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How can I buy a PS5?

John

(he/him)
I got lucky by turning on notifications for Wario64 on Twitter, and snagged one from Amazon in the minute they were available. I had no luck with the Walmart crumbs that were being doled out through the day, or the Best Buy cart teasing.

I just told my wife what I did, and that now my Christmas and Birthday are taken care of. She was less than happy for me.
 

Lokii

It's always time for burgers
(He/Him)
Staff member
Moderator
Target was a bust, Cosco was a bust, I watched the noon Walmart be a bust, and said I'm not going to put myself through this anymore. I went back to my original plan and picked up a PS4 slim for a cool $300 and FF7. PS4 is what I wanted to play with this anyway and I'll pick up a 5 a couple years down the line for 7-2 probably. Feelin pretty good about this decision but lord knows I hemmed and hawed on it to a comical degree. Gaming truly does make clowns of us all.
 

jpfriction

You'll never take my hat away

My PS5 has apparently been sitting at a Fedex distribution center since 2pm yesterday, but now it's just in limbo. I don't think I've ever had a positive experience with Fedex ever in my life. Fuck that shitty business into oblivion.
Slightly better news than "Memphis, TN". That's where all fedex shipments go to die, especially international ones.

Let me know if they accidentally deliver a single-shot autocorrelator instead, been waiting on an update on my case for that for about 4 months now.
 

4-So

False is the dawn that promises anything
My PS5 and AC Valhalla were re-scheduled for tomorrow; Demon's Souls comes in on Monday. All of it shipped with UPS.

Having said that, the extra unit I had arrived today, currently sitting in my bedroom waiting for its new owner to pick it up, also delivered with UPS. I guess Amazon was more prepared or overnight shipping is taken more seriously there than it is at Best Buy.

In any case, tomorrow for me.
 

MetManMas

DNM-123
(He, him)
I'm glad that I don't care about picking up consoles at launch. I'm just gonna wait a couple of years until a lot more stuff I want is out or coming, like I did with the PS4.
 

ThornGhost

lofi posts to relax/study to
(he/him)
My PS5 has apparently been sitting at a Fedex distribution center since 2pm yesterday, but now it's just in limbo. I don't think I've ever had a positive experience with Fedex ever in my life. Fuck that shitty business into oblivion.

I have bombed spectacularly in acquiring a PS5, but let me pass along my terrible FedEx story for pleasant commiseration.

A couple of years ago before my daughter was born, we were trying to buy a piece of baby furniture from Amazon. It never arrived. Contacted Amazon, they realized they never shipped it or anything and promised to ship us another. That one never arrived. Called again, they promised to ship it again and are just head scratching why we never got our item.

Well, it turns out that whatever process they used to send us another product auto-generated a return label and pickup from FedEx but then they shipped us a new item through UPS.

Fucking TWICE, the item was delivered, then the other delivery company rolled by with a return label, grabbed the new item, slapped the label on it and took it to ship back to Amazon, all without anyone realizing. We were never at home when this happened. When we got to the bottom of it, I called up FedEx just livid. They absolutely couldn't see the problem.

"A third party gave you a shipping label and told you to go get something from our home. At no point did I ever give you permission to take my things. What you did was theft." I explained very calmly.

"No, that's just our business."

"No, dude. You were a hired thief. Could I just place an order for a shipping label and tell you to go get something from someone else's home or business without them agreeing to it?"

"Uhm."

Anyway, I was very close to FedEx saying they would never do business with me again because I was accusing them of crimes that they absolutely committed.

Finally got our furniture, though.
 
Anyway, I was very close to FedEx saying they would never do business with me again because I was accusing them of crimes that they absolutely committed.
JFC that is absolutely ridiculous. Definitely mega-shady.

Fedex guy dropped off my PS5 a little bit ago. And I mean 'dropped off' literally, as I watched him just kinda drop the box on the ground at my front door without even bending his back or knees just a little. I'm sure the PS5 itself is fine, most consoles come with a lot of styrofoam packing inside, but it's still a big 👀 moment
 

Mr. Sensible

Pitch and Putt Duffer
As someone who used to take customer service calls for FedEx, there's a big difference between FedEx Express (their overnight service) and FedEx Ground/Home Delivery (their direct competitor to UPS). Express side generally makes sure packages arrive where they're supposed to, and in one piece, because that service is goddamn expensive. The Ground side of the business was originally some third-rate shipping outfit called RPS that FedEx acquired back in the 90s, and their couriers are typically underpaid contractors who don't give a shit. But FedEx Ground undercuts UPS's shipping rates in a lot of markets, so plenty of businesses use them for shipping instead (not that UPS is some premium delivery service; I think they just pay their drivers better).
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
I hate receiving packages sent by FedEx, internationally in particular. They always seem to come up with some ridiculous, expensive importing/customs charge that NO ONE else does.

Worse, they don't even tell you when you receive the package-- that doesn't come until some weeks, maybe months later, whenever it's least convenient for you.

Which reminds me, I need to tell my Ninja Santa this year not to use FedEx, or I might not be able to afford the present they send me.
 

YangusKhan

does the Underpants Dance
(He/Him/His)
My launch-day order from Best Buy is now "delayed" which could mean it'll only be an extra day or 2, but the order page online does not instill confidence: "If we can't get it to the store by Nov. 27th we will cancel and refund your order." I've read people on reddit in similar situations and most of them seemed to have gotten theirs in 1 or 2 days after saying it's delayed. Plus like, next week is Black Friday so they're definitely getting more consoles Soon.
 
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