Diablo III is coming out. Soon. And people (like this individual) are very excited. South Korea is no different. Gamers are jazzed about Diablo III. And whenever there are jazzed people, there are unscrupulous individuals ready to take advantage.
A South Korea job site recently ran a listing for a company offering a "one day job" to buy video games. The game in question was the limited edition, physical copy version of Diablo III. And the listing offered to compensate and cover all expenses. "First-timers can apply and you can even work with a friend!" read the ad. For each copy, you could earn 50,000 won (US$43).
Oddly, the ad—which has since been taken down—was apparently published by an outsourcing company. This lead to speculation that this outsourcing company was a front for another company or individual who wanted to hog Diablo III stock and then sell the game online for jacked up prices.
In South Korea, it looks like Diablo III will be hard to get. Pre-orders for the game at retailer LotteMart have already closed.
When contacted about these rumors, the outsourcing company supposedly said that it had "no intention of stocking up" and the games were "for an event inside the company".
Jongsu Chang contributed to this report.
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