- Dec 12, 2001
It said sold out after 5 minutes and never showed stock again for us so I dunno how you expect us to keep clicking when it kicks us out of the cart because they are gone and it didn’t come back up.You should have stuck around then. Because Walmart refreshed their inventory 2 more times after 9pm. I had 6 people doing it as well. 2 of us got consoles. 1 got PS5, I got an XSX.
Again, it takes a bit of work to get one. I was on the website refreshing and clicking add to cart for nearly an hour in order to get my XSX.
But going there at 9pm, not getting one, then complaining about bots being the reason, is exactly what I am talking about that pretty much EVERYONE is doing if they don't get one.
And just to be clear, I do understand and know bots are out there and are making it more difficult for people to get consoles. I'm just saying that if you really want one, you have a good chance of getting one as long as you put the work in.
But even without bots, like 90% (totally making this number up but guesstimating) of the people who aren't getting new consoles right now, still wouldn't be getting new consoles.
Then you have this which is a single botter. This is the main issue, they are getting more than a couple. Means less for everyone else not to mention the traffic they produce because they are essentially multiplying the number of hits on the site by 50 or more per bot. If there were no bots it would be much easier I guarantee. It’s not saying everyone would get it, it’s saying your chances would be higher and the site might not crash from 5,000,000 hits lol. There is no way you can tell me the system works when I have 6 people adding to cart within 2 seconds of going live and we all can’t get past the cart to even checkout and it kicks us out at some point because they are gone and it never comes back up as in stock.