Console Scalper Requests 1,000 Next Generation Consoles Cancels Order

British retailer Very has reportedly canceled 1,000 Xbox Series X orders allegedly by Scalpering. Eurogamer reports that the Scalper Group claimed to have secured over 1,000 Xbox Series X consoles from “very well-known online retailers” this week. The scalping ring allegedly charges £ 29.99 per month to teach members how to make a profit in the resale market.Later, in an interview with Sky News, Very said that the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles posted on the website on Sunday weren’t actually for sale.

“Some people were able to order the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles for a short period of time on Sunday as a result of a technical error,” said a Very spokeswoman. “However, these items are not for sale and the affected customers have been notified that their order has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.”

Apparently, some customers who bought only one console were also affected. It’s unclear if Very canceled the order either because the order was placed by sculpting or because the website wasn’t actually in stock for the console. We are working on refunds to affected customers.

Scalper has been scooping up the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles since the system went up for pre-orders earlier this year. On launch, the Xbox Series X sold for as high as $ 1000, and the PS5 was priced close to $ 2000.

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For more information, read about how sneaker culture predicted the PS5 and Xbox Series X Scalper. Or see the PS5 Guide and the Xbox Series X Guide.

Logan Plant is an IGN news writer and production assistant for IGN’s weekly Nintendo show, Nintendo Voice Chat. You can find him on twitter @LoganJPlant..

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