When Sony announced thefor the PlayStation 5 video game console on Wednesday, he said . Many big retailers decided to start selling early, surprising fans who browsed through websites just to find out that the device was already out of stock.
But not on eBay. The popular auction site was packed with lists of PlayStation 5 consoles ready to go on sale on Thursday, promising that the seller had secured a pre-order and would ship the device shortly upon arrival.
“This is ** CONFIRMED PREORDER **”, wrote an eBay seller. “Updates will be provided throughout!” wrote another.
Many retailers seem to be asking for $ 750 to $ 1,000, about double the original $ 400 price of the console without a Blu-ray Disc, or double the starting price of $ 500 for the PS5.
However, a seller’s auction had risen to $ 25,100, after the initial price of $ 800, after 11 bids on Thursday afternoon.
This may not last, as listings have violated eBay’s pre-sale listing policies, which require delivery of the item within 30 days of purchase on eBay. “Our trust teams are aware of this issue and we are taking appropriate action,” said an eBay spokesman.
The buying and selling frenzy is one of the first public signs of what Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X $ 500 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series S $ 300 will look like when they land on store shelves this November.