully I'll get an internet connection)
    Money(In the form of my Dad's credit card. I am paying for all of it, though)
     
  9. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
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    lol
    you think that they wont be packing some sort of weapond as well
     
  10. Messykitty414

    Messykitty414 That Cat is a Mess

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    I hope that's what my walmart is doing, maybe they'll hand out free beating sticks to, so you can defend yourself on the way to the car. Haha then it would be perfect
     
  11. ocdan

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    Book
    Jimmy John's
    Sobe
    MacBook w/dvds
    CASH
    and those cushion things used for hunting

    all fit snuggly in a backpack and coat pocket without fatigue

    as for the weapon thing, i say dont be packing, you could be searched and kicked out of line if security has learned a few things from past events ( Like we all have). I say just form a crowd before you walk out so youll be protected in numbers, and keep a baseball bat in yer car.

    and coffee lovers, I recommend holding off unless you are priveleged to bathroom breaks without spot in line lost, Coffee passes through much quicker than normal liquids.
     
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  12. Messykitty414

    Messykitty414 That Cat is a Mess

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    Yeah I'm not taking a weapon, but a bat in your car wouldn't make much of a difference if you got attacked on the way to your care

    *punch* man I wish I had that bat about now
     
  13. WSP92

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    A tip for camping out is not to overpack. I went camping for the first time to get the 360 and you really don't need that much. You'll interact in line and even sleep if your not to caffienated or excited(which most of us are.)

    A quick camping story that is humorous, yet cruel.

    I was camping for the Xbox 360 at Best Buy and by 2:30-3:00 A.M. that morning the line filled up and they told us that from a certain point, nobody would be getting a system. I was 4th in line so that really didn't matter to me. But of course, you have the SUV driving Mom's who will do anything to please their kids. So we had about 3 Moms pull up to the store about 15 minutes before opening thinking they'd beat the crowd. So when the Mom's got out of their cars these groups of teenagers would yell out, "Hurry, there's one left, Hurry!" and these Mom's, one who was obese, would run, purses flapping, towards the line. Then when they got to the line the teenagers would tell them they ran out 6 hours ago. One Mom almost punched the kid. The other 2 had remarks like, "Assholes" and other things that shall not be uttered on this forum. The last one just said, "Well, off to Target.

    Some just never give up.
     
  14. Rand

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    Ah man thats mean..

    Im going to Walmart at 3pm Saturday..maybe earlier

    Bringing DS with warioware touched, Mariokart, and advanced wars
    20 bucks for snacks and mcdonalds
    credit card
    fold up chair
     
  15. Spitfire_K

    Spitfire_K Pwn'n n00bs since 1989

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    I agree with Rand. That is mean, but hilarious and 3pm Satuday or earlier sounds good.
     
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    You know you could find someone who's not buying one and have them hold your stuff while you sprint(i mean full speed) to the wii
     
  17. Sam_Harris

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    Who would be there that isn't buying a Wii? :wtf:
     
  18. deity_link

    deity_link The one and only

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    I might just rock up at 11pm outside toys r us for the midnight launch wtih my Ipod watching some TP videos on it. wait till midnight. Grab my wii and walk out. Sweet as
     
  19. Ronan

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    Excuse me, What?, Did you just say a TAZER?!!

    Remember, get your wii photos and vids on the site as a soon as possible when you get it please!
     
  20. Inspire

    Inspire '';aM;'' Inspire

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    cell phone
    bluetooth handsfree headset
    maybe some water and a couple caffeine pills

    Coffee will make you have to get out of line to go to the bathroom. I'd recommend not drinking anything before you go - that's a lot of hours holding it while you wait in line. I also may bring a stool - or take one from somewhere else in the store (walmart). This way, it doesn't look like you're sitting down while everyone else is standing up (they'd probably try to cut in front of you or something - unless of course, they were sitting too...)

    That's my plan, but I really hope I don't have to stay in line for too long.

    EDIT: As for weapons, I'm thankful that I live in a country with a second amendment. Unless Wal-Mart (or another retailer) posts a firearm free zone, they can't prevent you from having weapons.

    SOMETHING EXTRA: I've never camped before, but I have a best friend who camped out for 10+ hours for the 360. People cut. It's important to be alert, and avoid having to leave the line. Try not to leave hungry or just after drinking a lot of fluids for the store. Remember that caffeine will make you go to the bathroom faster than normal. My advice is to bring some gum that will last you awhile.

    To stop cutters, you have to realize your greatest weapon against them is numbers. They're hoping that they can cut without anyone noticing. If you see somebody cutting in line before you, don't throw a fit, but ask politely if they were in line - confront them assertively. Hopefully, enough people around you will get upset enough that they feel pressured into getting at the back of the line.

    Also realize that most people won't just show up and cut, but that the guy three spots ahead of you might be 'saving a spot' for his buddies. In keeping with the adage that 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure', you may want to strike up a casual conversation about how unfair this practice is and that if it happens tonight, you're not just going to let it happen. This will do two things - let those people who are 'saving spots' know in advance that they're not going to get away with it (at least, not easily) and it also heightens the awareness of the people around you - they're more likely to get involved if they see a cutter if they've prepared themselves mentally for how to handle the situation.
     
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