Nah, 6ft distance is not that hard to follow; it's not like they can jam pack the entire store. Costco, groceries, malls, restaurants are worst and they're o.k. with it. FYI: Covid-19 cases are just cases. Deaths reported related to Covid-19 are not accurate. About half deaths were not from Covide-19. Hospitals get extra $$$ if they report the Covid-19 deaths. In this world and time, it's all about $$$$. Sucks for the newer generations. Anyway, my idea is still the way to go if we wanted to get rid of these bots and scalpers once and for all.Not a great idea in a country averaging 100k+ new COVID-19 cases a day right now.
Got it into the cart and hit the checkout button. Now when I try to open the cart I get an issue.
Didn't really want it anyways. I assume that if you didn't manage to get it within the first 60 seconds, you're out of luck.
Problem is, I was looking at purchasing non-game related stuff and can't get to the checkout page anymore... lol.
What time does Sony drop theirs?Got it in cart and couldn’t check out. At the pace it goes out of stock you can bet bots are ordering the shit out of them. I think retailers at this point need to start a queue system because something needs to be done about this scalping and bots. I’ll try Sony tomorrow.
Their site didn't say, just said check back tomorrow.What time does Sony drop theirs?
The sony direct thing is open right now. Good luck though.
ill take "fuck off" for $500 AlexJust went in to check it out for the hell of it and entered the queue. 1 hour remaining till its my turn. Wonder what'll happen? Will it shut it down automatically once they are out and just boot you out of queue? Or keep nerds hopefully waiting their turn and then tell you to fuck off an hour later?
Cool, when did you enter the queue? I just randomly checked before I posted above. I'm at the greater than one hour mark. I later got the nowinstock notification, so I beat them knowing about it. So I got that going for me, which is nice.Snagged one from Sony Direct.. required a bunch of steps in preparation though, learned from previous failures. Once Add To Cart appeared, I had order placed in less than 2 seconds. I'll do a writeup when I get a free moment.
If I wasn't such a Dark Souls whore this console wouldn't even matter.
Cool, when did you enter the queue? I just randomly checked before I posted above. I'm at the greater than one hour mark. I later got the nowinstock notification, so I beat them knowing about it. So I got that going for me, which is nice.
However, I'm guessing when you see the over one hour wait, you've already lost. That's what happened yesterday.
Kind of a warning here, but if you're using a chrome-based browser, it likes to do something call 'tab discarding', where if it thinks system resources are low it will dump the entire tab to free things up. It won't remove the tab from the tab bar, it will just dump its resources to free up memory. When you go back to the tab, it will basically do a page refresh. Probably not an issue if you're on a machine with tons of ram.I entered ( and still am) in the queue @ 1:10PM PST. Already been over 90 minutes and mine upon entering said "wait time over an hour". Now its 2:40pm, it still says "your wait time is over one hour" lmao.
Kind of a warning here, but if you're using a chrome-based browser, it likes to do something call 'tab discarding', where if it thinks system resources are low it will dump the entire tab to free things up. It won't remove the tab from the tab bar, it will just dump its resources to free up memory. When you go back to the tab, it will basically do a page refresh. Probably not an issue if you're on a machine with tons of ram.
I had Chromium-based Edge up on my work laptop earlier today, jumped into the queue and went on and did some work (i.e. opening other tabs). When I came back to check on the queue, I saw the entire page refresh. Basically I lost my queue spot and it started all over. It did this multiple times and was rather annoying, so I gave up and got some work done (work is more important than a PS5 right now).
I know this thread has been marked Dead, so if you're still reading then you may be in luck. PS Direct is the only hope anyone has of scoring one right now. Forget Walmart, most of the B&M's, and anything that isn't localized stock - I've observed the bot makers on twitter to see where they target (and therefore where they aren't targeting) -- I've seen the brags and screenshots about "17,000 Walmart PS5" checkouts in a single drop, etc.
Info is hard to come by with securing a PS5 because most that have figured out what works are keeping it to themselves to get additional units. I have bigger fish to fry than buying more PS5's so I'll disclose what worked for me (you can check out a PS5 in <2 seconds without a bot once Add To Cart goes live on a PS Direct drop)
- Distill chrome app pointed at the "out of stock" message for both the disc and digital edition PS5 on PS Direct, refresh set to 5 seconds, and set the alert to "Open Page" once the alert is triggered by the absence of the Out Of Stock message
- Load HotStock phone app, with all stores except Sony Direct de-selected
- Register a PSN account, then get a cheap $1.29 14-day trial key for PS Plus from cdkeys so you can set free overnight Express Shipping for your PS5 order. Apply the key to your PSN account and re-login.
- Add a game or accessory to cart, select Express Shipping. Pre-enter your CC info, and click Review Order (but do not place order). Now you wait.
At this point you're locked & loaded and have to wait for the Add To Cart alert from Distill and/or HotStock.