This year, the consumer market has hit a huge shortage, from the new iPhones 12 and game consoles to Ryzen 5000 processors and graphics cards – all of these devices are not easy to buy in the store. But, if the desire to acquire new products is great, you can buy them from your hands. True, in this case, you need to prepare for much more serious spending.
For example, let’s turn to the US market as one of the most indicative. For many companies, this is a key country for which supplies are a priority. Nevertheless, even their users faced a total deficit. For example, you will not find the same PlayStation 5 in the store during the day with fire. Sony promises to increase shipments’ volume, but the matter still does not get off the ground. However, if you don’t get hung up on retail stores, you can still buy a PlayStation 5 – open eBay. True, a console’s average cost when buying from hand will be a little more than $ 1000 instead of “store” $ 500. What else of the scarce goods can you buy on eBay, and for how much? Here are the results of the source’s observation (the retail price of the devices for the local market is in parentheses):
- PlayStation 5 – $ 1,024 ($ 499);
- PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – $ 990 ($ 399)
- Xbox Series X – $ 835 ($ 499);
- Xbox Series S – $ 471 ($ 299);
- Nvidia RTX 3090 – $ 2076 ($ 1499)
- Nvidia RTX 3080 – $ 1227 ($ 699)
- Nvidia RTX 3070 – $ 819 ($ 499)
- Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti – $ 675 ($ 399)
- AMD RX 6800 XT – $ 1232 ($ 649);
- AMD RX 6800 – $ 841 ($ 579)
As you can see, the more scarce the product is, the more they ask for the device when buying from hand. In some cases (PlayStation 5 Digital Edition), the cost more than doubles!
In general, if you are lucky enough to buy a PlayStation 5 in the store, Astro Bot and Miles Morales have already been completed, and there is a desire to earn extra money, then you can put the console on sale. Also, they promise that in the spring, the PlayStation 5 will become cheaper, which means that the rush demand for it will not last long. If you resell, now is the time.