A SCALPER group that aims to buy as many of the latest consoles as possible and sell them for profit claims to have bought over 1000 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.
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CrepChiefNotify came under fire recently for boasting that its members bought 3500 PlayStation 5 consoles to sell for profit.
The PS5 sold out almost everywhere and then appeared online for hundreds and even thousands of pounds over the original asking price.
CrepChiefNotify is said to use a bot system to buy up consoles.
It recently posted on Instagram to reveal its Xbox Series X success as its members were said to scoop up over 1000 of the consoles during the latest restock.
The company wrote on Instagram: “We just notified our members of a Xbox Series X restock on a very well known online retailer.
“They have now managed to secure over 1000+ today and there’s still many hours left. You snooze you lose.”
The post received a lot of backlash.
One Instagram user replied: “You people suck.”
Another complained: “You guys are litterly making it impossible to secure xbox’s n ps5s…”
The group issued a statement last week to defend its resell actions.
It said: “Lots of our community have been furloughed, made redundant, or at some form of disadvantage due the pandemic.
“These people have managed to cover their bills, put food on the table and supply Christmas presents to their children.
“It may be unfortunate that a child won’t wake up to a PS5 this Christmas, but another child may have woken up to nothing. We have no regrets.”
It’s not clear how much profit each individual CrepChiefNotify member is making but the website suggests you can make over £250 profit on an Xbox Series X.
The original retail price of the Xbox Series X is £449/$499.
Lots are currently listed and being sold on eBay for much more as parents scramble to buy one before Christmas.
Xbox Series X/S shortages are expected to continue until April.
Microsoft has acknowledged the difficulties people have had to get their hands on one and is considering new pre-order rules such as a deposit scheme.