It looks like the UK might now want to legislate against the many resellers of next-gen consoles. Since the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S, so-called scalpers have been buying up the retailers' ranges in order to sell the hardware a little later for a much higher price. A group of members of parliament already discussed the issue at the end of 2020.
In the meantime, 32 politicians from different parties have joined the plans. In a statement opposite IGN Douglas Chapman (head of the draft law) revealed that the proposal will soon be presented to parliament. According to the politician, experts assume that the number of scalpers will continue to increase this year. With a corresponding law, customers could be protected from this scam.
The problem with resellers has come into focus in recent months after not only the next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft, but also the new graphics cards from Nvidia were sometimes available on eBay for twice the price. When buying the products, bots are usually used, which snatch the goods away from regular customers.
Last made Reports the round that the PS5 (buy now ) could be ordered by telephone from Saturn in Germany. According to the hotline employee, this should be possible again soon. But he did not give an appointment. In this country, too, the demand has not yet been met. New next-gen consoles are out of stock within a few minutes.
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