Console Shortages? Here's How to Tackle Them
If you're like most gamers, you're probably wondering what's going on with console shortages. Why can't I find the console I want? Why are they so hard to come by? Don't worry, we're here to help.
In this blog post, we will discuss some of the reasons for these shortages and offer tips on how to tackle them. Keep reading for more information.
Why is there a shortage?
There is no one answer to this question, as there are many factors that have led to this, including crypto mining, supply chain breakdowns, chip shortages, last lastly the pandemic.
Crypto mining has caused an eruption in demand for Nvidia and AMD GPU's along with other parts required to build these consoles. Furthermore, the pandemic has caused many businesses to opt for work-from-home arrangements and put strain on supply chains which has caused a global shortage of the microchips required to build these consoles.
By combining these factors, you have perfect recipe for manufacturers like Sony and Microsoft to experience extreme difficulty in building enough of their latest gaming consoles to keep up with the demand of gaming enthusiasts.
Look for the identifiers
When buying gaming consoles, it is important to make sure you are getting the Australian version. This can be tricky, as many sellers try to pass off non-Australian versions as the real thing.
However, there are a few things you can look for to make sure you're getting the real deal. First, check the packaging. Australian versions of the PS5 will have the Australian rating system located on the box, indicated by the 'G' on the front. The Xbox Series X will have the words "FOR DISTRIBUTION IN ANZ" on the bottom of the box, where 'ANZ' stands for Australia New Zealand. Second, check the power adapter.
Australian versions will have an 'AU' styled adapter. Finally, check the manual. Australian versions will have an 'Australia' listed as the country of purchase on the inside cover.
If you're unsure, it's always best to contact the seller and ask for more photos or clarification. By taking these simple steps, you can be sure you're getting the console you want - and not getting scammed.
Check from a reputable source
There are a few things you can do to make sure you're buying your gaming console from a reputable source.
First, check out online reviews. See what other people are saying about the site or seller you're considering. Pay attention to both positive and negative reviews, and look for patterns of complaints.
Secondly, be sure to research the return policy before you make your purchase. A good return policy is a sign that the company is confident in its products and stands behind them.
Thirdly, try to buy from a store or site that offers some kind of warranty or guarantee. This shows that the company is willing to take responsibility if something goes wrong with your purchase.
Lastly, you can contact us at Console Warehouse. We resell gaming consoles in a way that allows people to purchase them without being scammed. For example, we only sell consoles that are new and in their original packaging. We also provide a warranty with every purchase. So, if you're looking for a safe and reliable place to buy a gaming console, look no further than us.
Check the legitimacy of the business via ABN
Many people are unaware that there are a number of steps they can take to ensure that they are doing business with a legitimate company.
The first step is to check the company's website to see if it is registered with the Australian Business Register (ABR). The ABR is a government body that keeps a record of all businesses that are operating in Australia.
If the business does not have a valid email address or phone number, it is likely to be a scam.
Luckily for you, we're registered in Australia (based in Melbourne) and we're providing 100% legitimate services for your gaming needs. If you want to view our business registered on ABR, click here.