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So hard to buy a PS5

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎09-04-2021 08:59 PM
As everyone knows, the bots are buying up all the PS5 within minutes after they come online. As an elite plus members, we should get something like, for the 1st hour only elite plus members can buy. Or we should be able to backorder it. Pay now and when it becomes available an email will be sent on how to receive the PS5.
Please help out the members that spend the most at your store.
Thank you
Status: Acknowledged

Thanks for the suggestion.

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎09-08-2021 08:54 AM
Status changed to: Acknowledged

Thanks for the suggestion.

by Valued Expert
on ‎09-08-2021 10:02 AM

When I got mine in July they were available for a good 45 minutes. If I had been set up with multiple accounts I could have purchased 3 at least.

on ‎09-27-2021 01:10 PM
Sounds like you are in a less popular area because it is only up in my area (California) for about 10 minutes
by Valued Expert
on ‎09-27-2021 04:36 PM

@Nosrider  Do they regionalize them?  For online sales?


Part of the fault isn't all bots.  There are twitter feeds and sources that alert people when both systems are available. I was monitoring 5 different twitter feeds.  They were all sure they would get released in one of three days and with a time frame. When those feeds make the alert many tens of thousands of people get them. 


So I got set up and was hitting F5 every 30 seconds or so for about 20 minutes, and bang one appeared.  I had it my cart and was getting ready to finalize the purchase when I got the first twitter altert. 


I have good buddy that wanted one also so out of curosity I put a second one in my cart after making the payment and it let me. So I made the purchase on it and got an alert saying I could not buy 2. 

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