Not just GPU Prices are STUPID High

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by _l_, May 11, 2018.

  1. _l_

    _l_ I Am A Cock

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    if you can't afford a used GTX 1070 Ti at current over-priced pricing now's your chance to buy ... just the empty box for a mere $30 + $14 economy shipping LOL unbelievable. Who in their right mind would be oolish enough to buy an empty 1070 box for $44 ? They have six empty boxes available if you're interested ...
     
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  2. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Hot damn! That's a steal!
     
  3. wra18th

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  4. Loose Nut

    Loose Nut Limp Gawd

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    its for scammers, add some weight to each one
     
  5. spaceman

    spaceman [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Look at the sellers history. He actually sold a few 1070s.
     
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  6. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ Little Bitch

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    i've got some 780 980 and 1080 boxes if anyones interested 20 each plus shipping

    haha!
     
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  7. Chikia12187

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    I guess I’m a sucker because I paid 50 to find a box for my 1080ti strix
     
  8. Chikia12187

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    It beats 50 for my 1080
     
  9. Skylinestar

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  10. M76

    M76 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Had I kept all my boxes from the past 10 years I Could build a brand new computer from the price!
     
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  11. Zepher

    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

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    I still have a ton of boxes, this is an older pic with older hardware boxes but I still have most of these plus a bunch of new boxes.

    I guess I could try and sell them as Vintage boxes, lol

    boxes.jpg
     
  12. Kevin5255

    Kevin5255 Limp Gawd

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    I see those 8800GTX boxes! That sucker lasted me through like 3 generations of gaming.

    Selling an empty box is insane. Are people trying to counterfeit?
     
  13. RPGWiZaRD

    RPGWiZaRD Gawd

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  14. harmattan

    harmattan 2[H]4U

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    Fake card resellers who flash lower-end cards will also pick them up.

    Also, props to Zepher for keeping that All in Wonder box.
     
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  15. vikingboy

    vikingboy n00bie

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    I assumed it was people buying them in order to be able to resell their hardware after dispensing of the original packing materials. The cost on buying the empty box is should be recouped in a better sale price....
     
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    I can't imagine that that's the reason. I would not pay $50 extra for a box. I think it really is about the scammers as others have noted. There cannot be so many "collectors"
     
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  17. Zepher

    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

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    I think I have the card in the box too.
     
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  18. King_Potato

    King_Potato n00bie

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    Can someone help me? My GTX 1080 box won't fit into my case. It doesn't have a power pin connector either... How does this interface.... Is it wireless?
     
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    Need more info n pics would help bud
     
  21. Comixbooks

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    I sell anything that collects dust unless it's not worth anything I keep it then or give it away.
     
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    Holy crap!
    Where the heck do you store all those boxes?
    My closet usually gets full then i start throwing the old ones away to make room. :D
     
  25. jlbenedict

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    wow... once warranty period expires... boxes go to the trash... really don't see the point of being a "original packaging hoarder" lol
     
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  26. Zepher

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    in my closet. I was tossing old boxes and re-organizing my closet when I took that pic.

    I think this was the top shelf before.
    boxes2.jpg
     
  27. DPI

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    Resale.
     
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  28. Zepher

    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

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    Ya, I like to sell stuff with the original boxes, especially if I have to ship it.
     
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  29. AgentNein

    AgentNein n00bie

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    GPU prices slowly, but steadily coming down now.
     
  30. xorbe

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    You get the boxes, and sell altered GTX 450 cards in them ... guaranteed these boxes will be filled and re-shrink-wrapped soon enough by a scammer.
     
  31. Saki630

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    i'll have to wait until the boxes come down in price before I make a gpu purchase!
     
  32. motqalden

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    Some sales at my local memory express (canadian store kinda like fry's) they have some big discounts on 1070 / 1070 Can get 1070 for $599 CDN which is like $125 less than "normal"
    Edit: thats about $468 USD so pretty close to MSRP
     
  33. NamelessPFG

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    Having the box, especially with all those little scraps of paper nobody bothers with included, shoots up the collector's value.

    What seems like trash and outdated junk now... well, just look at the stupid prices people will pay for anything with a 3dfx or Commodore Amiga logo on it today. Bitten fruit logos too, to a lesser extent (mainly original 128k/512k, SE/30, IIfx, Color Classic, TAM). Doubly so if it's CIB. Quadruply so if it's sealed.

    I actually got a Voodoo5 5500 AGP with box and most of its documentation - hardly a mint collector's item in its current condition, but I know what kind of ridiculous prices people will pay for it. Heck, I'd probably make a bit just selling off the box alone, never mind the card!

    On the other hand, I'd rather see it put to use in a proper retro gaming build, or maybe trading leverage for one of those rare PCI Mac Editions of the same card so I can cram one into my 9600. (Or an Amiga with a PCI busboard, which is part of the reason PCI Voodoo3/4/5 cards sell for stupid high amounts.)
     
  34. dexvx

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    I like boxes of old hardware.
     
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