Could NVIDIA’s RTX cards get even more expensive? That is certainly a possibility: ExtremeTech notes that a variety of PC components, including graphics cards, motherboards, storage devices (e.g., SSDs), and power supplies, will all be hit with a 10-percent tariff starting September 24. “If you could buy a new RTX2080 AIB today for $800 you should, and think of it as being discount from what it will cost in January—$1,000. On Monday, the 24th of September, it will cost $880, plus tax and shipping.” The increase in prices will be recognized by some smart, and wealthy people as an opportunity. They will buy as many of the new AIBs today as they can get and hold them. Then when the price goes up, they can sell them on eBay for only 15% more than today’s price, make a nice profit, legally, and make the slow-moving or slow-witted people who didn’t buy now, happy to get the apparent gray-market discount. None of that will help the GPU or AIB suppliers, who are already nervous about the last generation of AIBs bought for mining being dumped on eBay and killing new sales.