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Old 09-26-2020, 03:23 PM   #1
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Will there be any other opportunities for us working people to preorder a PS5?

So apparently they have had 2 waves of PS5 preorders, the first of which I had no knowledge of until after the fact, and then Thursday, Gamestop called me and told me they were doing one more PS5 preorder yesterday on Friday, preorders would start at 12:00 noon. Unfortunately for me, 11:00 AM was the earliest I'm allowed to go to lunch, so by the time I drove out to Gamestop on my break, it was 11:15 and the line was literally wrapped around the building, and not knowing how many preorders were available, I assume chances were slim to none that I would have been able to secure a preorder as there were likely well over 100 people in line.

I attempted all day at work to preorder online, constantly refreshing their webpage and nothing ever popped up about being able to preorder a PS5, the box always said 'unavailable' so if they were in fact doing preorders online, I must have missed that 2 minute window. My question is, am I screwed now, or is there an outside chance that they will do a 3rd wave of preorders? I just remember when I preordered my PS4 I walked into Gamestop the day they started taking preorders, and it was after my work shift so it was like 6 PM, and they acted like they had tons of available preorders, I mean it was easy, no issues at all and now its next to impossible to preorder unless you have all day to stand in line or sit on your phone and hir refresh every 5 seconds.

Luckily I have a very understanding employer who allowed me to get on my phone yesterday at work whenever there was a break in the action and try to preorder, usually we have a pretty strict no smart device policy at work but they did look the other way for me yesterday as they know I'm trying to surprise my kids with a PS5 for Christmas. Not too worried about it, I'll pick one up one way or another, just trying to avoid paying the flipper price hike and definitely not going to miss work over it.
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Old 09-26-2020, 05:06 PM   #2
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Re: Will there be any other opportunities for us working people to preorder a PS5?

More than likely there will be more pre orders available. The reason they are so limited this time is due to the pandemic. Demand is much higher this time compared to PS4 launch. Couple that with manufacturing plants being shutdown at one point and Sony just isnít capable of producing enough consoles to meet demand right now.
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:01 PM   #3
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More than likely there will be more pre orders available. The reason they are so limited this time is due to the pandemic. Demand is much higher this time compared to PS4 launch. Couple that with manufacturing plants being shutdown at one point and Sony just isnít capable of producing enough consoles to meet demand right now.
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Won't be any inventory on hand until after release is my expectation. Until the speculation market can move from hoarding to selling and the demand can be accurately measured most inventory will be bought up unless it's made unappealing via large bundles, which I expect we'll see ($1k+) from Gamestop if/when they get another round.
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