A subreddit has been set up to troll PS5 and Xbox Series X scalpers in hilarious ways.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X are sold out everywhere. The overwhelming demand has also led to scalpers picking up consoles to re-sell at a much higher price.
People are finally fed up with scalpers hoarding and reselling new games consoles. Now they're trolling them to get revenge.
Why Are Scalpers Being Trolled?
PS5 and Xbox scalpers are extremely unpopular as many people desperate to get their hands on the new consoles in time for Christmas. Scalpers buy the consoles with no intention of using them, which stops people from buying them at a normal price.
Many people have also been tricked by scalpers and never received the console they paid for.
Who Is Trolling the PS5 and Xbox Scalpers?
The subreddit r/scamthescalpers was set up by people who are annoyed at scalpers and want to get back at them. Scalpers are making it extremely difficult for people to buy consoles, after all.
The trolls on Reddit are setting up fake deals with PS5 and Xbox scalpers and are arranging to meet them to buy the console. However, they won't show up.
The trolls usually set up a very inconvenient place to meet and then just sit at home and wait. Sometimes the scalpers catch on and return home and other times they send angry messages once they realize they've been scammed.
Either way, the PS5 or Xbox scalper's time has been wasted. There are also other creative ways scalpers have been trolled on the page.
The top post in the subreddit shows a PS5 scalper who really shouldn't have posted his phone number. The troll posted a Craigslist ad with the scalper's number so they got loads of calls and texts from random people.
If these trolls continue with their scams, then maybe scalping could be a thing of the past and everyone could buy a PS5 or Xbox series X.
While these trolls won't stop until the scalpers do, there is also hope that the UK government might introduce measures to stop scalpers.
If you haven't managed to buy a PS5 yet, you might still be able to get one before Christmas. Now is the best time to upgrade to next-gen too. PS5's new update makes cross-gen upgrades so much simpler.
Most importantly, don't let scalpers bring you down. Some of the best games are getting cheery Christmas updates, including a whole load of free festive items in Cold War.