Yet the staff still hoarded everything they could...
I'm still failing to see what everyone's problem with this really is.
If you worked there, wouldn't you?
Sure, it sucks if the store 'says they have two in stock' and the staff have both units 'on hold'... but seriously... these people are the first ones to lose out when they no longer have a job to go to (because of the losses they are making).
On another note, I'd consider 'first dibs' really a minimal payment for all of the ridiculous bullshit I've seen a lot of DSE staff on the receiving end of just locally in the last few days.
The real villain in all of this is the person that leaked the info early, not because they 'let the cat out of the bag'; but because a good portion of Australia seems to have got a hold of the same information, and there really wasn't loads of stock to be 'sold off'.