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Submitted by deadlydragon121 948d ago | article

PS4 and Xbox One consoles already being sold on eBay

Gadget Mill: Here at Gadget Mill we love our gaming and of course getting the best deals. As we are extremely hyped up this generation for the next round of consoles to make their way to the stores; we decided to go ahead and pre-order this time round.

After a bit of hunting around we found some amazing pre-order deals where some retailers were selling consoles for less than the retail price. So be sure to keep an eye out as you could save some money which you could then of course put towards your games. However we also found a good share of bad deals where retailers were charging more than the retail price and of course people on eBay taking advantage! If you check on eBay you will see exactly what we mean, as there are quite a few listings available for PS4 and Xbox One pre-orders. (Industry, Next-Gen, PS4, Tech, Xbox One)

majiebeast  +   949d ago
Damn scalpers they are scum. So many people couldnt buy Ninokuni CE because scalpers bought a buttload and then sold em for insane prices.

Im so glad their WiiU scalping backfired badly and they had to sell the consoles at a loss.
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deadlydragon121  +   949d ago
Exactly, its almost like a crime organisation move if you ask me!
ChrisW  +   948d ago
Guaranteed to be a criminal organization behind it!
SilentNegotiator  +   948d ago
Imagine Edward G. Robinson holding up a Wii U in front of a massive pile of Wii Us saying "We're gonna be rich, see?! Rich! Nyeah!"
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pixelsword  +   948d ago
Just send them a post-dated cheque and if they bungle the order, just tell your bank to stop payment on the cheque.
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Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   949d ago
This is stupid mainly becuse your not gonna buy a brand new console over ebay and lose out on the protection a dedicated game store brings and amazon probably, if my ps4 broke down i would be happy to be able to drive to gamestop or w/e to get it sent away for repair.
jeeves86  +   948d ago
I'd have to disagree. There are people out there who absolutely 'have' to have it first, regardless of what it costs.

This is particularly true at Christmas with parents who are desperately searching for that one thing that their kid 'must have.'
chrispseuphoria  +   948d ago
The Last of Us Statues on Ebay are over $300! That's disgusting...
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HammadTheBeast  +   948d ago

Actually not really. For $100 you could probably have a custom statue made yourself.
Nikhil  +   948d ago
I mean, it's not their fault it's selling for that much. The people biding are the ones driving prices so high. It's just supply/demand.
SilentNegotiator  +   948d ago
They're called collector's items. If you wanted one, you should have collected one.

Collector's items go up in value.
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oof46  +   948d ago
As long as people buy them, people will scalp them.
jeffgoldwin  +   948d ago
And this is why scalping tickets for sporting events in illegal in most cities. Cant completely stop it, but at least it slows it way down.
Mainsqueeze  +   948d ago
I think its funny that people are stupid enough to buy from them...almost serves them right for not having the common sense to look it up on Amazon or something.
yeahokchief  +   948d ago
Dont hate the player. I got my PS4 for $330 with release day shipping via amazon. If I can sell it for $600-800 around christmas, you bet your sweet ass I will.

I love how Microsoft is potentially helping me make money this year.
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deadlydragon121  +   948d ago
I think that is fine; most people's beef is with the individuals who buy these at bulk looking to profit from the gamers who couldn't get a hold of the consoles. Best thing for them is the fact that they usually can return the consoles if they didn't sell like hot cakes as expected - like the PS3 in the UK..
RedHawkX  +   948d ago
no ones gonna buy an xbox one let alone an xbox one from a scalper thats even more overpriced lol.
Realplaya  +   948d ago
It'll be funny when they send you a message that the price has changed playa.
yeahokchief  +   948d ago

$408 with release day shipping. paid for with amazon $50 gift cards purchased for $40 each. $328 on release playa. Not to mention i'll get back 5% cash back off the purchase which gets sent right back into my account.

So actually i'm only paying around $311. Dont hate.

So if i can mark up two of them to $600 at christmas that means i'd profit around $580. Easy money.
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rdgneoz3  +   948d ago
If you bought $50 gift cards for $40 each, you're spending $388 on release (you only saved $20, not $80). %5 cash back should make it about $368.60. Still better than $408, but its not $311.
yeahokchief  +   946d ago
rdgneoz3... seriously learn to do math

400/50= 8x40=320+8= 328x.05= 311

dont hate. this is why you dont get deals. youre dumb.
tanookisuit  +   948d ago
OH GOD, don't even remind me about Ni No Kuni. Namco Bandai can burn in hell!
LordHiggens  +   948d ago
Welcome to the free market...I personally would have a few on there if I could afford it.

When it comes down to it it's just trading one item for another. Supply and demand...simple economics. I have something you want and you will pay an exuberant amount to get it. I'm the bad guy for taking advantage of such simple behavior? No I don't think so.
Bruce_Wayne  +   948d ago
These scumbags need to get a job if they're dying for money. Or they can just ask me for a few bucks.
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BaconBits  +   948d ago
Not sure if you would really take a loss as a scalper. They can just return the unopened console to the store for a refund during the 30 days.
-MD-  +   948d ago
"m so glad their WiiU scalping backfired badly and they had to sell the consoles at a loss."


You still have a receipt, you just sell it back to the store if nobody buys it at launch. Nobody had to sell their console at a loss.
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PopRocks359  +   949d ago
Silly article. Everyone knows that brand new game consoles being sold online prior to launch always cost thousands upon thousands of dollars.
deadlydragon121  +   949d ago
Why would it so soon? You can still go to a store right now and pre-order a PS4 and receive one day one. The point is people are already selling and buying these console pre-orders on eBay.
PopRocks359  +   949d ago
It wouldn't be. I'm just saying every time I've seen a console go on sale on eBay prior to its official launch, the prices are astronomically high. This is more likely a scam.

Or if they are legit pre-orders, then something is sure to go wrong for some of them. The picture in the article of the Gameboy in the Vita box pretty much says it all.
Muffins1223  +   949d ago

Edit* You mean psp box?Thats not a ps vita box
KillrateOmega  +   949d ago
Scalpers and Their Scams
They sure are a bunch of quality, upstanding individuals... /sarcasm
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PigPen  +   948d ago
I don't trust nothing on ebay. I also don't feel that strong demand for the consoles to be sold on ebay. Looking at the preorders from amazon alone is why I strongly believe there will be consoles in stock launch day and after.
Transporter47  +   948d ago
Ebay is good at what they do, just read the description and if they give you something else then you still get your money refunded btw.
deadlydragon121  +   948d ago
If your a buyer on eBay nowadays you have more rights than sellers - this is coming from a seller! In some cases buyers even take advantage by trying to earn themselves partial refunds over silly things!
Dark_Overlord  +   948d ago
100% agree, there's a lot of tricks 'buyers' use to scam sellers, and Ebay protect these 'buyers' as much as possible. Sellers aren't even allowed to leave negative feedback if a buyer rips them off :/
RedHawkX  +   948d ago
just order from amazon why buy from ebay? these consles will be in stock like wii u was.
Cam977  +   948d ago
I wouldn't preorder from eBay anyway.
Braid  +   948d ago
I wonder what's in the box though.
SilentNegotiator  +   948d ago
What's in the box?!?!
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Braid  +   948d ago
Uh oh...

On second thought, I don't. Curiosity is a sin after all.
deadlydragon121  +   948d ago
Slightly off topic: Anyone gone ahead and actually pre-ordered a PS4 or Xbox One already? If so any good deals going around? I managed to get a PS4 pre-order for £330.00 which ain't too bad as I can then go ahead and use the £20.00 saved towards PS+ or games or both!
Dark_Overlord  +   948d ago
Where did you save £20? online?
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NBT91  +   948d ago
GAME are giving away PS+ membership if you buy one with KillZone and DriveClub. You get "cahback" in the form of store credit with it but I'm not sure how long the duration of the free Plus memberhip is...
Stoppokingme  +   948d ago
This is just a scam devised by morons to extract money from even bigger morons.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   948d ago
kind of like always kinect , selling info to marketers.
UNGR  +   948d ago
Trying to start a flame war? Look at the troll everyone isn't he cute? Stay on topic moron, this is about scalpers and next gen consoles. I don't know what idiot would fall for this on Ebay but it's his/her fault. Release dates haven't been set yet and still people buy these up not knowing if they're legit (and we know they aren't). So sad.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   948d ago
I was responding to the comment, not article..
Nice language BTW.
ashmathlin  +   948d ago
Great article, if you purchase a PS4 or xbox one from ebay today (pre-sale), come release day of either consoles, you will have no rights to claim a refund thought ebay or paypal should your console not turn up.You only have 45 days from the day of purchase. The fact that ebay allows theses sales is amazing. Is even against there terms and conditions.
dollison27  +   948d ago
I have been flagging these items all day...
OCEANGROWNKUSH  +   948d ago
You should probably get a life then, because that is beyond pathetic...
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crazyeightz  +   948d ago
A guy I know managed to scoop up FOUR Wii U's when the console first lunched. Checking EBAY the first day after launch, the Deluxe were selling at a buy it now price for around 380. Between the taxes and shipping fees and time wasted going to the post office it ended up being a poor investment choice. My friend never ended up being able to sell any of those Wii U's and had to go back to the store to get refunds on all of them. Serves him right. The only thing to be sure of selling like hot cakes now are new Apple products because of the third world demand. And that's after waiting in line the morning before and only limit 2 per person.
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cr33ping_death  +   948d ago
I thought they couldnt sell what they dont have? Werent people stopped from selling their preorders last time?
ashmathlin  +   948d ago
i think you can but you have to have the item in stock within 30 days from date of purchase.
cr33ping_death  +   948d ago
Youre probably right.... Still.... Wish people wouldnt fall for these rediculous prices
jeffgoldwin  +   948d ago
If you add up the seller fees, ebay is way more expensive than amazon (and obviously free craig's list).

Something to think about it.
tigertron  +   948d ago
I hope the idiots that sell these consoles get stuck with them for trying to take advantage.
medman  +   948d ago
If you're dumb enough to purchase at outrageous prices you deserve to have your money taken from you.
dollison27  +   948d ago
Wow...I just looked on Ebay and saw a PS4 listing for $5000.00. Who in the hell would buy a PS4 from that person for that much...You would have to be a mega retard of epic proportions to even consider it....
level 360  +   948d ago
Only the desperately gullible will certainly go and order up a PS4 or XBox ONE or both on EBay.

It's a gamble really. Pay top dollar certainly for being one of the firsts' to get hold of any of these babies.. but expect liabilty issues in relation to console's warranty.
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NBT91  +   948d ago
I don't blame them. I find it morally wrong as a gamer to be doing it but for a sleazy guy trying to make a profit, why not?
Obviously there are fools who will buy it for that much, which is half the problem.
dollison27  +   948d ago
If you see one of those pre-sales on Ebay why not report the item and Ebay will remove it...that's what I am doing...
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   948d ago
Its simple supply and demand. i sold a ps3 on launch day for 1200$. i have a second ps4 on order just to see how this pans out. i have no problem keeping my second ps4 for my bedroom but if some idiot is willing to give me 1k or more for it then who am i to keep him from the greatness that awaits?
ShiranaiJittai  +   948d ago
Good luck with that as I mention further down, every big retail chain out there is doing everything they can to stop price scalping. Do what you want of course but do so at your own risk. If those 3 systems are from 3 different retail corporations you are fine, if they are from 3 different stores in the same chain though? Then I would strongly advise going back to the store/s you preordered them at as in 90% of cases if they suspect price scalping they will just refund you your money. You will not get 3 of the same launch systems from the same store just won't happen. Unless you have them under different names which is fraud so ya.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   948d ago
Umm where are you getting "3" systems from? I have 2 ps4's on order from the same store and I can guarantee that I won't have any problems getting both on launch day as long as there in stock. I did the same with ps3 and ill do the same with ps4. Some people look at it as scalping but I see it as smart business. Buy low sale high. If I can make a quick buck off some dummy who didn't pre order then I will. I bought 2 ps4's and I'm willing to keep the extra for my bedroom as I stated. But if I can double or triple my money then I will every chance I get.
kewlkat007  +   948d ago
Mine says shipping in 5 days after release... paid over 2k
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AceBlazer13  +   948d ago
so u paid 5x the actual cost and still don't get it on launch.nice spending
UNGR  +   948d ago
Pre-orders are still available in a lot of stores, and websites. You're a moron if you went to Ebay. I could have got 2 of each from a reputable dealer. I have a hard time believing somebody that stupid with their money could save 2 grand in the first place.
kewlkat007  +   947d ago
come on really think?
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spike  +   948d ago
I got 3 Ps4. I'm keeping 1 and selling 2. Trying to get mine for free. if I don't sell it just take it back to the store for a refund.
neildee250  +   948d ago
Have some respect for yourselves and buy both consoles at the cheapest price. You deserve it. ;)
SITH  +   948d ago
People know when to make an extra buck. And there is nothing like a desperate mother and/or fasha who are looking to get that next great thing under a tree.
mippledipple  +   948d ago
If the XBOX ONE were really available, I'd snatch up five of them!
ShiranaiJittai  +   948d ago
A News article I can comment on from a first-party perspective. No bias no opinion just straight up facts. What a welcome relief, more often my comments are just educated guesses based off of what a company or product is doing but what I say next are the facts period.

Nothing can stop resellers true but at least with Gamestop I can tell you with certainty we are absolutely locking down preorder's. You can only pre-order one system of each type per household PERIOD. If you pre-order a system at one gamestop then try to be clever and pre-order a different one at another Gamestop corporate will call you and ask you which preorder you want to keep ,and which one you want refunded. It doesn't matter if it is under a different phone number or email address if it is the same name and same household you are only getting one.

We aren't selling our systems to resellers PERIOD. Don't like it? screw off!

The days of the $5000 PS2 and $3000 Xbox 360 are done. PERIOD. You want to sell your system instead of keeping it? Fine that is your prerogative but don't think you will get another one with which to do again because you won't.

Price-scalping is a manipulative, con-like, admittedly clever, deceitful, underhanded, lazy way to make a quick buck off of the ignorance of others, and Gamestop, Bestbuy, Toys R Us, and several other retail chains throughout the world are taking every measure they can to stop it. Of that I can assure you.
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BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   948d ago
GTFO defending gamestop. You gamestop employees will be out of a job by next gen so enjoy the last days of that thieving company. The company u worked for barely missed that bullet MS had pointed at your head. But next gen when MS and Sony come with that bazooka know as DMR...good by gamestop and good riddance...
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ShiranaiJittai  +   947d ago
Seriously? I get the vitriol Gamestop receives I even agree with some of it. Yes I am an employee of Gamestop. On the bottom rung, I find all the hate towards Gamestop employees hilarious personally.

Everyone complains about Gamestop so much yet I still see plenty of people shop there, while complaining yet still shopping there.

I do NOT agree with a lot of what Gamestop does. I have zero control over it, so harassing "gamestop employees" accomplishes nothing. You want real change write the CEO of the company at least direct your hatred towards someone who actually has a say in the methods.

I hate price scalping, and I always have. It has nothing to do with working for Gamestop. Price Scalping is a lazy underhanded deceitful way of making a quick buck off of people who may not be as informed or knowledgeable as you, who isn't aware (though I can't understand why) how hard it will be to find when it releases) so you take advantage of that. That is screwed up period. Has nothing to do with Gamestop at all.

All the gamestop comments were meant to give you was genuine information from an actual legitimate and accurate source. Not my speculation or opinion something I knew to be fact. All the comment was meant to do was tell you at least from the chain I worked for's end exactly what was being done to combat it. We had a few customers that tried to preorder 5 different PS4's from 5 different stores. That is how we handled it.

I am not going to apologize for not being ok with someone exploiting a parent trying to get a system for their kids for christmas by charging 3-10x what it actually costs.

You can hate Gamestop all you want that is your choice I do work there but I sure as hell don't write the policies. I think Gamestop is "slightly" better then it was a few years ago personally, but I still understand much of the negativity that surrounds it. I think they are doing a slightly better job recently but there is so much they have done wrong in the past that it is not an easy bridge to rebuild.

One last note used game blocking never would have hurt Gamestop in the slightest Microsoft already had some kind of deal worked out with them on how used games would still be purchased and my bosses were still raving about how awesome Xbox One was going to be. I sure the hell wasn't but they were.

The ONLY thing "hurting" Gamestop right now is Amazon. Same thing hurting every other retailer in the world. The only reason stores like Gamestop, Bestbuy and the like still exist is some people don't know how to online shop, don't want to do so, prefer to speak to people in person or get their hands on something physically before buying it.

Most don't so ya retail is definitely slowly dying I don't doubt that for an instant I have seen it coming for a good 10 years now, but before it dies outright it will adapt and change, make cutbacks and sacrifices.

Again you insulting me for working at Gamestop really doesn't bother me, just don't assume all Gamestop employees have a say in their policies. We enforce them so we can keep our jobs. I love videogames and I like the people I work with but I hate the pay. Don't universally judge all employees that work somewhere by the company itself.
UNGR  +   948d ago
You do realize that I could just get all of my PC playing friends to walk in a pre-order anything with my money and I could scalp it? I won't do it but don't pretend like it's impossible, it's easy as pie.
ShiranaiJittai  +   947d ago
Of course I do where did I claim that you couldn't? I wasn't about to give steps on how to get around it. All I was saying was what Gamestop and other retailers were doing to combat it.

What I find interesting is that no one mentions a legitimate concern with this practice. What about families who genuinely want to purchase two systems for their household for different rooms in their house? They still can't.

All what the retailers are doing is trying to "curb" it. I am entirely aware it won't eliminate it entirely and what you cite is one of many ways someone can get around it. I never claimed otherwise.
310dodo  +   948d ago
see nothing wrong with this.

Bought mine and plan to play it like crazy.
if others want to sell it for a profit, so what?
MikeyDucati1  +   948d ago
You can get mad at the "scalpers" if you want to. But the truth is, as long as somebody is willing to pay those insane prices, those "scalpers" will still exist. The road travels both ways...
OCEANGROWNKUSH  +   948d ago
Dont really care what other people do with their own property... They can play it, sell it, set it on fire, throw it into the ocean, etc

It doesn't affect me at all, i have my preorders in and thats all that matters... Salty you didn't get one and people are paying obscene amount on the grey market?? Boo-F***ing-who, you should've preordered one when the opportunity was presented. its not as if it sold out instantly.

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