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celwin

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Being defeated by unemployed scalpers who are already in line is so much better.
Which leads to the question. If you're unemployed, where are you getting the money to buy expensive GPUs? Shouldn't your priority be something essential like saving every penny where you can. .
 

Snowdensjacket

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So wait in line for like twenty hours to maybe get a card at msrp? I can work twenty extra hours and just buy a scalper card. Which I just did since my 2070 just died a few days ago after my wife knocked my computer tower over trying to dust while nine months pregnant. Scalpers finally got me but the card will be here Wednesday and I can finally go 4k 120hz on my oled.
 

arnemetis

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Which leads to the question. If you're unemployed, where are you getting the money to buy expensive GPUs? Shouldn't your priority be something essential like saving every penny where you can. .
Without getting off track or soapboxed, I think you can easily figure it out.

The only solution to this problem really is vastly increased supply, so the scalpers end up sitting on stock that won't move because it's still available on the shelf. That said, for those who have some time off, this is an opportunity to actually get a card.
 

Lateralus

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So wait in line for like twenty hours to maybe get a card at msrp? I can work twenty extra hours and just buy a scalper card. Which I just did since my 2070 just died a few days ago after my wife knocked my computer tower over trying to dust while nine months pregnant. Scalpers finally got me but the card will be here Wednesday and I can finally go 4k 120hz on my oled.
Sucks you had to resort to the bottom feeders scalpers but on the bright side a 3000 series card takes those OLEDs to another level. I was greatly enjoying my 48CX with a 1080Ti, but the 3090 unleashed all of its features and it really shines now. I have over $3k invested in just the display and GPU but man, it’s the ultimate eye candy experience as far as I’m concerned.
 

DWolvin

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Nice! I'm going to be on my 1080ti for the foreseeable future and I lome my 35~ish 3440x1440, but I hope to update both in a couple years. 4xxx and OLED here I come!
 

p_monks33

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There is a tracker available to show lines around your area. Local to me in Oklahoma looks like about 50 folks in line around 2am local time, with employees saying there are roughly 200 or so cards.
 

vegeta535

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Which leads to the question. If you're unemployed, where are you getting the money to buy expensive GPUs? Shouldn't your priority be something essential like saving every penny where you can. .
Credit cards.
 

sfsuphysics

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The problem is not every store will carry them. The nearest store to me is about 45 min away. The nearest store that will carry the fe cards is 3 hours.
Here is the list of available stores that will have them tomorrow.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/clp-co...t1619723841347&ref=rdr&loc=NVIDIAGraphicsCard
Yeah that sounds like a Microcenter type of problem. Which is perfectly fine by me, the number of times I was bitch slapped with "add to cart" then a flash of "Sorry not available within 250 miles of your location" just was beyond frustrating.

Being defeated by unemployed scalpers who are already in line is so much better.
Actually, yeah, it is. You can super early to try if you feel your time is worth it, or you can try to throw a card in your cart check out within 3 seconds and not have the system think you're a bot because you clicked add to cart too many times. At least with something like thing if you live close, like I do, you can drive by an hour before store opening to see if it's futile for you to try and get one rather than thinking you have a fighting chance online against bots and companies who simply have shown no care nor desire to deal with bots buying goods. IMO Best Buy should have done this from day 1.

That said, there is one about 10 minutes away from me that is on the list, but it's Tuesday, and that is street sweeping day on one side of the street and I have a parking spot on the other side of the street and that's much more important to me right now :) The madness will eventually end and I can wait just fine.
 

mnewxcv

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All 3080 ti and 3070 ti cards, FE included, are LHR. If not, the 3070 Ti FE would be the best mining card this gen and this would be discussed all over...
Yes. I meant fe 3060ti 3070 3080 3090 are all supposed to not be lhr. 3070ti and 3080ti were never made non lhr by any brand of card.
 

next-Jin

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The tracker didn’t show Augusta, GA being too bad. 20 in line at like 2 am. I could have went in at 4 am but chose not to. I have a 2080 Ti in a living room PC.

I want a 3080 or higher specifically because of HDMI 2.1 but standing in line for 4 hours didn’t seem worth it to me. I’m almost 40, that’s a young mans game lol.
 

arnemetis

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Actually, yeah, it is. You can super early to try if you feel your time is worth it, or you can try to throw a card in your cart check out within 3 seconds and not have the system think you're a bot because you clicked add to cart too many times. At least with something like thing if you live close, like I do, you can drive by an hour before store opening to see if it's futile for you to try and get one rather than thinking you have a fighting chance online against bots and companies who simply have shown no care nor desire to deal with bots buying goods. IMO Best Buy should have done this from day 1.

That said, there is one about 10 minutes away from me that is on the list, but it's Tuesday, and that is street sweeping day on one side of the street and I have a parking spot on the other side of the street and that's much more important to me right now :) The madness will eventually end and I can wait just fine.
Lucky you, the two closest to me were about 90 minutes out each. If I had gone overnight I might have had a chance, but the lines I see people I know who went were hundreds of people. Had to work, spend time with the gf. I'm sure 90% of what was sold today is up on ebay now.
 

voklskier4452

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Already seeing a few on facebook for double MSRP, guess I should have gotten up early given that BB is a mile from my house. The 2060 Super will just have to keep doing its duty for a while longer.
 

bufodr_T

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Snagged a 3090 FE at BB in Tulsa. Until I got there only the 3090 was left.
Sweet. I would love to have the 3090 fe but couldn’t justify driving 3 hours to the nearest bb on the list for a chance to get in line to get one.
 

HardBytes

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Sweet. I would love to have the 3090 fe but couldn’t justify driving 3 hours to the nearest bb on the list for a chance to get in line to get one.
I was surprised. BB started working the line b4 they opened at 10 am. I got there about 45 min b4 they opened and there was about 20 people in line, I almost left. I thought WTH I'll stick a bit more. Then an employee came out with a paper that said 3090 "anyone want a 3090?". I asked if that's all that was left and he said yes so I took it. I really wanted a 3080. The drive for me was only 20 min. It's installed as I type. I'm coming up from a 1080. Game on!
 

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Salinas based friend went to San Fran and gave up when he got there at 10PM last night when there were already about 70 people in line. No idea what stock was like in the morning.
I am still surprise Best Buy didn't have a participating location in San Jose given the population size.
 

Retsam

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Yeah I didnt bother going. The only BB with the drop cards was an hour away and I saw there was already 200 people at it or something so... No point.

I just want a fricking RTX 3080......god damn...
 

Retsam

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Salinas based friend went to San Fran and gave up when he got there at 10PM last night when there were already about 70 people in line. No idea what stock was like in the morning.

He should have stuck it out as many BB's had over 200-300 cards available. Just fyi.
 

undertaker2k8

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Any reports on how the Modesto store fared? Can't believe they chose that location of the many many better areas they could have chosen....
 

Chimpee

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He should have stuck it out as many BB's had over 200-300 cards available. Just fyi.
But there is only limited quantity of each cards, I mean if he wanted a 3080, there is a pretty good chance he won't get it if there are 70 people ahead of him.
 

Zarathustra[H]

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Which leads to the question. If you're unemployed, where are you getting the money to buy expensive GPUs? Shouldn't your priority be something essential like saving every penny where you can. .

They have nothing better to do with their time, so if they have a spare $1400, and they can turn it into $3k, why wouldn't they try?

Some might even consider it to be their business. (off the books, without paying taxes, of course...)
 

rinaldo00

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Well I would stay at least 30 miles away from Chicago as well, just not a very safe city.
LOL in spots very very true, my neighborhood is one of, if not the safest, in the city. Its nickname is "Th Gold Coast", I live in a nice condo right on the lake.
 

WorldExclusive

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Already seeing a few on facebook for double MSRP, guess I should have gotten up early given that BB is a mile from my house. The 2060 Super will just have to keep doing its duty for a while longer.
MSRP, no bundle and check out when you're ready is the only way to go. My 2060S will last until then.
 
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