Fk scalpers, they are bad for both the consumer and the industry. Sony and MS are already selling at a loss, as they make their money with software sales. A scalper buying a PS5 or XSX/S and having it sit on ebay is impacting their bottom line as well.
Meanwhile you have people with the money to buy a new console, but cannot get one due to bots buying up the stock seconds after it hits the market. Scalpers are scum, plain and simple. Anyone who can defend them has allowed themselves to be conditioned to accept it under the term "capitalism". How anyone who thinks buying up everything with automated bots at the expense of others who try to buy something legitly is beyond me.
Hell in all honesty, most of these scalpers are violating the ToS with the vender by bypassing the verification process anyway so fk em. Even if they try to use "capitalism" as an excuse, they are still in the wrong somewhere in the process that they are going about it.