1. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    I kinda want a PS5 to be honest, but I don't have a 4K TV, so I feel like it'd be a waste on a full HD TV, no?
     
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    I don't have a 4K tv either but I bought a PS5. I got for the games I want to play, not for the 4K stuff. Plus with the limited amount of storage, you save a lot by not playing in 4K.

    The funny thing is I waited almost a full day before ordering mine from Sony's website and still got one. But it was invite only.
     
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  3. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    Well I don't find that encouraging, I'll probably never get one at least until June 2021 >.> Thanks, Sony. Stingy pricks.
     
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    You had to be a PS+ subscriber to get an invite for first dibs. They even offered free launch day shipping. I still haven't opened it up yet. Debating on if I want to keep it or put it for auction and see how much people want to spend on it.
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    So pretty much, no other way to get one. What a pain in the ass from Sony.
     
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    I could have gotten the FedEx guy into trouble as he dropped it off and didn't have me sign for it even though he marked it as if I did sign for it. But I'm not that type of person.

    I just wish that Sony and retailers would do something about the scalpers.
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    Do I need to be a PS + member to sign in here? I tried my regular PSN account details and it said "access denied" What the deuce?
    https://direct.playstation.com/en-us/hardware/ps5
     
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    Shouldn't have to be. PS+ just gets free shipping. I'll check my non PS+ account. Be right back.
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    Maybe it's Chrome being stupid, because I can't seem to sign in at all, access denied though? Sony, you suck ass.
     
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    I'm using Safari on a Mac and I get "Referral Denied" with a non PS+ account.
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    So it's not just me, what do I do now? Sign up for PS+? Ugh this is BS.
     
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    They are out of stock anyway.
     
  13. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    Right, but I still want to at least be able to sign in, don't I?
     
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    I guess you'll need PS+ in case they get them in stock. I have a spare US PS+ for $30 fro 12 months. I'm good till 2025.
     
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    I guess I can sign up for it, but what a pain. I don't see myself getting a PS5 any other way TBH.
     
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    I believe that requiring in person ordering, like a toll free number you would have to call to place your online order would greatly hamper scalpers ability to buy more than 1 console at a time and from the same retailer. Though the owners of the store and Sony are in the business of making money and hiring real life people to answer calls would cost too much. If you think Sony or the retailer you're shopping at care that their consoles are selling out and would want to stop that you're greatly mistaken.
     
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    Once more games come out it will get better. I just hope they fix the UI issues first. Many features the PS4 had the PS5 doesn't yet. They made it convoluted to shut down.
     
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    In a few years there will be a cheaper more efficient model and plenty of games all for much cheaper than what they are now. If you already have a backlog of games to play then why don't you spend some time on them and simply wait to get the PS5? I'm also sure after a couple of years any lingering UI issues will be resolved.
     
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    As of right now the US only has anti scalping laws for essential items only it was enacted early on from covid we need it expanded to for any item of value some states have ticket anti scalping laws (for concerts etc) though rarely enforced perhaps if we as americans (assuming you are in the US) stop beating up the other side and actually work together by calling your state legelature to pass a national anti scalping law maybe it can be done now that biden will be in office and if they kill it in senate DON'T FREAKING REELECT THEM in MIDTERMS cause obviously they don't have you the consumer in mind sorry for the political rant but if your gonna wine and bitch without even contacting your rep then it's on you
     
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    Getting it as early as possible is good for when they hack it as the lower the firmware the more exploits it can have.

    Let's band together. Who's with me?
     
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