9th generation console scalping

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Imagine trying to buy a console yet you realize how hard it is thanks to these guys

The PlayStation 5 is a home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment as an successor of the PlayStation 4. It boasts a solid-state drive customized for high speed data, improvements in storage performance, an AMD GPU capable for 4K resolution display at up to 120 frames per second, backwards compatibility with many PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games, and so much more. This console was well-received at launch with praise for it's DualSense controller's improved haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. Despite all this, it did had some scalpers roaming around while the PS5 was about to hit the market.

Overview

The console itself was in a limited supply upon launch. This lead to scalpers going after the console and attempted to sell it for thousands of dollars. The scalpers are so widespread that it can cause the software sales for the consoles to struggle. These scalpers use tactics to acquire something that would sell like hotcakes put it up for sell for a twice, triple or quadruple the original price. This overall makes the consumer pay the exuberant price. Trying to put this console in your cart at launch can lead to an issue of the item in your cart to disappear before checking out all thanks to these scalpers. To make things worse however, the scalpers use the bots not only to get the console, but to also put it online for a bigger price as mentioned before. You should never buy from scalpers as they are there to make the consumer feel bad. It's used as a scam to get those who wanted a PlayStation 5. They can easily be found on eBay. There's even some stories involving the scalpers like getting a stolen console.

Aftermath

During the days when the scalpers were at bay just to get their hands on the PlayStation 5, UK politicians called for action against them. Another thing is that a PS5 Scalper group reveals that the scalpers are hunting down the console for attention and they actually did hunted down the Xbox Series X as well. Believe it or not, even a player pranked a scalper for selling a PlayStation 5.

And to make matters worse, an incident in United Kingdom happened, where thieves stole PS5s from delivery trucks, making Amazon to deal with various “missing” deliveries of PS5 consoles across the UK, as the packages have been long delayed or marked delivered when they haven’t been, plus the customers have reported everything from air fryers to cat food in shipments which were supposed to contain a new console, forcing Amazon to improve security at their warehouses and monitor drivers more closely. It doesn't help that even an Amazon driver stole one, causing the company to fire the driver.

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S012891

2 months ago
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$1,000 dollars for a Playstation 5? I can't afford that! Other consoles tend to be much cheaper than that sometimes!
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LuigiMan050-5

2 months ago
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The console is in limited supply... does it have something to do with the COVID-19?
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Xian Pu

2 months ago
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It probably hasn't helped, but console scalping has been an issue for quite some time - the Wii was the first console where it was really a problem, from what I remember. However, it seems far worse than ever with the PS5 and Series X.
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ThunderKat

one month ago
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@Xian Pu

Would you say that this the first time a console's launch has been affected by scalping this badly?
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Paprika

one month ago
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Personally, I would.
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FightFireWithFire

one month ago
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There should be a law against scalping!
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Tkgaynor

one month ago
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I'm not buying a PS5 until these conditions are met: 1. The scalping dies down. And 2, The errors are fixed. There is apparently a major kernel error that can occur if you have the disc version, and the controller has mapping issues.
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Paprika

one month ago
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I'm so glad UK politicians are going after scalpers.
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SuperStreetKombat

one month ago
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Wait a minute, why are two of RGT 85's videos on this page? I thought he was unreliable.
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SpazJR61

one month ago
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Not only PS5 get scalped, Xbox Series X used for scalping as well.
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FightFireWithFire

one month ago
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Some thief wankers fucked it up more with the stealing of PS5s.
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ChocolateHamburger

one month ago
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Bro these people are making the console look like a a treasure richer than god Lmao
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FightFireWithFire

one month ago
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Not to mention some thieves as well.
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MysteriousEdits

one month ago
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Should this go in the launch disasters category?
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Zeephare

one month ago
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This page is about scalping, not the consoles themselves or their launch.
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Typhlosion Trainer

7 days ago
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If I ever get a PS5, I'll lock it up in a safe
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LuigiMan050-5

3 days ago
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Just got a PlayStation VR as a result...

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