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Best Buy - PS3/Wii Launch Camp-out Edition

by Strifedaniel Posted 16th Nov 2006 at 10:28 PM - Updated 6th Jun 2009 at 6:48 AM by Strifedaniel
68 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Lot size Medium 4x3
Cost $ 284 682

Best Buy is the largest specialty retailer of consumer electronics, personal computers and related goods in North America
this lot is a typical layout of the 1100 stores currently operating but it is specially configured for the launch of the ps3 and wii this weekend. Your sims can camp in a long lineup outside the store in hopes of becoming one of the first to obtain the new ps3!! This lot is fully functional as a business and it satisfies every electronic needs that your sims must fulfill. (cellphones,mp3,games..etc)

Here is the store at night before the launch

The lineup outside the store. Notice the ribbon fence for crowd organization

The main gates

The games and movies department

Home Appliances department

Small Electronics Department

And a little corner for the audiophiles

The coveted PS3 shelves

Custom Contents
They are included with the download

Many thanks to the following people:
Monochrome 13" TV by Todd Kumpf
Playstation 3 by SebMai
Security Desk by Darylmarkloc
Dell inspiron 6000 by kenjikitsune
Plasma Samsung p50 p5h by johnbrehaut
Speakers JBL 150 W by by johnbrehaut
Xbox 360 and original xbox box for business by fardly83
Best buy sign nad Neon open sign by atavera
acer ferrari 3200 by kenjikitsune
Emachines T6532 by fresh-prince
cine tech projection cinema screen by eddie19913

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 6:39 AM
Thank you! It looks fab.
Mad Poster
#3 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 6:57 AM
Nice and useful community lot even I dont like so much the playstation games
Thank you Strifedaniel

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

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Test Subject
#4 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 7:06 AM
SPECTACULAR! Alot of work went into this.. Thank you for sharing it*
Lab Assistant
17th Nov 2006 at 7:20 AM
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#5 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 8:14 AM
Wow. Great Best Buy lot. I laughed when I noticed a waiting line for playstation 3 and wii.

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 10:28 AM
Thanks! This is awesome!
Test Subject
#7 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 11:57 AM
Excellent job. Keep up the great work. Are you going to stand in line for PS 3?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#8 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 2:00 PM Last edited by Strifedaniel : 17th Nov 2006 at 2:10 PM.
Thanks for all the comments everyone!

@ sweepoohun
no, I'll rather wait for a restock than wait in the cold and rain for days
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 2:48 PM
One Question: How much does this lot cost to purchase as a community lot business?

"We don't quit playing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit playing." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Feel free to PM me with any lot requests. I've mostly done house trailers in the past.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 7:13 PM
My crazy brother was one of those people who waiting in line overnight to get the PS3. He's selling it on Ebay for almost 2000!! Crazy huh?
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 8:42 PM
Great lot.. I so needed a Best Buy in my hood.. this has got to be my most favorite place to go spend money. Now my simmies can too!! Thank you!!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 10:15 PM
LOL! This lot is hilarious, and so true to life! Great job!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#13 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 2:42 AM
Sorry, it's already owned by a sim in my neighborhood so I can't check
Yeah, the ps3 price is really inflated right now. BTW how long did he have to wait?
Forum Resident
#14 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 5:52 AM
this is freaking amazing! I now will buy OFB to many awesome lots like this one!

Life is random - expect the unexpected!
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Field Researcher
#15 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 3:30 PM Last edited by Angelgoddess79 : 18th Nov 2006 at 3:36 PM.
I love how you did this!!!:D When my husband came home from work this morning he said, that he couldn't tell the differents from the real to the sim's one. No wonder I'm fasinated by all this creations, for the sims!!!

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Field Researcher
#16 Old 20th Nov 2006 at 2:50 AM
Holy Shit!!!! Great Lot
Love the detail.thanks for sharing!
looks like the one sortof.....near my home....2 citys away 45minutes away lol
I love Bestbuy...Oyeah...Im a computer nerd
What a cool lot.

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Test Subject
#17 Old 20th Nov 2006 at 6:32 PM
Well apart from the fact it didn't have a Wii included with it, as I thought it would from the title, its brilliant. Also the fact it has an XBox and PS3 sections in it means I have something to set ablaze! MWUHAHAHHAA! Oh and for those who were also dissapointed by the lack of a Wii, you can always get a decent one for youre game here

Anywho, this will most definetly provide hours of fun (even though there are no Best Buys in England) wether its running the business or SMITING THE PS3/XBOX! 10/10 keep it up and remember burning electronics is GOOOOD!

I'm a little randomly insane, well, thats a lie. I'm quite normal, just ask my pet monkey Herman. *pets mid-air* Isn't he cute? He tells me to kill everyone. He is VERY persuasive. *stares at crazily* *slowly reaches for knife*
Test Subject
#18 Old 22nd Nov 2006 at 4:29 AM
Where's the Geek Squad?

Otherwise, very funny. I saw those people camping in front of Best Buy when I picked my husband up from work, who happens to work in the Geek Squad. :D
Test Subject
Original Poster
#19 Old 22nd Nov 2006 at 5:38 AM
@ nnuDmaS and Feenkitty
Sorry about that, I dled wii after i finished the lot but you can spend a minute or two putting it in yourself. And about Geek Squad, i totally forgot since I never notice it when I go into a Best Buy store (I'm a do-it-yourself guy when it comes to computers and such).

And again, thanks for the comments and feedbacks
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 30th Nov 2006 at 5:42 PM
Awesome! Thank you!
Test Subject
#21 Old 1st Dec 2006 at 1:09 AM
why wont fardley83's website not work. i need to get the game console boxes?
Unsocialized Homeschooler
#22 Old 6th Dec 2006 at 6:34 AM
LOL cool.
I waited 16 hours for the Wii in front of walmart.
Test Subject
#23 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 11:52 AM
i thank you for this one, dude! you did an awesome job.
Test Subject
#24 Old 25th Feb 2007 at 11:22 PM
Wow! Awesome dude!
Test Subject
#25 Old 14th Mar 2007 at 6:38 AM
Very impressive community lot. I must ask though: How did you get the "Best Buy" sign? Is it an actual sign or a wallpaper? Whatever it is, could you provide a link as to where this object could be found? Thanks for sharing!
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