[UPDATE] GAME had some PS5s for sale today, all gone now

UPDATE: They’ve all been sold. Uh uh, too slow, Chicken Marengo, too slow for this cat.

Original story below. 

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According to various sources GAME have some PS5 consoles in stock and you can see which bundles are available, and jump in a queue to get one, by clicking here. Consoles that are out of stock are greyed out, but you can still click the pre-order and get in queue.

Getcha GAME PS5’s here! Quick! Quick!

Meanwhile, PS5 scalpers have been suggesting they run a valuable service.

“There seems to be A LOT of bad press on this incredibly valuable industry and I do not feel that it is justified, all we are acting as is a middleman for limited quantity items,” said Jordan from scalping advisory group The Lab, in conversation with Forbes.

“Essentially every business resells their products. Tesco, for example, buys milk from farmers for 26p or so per litre and sells it on for upwards of 70p per litre. No one ever seems to complain to the extent as they are currently doing towards ourselves.”

For the record, milk isn’t exactly in short supply and there are many options for purchasing cow based products which is why scalpers aren’t making huge profits on moo-juice and instead focus on in-demand consoles.

Some retailers should be releasing new PS5 stock today, for more on that click here.

A debate surrounding the act of scalping – and, more crucially, the use of bots to automatically order consoles and other expensive tech – has been called for by a number of UK Members of Parliament (MPs).

In a nutshell, they wish to block “the resale of gaming consoles and computer components at prices greatly above Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Price”, to “[deny] unscrupulous vendors the chance to make themselves vast profits at the expense of genuine gamers and computer users, while also deterring fraudulent cybercriminal activity,” reports VGC.

In their motion, these MPs also wish to outlaw the use of automated bots which have been employed by individual scalpers and syndicates to jump retail queues. They propose legislation that mimics that surrounding the resale of concert and event tickets.

Scottish National Party MP Douglas Chapman has discussed the bill he will be submitting to Parliament with the BBC.

“It’s simply not in the consumer’s interests to have lots of stock for in demand, very exciting new products just being bought up en masse. It doesn’t give the ordinary consumer fair access to the market… It’s just so unfair for the ordinary person who just wants to play their game or give a gift to their child for Christmas. This situation’s just going to get worse and worse.”

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Source: Forbes

 

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1 Comment

  1. His milk comparison is utter toss!

    He doesn’t seem to grasp that what they’re doing is buying ALL the milk from Tesco causing people to go without and whacking a huge markup on the price when its then in short supply, if he was that bothered he should be buying consoles from the supplier and selling them in bulk at the manufacturers RRP.

    I bet a year ago at the start of the pandemic he was going into Tesco, buying all the toilet roll (why that was popular who knows) and then selling it at a markup on eBay.

    Tool!

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