Unsurprisingly, the group has attracted many negative comments from consumers struggling to obtain a PlayStation 5 console this month, with units sold out at virtually every major retailer.
A scalper group said it has “no regrets” over reselling PS5s.
However, in a new statement issued by the group, it defended its actions and claimed that many of its members were struggling financially but could now “put food on the table” thanks to PS5 profits.
On Facebook the group has claimed it’s made its users more than £2M in profit to date. Previously, it’s predominantly targeted sneakers and sportswear.
“Lots of our community have been furloughed, made redundant, or at some form of disadvantage due the pandemic,” it said.
“These people have managed to cover their bills, put food on the table and supply Christmas presents to their children.
“It may be unfortunate that a child wont wake up to a PS5 this Christmas, but another child may have woken up to nothing. We have no regrets.”
The company also denied that its users had utilised bot software to obtain the consoles, despite one of its managers previously suggesting it did in the Business Insider Report.
“Sure we have the advantage with our knowledge and monitors, but that’s just being prepared,” it said.
“The PS5 hype started back in October with the pre order release. Members were informed to purchase on go. We were prepared, had our in house monitors ready and come the day, 1000 consoles were secured.”