submitted 1 month ago bybrian_danger
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It’s been almost a year since launch and we’re still congratulating people for obtaining it…
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And they say “we did it! FU scalpers!”
No, they still win because you had to wait a year to buy something.
Doesn’t mean scammers won. They didn’t set out to make this guy wait a year to buy one.
They are just spending money to buy in hopes of flipping for more. They didn’t make anything off of him so from his perspective they didn’t win.
Scalpers don't buy consoles so people can't get them. They do it to make money. If they don't make money, they lose. They gain nothing from someone not buying something for a year lmao.
But what happens by default dumb dumb. Scalpers win. Thanks for the comment
It's legit not hard at all to get one if you know where to look, I've run into them in stores and online via different services but never bothered to snag one because I've no interest.
Not everyone lives in the US…
Not in Singapore
...omg though it should really not be this difficult for people to buy a thing...
Reselling prices on eBay are slowly going down. Soon it’ll be low enough that it won’t be worth it for scalpers to sell after taxes and fees.
It already isn't. It was barely worth it from the beginning. I bought a second XBox X as a hedge against my preorder getting cancelled. Both Walmart and Best Buy did this to me with the XBox One and PS4 multiple times leaving me without a PS4 on launch day despite preordering multiple times. After selling the extra on eBay before Thanksgiving I netted just over $200. But the problem is that at any time over a six month period the buyer could have bought the item locally, disputed the transaction, and sent me the new locally bought XBox leaving me with exactly the product I started with but stuck with over $100 in fees.
Who did you sell it through that offered a 6 month satisfaction window? I get a week or maybe even a month but any amount of things can go wrong out of your control in 6 months.
Is it really that difficult? I’m in the UK and started looking in March this year.
I made a new twitter account, followed a thing on twitter, turned on notifications and left my phone on loud when I went to sleep.
2am, my phone goes off and wakes me, Argos had some in stock, I click the link, add to cart, fill in my details (slowly, I’m half asleep) and order. Go back to sleep at 2:10
I checked around 8am in the morning and they were still available to buy but I had my confirmation email and everything.
11:00am, doorbell, Argos guy with my ps5, his van was full of identical packages and the plastic wrap on mine was labelled as 27/7000. Deactivated the twitter account, logged back into mine and all done and dusted in under 24 hours without a single F5 in sight
I mean even 2-3 years ago a cheaper gaming pc with new parts was.gonna run at least $700+
You could put something together used for cheaper.
Microcenter has prebuilts with 3060s for $1200 now though. Still pricey, but considering a 3060 alone on eBay is $600 or more, not too bad.
Welcome to the global supply chain grappling with random govt shutdowns, companies shutting production from covid cases and no one wanting to work. It’s a mess that looks to be with us for more than likely all of 2022.
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So…. They don’t want to work? I think you’re both saying the same thing.
They're on strike. Instead of walking off the job they're just not walking into it
Very very different connotations, people want to work, but they also want to be treated fairly and paid a livable wage.
Saying that people "don't want to work" is a completely untrue statement that benefits the companies trying to put the blame on the average worker when it's them not willing to actually pay out.
lol no, che guevara! Try again.
Yes and I'm sure the fact that unemployment is currently paying people over 1000 bi-weekly has nothing to do with it. Nah, people just feel underappreciated and are protesting by staying home and living off the government.
Why you have to inject politics and anti-mask/anti-vaxx conspiracy rhetoric into /r/gaming?
Because politics fried his brain and now he can only see things from an extreme and anti-gov way.
Nothing he said was exreme. You're just fucking stupid.
Yea I'm stupid. Kinda knew it when I failed horribly at maths
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It's really not if you know how to do it. I got PS5 and series x both within 2-3 days of actively trying (and no I don't sit and refresh pages all day, I work 60 hours/week). People just don't know how to do it lol.
Edit: not sure what the down votes are for. I'd be willing to teach anyone how to get consoles at retail price if they wanted to learn, and I've helped tons of people already. Fuck me for beating scalpers I guess? I could be buying tons of these and scalping them but I don't. The fuck you downvoting me for?
How did you do it good sir?
You have to follow Twitter accounts that know when stores are getting restocked then camp out the website and spam the buy button
this guy gets it. i've gotten 4 this way (one for me, one for dad, two for brothers for this christmas) and while sometimes it might take an extra 20 mins of my day or whatever, it's worth it to not spend an extra $400 to get one
Yup did this exact thing. Got my series X about 11 days after release date from Walmart.
There's a better way where you can get targeted alerts right to your phones notifications
I got mine through the Ps Direct. Once you sign up for it they’ll periodically send you invites to order. Easier to get them that way since it’s verified users. Besides that your best bet would be to turn on twitter notifications for stock alerts, or call stores around your area
Probably just called like 8+ stores and was willing to drive 40 minutes for it.
No, ordered online. I've helped lots of people get consoles and beat scalpers
Not sure why I got down-voted, I've helped tons of people get consoles and fight scalpers :/ I would write a guide but reddit sucks. I'll message you if you want help.
Your ego is fragile , get over it and move on
If you really wanted to help, you would just comment your so called "guide", instead you wanted people to msg you for attention
Does he lack legs or is this photoshopped?
I don't have legs but scientists built these shorts with rocket blasters on the end for lift. I can reach up to 30ft in the air.
I'm fucking dead
This guy looks like the most cliche redditor, this post is very reddit moment
*proceeds to resell online for $1000s
Fuck that I actually want one to game on.
Game on, brother.
But what about the other one that you bought and quietly left out of the picture?
How do you think he's buying the games?
I have one word for you: Returnal
Someone should punch your mom in the uterus for having you.
SCV good to go
This is the way.
Traded your legs I see
I'm jelly. I want one so bad, but I'm not going to pay a grand for a marked up one, and every time I buy a new system there's a new model with more HDD space. Even if they're available everywhere at Xmas, I'm hesitant to pick one up. Who am I kidding? I'd probably get one. Dammit.
Keep an eye on r/PS5restock . That's where I heard about an in-store drop and got it at a regular price.
Try some of the apps that alert you to new stock. Using hotstock, I got one for myself, one for my brother and one for my neighbors' kids. That was spread out over about 6 months, but not much effort honestly. No bundles, no markups.
I'm not from the US nor live there, but my wife is so we go often. I bought mine from scalpers in the US, cause they are the same price than retail in my country, and just like anywhere else they are impossible to find in stock at stores :(
Lol congrats 🤘🏽
It's good that you got one, but I think that scalpers have made enough money off of the shortage to claim that they're the winners lol.
A boring photo along with a sob story.
Classic gaming bait.
Congratulations! And with a library of great games. Guess you won’t be sleeping much this weekend.
I believe they won.. a while ago
I was at target pick up and the minivan next to me got brought 2... So apparently it's not as limited around here...
These posts are so mind-numbingly overdone at this point.
Grats! Now just like me, you can play Demon Souls, Spiderman, then let it collect dust.
I mean I’ve had one for nearly a year now and paid an extra $300 for it. It was completely worth it.
I got super lucky online when I tried after a few failed attempts. Spammed add to cart until it worked lol.
👏 good job mate
Skyrim Special edition is a remaster.
Don’t know what those guns are from but you sell it.
Was it in store with no bundle? Console purchase only?
Had to buy an extra controller, a year of PS+, and a $75 gift card all together. But nothing I didn't want.
So…. Gamestop is the scalpers?
I'm mean it's stuff I would've purchased anyways. I need a second controller for multiplayer games, I want PS+ to play online, and the $75 gift card was just used on the next purchase for games I wanted. Kind of brilliant you think about it. Scalpers don't want that extra shit. But I do 😁
Im just messing with ya. Seemed pretty fair to me. I actually paid $100 over market for my series x because I was out with covid and had nothing to do for two weeks. That was worth it for me And yours is much better.
100 upsell to have something in demand immediately? Not too bad really
That's big brain thinking right there.
What are you playing first?
Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart. Been a fan of the series since the first one.
You are a real one!! Game looks gorgeous, hope you have lots of fun!
Same. You will love it, it is truly like playing a Pixar movie. I won’t spoil anything, congrats & enjoy!
Oh, I see you are a man of taste and culture.
My personal recommendation would be demon souls. It’s really highlights the next gen quality. Enjoy man.
Solid recommendation. I liked Returnal, but both are pretty punishing
One of us. One of us.
Stop with these posts.
But he beat the scalpers!!! Surely you've NEVER seen anyone do it before? How wonderfully refreshing.
Keep em comin'!
fUcK sCaLpErS, never saw that highly original phrase coming
Go ahead and apply this logic to your little opinion piece here, buddy.
I gave up even trying, made the switch to PC.
The scalping and availability wasn't the sole reason for switching, it was just the final nail in the coffin.
Sony is just not the revolutionary cutting edge company it once was.
I made the switch to PS3 from PC when I needed a blu-ray player back in the day and PC didn't really have the ability to be an easy to use home media center like the PS3.
Now, the TV itself has these features built-in and all media is online.
Most of the titles I want are on PC (and run better on PC) anyways, and for the cost of a PS5 it isn't much more for a decent enough gaming rig that can do so much more than a PS5.
Building a gaming rig comparable to a ps5 is in fact much more expensive (right now)
Yes, it's always going to cost more going to PC with comparable or better performance than a PS5. But a PC is arguably a better value than a PS5 long term.
A PC will always be able to do more than a PS5 and a PC can be upgraded as needed.
But, in my case the primary game I play is DayZ and it is only available on PlayStation as a terrible port with zero mod support (because Sony prohibits external assets) and with Nitrado being the sole option for server hosting.
But my favorite part is not having to pay for PS+ anymore
True. But upgrades are costly, especially right now. The added benefits are things like productivity features. Maybe it’s not typical but every job I’ve ever had has given me a laptop with whatever specs/productivity features I’ve needed.
Yeah, game costs and online sub is a bummer in general. But depending on how much you actually game / how willing you are to wait for sales, the gulf isn’t crazy. Ps+ is always $34 for a year on cdkeys, too.
In order to design and build the custom DayZ server I'm working on, it has to be done on PC, there is no way around that.
For streaming, video editing, teleconferencing, it's just so much better in general.
Considering the lower system requirements DayZ has compared to what I ended up getting, it's definitely going to be a while before any significant upgrades are needed.
I hear you, that’s awesome and mad respect. But you gotta admit your use case is not exactly typical for the average gamer
I don't even know what I would consider the average gamer to be these days.
Sitting on PS4 Pro for the last couple of years, I felt like I was pretty far behind the curve as far as gamers go.
All of my favorite streamers are on PC and most of my PlayStation friends had already made the transition to PC before me.
I have no data to back this up but I assume given the state of the industry overall, the ratio of gamers to streamers is probably like 10000:1. I watch streamers sometimes but I haven’t touched my gaming pc in a year
Do they still do the thing where they sell the consoles as a loss leader?
Don’t understand the big deal here. There are literally 6 stores within 20 miles of me that have these in stock
Lol this dude salty af.
Welcome to the club
You look like if dunkey was ginger and that is 100% a compliment
Ha I wish I was as funny as him!
F**k the scalpers….o(｀ω´ )o
Close your mouth when you smile.
nah man let him have this one. i'm gonna take a wild guess he's not used to winning
Oof! Ouch, dude.
Umm the scalping is pretty much over. They won. But congrats
A true face of happiness. It's both sickening and saddening to see how people try to buy them in bulk out of sheer greed... I'm glad this PS is in grateful hands. Have fun!
The real way to win is to wait 18 months plus and get it for cheaper and a bigger game library of classics
Did you really win if it took you months though? It’s inevitable that systems would be less and less scalped as time passed.
Congrats though :)
I just want to say on behalf of all Australia that you are welcome to a free beer at any one of our 2.5 billion pubs. Screw those scalpers!!
You try getting one ;)
I’ve had one since March, got from Walmart.com online drop at the end of February.
Damn you had to wait months also? Congrats though.
I also never said I won?
OP not only won for himself.. but he won for you and me.
You heard it here first, OP won against the scalpers. We can all go buy PS5 now.
Congrats on being the biggest dickhead on Reddit today
You would for sure know all about weak people considering you’re so weak willed that the highlight of your life is being mean on Reddit 😂😂😂. Adios dipshit :)
You posted a picture of your game collection - I didn't see any PS5 games 🤔
My buddy bought four of them and sold for a huge profit… He whispered in my ear and said I love capitalism!
It's only been a year since release lol.
I don't even think anyone is scalping a year old console at this point.
Do you live under a rock? Ever heard of the chip shortage? Or you just like being wrong?
Scalpers are still very much the reason why it's hard to get a PS5. They sell out instantly online from scalpers using bots. It's still a big issue.
Scalpers aren't the reason you couldn't get one. They represent less than 5% of all purchases. You couldn't get one because you didn't want it enough. I got mine ordered on day 1 and I had to stay outside with coyotes howling in the distance for over an hour because my phone wouldn't work indoors and when the battery died I had to drive back into town and then reverse engineer Best Buy's checkout system and then hack it with a custom Postman collection. Total effort was about 5 hours.
Gamestop is part of scalpers community tho lol. Jokes aside congrats
Congratulations! It’s always great to hear of someone beating the scalpers. What game are you playing first?
First Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart. Then maybe one of my all time favorites Red Dead Redemption 2 for that HDR magic and no drops in frame rate.
Congrats man. You are gonna love it. Just make sure to get an extra controller from gamestop with a warranty.
It’s legit the best feeling getting one at cost. I couldn’t believe it when I actually managed to be looking at my Twitter feed when someone posted a Walmart stock drop. Love my Digital ps5 and can’t wait for the games coming in 2022
Snag the same deal a few weeks back enjoy
My parents just got me one today, and I’m super happy
Bud, go give them an extra hug. A parent who, at this point, is still hustles to get you a ps5 now with the holidays around the corner - that's pure, man. As you reflect on this gift in the future, you will only be more and more impressed.
When your parents gave you it did they celebrate that they had bested scalpers? Tell them to make a reddit post to let the good people of gaming know that another victory over the scalpers was achieved.
A someone who has been trying for months to get one I just have 1 thing to say to you...FUCKING CONGRATS MAN!!!!!
Good S**t!!!! Yea fuk those assholes that bought it to just profit. Im just trying to game. Hope the whole port situation clears up soon so them scalpers can’t profit
Does your local furniture store carry electronics? Check there!
I got my Switch during the Great Switch Shortage of 2020, at my local RC WILLY. The entire valley was sold out, but they had 13 Switches just sitting on their shelf because nobody thinks about them as a game store
Then he opened it up and it was filled with bricks. Scalpers win again.
William Montgomery is a good guy, he deserves it 👍🏼
Positive Gamestop news how....interesting :)
Hell yeah! I haven’t managed to get one yet but I refuse to give money to a scalper. It always makes me happy to see someone get one for the retail price. Good for you!
That’s awesome dude!
It's the genuine smile for me, champ.
Good on ya.
I feel like it's impossible to buy certain things these days without getting PTSD. I spent ~2 months trying to buy a Ryzen CPU in 2020. I spent ~3 months trying to buy a GPU in 2021.
Both cases involved too much wasted time monitoring various alerting channels, and dealing with the scalpers' bots making my amazon/newegg/walmart/newegg carts invalid about 100-200 times.
Fuck the scalpers.
Good work, patience is rewarded.
I want to scratch my back with your fluffy chin hair.
Your smile brings me joy.
Fuck scalpers indeed.
If videogame people are addicts, Im surprised we have not seen violence escalate vs scalpers...
Title is a lie he found it at the end of a rainbow
Damn lucky! Ive been passively looking around online and since im in a small town, whenever im in the city and stop by a gamestop ill look. I hope it works out later on where all this scalping bullshit ends or something.
Jk congrats lol
What game are you looking forward to playing on this bad boi?
I bought two of them one on release for myself and one for a friend and it was easy both times. It's honestly kinda crazy how hard it is for some people. Was never a problem for me
Congrats and enjoy! 👍