PlayStation 5 Fans Brought Beds To GameStop So They Could Sleep In Line

Several avid fans showed perseverance for their PlayStation 5 dreams by setting up their beds outside retail stores such as GameStop to wait for the system’s restock for the Black Friday sale. Anyone attempting to buy a PlayStation 5 would come to a quick understanding that it is exceptionally hard to acquire one. This wasn’t because of the console’s expensive price but its excessively high demand. Even buying the console from reputable shops like Amazon could result in it having stolen during delivery.

One revolting method is to buy the next-gen console from scalpers, but this is immoral and risky, as there are reports of scammers selling fake PlayStation 5 units for prices up to $1000. The safer way of getting a PlayStation 5 is to order online or personally at reputable vendors such as GameStop and Walmart.

However, since this is the most common method of acquiring the machine, there are a lot of other people competing for the PlayStation 5’s limited stock. Purchases made online require fast reaction times and a lot of luck, with many players utilizing bots to quickly buy their consoles.

In the meantime, physical shops have made frantically long lines but are essentially low in stock, meaning those who arrive first on the restock day will have the best chances of not leaving empty-handed.

This is exactly what some particularly clever GameStop shoppers did, as Eugene Daniel posted on his Twitter account, showing photos of people that carried their beds for them to camp outside the retailer for 24 hours.

What made this even more shocking was that these young individuals pulled off their PlayStation 5 patrol on Thanksgiving Day, spending the beloved holiday patiently waiting for a restock rather than spending it at home.

According to the campers, some said they arrived at the shop at 6 AM, Thursday and slept there until 7 AM Friday when GameStop finally opened their doors. Their commitment proved to be worthwhile as Daniel would later post another tweet showing them and their newly acquired PlayStation 5s.

This leads to the question of how much the console is really worth – not just in terms of money, but the dedication and time fans invest in order to get one. These people and a lot more have risked their own security and safety as waiting alone outside in a line for too long during a global pandemic is terribly dangerous for anyone.

That’s not to mention the risk of getting robbed, which has already happened to several prospective buyers. These new PlayStation 5 owners achieved what they wanted to do, but it still doesn’t seem fair that there seems to be so much more to the next-gen console’s price beyond the $500 price tag.

 

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.
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