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Best Buy PS5 Restock Trick is the Easiest Way to Get a Console

If you’re looking to get a PS5, make sure you know this easy Best Buy restock trick to help you secure your console!

Getting a PS5 has been extremely difficult ever since the console was released. Even 18 months later, it isn’t any easier.

And while the PS5 stock shortage is set to continue throughout 2022, this doesn’t mean you should give up on getting a new console. There are still plenty of opportunities to get a PS5 if you know what to do.

For example, you can make sure to sign up for PlayStation Direct PS5 restocks or even find out when your local Target store has PS5s in stock.

However, the best method to secure a PS5 might be the ‘Toggle Trick’ customers use to purchase one from Best Buy. Here’s how you can do it!

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How to Easily Buy a PS5 From Best Buy – Toggle Trick

The tried and tested Best Buy ‘Toggle Trick’ is still the easiest way to get a PS5 from the retailer, even when it looks like the console is out of stock!

Here’s how to use the Best Buy ‘Toggle Trick’ to purchase a PS5 from the retailer:

But first, you’ll need to know all the tips and tricks to get a PS5 from Best Buy!

  • Firstly, you’ll need to download and log in to the Best Buy app. Sign up if you don’t already have an account.
  • Search for the PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition on the app.
  • Next, at the top of the search page, there will be a toggle that says ‘In stock at (local store)’. Toggle this on and off a few times.
  • If the PS5 console appears when the toggle is switched on, that particular store could have PS5s to sell – even if the listing says it’s Out of Stock!
Best Buy Toggle Trick - How to Get a PS5
  • If the PS5 doesn’t appear with the toggle on, change your location and try the trick with another local Best Buy store.
  • Then, you’ll have to head to the Best Buy store that may have the PS5 and ask customer service if they have it.
  • You’ll need to use the SKU 6426149 for the PS5 or 6430161 for the PS5 Digital.
  • If they report it is out of stock, you can also try asking the store manager. Always make sure to ask politely!
  • Finally, PS5 restocks are now available in Best Buy stores – this is a good alternative if the toggle trick isn’t working.

There’s no guarantee that this method will get you a console straight away. However, many customers on the PS5Restock subreddit have used the ‘Toggle Trick’ to successfully get a PS5 from Best Buy!

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Comments 4


Thursday 12th of May 2022

What you don't get is the website ALWAYS says out of stock even when using this trick it will still say out of stock.

What the "trick" really is about is understanding the difference between checking "in stock at local store" and what happens after that.

The moment you check it the normally showing out of stock systems will disappear completely if your store has no actual stock BUT if AFTER checking the "in stock at local store" option either or both systems is still listed (albeit still showing "out of stock on the item) then there's a very good chance that that particular store actually has some in stock.

It's understanding what you're seeing with the out of stock always system that's the "trick" and without an explanation like this there's no way one would be capable of actually knowing what is or isn't available.

Like I said no matter what you do they'll always show out of stock but if you understand what the "show in stock at local store" option truly does than it is definitely something worth writing about.

Tuesday 10th of May 2022

Full discretion; I am a Best Buy employee. Yes, you can use our application to look at stock in stores, and always feel free to, but please do not walk in, ask an Advisor about stock and after receiving a no as an answer for a hot product that is out of stock 99% of the time proceed to ask for a manager, it's wasting their time.


Tuesday 10th of May 2022

Yes ask for the electronics department...... At the electronics store. You'll look like an idiot.

Tuesday 10th of May 2022

Bestbuy announced on their Twitter page when they will be having stock. You are telling people to do extra stuff that won't help