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How to buy a PlayStation 5 in time for Valentine’s Day

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Getting your hands on a PlayStation 5 in time for Valentine's Day may seem like a Herculean task, but these simple steps will give you the best chance.

The most reliable storefront you can use to try to acquire a PlayStation 5 in Australia is eBay. Bookmark this helpful lowest price link so you can repeatedly return and try to find a PS5 within your price range. Move quickly to ensure it can be delivered by 14 February.

Keep in mind there are 2 different versions of the PlayStation 5: the Standard Edition (sometimes called Disc Edition) is a traditional console, into which the user can insert physical game discs, and the other, cheaper version is the Digital Edition, which can only play digitally downloaded games. So, choose wisely.
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Guide to using eBay

There are a number of ways to buy items on eBay. If you click Buy It Now, you simply pay the advertised price, check out and the product will be delivered. Simple.


Certain eBay listings have an extra button reading Make Offer. This allows you to inform the seller of the price you are willing to pay for an item. Upon seeing your offer, the seller can choose to either accept, reject or make a counter-offer.

If you end up in a lengthy process of offers and counter-offers, keep in mind you can only make a maximum of 3 offers for 1 listing.


Another way to buy on eBay is its famous auction system. If an item is available for bidding, there will be a button on the listing reading Place Bid. You can then enter into a manual bidding war with other buyers, but we recommend making use of eBay's automatic bidding system.

This allows you to simply set the highest price you are willing to pay for an item, while eBay takes care of the rest. Whenever a bid is placed, eBay will place a slightly higher bid on your behalf, until your upper limit has been reached.

If you plan on making use of eBay's bidding system, make sure you keep an eye on when the listing ends. If it's too far away, you won't be able to get your hands on the PlayStation before Valentine's Day rolls around.

Other ways to buy PlayStation 5

Outside of eBay, finding a Playstation 5 is likely to be extremely tough sledding. Amazon, Target and Big W are some of the stores that have recently had stock, but they currently do not.

If you come across a storefront you are not familiar with claiming to be selling the PlayStation 5, make sure to do your background research to avoid getting scammed.

Buy cheap PlayStation 5 games

A PlayStation 5 isn't much good without games to enjoy. In some cases, you may need to look into express shipping to ensure these games arrive by Valentine's Day.

Note: Amazon Prime members can get even lower prices on some of the deals below.

51% off<em> Assassin's Creed: Valhalla</em> on Amazon
51% off Assassin's Creed: Valhalla on Amazon

One of the most enduring franchises in the world of gaming returns. Exciting RPG mechanics throw players helplessly into the world of the Dark Age Viking.

Buy for $49 (was $99.95)
62% off <em>Madden 22</em> on Amazon
62% off Madden 22 on Amazon

The legendary American football series returns, with improved AI, updated rosters and the new Face of the Franchise game mode. Jump on this massive deal in time for Valentine's Day.

Buy for $41.95 (was $109.99)
46% off <em>NBA 2K22</em> on Amazon
46% off NBA 2K22 on Amazon

Living the experience of an NBA All-Star has never been more impressive than on NBA 2K22 on the PlayStation 5. This massive discount makes it even easier to wow your favourite sports fan this Valentine's Day.

Buy for $59 (was $109.95)
41% off Marvel's<em> Guardians of the Galaxy</em> on Amazon
41% off Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy on Amazon

The world of the beloved film franchise can now be enjoyed by gamers everywhere. Gamers play as Star-Lord as they lead their colourful band of rebels on a heart-racing, galaxy-hopping adventure.

Buy for $59 (was $99.95)
25% off <em>Dying Light 2</em> on Amazon
25% off Dying Light 2 on Amazon

With an expansive open world and fresh and exciting combat, this is the perfect game to kick off the next generation of PlayStation.

Buy for $74.90 (was $99.95)

Buy PlayStation 5 accessories

19% off Wireless PlayStation 5 Controller on Amazon
19% off Wireless PlayStation 5 Controller on Amazon

Most PlayStation 5 purchases will include a controller, but some may not. If yours does not, be sure to grab this deal from Amazon.

Buy for $89 (was $109.95)
$20 off Pulse 3D Wireless Headset on Amazon
$20 off Pulse 3D Wireless Headset on Amazon

One of the most exciting features of the PlayStation 5 is its 3D audio system, immersing gamers in far-flung worlds like never before. With sounds flying in seemingly from every direction, this is a critical element of the Next Gen experience.

Buy for $139 (was $159.95)
16% off PlayStation 5 HD Camera on Amazon
16% off PlayStation 5 HD Camera on Amazon

The in-house production capabilities of the PlayStation 5 wouldn't be complete without this HD camera accessory. Whether streaming or playing with friends, this camera ensures the ultimate Next Gen experience.

Buy for $84 (was $99.95)

Need even more info on the PlayStation 5? Check out our complete guide on how to buy the PlayStation 5 in Australia.

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