I was working at a Toys R'Us at the time, I was able to hold one until I got my paycheck. --- [[Currently Playing]] -- Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3), Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PS3) [[PSN - MilesEdgeworth]] ~ [[XBL - The 22nd]]
June or July 2008. I wanted to grab a 60GB BC model after they were discontinued but before they became rare and (more) expensive. I intended to wait until LittleBigPlanet launched in Oct. 2008, so my PS3 got to collect dust for a few months before I used it.
Of course, it has collected a LOT of dust since then, so I guess it was good practice.