WTF?! Amazon is going through an sudden PlayStation 5 PR nightmare. In the final 24 hours, quite a few PS5 orders have gone lacking within the UK. It doesn’t seem that it’s a case of rampant porch piracy, although. Instead, a number of supply drivers could also be behind the thefts.
Thursday marked the PlayStation 5’s launch day within the United Kingdom. Many Amazon customers anxiously awaited the supply of their shiny new next-gen console solely to discover a bundle containing a toy or one other ineffective merchandise. Others discovered that their orders had been marked as “delivered” however obtained nothing in any respect.
Reports of mistaken gadgets being delivered started trickling in to Twitter final evening. The substituted merchandise had been so ridiculous that it was initially regarded as pranksters making enjoyable of how arduous it’s to get your fingers on a PS5. However, as Amazon supply drivers labored into the evening to get all of the orders out, extra stories got here in, some from respected sources. Eurogamer notes that even a few of its employees received ripped off.
— Anthony Dickens (@antdickens) November 20, 2020
This morning, Nintendo Life editor Anthony Dickens tweeted his PS5 supply arrived a day late, and when he opened it, the bundle contained a Nerf gun. Upon inspecting the delivery carton, Dickens seen that somebody had sealed it with clear packing tape somewhat than the same old Amazon-branded tape.
MTV journalist Bex April May additionally tweeted that she received an air fryer as an alternative of a PlayStation 5. Pictures of her field additionally present clear tape was used to reseal it. Other gadgets of us have reported getting embody a bag of rice, a foot massager, cat meals, and a George Foreman Grill. And these had been the fortunate ones that not less than received one thing.
Happy #PS5 day everybody. Tried to doc our one’s unveiling, however Amazon have tricked us with an unsolicited air fryer as an alternative (after giving supply password). Anyone else had this drawback in the present day? pic.twitter.com/99IUSzSJUU
— Bex April May (@bexlectric) November 19, 2020
Several individuals have reported not getting their supply in any respect. One buyer stated he was monitoring his bundle and noticed the courier pull up exterior of his home, cease, then drive away. A “failed delivery” notification popped up seconds later. Fortunately, the driving force was solely a brief distance down the street making one other cease, and the shopper was capable of confront him and get his bundle. He is only one of many who’ve seemingly been getting scammed by Amazon supply drivers.
Complaints responses point out that Amazon has been getting flooded with refund requests for failed PS5 shipments during the last 24-hours, however the firm has not responded to requests for remark.
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