He bought a PS5 for $ 900 on eBay and got a block of concrete

We have witnessed these last weeks to the lack of stock of the consoles PlayStation 5 y Xbox Series X/S, promoting a considerable increase in demand for these platforms on second-hand sales portals. While in Spain we have witnessed the case of Milanuncios.com and the offers that reached 1000 euros, in the United States something similar has happened on eBay … only that the story does not end with a happy ending. A man who would have paid $ 900 for his PS5 claims that instead of receiving the console from Sony, they sent him a cement block. The police are already investigating this alleged scam.

PlayStation 5 and the eBay scam

Orem’s scammed player (Utah) thought he had managed to get hold of one of the few PlayStation 5, after having paid on eBay the hefty sum of $ 900 to opt for the console first. Recall that the current price is around $ 499.99 in stores (499.99 euros). However, after winning the top spot in the eBay auction, the victim claimed that the PlayStation 5 box they received contained something very different from the console: a concrete block.

As reported from FOX13, the Orem Policy Department signal that he expects the player get his money back, due to the buyer protection policies that govern the eBay portal. The platform already issued a warning about it last month: “We condemn these opportunistic marketers who try to mislead other users”eBay said in a statement issued to Eurogamer.

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“We condemn these opportunistic marketers who try to mislead other users”

“We are in the process of remove all PS5 photo listings from our market and we will take appropriate action against sellers, “the portal continued.” For any purchase, but especially for high-priced or in-demand items, buyers should be careful and read the description carefully. Buyers who receive an item that does not match the description are entitled to a refund through our eBay Money Back Guarantee., provided they have completed the transaction on the eBay platform “.

Meanwhile, we remind you that the second shipment of PlayStation 5 consoles, corresponding to December 15, have been advanced and the shipments have already been made. To know All the details of the new Sony platform, we invite you to read our analysis.

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