Many Walmart customers just learned an easy way to snag a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X console, which have been difficult to obtain ever since their release in November. While it might seem like a daunting task to nab one of the next-gen systems from retailers like GameStop, Best Buy, Target, Amazon, and Walmart, the latter has a unique bug on the site that allows users to improve their chances to snag one of the new PS5s or Xbox consoles. That way you won't have to shell out hundreds more to a scalper just to grab one for the holiday season.
Over on Twitter, popular deals page "Cheap Ass Gamer" and user Keith Foster revealed a handy trick that makes procuring a PS5 easier, at least on Walmart. As the pair point out, if you have a PS5 in your "Saved for Later" items, you can add it from your cart here. Testing out this theory, Cheap Ass Gamer and others found it very effective, with the former grabbing two PS5s utilizing it.
In order to have a PS5 in Saved for Later, you will need to have had tried to get one through Walmart in the past. Alternatively, you can also click on the "add to list" option on the console listings below. Note that Walmart usually takes the console listings down when a restock isn't imminent. When it returns, odds are a restock will follow quickly.
Of course, this isn't a bullet-proof method, but it appears customers are finding it far more effective than traditional methods.
Yeah, this method rules. Try it in 8 minutes. pic.twitter.com/ILNgZZOorF— Cheap Ass Gamer (@videogamedeals) December 17, 2020
People are having luck by "Adding to list" pic.twitter.com/ZyFvEjuKE8— Cheap Ass Gamer (@videogamedeals) December 17, 2020
In addition to PS5, this method can also be used for Xbox Series X, which is a bit easier to nab via traditional methods than the PS5, but still quite challenging to get an order through for.
That said, as always, feel free to leave a comment letting us know what you think or, alternatively, hit me up on Twitter @Tyler_Fischer_ and let me know over there. Have you had any success using this method?
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