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Xbox Mini Fridges Are Being Sold For £300 On eBay By Scalpers

Xbox Mini Fridges Are Being Sold For £300 On eBay By Scalpers
Rockstar Games | Microsoft

Written by 

Emma Hill

Posted 

20th Oct 2021 14:32

When Xbox first announced the release of its very own themed fridge mini-fridge, it's safe to say fans were ecstatic. However, the funky little appliances sold out within minutes and, sadly, it doesn't look like the majority of them were bought by dedicated fans who were hoping to add a new cooler to their collection of Xbox gear. 

It seems a number of the mini-fridges were bought by scalpers, who are now selling the fridges on eBay, anywhere between £93 to nearly a whopping £300. Given how the original price on GAME was £89.99, it's understandable that fans are not happy. 

What Is The Xbox Mini Fridge? 

According to the GAME website, the mini-fridge is the perfect companion to help get through a long gaming session: "The sleek matte-black tower holds up to 12 cans of your favourite beverage and with two-door shelves you’ll be sure to have your favourite snacks at the ready. With LEDs and surface-features made to resemble the Xbox Series X, your friends will be amazed! Power your dreams – includes both AC and DC power cables and has a USB port for charging devices."

Why did Xbox decide to create a mini-fridge? Well, as with all good things, because of a meme. Yes, that's right. When Microsoft first shared a glimpse of the Xbox Series X, its clunky design caused fans to quickly compare the game console to a fridge as well as an alien monolith or even a brick. This led Xbox to clap back with the announcement of its very own mini-fridge.

For fans who couldn't wait to get their hands on the new coolers, they would be able to pre-order the mini-fridges from the 19th October. However, the pre-orders for the mini-fridges sold out within minutes on GAME, much to the frustration of fans. To add fuel to the fire, it appears that scalpers have been quick to buy the fridges, only to sell them on eBay for much more than the retail price. 

Will There Be More Xbox Mini Fridges? 

Xbox's mini-fridges are due to be shipped out to UK buyers in December, 2021. However, there's no word as yet as to whether Xbox will make more fridges in the future or whether they will be available outside the United Kingdom. Although, given how popular the mini-fridges have proven to be, it's likely that Xbox won't be giving fans in other parts of the world the cold-shoulder. 

If not, hopefully the scalpers will consider lowering their prices from £300. Not even Arthur Morgan could rob enough coaches and collect enough bounties to raise that much money. 

Or for gamers who are jetting away anytime soon, you might want to consider getting yourself some Xbox luggage instead. Or, if you're more of a home-bird feeling blue about not getting a mini-fridge, why not treat yourself to an Xbox doughnut?

 

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