Trainers selling their accounts selling for stupid money

Trainers selling their accounts selling for stupid money

Going against the Pokémon Go terms of service players are now selling there Pokémon Go accounts on eBay. The Guardian reported accounts selling for as much as a few thousand pounds on eBay UK, and a quick search reveals similar listings on eBay in the US for as much as $1,600 for a “Level 23, Almost 24” account.

Searching by ‘Sold’ listings only it’s clear that eBay has been taking down a lot of these listing with most returning a “This listing has been removed, or this item is not available” error. But some do appear to have slipped through the cracks.

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One area players are still making a legitimate profit from the Pokémon Go hype is in the sale of the Pokémon Go Plus accessories.

The Bluetooth enabled device retails for $34.95 but eBay listings have ‘Sold’ at $489.99, though whether this price is legitimate hasn’t been verified. The average price seems to be going for around $150.

The Pokémon Go Plus pairs with the user’s smart phone running Pokémon Go and alerts them of nearby Pokémon and PokéStops. It was due to launch in late July but sold out well in advance.