Earlier today. the Xbox Series X Mini Fridge pre-orders went live in a 'blink or you'll miss it' moment. Starting from around 2pm UK time, it was only a matter of minutes before sites were registering them as out of stock, and you guessed it - before they appeared on eBay at extortionate prices.
That's right, scalpers have struck again, but this time with the Xbox Series X Mini Fridge. We're at a point where consoles are not enough and resellers are now moving on to kitchen appliances.
At the time of writing, dozens of listings have appeared on eBay, all of which are roughly around the £200 - £300 mark in the UK. In the US, they appear to be closer to $300. Some are listed as 'Buy It Now' items, but the majority seem to be sitting on a fair few bids.
After the carnage of the Xbox Series X|S pre-orders, we were hoping Microsoft would have approached this a bit differently. Understandably, fans aren't all too impressed with how the pre-orders have been handled after listings appeared without notice and stock was sold within minutes.
It's a bit of shambles, but it's said more stock will be arriving this December when the fridge itself actually launches. Xbox's Aaron Greenberg has said that "that most units for this launch will be sold in-store in December".
Let's just hope that by December, these Xbox Series X Mini Fridges are a bit easier to grab and not quite as shambolic as this pre-order launch. In the meantime, let's see how those eBay listings do...
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