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PS5 stock UK – eBay seller offers console for £1 MILLION as he mocks gamers who failed to pre-order on Amazon

AN EBAY seller is offering a Playstation 5 for an astonishing £1 million - and they've mocked gamers who failed to pre-order on sites like Amazon before its release.

The £450 console has become the most sought-after Christmas gift of the year, with scalpers offering it at wildly inflated prices on reselling sites.

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But seller crazzzzzzy_b has taken the cake - after offering to sell their PS5 for £950,000.

In a blurb, the user wrote: “The price is high as I had to get myself out of bed at 8.30am, turn on my laptop and click 'pre-order' on Amazon.

“This took quite a bit of my life up so the price I am charging reflects the effort I had to put into it.

"If you can’t afford to pay this price, don’t waste my time offering well below the asking price.

"Payment upfront via Paypal or bank transfer."

Amazingly, the listing has 23 'watchers' keeping an eye on the item.

And if any do decide to put their hands into their incredibly deep pockets, they'll be reassured that the user has excellent reviews on eBay, with customers describing them as a 'top seller'.

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – when did they launch and how much do they cost?

Both consoles have sold out repeatedly at major retailers

Microsoft launched the Xbox Series X and its smaller, cheaper sibling, the Series S, on November 10.

The release date covered the UK, US, Australia and a number of other countries worldwide.

The disc-free Series S costs £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.

So how does that compare to the new Xbox's biggest rival, the PlayStation 5?

The PS5 launch fell on November 12, but not everywhere.

That date only stood for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

UK gamers had to wait until November 19 to order one of the consoles.

The PS5 proper costs £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at £359/$399.

It comes as desperate parents try to buy the console, with early-hours restocks flying off shelves.

Elsewhere on eBay, the tech is being flogged for between £800 and £1,100 - although some sellers have simply opened bids as users vie for the best deal.

This week, Argos customers were left fuming after finally managing to buy the PS5 - only to be told moments later the console was out of stock and refunds will take a week to process.

The retailer quietly restocked the must-have between 3am and 4am on Thursday, sparking a frenzy among shoppers hoping to finally get their hands on one.

But scores of customers were left disappointed after they paid for the tech, only to later receive an email saying their order was cancelled.

Argos responded to one customer on social media saying the retailer won't be getting any more PS5s until next year.

Elsewhere, members of a scalper group - who buy as many of the consoles as possible before selling them for whopping profits - say they bought more than 1,000 newly-launched Xbox Series X consoles.

CrepChiefNotify asks its members to pay a monthly fee for advice on how to buy up desirable items and sell to people who are desperate for them.

The group also admitted buying 3,500 PS5s to sell for more cash.

Last month, Made In Chelsea star James Taylor boasted he'd sold his console for £1,200 - after getting it for free from Sony.

Disappointed woman captured how quick Argos' PS5 re-stock sold out leaving hoards of customers infuriated

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