The team behind the custom black PS5 has announced today that they are canceling all orders and refunding those who pre-ordered their black-themed PS5.
Scam from the beginning sounds about right.
If it was a scam, they would not be providing full refunds. All evidence points to it having been legit. People these days are such paranoid schizos.
Wait until they actually give the refunds. You know, anyone can say "you are all getting refunds". I'm not saying it was or wasn't a scam, but wait until the evidence of full refunds has happened.
Several people on Twitter have already reported getting full refunds.
@ Kados. For all you know they could be people involved with the company. I'm just saying, a few people on Twitter saying something means F all to me or anyone else. This company is brand new with zero history. What have they done with everyone credit card details?
"People these days are such paranoid schizos." Maybe, but it's not like scams are a thing of the past. This is super sus. If legit, it could have been handled in a lot more responsible way.
they even had sony permission people saying scam is stupid
maybe you are working for the company too...
@Kados How were these guys going to get their hands on 304 PS5s when most can't even buy ONE? There's being paranoid and then there is common sense that something wasn't right about this from the beginning.
People these days still misusing paranoid schizophrenia.
@RazzerRedux: They likely used bots, same as the scalpers. Also possible they could have got them from stores in smaller towns that didn't sell out as fast. Common sense extends beyond just validating criticism.
Would you order from them?
Bots at this point are only pulling in a couple of units at a time, not mass truckloads like at launch. "Also possible they could have got them from stores in smaller towns that didn't sell out as fast." There is no in store stock. It is all online. You are reaching.
@RazzerRedux: You think they ordered 304 units, and had them all magically customized the instant they were removed from the shipping box? Now who is reaching? They likely would have got them at launch. It takes time to disassemble and paint 304 systems. This is not some massive multi national corporation with million dollar assembly lines to do this stuff. It is a small independant team of modders, almost certainly doing it all by hand. It doesn't happen over night.
Did you even bother to read the article or the links or are you just making this shit up as you go? "They likely would have got them at launch." Nonsense. The company URL was registered on December 31, 2020 and you think they bought 304 PS5s at launch? Hilarious. https://www.whois.com/whois... And they removed their address from their website, but previously it was "SUP3R5 8 The Green STE 4000 Dover, DE, 19901 United States". That's a bullshit virtual address: 8 The Green, Ste A Dover, DE 19901 https://www.delawareregiste... dodbuzz.com looked into these guys days ago, before they folded up. "After doing hours of research, we concluded that the sup3r5 com store does not seem reliable to us due to several reasons that we have quoted under the drawback section. We can’t declare the site scam as it is only six days old, and it is too early to predict anything. Consequently, we recommend verifying everything from your side before sharing your card details on this store. " https://www.dodbuzz.com/sup... Done here. Believe what you want.
@RazzerRedux: Admittedly the address issue is a bit suspicious. Though being a small team, they might just be working from home and not actually have any company offices. Using a virtual address for site registration is understandable. Would you want to give out your home address to thousands of people online? The registration date means nothing. What is the point in registering a site for a product that you do not even have any images of to show off? They likely would have waited until they finalized the design and had some units fully done up, so that they would have something to actually show on said website. With all the people calling it a scam now, imagine if they had launched and described the project without even having any designs to show. People wouldn't have given them a second glance.
The paranoid survive. Now-a-days misinformation is everywhere. Scams are rampant on the internet and people are spreading information that is simply untrue everywhere. Although I don't think this one was a scam, it is good for people to be looking out for them.
Someone needed some attention
I don’t think it would be too hard to simply take the sides off a PS5 and spray paint them black.
Yeah, I think people don't want to permanently mark their console but if you just pick up a can of plasti dip it turns out a great rubberized matte black and when you want it back to the original color it will peel off like it was never there. I keep mine horizontal and the rubberized texture actually keeps it on the stand much more securely too.
I like the idea of selling rubber removable sleeves for the PS5 side panels. I myself would love a PlayStation 5 with blue side panels. Unfortunately, PS5s are extremely difficult to come by at RSP where I live.
could have been that Sony were the ones threatening them.. with legal action.
I suspect that they'll be doing their own black version at some stage in the future.
I would say you are bang on Neonridr, that is why the company have cited the threats as "credible". I would say a lawsuit was filed, just like against the other company a few months back.
I have just looked into this a bit further, and this is plain as day a scam. Could Sony have put pressure on the company? possible but highly unlikely. All affiliation to this company has now been deleted, twitter account etc, so anyone that has not yet got a refund, i think you may now have lost out.
yeah who knows. I mean on one hand I could imagine the backlash from the masses when they are offering a product like this with so few available. Secondly, Sony could have easily found out about this and put pressure on them. But I agree, it seems like it more than likely could have been a scam. Considering they have basically disappeared doesn't bode well for their credibility.
Exactly, add that to the fact that i think it highly unlikely for fans of a console to send threats just because they are out of stock.
Some companies have no intention of ever delivering a product. They have you place orders knowing full well they will cancel them, refund you but retain your card info to sell to third party companies on the black market. It’s easy money and it’s a way to keep their hands fairly clean, as they are not the ones who will ultimately use them for illegal purchases and the buyer knows he’s getting cards that work.
Something is wrong with people. No video game or product is more valuable than a persons life and when we as a culture start treating others that way it's going to be the downfall of us all.
Read the article the whole things sounds like a scam I'm sure the threat thing is being made up to cover the fact they weren't going to deliver.
Possibly but the product just looked like new plastic moulding slapped on the ps5 and duelsense cheap and easy to do especially when done in bulk in the console with the controller presenting a challenge in putting it back together but they already claimed you wouldn't get a warranty with the controller only the console is covered.
Throw in the fact the "company" had no history of delivering anything ever and no way of securing the amount of units needed to fulfill orders do to the insane demand and it all adds up to a scam. Its really less about the ease of making them and more about the inability to delver. Its all very shady so I'm not buying the threat excsue.
I said it before if Sony isn't officially behind it don't bother. They know Sony wasn't having it.
Colorware has been doing things like this for years without being officially licensed. They have the PS5 controllers available right now.
That console and controller really do look amazing. It's a shame. SONY need to come out and offer people options to customize their PS5's. It's just plastic covers, what are they waiting for?
Cart meet horse. They kinda need to get the system on shelves at retail stores before they can move pretty shells.
@potatoseal "SONY need to come out and offer people options to customize their PS5's. It's just plastic covers, what are they waiting for?" It makes business sense to sell as many base consoles as possible, before releasing "alternatives." Once they can keep shelves stocked and the sales stabilise, they will put one on the market with custom plates. If they do it now, everyone will wait on the custom one.
Yeah makes sense
I'm glad this happened because scalping is a bad practice and a lot of these scammers are getting really desperate so that's good. Obviously I don't want anyone to get hurt but they need to go bankrupt.
Damn that sucks was cool idea but I’m curious on what these so called threats are? are people just threatening if they don’t get the console or controller? Or did Sony step in to say some words but I doubt Sony said anything it would’ve been stated in the article.
I'd like to know how they would get 304 PS5's are they using preorder bots finding a PS5 out in the wild is rarer then finding a virgin nun. Only other way to get a PS5 is paying the stupid price that scalpers want on Ebay still sounds to good to be true. I would just wait for Sony to make an official black PS5 they could probably pull it off better. I can understand threatening them if they refuse to refund you with lawsuit but cold hard threat like a bomb or a shooting will end your ass up in jail.
And just like that, their twitter account no longer exists....SCAM
Despite all the scam info I'd much rather have something official anyway. It's nice to be patient.
Either Sony fanboys sent death threats, or Sony sent in the lawyers. Either way, a dark day here for the N4G Sony fanboy base.
lol....death threats from Sony fanboys for what exactly? And if Sony sent in lawyers then why are these guys lying about threats to their safety? These assumptions you are making do not add up. "Either way, a dark day here for the N4G Sony fanboy base." Now you are trying to make this about Sony fans on N4G? Are you serious?
More likely Sony had their lawyers step in knowing they had nothing to do with it officially.
I would say there is one of 2 scenarios at play here :- 1) Sony filed a lawsuit, and the company created a false "excuse" for the reason of cancelling pre-orders. (possible, but highly unlikely) 2) This was a scam from the start to skim credit card details, and the company created a false "excuse" for the reason of cancelling pre-orders. (most likely scenario seeing as any affiliation to this company has now been deleted, twitter account etc) https://twitter.com/sup3r5o...
Shoot you can't even get a regular PS5 right now. I'm not even going to think about different colors at this point. Microsoft & Sony really needs to step up their game with producing more consoles. It's already about 3 months and you still can't get a console. Absolutely ridiculous.
It's been just about 2 months.
people online have gotten way too brave
Could have guessed this was coming, expect this from all suppliers of custom plates until Sony either announce theirs, or license these suppliers.
Lets stop calling these people a "team behind custom ps5 plates" and label them what they truly are. Scammers.
Glad i didn't try to purchase. Just inspired me to paint my own plates for my own version of this. Bought a PS2 Slim for the icon to put below the power button, and then went to flamingtoast.com to buy the decal to go behind the PS logo on the plate to for the PS Classic Logo. Only thing missing is the 30th anniversary purple logo. Did it all for under 25 bucks including Matte Black spray paint. Easy enough to do on your own if you are wanting this look without paying the extra 300 dollars that they were charging. I also confirmed with Sony that painting your plates does not void warranty, just breaking the seals on the console voids your warranty. In case anybody else is interested in the decal to go behind the PS Logo on the plate check out the flamingtoast website link below: https://www.flamingtoast.co...
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