PS5 Buyer on eBay Received A Literal Concrete Block Instead of A Console
Buying a newly released console from an auction site like eBay comes with its own set of risks, though for the most part if you pay the scalper’s price chances are you’ll get the console in return. This was unfortunately not the case for some poor unsuspecting buyer in Utah, who recently purchased a PS5 from a scalper on eBay only to receive a literal block of concrete.
This news comes by way of the folks over at Fox 13, which reported that a man in Orem, Utah recently purchased a PS5 from eBay for $878. This is actually reasonably priced as far as scalpers are concerned, though the man ended up paying $878 for an official PS5 box with, er, a large block of concrete inside. The good news is that, according to local police, the man should be getting all his money back thanks to eBay’s backed-in buyer/seller protection policies. Still, it’s important to be careful when making purchases from sellers with few or no feedback scores.
This is just the most recent of many scams that have involved the PS5 since its release. The folks over at eBay were kind enough to release a statement a few weeks ago warning buyers about scammers selling pictures of next-gen consoles and not the real thing. If it were me I’d personally prefer the picture over a concrete box given the likely different in shipping fees.
The PS5 is now available for purchase for $499 and disc-less for $399.
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