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The Steam Deck attracted a lot of attention and resellers realized that they could take advantage of it to make money. It’s a bad situation for everyone but them, so many were happy to learn that eBay hit the Steam Deck hoarders a serious blow.
What happens is that, as reported Eurogamer, eBay removed all Steam Deck-related posts from its store. We remind you that, from the day the presale of the device began, many offered the notebook PC at really exorbitant prices.
To give you an idea, on the buy and sell site there were those who were asking up to $ 1900 USD more than what the Steam Deck costs regularly. A really outrageous price for a high-demand laptop.
Steam Deck pre-sale breaks eBay rules
The problem for resellers is that this situation breaks eBay’s Terms of Service. What happens is that the store clearly indicates that all the objects that are offered in presale within its service must be delivered up to 30 days after their purchase. Since the Steam Deck will debut until December, this means that they cannot be sold in the store.
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“We understand how frustrating it can be for gamers to see overpriced posts on hardware pre-sales. As the Steam Deck is not expected to ship until next year, these announcements violate our pre-sale policies, so we are working on removing all of these products from the site, ”eBay said.
As you can see, eBay isn’t doing much to combat reselling as such on their site. That said, surely more than one will be happy to know that these resellers will have to fork out for the Steam Deck before selling it.
What did you think of this situation? Are you glad resellers aren’t going to have it so easy? Tell us in the comments.
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