Great Britain wants to legislate on scalpers

The situation is currently complex on the side of the PS5 and Xbox Series, and the shortage is causing its share of drifts. On this ground, a British MP wants to legislate to put an end to the scalpers.

It’s been 3 months since the PS5 and Xbox Series officially hit the market, but here it is: currently it is impossible to get your hands on a console, at least not without paying 2 to 3 times its price.


The shortage has led to various perverse effects: between thefts and robberies, the scalpers are organizing themselves to get their hands on all the stock available on a daily basis, only for the purpose of speculating.

If there is nothing illegal about the situation on paper, that could change in the UK. MP Douglas Chapman has tabled a bill that aims to make scalping illegal. The text presented is largely based on the one already in place to regulate the resale of concert tickets or sporting events. The idea is to prevent a product from being sold at a higher price than it was bought.

Unfortunately, the bill has little chance of success since it goes against several commercial concepts such as free pricing. Nevertheless, the measure aims above all to force the government to take its responsibilities and to study a situation which puts forward the country around the world for various abuses.

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