UK Scalper Group claims 3,500 hooked PS5 consoles

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PS5 action it's almost impossible to find at the moment, and the consoles sell for over £ 1,000 / $ 1,500 on eBay, well above Sony's recommended retail price. Now, an interview with Business Insider shed light on the seedy reseller market, with a UK group claiming its members have purchased 3,500 systems to date.

So how does it work? Well, the organization sells subscriptions to budding resellers and then gives them access to a variety of different services that help them get some highly sought after products. It ranges from bots, yes, to information and advice. The idea is that once purchased, these items can be resold at a profit.

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Part of the group's goal is to find out what is in demand; Apparently the spas were huge at one point during the coronavirus pandemic. Today's high-tech product is the PS5, and of course, with dealers acquiring every available stock, demand is increasing, further lining the pockets of dealers.

It remains to be seen exactly what can be done here. There are bots available to bypass online waiting times, avoid queues, and complete transactions faster than the average person could. However, the group claims that many of its members actually buy the consoles manually, which means they do it professionally as a job. The only way to beat them is to match them.

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Sadly, that's not realistic for the average person who just wants to own a console to enjoy Christmas. Sony recently admitted to selling all of the PS5s it makes, and it's unclear when it will be able to meet demand. Unfortunately we could be in a situation where PS5 action It is limited until 2021.


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