The PS5 theft It is becoming a nightmare for those who made their reservation. In recent days we witnessed the assault on a truck that left a chain of retail in Chile, or as a delivery man Amazon ruined the birthday present to a teenager in the UK.
The truth is that there are only a few cases reported in the media of the ten situations experienced by some users. When shopping around Reddit We can confirm that the common problem has to do with the courier services.
In the case of Amazon, the delivery men pretend to deliver. When tracking the driver, one of the users detects the modus operandi
I followed the driver and saw that he was a couple of houses on the map. The next thing that happens is the truck comes up, backs up to my driveway, and then stops. The driver doesn’t get out, pauses for 10 seconds and then walks away. Then the package says “delivered to resident”.
When the claim is made, Amazon tells the customer that they have to wait 48 hours for an investigation. Even if it is proven that the delivery man committed a misdeed, the damage is done. The customer will receive a refund and hopefully a gift card. The problem is that will not be able to buy another PS5 since there are no consoles in existence for days.
Looking like only refunds offered at this stage from @AmazonUK latest response, I’m trying to get my complaint escalated to ensure order is fulfilled (whenever stock allows) pic.twitter.com/bspNN7Ovev
— David Maggs (@davidmaggs_art) November 21, 2020
Simulated deliveries and exchanges of PS5 for other products
In addition to the simulated delivery, other users report that receive other products inside the box. Rebecca May, journalist from The GuardianYou mentioned a few days ago that you received a deep fryer instead of your console.
Happy #PS5day everyone. Tried to document our one’s unveiling, but Amazon have tricked us with an unsolicited air fryer instead (after giving delivery password). Anyone else had this problem today? pic.twitter.com/99IUSzSJUU
— Bex April May (@bexlectric) November 19, 2020
The delivery was falsely “missed” at noon with a “could not deliver” message (no delivery attempt). Now it looks like it was diverted, then before reappearing tonight it was replaced with a deep fryer inside.
Although these cases take place in the UK, other countries are not left out. In U.S.A., Walmart reports some deliveries in progress as lost, as mentioned in this entry. Although the company has not made any statement about it, it is almost a fact that the “lost” PS5s are announced in eBay with prices reaching $ 2,000.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, users cannot go to a physical store to buy their console, as was usual. Sony announced weeks ago that you could only buy your console online, as a precautionary measure to avoid contagion.
What nobody anticipated is that some vivales who work in messaging would take advantage of this inconvenience to steal the consoles and resell them on auction sites at exaggerated prices.
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