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PS5 restocks getting ruined by ‘grinch bots’ — what you need to know

With such high demand, working out where to buy a PS5, is not easy. But that’s compounded with scalpers continuing to be a serious problem as fans try to pick up Sony’s new console without resorting to paying an over-inflated price.

Scalpers have been quick to adopt technology in their work, using bots to buy up as much PS5 stock as possible and then sell the consoles on for wildly inflated prices on sites like eBay. As the holidays approach that’s earned these irritating shopping robots a new name: Grinch bots.

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