Next-gen console scalper group thwarted as retailer cancels 1000 Xbox Series X orders

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 11:45 GMT

Scumbag dirtbags get what they deserve!

A scalper group that has already landed thousands of PlayStation 5 consoles has been served a little bit of justice.

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CrepChiefNotify took to Instagram to boast that it had scored over one thousand Xbox Series X consoles from a “very well known retailer.” This stock seems to have come from Very, which told Sky News that the scalper group had found a way around the store’s one console per address limit.

As a result, Very cancelled all the orders.

“As a result of a technical error, some people were able to place orders for PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles for a short time on Sunday,” the retailer told Sky News.

“However, these items are not on sale and affected customers have received notice that the orders have been cancelled. We apologise for the confusion caused.”

The group had previously managed to score 2,472 PlayStation 5 consoles when the hardware was released in the UK on November 19. That was on top of “just under 1,000” pre-orders that it had made in September.

Users have to either pay £29.99 each month to use CrepChiefNotify or £399.99 for a lifetime membership. The group uses bots to help users find stock and skip waiting times so their members can quickly snap up whatever they want.

PlayStation 5 consoles are now being sold for as much as £990 on platforms like Ebay, while Xbox Series X machines are going for north of £700.

Following its November 10 worldwide launch, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer revealed that it had sold more Series X/S consoles on release than any other Xbox hardware to date.

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