[H] Stock Alerts & Tips for AMD / Nvidia / PS5 / Xbox / Intel

sc5mu93

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yeah - still available, but prices = eeek.
i just want a plain jane reference model for less than 300 markup over MSRP. I'm sure they will sellout even at those prices.
 

R-Type

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yeah - still available, but prices = eeek.
i just want a plain jane reference model for less than 300 markup over MSRP. I'm sure they will sellout even at those prices.
Yeah, unfortunately the tariffs have given them free reign to redefine MSRP. I would not expect prices to drop even after tariff relief given the demand. Sad time for gaming.
 

RanceJustice

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To my knowledge, BB is now pick-up only.



Right now its very risky to sell these cards on eBay because of potential scams. The shortage has turned somewhat normal people to desperate measures. To many folks, the idea of scamming or 'getting even' with a scalper is rather easy to justify.

If someone with a decent multi-year track record decides to scam you (claim it was not what they received), there is little recourse that can be done because the eBay algorithm has determined they are 'trusted'. And by default, a trusted buyer will have an extremely high chance of winning an arbitration.

I would not sell these cards on eBay period. The prices there reflect the risk. Think of how many scalped GPU's you'd have to sell to break even after being scammed a RTX 3090. Therefore, in order to make a profit, you need to have an expected value to match.

Part of my is still surprised that Ebay is that kind of shithole...part of me is most certainly not. I've seen some scams over the years but provided they're not international and (at least in the past) there was some sort of "seller protection" qualification, I don't know how Ebay can continue to allow people to just claim "Didn't receive it / wasn't what I ordered etc.." , or paying for it using an unauthorized/stolen transaction or account etc... and the seller just has to eat it (assuming they're a "normal" positive rep individual account, not some sort of super-seller business who I'm sure get different rules and deference in their favor) ? I've been an infrequent user of Ebay in general, but it seems crazy that such a thing can happen even if you take a picture of the item, take a picture of it at the post office or wherever you're shipping it from in its box, provide tracking etc. Perhaps you can even take the new item and open it up just to photograph the actual card inside so they can't claim it was something else or a brick etc? I mean, I get that buyers can get screwed too or that unauthorized purchases can come into effect but it seems like something that shouldn't fall on either one party or the other - with Ebay themselves covering the cost so they don't enable such scams - if it appears that neither party did anything "wrong" as it were.

Then again poking around Ebay and having not even looked at the costs of listing in years, it seems they've gotten even shiftier than I remember. If you want to list an auction-style item, they specifically make it so that you have to list the starting price a significant way away from the buy-it-now price, likely so they can push for what seems to be a 8% cost of the item in order to activate the "reserve price" feature! I'm not even sure if that reserve price fee is only if the item sells or if its a listing fee. Regardless, they've set it up so that especially on a higher value item you need to risk selling an item way below where you'd prefer, or pay a huge fee to create a reserve. It used to be that the only thing you had to risk for having a start price and a buy-it-now price rather close together was less marketing clout so people didn't see "oooh, super cheap item! better bid!" - but there was no forced gap between the two! Not to mention the listing fees and the amount of sold-item fees, it seems Ebay is just a total shitshow - except people seem to be selling there scalping or otherwise.

Oh yes, and seeing Newegg hawking their products on Ebay at increased prices while not keeping them in stock on their own store, makes me recall how they've fallen since the new ownership. Sigh, frustrating all around.
 

jfreund

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I bit on the 6900XT. I got a 6800 from Amazon on launch day, even then they charged $680+tax for a total of $730. I ordered an Asus Strix LC 6800XT from ShopBLT on Dec 10 and the ETA keeps moving. Might as well go for the trifecta. At least the 6900XT should arrive while I can still return the 6800 to Amazon.

Now I need to know if that Asrock uses the reference PCB and if not, is there a waterblock for it?
 

NeloDiavolo

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For the last few weeks I've been waking up automatically at 8 on Tuesdays. My brain already knows to get up to check Best Buy. I noticed that the MSI 3080 raised it's price to $959.99. fu..
 

legcramp

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That sold out in 3 minutes.
 

NKD

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For the last few weeks I've been waking up automatically at 8 on Tuesdays. My brain already knows to get up to check Best Buy. I noticed that the MSI 3080 raised it's price to $959.99. fu..

yep other then the founders edition everyone else raised their MSRP on best buy. Nvidia sort of has to stick with that price due to being MSRP. But AIBs are raping wallets right now. I don't even know if its all Terrifs and shit, i think most of it is just an opportunity to grab extra cash while they can.
 
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