The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are available for pre-order. There wasn't really much drama, but some dealers' stocks are already empty. The message “Currently not available” pops up with more and more fans after the pre-order start went relatively quietly over the stage. Nonetheless, “resellers” or private sellers who already offer the Xbox Series X on online platforms are causing displeasure - a hefty surcharge included.
You could say “Same procedure as…”. You didn't have to be a prophet to be able to oracle that some successful pre-orderers want to turn their hot goods back into cash right away. 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 officially available for pre-order now, but many of them are already out of stock. 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 of the shopping giant Amazon. The presale officially started there not punctually at 9 a.m., but a few minutes later. Looking back, the résumé of pre-ordering Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is: You should have been quick.
Because the two console versions are now out of stock, some fans or resellers smell big money. Some of them bought not just a single, but several consoles at the same time - and are now offering them with hefty surcharges on the well-known online platforms. Instead of undercutting each other, the “dealers” are overbidding their prices - they seem to assume that the consoles will find great sales. Anyone who discovers an Xbox Series X for around 700 euros already has a “real bargain” in front of them. Other sellers bet directly on auctions with a starting price of 500 euros. The first displeasure of the fans is already loud on 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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