Steam Deck, Valve’s portable gaming system that runs Steam OS and is capable of playing AAA games from Steam’s huge game library, is set to be released by mid – late 2022. However, you can reserve one from sellers on eBay – for up to $ 5000. We will not link to these posts for ethical reasons.
“Scalping” was made at the end of the 19th century for individuals who wanted to resell tickets, it is unclear whether it was railway tickets where it originated, or theater tickets, usually with a profit. The phrase “taking a little of the top” when talking about money also refers to scalping. Ticket scalping originates from American English, and the terminology is still used to this day, but not only for tickets.
This author remembers when Cabbage Patch Kids were sold out of vans or suitcases on the side of the road for profit. When sites like eBay came from, individuals found ways to resell items online in the same way as making it personal. Finally, other product selling sites like Amazon and Etsy have sellers who want to sell brand new items that have not yet been released to the public. The need to fulfill the purpose of receiving new or difficult to find items before anyone else is still quite widespread to this day.
Steam Deck was announced last week and we are now seeing sellers, not only on eBay but also social media, selling Steam Deck for over MSRP for the product in hopes of enticing and enticing buyers to make sure they have the gaming system before friends, the enemies and the competition.
In a society where it is crucial to be ahead of the game, buyers have proven that access to items is needed to be on top of everyone they know. Some buyers neglect to realize that they are paying a percentage higher than another buyer who is willing to wait until the product is readily available.
The above situation where a seller tries to scalp a system that would normally sell for around $ 750 and asks for around $ 5000, looks at a profit of upwards of 666%, but only if someone is willing to pay these costs. In addition, will the system stay at current costs, or will they reduce the cost of staying competitive with the market? The same situation happened in recent days with Nintendo’s new OLED system. The manufacturer has reduced the cost of the product so that they can continue to maintain the costs with the competition that Valve brings with the new handheld.
Is it worth paying more for an unreleased product? Or is it better to wait until the system comes out and pay normal MSRP for the new handheld?