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.

Some sellers even offer more than one console at overpriced prices. Screenshot / Image rights: Ebay

Some sellers even offer more than one console at overpriced prices. Screenshot / Image rights: Ebay

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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Xbox Series X Xbox Series X* 499,00 EUR


Last updated on 1.12.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX / Affiliate Links / Images from the Amazon Product Advertising API. * = Affiliate links. Images from Amazon PA API