Why is Microcenter scalping people.

philb2

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BestBuy is doing it too. This is my video card, which original MSRP was $799.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/xfx-sp...g-graphics-card-black/6453268.p?skuId=6453268

When I bought it, it was $999 on BestBuy. Then a week later it was around $1,249, now it is $1,499 (actually around what I paid on eBay, so that makes me feel slightly better).
I guess all the stores are getting greedy. At least Best Buy isn't trying to stuff crap down your throat with "bundles."
 

ssj925

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I went to best buy today. They had a 3070Ti for $949 lol.
I think everyone is charging a lot from AIB to retailer.
 

Mchart

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They've all upped the MSRP's to basically where they all cost as much as they would if it were the higher-tier model. 3090 is just stupid, 3080Ti is now the price of a decent 3090, and so on.
 

Saabjock

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Just remember folks....MC and BB don't simply walk over to your house... reach into your pocket and pull the money out.
You have to 'help' in that regard.
I've seen guys do some really stupid things. They've completely lost the plot...along with focus of the issue.
Some have sold an RTX2080Ti for $600...then turned right around an 'invest' $900+ into an RTX3060 series.
Think about that for a second.
 
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vegeta535

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MC pissed me off yesterday. They had vouchers out for ftw 3 3090 when I got there asked for one. They were $1880. I went to check out and the dude came back from the back told me sorry they didn't have anymore. They had a ton of 3060, 3070ti and MSI 3090.
 

shinotenshi

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Microcenter did not me scalp me. got a 3090 FTW3 at MSRP today. it's kinda sad how excited i was, and all because i just randomly checked the microcenter website today. had to grab an uber during lunch.
 

shinotenshi

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Compared to other AiB that are $2200+ it is.
exactly, and its the one of best models they have , they have cheaper ones, but I wanted the FTW3 ultra one. look at how much the MSI ones cost. it was also far cheaper than any 3090 you can ever get on the newegg shuffle. it's a 3090, i knew that going in.
 

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exactly, and its the one of best models they have , they have cheaper ones, but I wanted the FTW3 ultra one. look at how much the MSI ones cost. it was also far cheaper than any 3090 you can ever get on the newegg shuffle. it's a 3090, i knew that going in.
I have never seen the xc in stock at MC since release.
 

ssj925

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I still haven't gotten any XC3 models I've been in queue since September. The thing I don't like about FTW3 models etc is the 3 power plug requirement.
 
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I still haven't gotten any XC3 models I've been in queue since September. The thing I don't like about FTW3 models etc is the 3 power plug requirement.
My 3070ti ftw3 only has 2. But the 3080 up do require 3 I believe.
 
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Microcenter did not me scalp me. got a 3090 FTW3 at MSRP today. it's kinda sad how excited i was, and all because i just randomly checked the microcenter website today. had to grab an uber during lunch.
I dunno whats going on with those AMD cards, but when I picked up my MSI 3090 Triple X in January it wasn’t over MSRP. Of course i was hoping to save 700 bones on a 3080 but it works for me for now
 

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Just saw a $1400 3080TI at microcenter. Pretty sure they're not scalping. The 6700XT prices for AIBs are nuts (not MC's fault) though. The coolers all generally suck and the performance isn't all that great. I surprisingly really like the 6800s though. They generally seem to be a copy + paste of the higher end 6800XT coolers so you get really good thermals and a little more performance.
 

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I went in yesterday to get some ram sticks. Saw Amd cards and thought it was getting better then she told me those 6900xt are $2600. I said those are going to stay right there.
 

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I went in yesterday to get some ram sticks. Saw Amd cards and thought it was getting better then she told me those 6900xt are $2600. I said those are going to stay right there.
Yea Everytime I go and ask about Nvidia cards they always say but we have plenty of AMD cards. They can shove their $900 6700s up their ass.
Just saw a $1400 3080TI at microcenter. Pretty sure they're not scalping. The 6700XT prices for AIBs are nuts (not MC's fault) though. The coolers all generally suck and the performance isn't all that great. I surprisingly really like the 6800s though. They generally seem to be a copy + paste of the higher end 6800XT coolers so you get really good thermals and a little more performance.
EVGA cards are made in taiwan so they don't get the tariff tax. Other AiB are made and China and gouging on top of it tho.
 

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Yea Everytime I go and ask about Nvidia cards they always say but we have plenty of AMD cards. They can shove their $900 6700s up their ass.

EVGA cards are made in taiwan so they don't get the tariff tax. Other AiB are made and China and gouging on top of it tho.

Pretty sure some evga cards are also made in china. I know it was a thing when 3080's/3090's ftw3 were dying.
 

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dont forget china's new import/export tax they are adding and in some circumstances its ineffect say good bye to places like Taobo,ali exspress, and goods leaving china.
 

shinotenshi

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I don't think all EVGA are made in china. the MSRP for 3090's didn't change after Trump initiated the Tariffs.. and yea it isn't microcenter, its the AIB who have gone ham. MSI being one of the worst offenders.
 

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The people in this thread arguing over what constitutes as "luxury". What the actual fuck.

Nearly everything in your life is non-essential. I hate to break it to you but the cold hard ground, food, water, and oxygen is technically all you need to survive. The same people that argue that dedicated GPUs are a "luxury" item as if that statement justifies a bunch of immoral business practices should have their homes, cars, and clothes priced out of their budget, since those are all luxury items as well.
 

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Glad I got my 6900xt at retail msrp back in December 2020. Now its 💧 cooled fully and can surpass even the 2000 cards like red devils etc....

Hitting 2500÷ mhz

Also just preordered New World for Aug 31 release and unlike 3090s the 6900xt is not melting from the beta.
 

Shadowarez

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ooooooo i was about to install and run this on my system. guess ill have to order some thermal pads and repaste it. before i try this. thanks for the heads up.
 

tangoseal

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ooooooo i was about to install and run this on my system. guess ill have to order some thermal pads and repaste it. before i try this. thanks for the heads up.

Id wait for release tbh. Not worth melting your 3090 over. Theres a report about it on WCCF
 

Shadowarez

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seen a few more after mentioned it turns out capping your fps is about the best fix for now. still this 3090 FE is unbroken lol, but i should order 1m.2.5m thick thermo grizz pads and if i can confirm the coldplate is copper i could use LM on core. though i will be coating the ever living hell outa the smds around it for barrier of protection.
 

Nobu

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The people in this thread arguing over what constitutes as "luxury". What the actual fuck.

Nearly everything in your life is non-essential. I hate to break it to you but the cold hard ground, food, water, and oxygen is technically all you need to survive. The same people that argue that dedicated GPUs are a "luxury" item as if that statement justifies a bunch of immoral business practices should have their homes, cars, and clothes priced out of their budget, since those are all luxury items as well.
Shelter is necessary, a brand new stupid big home isn't. Brand new stupid big homes are expensive, and way outside my budget.
 
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