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American and Canadian PS2 buyers conned

The Better Business Bureau issues an international warning, don't let these people take you for a ride

It seems that the massive demand surrounding the launch of the PlayStation 2 still hasn't subsided, and opportunistically, a couple of unscrupulous web-vendors have been taking people's money eagerly at the promise of more consoles, then not delivered. PS2storeusa.com and PS2storecanada.com have both been charging between $394 and $599 for the PS2, and the punters, ever eager to try and get hold of one, have handed over their cash expectantly. But it seems that the two PS2store- sites aren't keeping up their end of the bargain. There was someone answering the phones at the company's headquarters, but all he would do was confirm that there was a problem with UPS that was being held responsible. He refused to give his name or title. All sorts of legal mumbo-jumbo has now been put into action to try and prevent the e-tailor from pocketing the money but not delivering on its promises. It seems that major credit card companies, the Better Business Bureau and other bodies are trying to deal with the problem, which should therefore be resolved quite quickly. Sadly though, there is no way to conjure up 15,000 PlayStation 2s, the number the company is said to have received orders for, and gamers may be left without, despite the inconvenience they have been put through.

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