The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are available for pre-order. There wasn't really much drama, but the stocks at some dealers are already empty. The message "Currently not available" pops up with more and more fans after the pre-order start went relatively smoothly. "Resellers" or private sellers who already offer the Xbox Series X on online platforms - including a hefty price surcharge - are causing resentment again.
"Same procedure as..." you could say. You didn't have to be a prophet to be able to oracle that some successful pre-orderers want to turn their hot goods straight back into money. That was already the case with the Playstation 5 and is no different with Microsoft's Xbox Series. Both the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S are now officially available for pre-order, but many are already sold out. Resellers are now taking advantage of this.
Xbox Series X: Rapid pre-order phase
It took around 25 minutes before the message "Currently not available" appeared on the screen from the shopping giant Amazon. The advance sale did not officially start at 9 a.m. on the dot, but a few minutes later. In retrospect, the summary of the pre-order of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is: You should have been quick.
Because the two console versions are now sold out, some fans or resellers sense the big bucks. Some have not just bought a single, but several consoles at the same time - and are now offering them with hefty price surcharges on the well-known online platforms. Instead of undercutting each other, the "dealers" overcut their prices - they seem to assume that the consoles will sell like hot cakes. Anyone who discovers an Xbox Series X for around 700 euros already has a “real bargain” in front of them. Other sellers rely directly on auctions with a starting price of 500 euros. The first displeasure of the fans is already loud in the social media.
As always, if you can muster up patience, you save money. The Xbox Series X as well as the Xbox Series S will be released on November 10th, but there is still time for Microsoft and retailers to counteract this. Canceled pre-orders will also appear again and again in the well-known online shops, so that - as with the Playstation 5 - It will be worthwhile to check regularly whether allotments are available again.
Anyone who intends to support expensive offers on the well-known auction platforms should take a deep breath at least once before making a purchase and make it clear that one keeps such practices alive with a purchase.
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Last updated on 27.05.2023/XNUMX/XNUMX / Affiliate Links / Images from the Amazon Product Advertising API. * = Affiliate links. Images from Amazon PA API