Scalpers 2.0

Mar 12, 2022 on BBC NEWS at 1:30 AM


The PS5 - the newest console in the latest generation of gaming. It's been highly sought after - but for more reasons than one. The pandemic has meant there's been a higher demand for electronics, and a chip shortage has caused a lower supply of cons... (more)oles. So, in come the scalpers - people who use bots to monitor and buy up rare items, before reselling them at a higher price. Though completely legal in practice, it's very unpopular - but not everyone practices it for greed. Click explores the world of scalping - talking to people who want to make as much money as they can, but also those who rely on it to keep a roof over their heads.

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