10th Gen CPU's - Shortage or Demand causing almost instant sell outs?

dave343

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I've been trying to acquire a 10600K CPU for a while now, but as many have also found it's proving difficult to acquire one for MSRP, and not some jacked up price from a third party reseller, that being if anyone has any stock to begin with.

This afternoon I just randomly refreshed a Newegg 10600k browser tab that I had left open from this morning. And, bam! It was in stock. I couldn't click fast enough through the purchase menu's and got the order confirmed. Well about a minute later I refreshed the Newegg 10600k page out of curiosity and it was "Out of stock" again... really...? That fast!? About 30 seconds later I refreshed again, this time it was in stock from a 3rd party reseller, selling for $100 above MSRP. At least I was able to snag one for MSRP :)

So what's the deal? Are they really selling out that fast? And is it a manufacturing shortage or just a huge demand for the 10th gen chips? Or are they selling out to 3rd party resellers and being reposted almost immediately?
 
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Ready4Dis

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I've been trying to acquire a 10600K CPU for a while now, but as many have also found it's proving difficult to acquire one for MSRP, and not some jacked up price from a third party reseller, that being if anyone has any stock to begin with.

This afternoon I just randomly refreshed a Newegg 10600k browser tab that I had left open from this morning. And, bam! It was in stock. I couldn't click fast enough through the purchase menu's and got the order confirmed. Well about a minute later I refreshed the Newegg 10600k page out of curiosity and it was "Out of stock" again... really...? That fast!? About 30 seconds later I refreshed again, this time it was in stock from a 3rd party reseller, selling for $100 above MSRP. Well at least I one one for MSRP :)

So what's the deal? Are they really selling out that fast? And is it a manufacturing shortage or just a huge demand for the 10th gen chips? Or are they selling out to 3rd party resellers and being reposted almost immediately?
It's a supply issue first and foremost, but with covid messing with supply chains, it's making it worse.
 

Nightfire

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There hasn't been any 10th gen Intel CPUs on the Amazon top 10 list for quite some time.

The 10600k has just 12 reviews - just edging out the 3600xt's 10 o_O
 

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I don't know what MSRP is, but microcenter has had i5-10600ks in for weeks....

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Maybe they don't sell because MC also sells the i7-10700 for $289.99 ...?

Ryzen 3 3300x on the other hand....
 
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