Xbox Series X, Series S, as well as PlayStation 5, are still quite difficult to acquire as the units are still insufficient to meet consumer demands.
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Besides a lot of competing customers, you also have to deal with scalpers who accumulate a lot of these popular gaming gadgets. Due to its popularity, those who were able to buy them are now reselling them at a high price.
This is normal if the dealer is an individual or a scalper. However, the scenario would be quite unusual if the overpriced product came from a giant retailer, which is supposed to offer it a lower price.
Currently, various sources have confirmed that Amazon offers Xbox Series X units at a very high and unreasonable price. For this reason, various critics are now wondering why the e-commerce giant is doing this.
Overpriced Xbox Series X sold by Amazon?
According to Kotaku’s latest report, pre-owned Xbox Series X units are currently sold by Amazon for over $ 900. Some of the game consoles on offer even cost close to $ 1,000.
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Amazon is supposed to sell the Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 at their original prices. If so, the retailer should offer it for just $ 500, excluding shipping and other hidden charges.
However, some experts have explained that Amazon does not actually sell the overpriced Xbox Serie X consoles on offer. The retailer’s name only appears due to an alleged coding error, which dozens of ads made by scalpers could have caused.
Right now, the best thing you can do as a consumer is to check if the price is reasonable to make sure that the consoles are actually offered by Amazon or other giant ecommerce companies or online stores. Remember, if the retail platform itself sells a product, the price should be the original one or even lower, as most of them include discounts.
Xbox Series X last available
Video Game Chronicles reported that the popular Xbox Series X is currently available on GameStop.
Consumers can have it by taking advantage of the Xbox All Access plan. However, you should always check if there are any units left as restockings only last a few days or even a few hours.
Various experts have claimed that the scarcity of the Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 will continue until 2022.
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