Amazon’s PS5 and Xbox Series X Invite System Could Get you are Console. A new invite base system has been started by Amazon means for buying high-demand items like the latest Xbox and PS5 consoles.
The retailer’s product page for the PlayStation 5 now shows a “request invitation” Option instead of the usual “Add to Cart” or “Buy Now” buttons. Amazon makes it very clear that it wants high-demand items to fall in the hands of genuine customers, not in the hands of bots.
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Once the users click on the invite button, they would be put on a list of customers that are hoping to purchase the consoles. Depending on the situation of the restock, Amazon would let you know when the shortlisted buyers purchase it via email. However, getting on the invitation list Amazon is not a guarantee that you would be able to buy the console. Amazon makes it abundantly clear from the get-go that all requests would not be granted. Once an invitation request is submitted, Amazon tells the potential buyers that their account would get verified.
The e-commerce giant also warns that the invite system “depends on several factors,” and that means predicting wait times for its potential buyers is not a great option. However, lucky customers who get an invite to purchase the PlayStation 5 or one of the latest Xbox series consoles would have at least 72 hours to complete the purchase right before the link expires. So far, it seems like the invitation system won’t make any distinction between customers that do not have prime subscriptions.
Amazon tells TechCrunch that its invite system would make sure that its buyers are able to get their hands on items “Without them having to worry about bad actors purchasing and reselling them at a much higher price.” Currently, the program has gone live in the United States, but there is no official confirmation regarding an expansion into other markets.
Well, the console shortage issue is not limited to the United States alone, we are aware of consumers that purchased the PlayStation 5 for as high as $900 from scalpers that had to hoard the limited supply of Sony’s console, for nearly double the official asking price of about $499 for the disc version.
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The company would vet all invitation requests by looking at the account’s previous purchase history in other to filter out bots and spammy profiles, making sure that invites would be sent out to all their genuine customers alone.
At the moment, the invite system would only cover the PlayStation 5, but soon it would go live for the Xbox series X also. The latest tactic happens to bring back memories of the Oneplus early days when the company followed a similar invite system that aided in selling coveted “Flagship Killer” phones.