Not easy to get hold of, but nearly as hard as they used to be (pic: Sony)
Stock levels for the PS5 have turned a corner, as major stores get more consoles and the price on eBay drops to just £100 above RRP.
No one wants to pay over the odds for even something as desirable as a PlayStation 5, but up until recently the only place that consistently had them in stock has been eBay.
Scalpers have taken full advantage of the console’s scarcity, buying up new stock using automated bots and then selling the consoles on eBay for £750 or more – but not any longer.
With the console now easier to get hold of the average price on eBay has floated down to £550. That’s still £100 more than it should be, but nowhere near the absurd £1,000+ prices it got to just after launch last year.
If you’d rather not pay anything extra then there have been minor restocks this week, including GAME earlier in the day, but the next major wave is expected to be next week.
Stock insiders such as PS5 UK Stock – Instant Updates suggest that GAME, John Lewis, Very, and Asda will put up more consoles for sale sometime mid-week, with Amazon also getting stock early in the week.
GAME is predicted to get its next major wave of stock in sometime between April 6 and 8, at the usual time of between 9 and 10am.
Fellow Twitter channel PS5 Stock UK suggests that Smyths and Argos are also getting new deliveries in early April, although there’s no specific dates yet.
Currys PC World has also been contacting winners in their lottery style Priority Pass system, to give them the chance to buy a console as well.
The PlayStation 5 probably won’t be easy to get hold of for the whole rest of the year, but it is becoming an increasingly trivial thing to pick one up for retail price or close to it.
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