Nearly 10% of 20th Anniversary Edition PS4s Already on eBay

Hardcore Gamer: eBay has today confirmed to us some troubling numbers.

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ValKilmer1317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

That just pisses me off.

Muzikguy1317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

I saw this yesterday. Just for the hell of it I looked on eBay and there were like 400+ for sale. All of them around $1500 - $2200. There's no way I'd pay that much. I hope all these people get stuck with them. You have people out there complaining about the price of consoles as it is and not wanting to pay MSRP, then these people selling them for 5 times the price. It's not justified IMO just because it's a single seller instead of a huge company. Rare or not, it's too bad there's no way to control this (other than not buy and make them sit on their purchase).

I would've loved to get one of these at MSRP but I don't have the money right now. Nor do I want to take out a loan for one of these inflated ones either

rainslacker1317d ago

They'd get more for them if they sat on them for another few years. I imagine these will sell for around $4-5K by the end of the generation. Collector's like this sort of limited stuff, and this one is truly limited and a special edition that commemorates a pretty major part of gaming.

In 10 years they'll probably go for $8-10K, but will likely cap out around that, since there aren't many people that would spend more than that, even in the collector's arena.

zeee1317d ago

Clearly there is a huge demand for this. I hope Sony will do another batch.

freshslicepizza1317d ago

does anyone actually have one in their hands or is this just a case of selling it on the promise they pre-ordered one? when i tried to buy one it was a pre-order for a future date.

Muzikguy1317d ago

I'd think that if someone actually did sit on their purchase for 8 or so years then that would be a bit different than buying up all the stock and selling right away (like the very next day). I can understand collectors' mentality. Being a collector and being a scalper though are 2 different things.

I also hope that they do this again. I think it would be amazing if they came out with a mass production schedule for these therefore making these insanely priced PS4s not worth it :)

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LackTrue4K1317d ago

what was the original price on them? $400/500?

spacedelete1317d ago

this is Sony's fault for making it a limited edition. fools like these taking advantage. if these were mass produced no chance anyone would pay that much.

DanteVFenris6661317d ago

Sadly I'm the one that bought one of these...

Rimeskeem1317d ago

Based on what i see you would be looking at over $1500

DanteVFenris6661317d ago

Haha I'm just joking you guys. That's crazy no way!!!!

Transporter471317d ago

I wanted to buy it, but I never found out where to buy it until it was too late.

CerealKiller1317d ago

Honestly if I got one of these as a collector and then I saw I can get $20,000+ for it on ebay I would have to consider selling it.

ValKilmer1317d ago

But what's the price of your soul?

NBT911317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

Yeah. I can say its sad that so many of these have been ebayed but at the same time, if I had one, I would definitely think about it... That's a lot of money for what is at the end of the day, just a PlayStation 4.

EDIT - for perspective, there is a "Buy it now" one on Ebay UK for £3,850. PS4 costs around £300 I believe... That's quite a mark up lol

kneon1317d ago

I wouldn't even need to think about it, if I can get 1000%+ ROI it would be up there before I even got home with it. It's just a console after all.

rainslacker1317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

Same here. It's a great collector's piece, and I'd love to have one, but 20K is a lot of money. I could take half and buy a bunch of other really awesome collectibles and still be happy, then use the other half to pay down my bills.:)

I probably wouldn't resell it for $1-1.5K though.

Ethereal1317d ago

Really upset about this as I tried to legitimately get one for myself but was unable to get through the checkout process.

DragoonsScaleLegends1317d ago

I found out how to get one right now and way cheaper too. Grab a PlayStation and put it on top of your PlayStation 4 then smoke some reafer and wait a few minutes... and now you have a way cheaper 20th anniversary edition PS4. This is what I did and it worked! I will also say this version of the PS4 finally plays PS1 classics and it's so awesome.

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