50+ people donate to buy an Xbox360 at launch and smash it
Over 50 people made donations to reach a goal of $430 (which they exceeded by a small amount) so that the owners of SmashMyXbox.com could buy an Xbox360 at midnight launch and smash it with a sledgehammer in front of a line of waiting customers. Their plan was a success, achieving their goal with just four days to spare.
The owners of the site say they'll post a short video tomorrow and a longer one in a few days. There are also a few pictures of the smashed console so you can see the damage. I can imagine how shocked and maybe even angered the 360 fans waiting in line were at the sight of their new God being smashed to bits, with full knowledge that there aren't enough units to meet the demand of hopeful buyers. I hope the entertainment is worth it.
Pictures and more information at http://www.smashmyxbox.com (videos later this week)
Upon viewing the photos you might be surprised to see that the smashers bought a Core system, which retails around $300 and comes without all the bells and whistles of the Premium package. So why did they ask for $430 in donations? From reading the FAQ I found they're apparently Canada-based, and requested the amount to cover for the exchange rate and paypal fees.