OP-KS: The line needs to have store intervention ASAP.
I am a member of a small community formed around being a customer at MicroCenter (on Discord). We have had an interesting time developing information on how someone can best get the latest and greatest products.
Ever since the most prevalent launches (beginning with the 3080), there has been a normal line procedure. A general consensus was made to modify the system so that, during the cold months, people would be able to sit in their vehicles so that they didn't become hypothermic.
Now, this system has been abused and manipulated by various groups. Most recently, a small organization of folk have taken to getting in line with a cycle of people with the intention to resell these cards. This group has also made other folks in line, and have even attempted to intimidate folks in line, saying that "they've been to prison before" so they "should watch out." This is unacceptable. The average joe getting into the game right now has to watch as people set out their chairs and abuse the line system, clogging up the sidewalk diswaying normal customers, and end up at the end of the line only to be harassed by the same individuals who are there every night, reselling these cards on eBay or Craigslist or etc.
The store has yet to intervene or develop a new system, even after a complaint was made about the line from the property managers. And now this same organization is setting down spots in line, and then leaving them there, coming back whenever they feel like it.
Where is the store intervention? Why has the store not done ANYTHING about the line when it has caused numerous problems? We are all frustrated; many are trying to get a single card, only to be pushed further down the line by these greedy people. There needs to be change; and this is only one store's problems.