My understanding is that the FE 3070 ti at Bestbuy will be online only. Anyone know the best time of day to check bestbuy.com for supply drops? I am running the octoshop Chrome extension to improve the chances of getting one.
I believe there should be Telegram chat rooms mentioning whenever a new online drop occurs.
Be warned, back in October/November before the mining craze boomed I still couldn't get a card this way. Usually within a minute or so they would be out of stock. I'd be halfway through the checkout process when it fails. Also the whole process would be very slow due to the servers getting hammered.
It's 19% slower for 17% less cost than a 3080 FE, but the 3080 FE is unobtanium that only trickles in through Best Buy once in a blue moon. Don't use the 3080 FE price/perf to compare anything. You will likely see RTX 40 series Lovelace cards launch sometime in 2022 first before RTX 3080s can be found for 699 in any reasonable volume.