Unfortunately, stock shortages are inevitable in wildly anticipated technological products such as PlayStation 5. A similar situation is with Valve. Steam Deck is also happening on the game console. Valve, which opened pre-orders for the new game console Steam Deck, did not allow pre-orders for long inactive or newly opened accounts to prevent opportunists. However, it seems that this strategy does not prevent the emergence of black marketers. was not so successful.
Only accounts opened before June 2021 and making a purchase were able to pre-order, but this was not enough to prevent the servers from crashing as soon as pre-orders started. Some of those who managed to pre-order the system that caused problems turned the crisis into an opportunity.
Pre-order rights sold on eBay
The measures taken could not stop the opportunists. Many unfortunate players unable to pre-order are likely to have their Steam Deck models back in stock. Until the third quarter of 2022 will wait. Those who are able to act quickly and get pre-orders from such players are currently selling their order rights on sites such as eBay. The pre-ordered consoles are expected to ship in December or the first quarter of 2022.
The prices that black marketers put on the device are quite high. While the 64GB model of the device is normally priced at $399, it is available on the black market. hundreds of dollars on top of this price, even by some crazy thousands of dollars is even set.
Although the prices are absurd and there is no guarantee of sales, Steam Deck black marketers manage to sell. It is not known whether this is due to the long wait for the console or if pre-orders are only available for the USA, UK, Canada and European countries.