Just hours after the PS5 became available in the UK, it’s no surprise that Scalper is whipping the console for a fraction of the money.
The PS5 is completely sold out in most shops and online retailers, so buyers continue to search the internet in hopes of getting one of Sony’s new consoles. Tracking the inventory of PS5s available in the UK throughout the launch date, retailers, including Amazon, sold out almost instantly.
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Having successfully secured a pre-order, Scalper quickly responded to the PS5 shortage and used online marketplaces such as eBay, Gumtree, Depop, and Facebook to market PlayStation at a premium price.
For those who don’t know, “scalping” is when people get rare items (usually by pre-order) and sell them at launch to make a profit, hoping that there will be a shortage. This is happening countless times in the gaming world with special editions of consoles and video games.
Massive PS5 consoles appeared on eBay overnight, with some opportunities over £ 10,000, with an average PS5 Digital Edition priced at around £ 700 and a PS5 Disc Edition averaged £ 750-800. Many of these consoles are available in cash on hand through local collections, and many scalpers also appear to be ignoring British blockades for some fast cash.
In addition to having to pay more for the PS5 console, desperate gamers also need to be aware of the pitfalls of buying from individual sellers online. It is highly recommended to wait for replenishment.
Notice the Stock Informer, which tracks retailers who have consoles. Good luck!
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