When it comes to popular electronic products for scalping, eBay seems to have finally drawn a line in the sand.European players today Report The company has removed Valve’s list of upcoming Steam Deck handheld gaming devices from its market.
Valve official Announcing the Steam deck Start on July 15 Accept booking Available for equipment on July 16. These reservations enable their owners to purchase the Steam platform for themselves within a specific delivery window.
The scalpers soon sold their reservations on eBay. The basic model Steam Deck is priced at US$399, which is as high as US$800 a few days after the pre-order starts.The high-end model is for Up to 5,000 USD.
These listings have now been removed from eBay.But scalpers have been using the platform for sales Graphics card, Next-generation host, And other electronic products with similar markings for months without hindrance. So what makes Steam Deck different?
Spoiler alert: This is not because the scalpers charge 10 times more on the Steam platform than Valve, nor is it because it is not clear whether they are selling pre-orders or the device itself. An eBay spokesperson told Eurogamer that this was because of its pre-sale policy.
“In order to comply with eBay’s pre-sale policy, listings must clearly indicate that they are’pre-sale’ items, and must ensure that they are shipped within 30 days of purchase,” eBay said. “Since Steam Deck is not expected to ship until next year, these listings violate our pre-sale policy and we are working hard to delete all listings for this product.”
Once the Steam Deck launch window approaches, the scalpers will be able to list the device again at any price they want. It’s not that eBay’s system is foolproof; we have found a list of high-end Steam Deck with an asking price of $2,200.
For people who don’t want to spend so much money on handheld gaming devices, Valve is Continue to provide Steam deck booking.Please note that the current reservation form does not provide That sweet, sweet 720p game kindness Until the end of 2022.