PS5 Scalper Group Tries And Hilariously Fails To Secure 1000 Xbox Series X Consoles
As with most notable hardware launches, the release of the PS5 and the Xbox Series X has seen its fair share of scalpers selling the consoles and exorbitant prices and scammers selling, well, anything that isn’t the console for console prices. While not much has been done to curb these issues, a now infamous PS5 scalper group just had the rug pulled out from under them.
The PS5 scalper group in question – the same one that recently bragged about having over 3500 PS5s – took to social media to claim that they had secured “over 1000+” Xbox Series X consoles from a “very well known retailer.” For those likely unaware, this particular group charges £29.99 per month to alert its members on how to get in on the scalping action for themselves, utilizing bots to farm info on availability and cheap pricing.
The retailer the group claimed to have scored over 1000 consoles from is Very, which – like other retailers nowadays – limits console purchases to one per address. The PS5 scalper group seemingly managed to get around this limitation somehow, though soon after the retailer revealed that the orders had been canceled. “As a result of a technical error, some people were able to place orders for PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles for a short time on Sunday,” Very said in a statement to Sky News.
However, these items are not on sale and affected customers have received notice that the orders have been cancelled. We apologise for the confusion caused.”
Unfortunately it appears that a few regular consumers were swept up in the mass order cancelation, though Very has committed to issuing refunds to those affected within 2-3 days. It’s unknown whether Very actually had over 1000 Xbox Series X consoles in stock, though it’s at least enjoyable to see scalpers getting denied their means to overcharge people for products that will soon be restocked. Better luck next time, eh?
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