If you tried to buy a PS5 during a sale, it is most likely that you couldn’t even get hold of a single unit. Well, this happens because people implement bots that auto buys several units and the normal consumers get nothing but disappointment. But with recent changes made by Walmart, your chances of nabbing a PS5 might get higher. Here’s everything you need to know.
Since the release of the next-gen console- PS5, its sales numbers have only gone up exponentially. Although you can’t find the PS5 normally on any major e-commerce website like Amazon or Walmart, they are only available to purchase during certain sales. However, during sales, real people don’t even stand a chance to buy a single unit as bots have taken over this privilege from them.
During a sale, the bots auto-buys on-demand items in bulk, and then the items go on to be available for purchase for triple the original price in re-sale markets. That is a real concern for those who are really obsessed with the PS5. Having to pay such a high price for the same product is just too much and unfortunately, certain companies don’t even care to increase their security levels as it could result in the loss of sales numbers.
New Waiting Room System- Walmart Canada
However, Walmart Canada incorporated a new waiting room system that enables real consumers to enter a waiting room before the sales have gone online and can buy after the sale has gone live. The waiting rooms are one of the best ways to fight the bots but due to low security and fewer layers of protection, the bots were able to do their thing.
Well, at least companies are concerned about their real consumers and who knows maybe in the future they actually increase the security so that bots have a hard time buying stuff. Until then, grab a cup of coffee, sit in front of your computer while a sale goes live and give your 100% to grab a unit.
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