Utah police officers have been warned by local residents who received concrete bricks from eBay instead of the new PlayStation 5.
Sony’s new shiny PS5 sells for $ 499 in the US, but like here in the UK, inventory is very limited and scalping is rampant.
According to a police statement in the northern city of Orem, Utah, the man paid $ 878 to receive the concrete (almost twice the suggested retail price for the PS5).
The bricks were placed inside a legitimate PS5 cardboard box, and no concrete tactics were found until this was opened. It is enough for everyone to leave the stone face on.
According to Fox News, police recommended that an unidentified man contact eBay for a refund under the protection of the buyer / seller.
Orem police closed the statement in an attempt to consolidate the caveat that goods should not be purchased from eBay sellers with a zero feedback score.
Last week, eBay warned PS5 scammers who posted a misleading list of consoles. Instead, they sold paper with the word “PS5,” for example.
“We blame these opportunistic sellers for trying to mislead other users,” eBay said in a statement. “We are in the process of removing the entire list of PS5 photos from the marketplace and will take appropriate action against the seller.
“For any purchase, especially for high-priced or in-demand items, the buyer must pay attention and read the full list description. Buyers who receive an unexplained item receive an eBay money-back guarantee. You are entitled to a refund. You have completed a transaction on the eBay platform. “