It’s no secret that the PS5 is one of the most sought-after items of the year. The next-gen console has been sold out pretty much everywhere since it launched in November, and scalpers have been cashing in, selling the consoles for way above retail price.
But if you’re one of the many people still trying to get your hands on a PS5, don’t despair – there are still some ways to get one without having to pay through the nose. Here are our top tips:
Check stock regularly
The best way to find a PS5 in stock is to keep checking online. Retailers like Amazon, GAME and Argos are constantly getting new stock in, so it’s worth checking their websites regularly.
Use social media
Following retailers and console manufacturers on social media is a good way to stay up-to-date with the latest stock information. Many retailers will announce new stock drops on Twitter, so it’s worth following your favourite stores to see if they post anything.
Sign up for stock alerts
There are a few websites that offer stock alerts, which can be handy if you can’t be checking for new stock all the time. Stock Informer and PS5 Stock UK are two of the best, and they’ll let you know as soon as new stock is available.
Try a reseller
If you’re desperate to get your hands on a PS5, you could try a reseller like eBay or Gumtree. Just be aware that you’ll likely have to pay way above the RRP, and there’s always a risk that you could end up getting scammed.
It’s worth remembering that the PS5 has only been out for a few months, so there’s a good chance that stock will eventually start to improve. If you can hold out, you’re likely to find it a lot easier to get your hands on a console in the next few months.