Anybody acquired a spare £5000 simply mendacity round? (Pic: eBay)
eBay listings for the Xbox Sequence X go as excessive as £5,000, whereas others are promoting their PS5 pre-orders for greater than double the worth.
The Xbox Sequence X/S and PlayStation 5 are formally out (even when Europe has to attend an additional week for Sony’s console), however their launches haven’t precisely been easy, with some Xbox pre-orders not turning up until Christmas time.
With many pressured to overlook out on a brand new console on day one, this has led to eBay changing into flooded with scalpers for each consoles, who’re promoting them for outrageously excessive costs.
A typical Xbox Sequence X retails at £449.99 within the UK, however many eBay listings have the console priced at greater than double that, starting from £1,000 to as a lot £5,000, all of that are touted as being brand-new and/or unopened.
That’s about 10 occasions the same old value (Pic: eBay)
The most costly one, for £5,000, isn’t even for a console itself, however for a pre-order and it’s important to go and gather in particular person.
Some listings are for the the extra inexpensive Xbox Sequence S, which is generally priced at £249.99, with beginning bids as little as £2.20 – though it’s unclear what kind of value they’ll get to by the tip of the public sale.
It’s definitely tempting however who is aware of how excessive the worth might get in eight days? (Pic: eBay)
The PlayStation 5 isn’t out within the UK but, however there have already been studies of pre-orders being bought on eBay for as high as £7,000, regardless of it usually costing £450 (with disc drive) or £360 (with out disc drive).
With it now out in some areas, there are precise consoles being imported too. One could be shipped from Australia at a beginning bid of roughly £5,535.
Because the PS5 isn’t area locked, you should buy a Canadian PS5 and nonetheless play UK video games on it (Pic: eBay)
One other from Canada has a set value of roughly £1,016 and likewise features a second DualSense controller.
A variety of these listings have been hit with very unfavorable critiques, although it appears to largely consist of individuals criticising the scalpers and inspiring others to not give them any cash, versus the merchandise themselves.
The Xbox Sequence X/S is out now. The PlayStation 5 will launch within the UK on November 19 however has already launched outdoors of Europe.
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