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How to Find the PS5 in Stock Now

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Finding a PS5 in stock right now is difficult though it’s not impossible. This guide will help you get a PS5, hopefully without paying inflated prices. It will also show you where to check for the PS5 in stock and how to get notified when the PlayStation 5 is in stock at a retailer so you can order one quickly.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 Digital Edition is $399.99. The version with a disc is $499.99. Both versions are difficult to find in stock and it will take some patience to find one if you haven’t managed to find one yet.

Unfortunately, we could see the stock shortages continue into the second half of the year. Sony says the situation will improve every month though it looks like consumers will likely have to wait a bit longer for PS5 stock issues to truly recover.

So, for now, you can expect PS5 stock to remain in a constant state of flux as we push through June.

Where to Find the PS5 in Stock Now

The PS5 is sold at several stores directly though you can buy it on resale sites like eBay if you’re willing to pay a premium for the console.

Here’s a rundown of where you can check the PS5 stock manually which is smart to do as it can give you an edge in some cases:

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You can use these links to check for the PS5 Digital Edition in stock to save $100 if you don’t want access to a disc drive:

Most of these retailers let you sign up for an in-stock alert. You can also try and order inside physical retail locations, some GameStop locations have allowed this, but quantities may already be spoken for.

How to Find the PS5 in Stock

How to get a notification when the PS5 is in stock.

If you don’t want to manually check the stock at stores, you can sign up to get tracking alerts from NowInStock. These are great in addition to any stock alerts that retailers allow you to set up directly.

  1. Go to the PS5 page on NowInStock.
  2. Register for a free account at NowInStock.
  3. Check your inbox for a verification email and click the correct link to verify.
  4. Go back to the PS5 NowInStock page.
  5. Click Add/Manage alerts in the right corner of the screen.
  6. Add an item to track it.

You can get browser alerts, text alerts, or email alerts when the model you want is in stock.

You can also see the history of when the PS5’s been in stock at specific retailers. You can use this to figure out when you should manually check or when you should expect an alert.

If you use social media, we also recommend following accounts like PS5 Stock Alerts for the latest news.

How to Get a PS5 Right Now

It’s difficult to find a PS5 in stock right now. If you don’t want to mess with a retailer or waiting for orders to start back up when small amounts trickle in, you can look for stock at resellers like eBay and Craigslist.

People are reselling the PS5 on eBay for large amounts of money. In some cases, we’ve seen them listed at well over $1000.

Be careful to read the listing before you buy as we’ve seen questionable listings in the months since the PS5’s release. eBay is pretty good at closing them down, but you’ll still want to exercise caution.

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If security is important to you, think about installing iOS 14.6 right away.

iOS 14.6 brings 38 important security patches to the iPhone. If you're curious about the particulars, you can read about them right here.

If you skipped iOS 14.5.1, you get the update's two security patches on board. You can read about them over on Apple's website. Both are related to WebKit. 

If you missed iOS 14.5 you'll get its patches with your upgrade. You can read more about those changes over on Apple's website.

iOS 14.5 also brought Apple's new App Tracking Transparency which lets you control which apps are allowed to track your activity across other companies' apps and websites for ads or sharing with data brokers.

If you skipped iOS 14.4.2, you get its security patch with iOS 14.6. You can learn more about that patch over on Apple's website as well. 

If you missed iOS 14.4.1, you get its patch with your upgrade to iOS 14.6. You can read about that patch right here.

If you skipped iOS 14.4, you get the update's patches with your upgrade. You can learn more about iOS 14.4's security patches right here

If you skipped iOS 14.3 you'll get its nine security updates with your upgrade. You can read more about them on its security site

iOS 14.3 also included a new privacy information section on App Store pages that includes a developer-reported summary of the app’s privacy practices.

If you skipped iOS 14.2, your iOS 14.6 update includes 24 additional security patches. You can learn more about the patches on Apple's security website

If you're still running iOS 13, iOS 14.6 includes iOS 14.0's security updates. 

iOS 14.0 brought 11 new security patches to the iPhone. If you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's website.

In addition to those patches, iOS 14 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Home/HomeKit and Safari. 

For instance in Safari, you can now tap the Privacy Report button to better understand how websites handle your privacy.

With iOS 14 on board you can now get information on the App Store that will help you understand the privacy practices of apps before you download them. 

There is also a new recording indicator that will appear at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. You can see if an app has used them recently in Control Center.

Researchers also discovered that Apple brought a new "BlastDoor" sandbox security system to iOS 14. The system is meant to prevent attacks from occurring via the Messages app. 

You can read more about "BlastDoor" right here

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  1. KlatuBerataNicto

    09/17/2020 at 10:05 am

    By even mentioning bot hoarding sites like NowInStock, you promote even further shortages and artificial scarcity. It should not be necessary to use a SKU hunting website to track availability and snap up units before John Q Public has a chance at his local games store or retailer. The average consumer is screwed by people using these sites to acquire multiple preorders from multiple retailers. This same nonsense happened with the switch and scalpers are STILL having a field day. Scalpers will be sitting on multiple units and ordinary gamers like myself will either be forced to pay egregious premiums on ebay, or simply go the xbox route. I dont want to do either. Sony dropped the ball with preorders, BIG TIME.

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