Scheming PS5 owners reselling sold out console for THOUSANDS on eBay – and desperate gamers are actually paying
PS5 consoles are being listed for thousands on eBay as parents scramble to buy one before Christmas.
The Playstation 5 went on sale in the UK at 8am yesterday and proceeded to sell out almost everywhere, leading some to try and take advantage of the situation.
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One user listed the £450 console for £25,000[/caption]
One eBay user even listed the console for £25,000.
Others have been slightly less mean and put the console up for around £5,000.
However, the most popular resell price appears to be anywhere between £700 and just over £1,000.
That’s a still a steep mark up considering the original retail price for the console is £449.99.
Lots of people have been paying way over the retail price[/caption]
Several consoles have sold on eBay for over £1,000.
Some eBay users took to the comments section to complain about scalpers trying to take advantage.
One wrote: “Scum bag selling a £450 product for over double! Children won’t get this for Christmas because of people like you!”
Lots of people complained in the comment section of the most expensive listings[/caption]
Another said: “The nerve to buy up PS5s and try and turn them around for a profit is pretty awful, don’t satisfy them just wait a month for them to be back in stock for hundreds less.”
If you are desperate to buy the PS5 then bear in mind restocks will be happening soon enough.
People were quick to advise others against paying too much when stores should restock soon[/caption]
Retailers like Game and Amazon are expected to restock soon, so anxious fans have a decent chance of bagging one in time for Christmas.
Sony released two new consoles – the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – worldwide on November 19.
Stocks at multiple UK retailers ran dry shortly after orders opened on the morning of launch day.
Boasting 8K graphics and a powerful processor that almost eliminates loading times, it’s no surprise the consoles flew off the shelves.
Some stores also opened up sales of the PS5 on Thursday afternoon, but those also went in a flash as word spread across social media.
PlayStation 5 specs
These are the geeky bits you’ll want to know about…
- AMD Zen 2 8-core CPU (3.5GHz)
- AMD RDNA 2 GPU (10.28 teraflops, 2.23GHz)
- 16GB GDDR6 RAM
- 825GB SSD storage
- 4K gaming at 60fps, up to 120fps / 8K
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