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24 PlayStation 5 consoles are up for grabs this long weekend

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Attention all gamers: eBay is giving away 24 PlayStation 5 prize packs this long weekend. Here's how to enter.

The notoriously hard to buy PlayStation 5 is still completely sold out in Australia. Every few months, a tiny batch of consoles appears online only to be completely snapped up within seconds. At the time of writing, there was no new stock available at eBay, Amazon, Big W or anywhere else we checked. These things are rarer than hen plaque.

If you still haven't managed to get your hands on one, the following competition could therefore be worth a look. From today (June 11), eBay will be offering customers the chance to win one of 24 PlayStation 5 prize packs.

In addition to the disc-version of the PlayStation 5 console, the pack also contains the following goodies:

  • PS5 Dualsense Wireless Controller
  • PS5 Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • PS5 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • PS5 Godfall
  • PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
  • PS5 Dualsense Charging Station
  • PS5 HD Camera
  • PS5 Media Remote
  • Playstation Plus 12 Month Membership

The total prize pack is valued at $1,619.50. Not too shabby!

How to enter

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Most PlayStation 5 competitions force entrants to jump through a series of convoluted hoops - presumably so soulless marketing executives can boast about "user engagement" while presenting in boardrooms. (Blame social media.)

Thankfully, this latest promotion from eBay is a lot simpler to enter. All you need to do is join eBay Plus between 11-17 June and SMS your eBay registered email address to +0480000020. That's it.

Here are those steps again:

  1. Sign up to a free 30-day trial with eBay Plus
  2. SMS your eBay registered email address (or email that you just signed up with) to +0480000020

The competition kicks off on 11 June at 10am AEDT with entries closing at 11.59pm AEDT on 17 June, 2021. The winners will be chosen via a computerised random draw and notified by email on 24 June.

It's worth noting that eBay Plus is a premium subscription service that costs $4.99 per month. So you're technically paying actual money to enter the competition. With that said, you're free to cancel your membership before the trial runs out which means you won't be out of pocket.

What about existing eBay Plus members?

If you're already an eBay Plus member we have some bad news: the competition is only being offered to new signups.

The obvious way around this restriction is to sign up for a free 30-day trial using a different email address. (Just don't forget to cancel before the trial runs out!)

About eBay Plus

eBay Plus is a premium subscription service that offers discounted delivery and other perks to Australian eBay shoppers. A membership costs $49 per year or $4.99 a month with the options of cancelling at any time.

Here's what you get with your eBay Plus subscription:

  • Free delivery. Delivery is included on all eBay Plus purchases, which covers more than 15 million products. Major retailers who are participating in eBay Plus include Myer, Target and Chemist Warehouse. Coles offers free delivery if you spend $49 or more. Items that are included will feature an eBay Plus logo, and you can filter your searches to only include eBay Plus products.
  • Free returns. As well as free shipping, returns are free on all eBay Plus purchases..
  • Exclusive deals. Get access to special deals and discounts only available to eBay Plus members. Some examples of offers include up to 60% off on popular items and early access to new products. See more eBay deals here.
  • Premium customer service. You get access to a dedicated customer support team.

You can find out more about the competition, including the T&Cs, over on eBay's website

If you do miss out, don't despair: other Aussie retailers are expected to be selling the PlayStation 5 in the weeks to come. You can check out our PS5 buying guide for the latest links and information. Good luck!

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