The RTX 3080 has been a disaster, and eBay scalpers are now trying to cash in. Will be a long time until prices stabilise
I was ready to buy one this morning, but everything sold out in literally seconds. Between failing to purchase the 3080 and failing to preorder PS5, my bank account suddenly has more cash there than expected. Somehow....that makes me sad.
I went for a pre-order for October (fingers crossed) on the 3080 , hopefully either no-one buys these from Ebay and just waits, or Ebay do the decent thing and remove them, hopefully the bas****s get stuck with them. Bot sites gloating they got their users loads of them :( https://uk.pcmag.com/graphi...
the pricing on these being so low per power compared to what is currently on market made this an inevitability. The only fix is for people to wait for stock resupply. Helps the userbase and helps Nvidia, double win. Nvidia gets extra sales from morons who bought hundreds, and users get the price that is attributed to them by Nvidia. If everyone still buys them on Ebay, we are screwed.
@GottaBjimmyb Agreed. The entire market has to collectively start ignoring the scalpers. People who cave in (idiotically) to buy from them is what keeps the scalpers alive and do what they do. Also if any moron is willing to pay $1500-$2000 for a 3080, they should just wait for a damn 3090. Come on people.
It's bot purchases. Curry's stock was In at 1pm and literally all allowance https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/... 3080 at £9000 bid
Hahahahahaha that actually made me laugh hard. I ain’t buying either as it stands not at launch but will get both further down the line when there’s more titles to take advantage of both.
It seems some consumers have had enough with scalpers on eBay lately, with reports of people heavily overbidding on 3080 listings and not paying to cost scalpers eBay fees and other inconveniences. Look it up. It's hilarious and they deserve it!
Hilarious? More like Sad and pathetic. Just sounds to me like people need a better use of their time... Be an adult, if you dont get one simply get it later. If you spend any amount of time sitting on ebay shill bidding on graphics cards because you are so salty about not getting one you need to take a long hard look at what your life has become.
Dad, get off the internet.
Sounds to me like you're a scalper.
They did not sit on ebay to shill bid.. A guy created a bot that picks up on 3080 sales, create's an account that place's bids on 3080's ranging from $6k-20k to make sure the sellers have a hard time, but I am sure we have plenty of others who are salty like you stated and placing a bunch of $10k bids... But in all honesty I don't blame them, Its the same thing most of the buyers did to even purchase one.. I saw multiple people post receipts on PCMR claiming they only got one because of a simple bot they created, with no intention of using the card at all, just up selling it. I mean look at most of the sales before the up bidding starting, people posting 3080's for $1400. Sell the one now, buy another when stock is back in full force, essentially paying nothing for a GPU upgrade, slime balls. The real problem is people who buy from the scalpers thinking they are not scum like the folks they bought it from. They are both the problem.. Nvidia claims they will be constantly sending new stock to retailers everyday.. But we all know they want this, keeps the hype going when people cannot easily go purchase one. Newegg Tweeted that all 3080 sales went to humans.... 5 Minutes every card they had at 9am went poof lol, mean while Ebay Scapler post say otherwise, dozens and dozens with Newegg receipts.. Lol just don't get why Newegg even cares to state that, the job is done the product is sold nothing needs to be said by them, just a dumb move by the PR on that website.
Barely any time was spent actually, it's just a bot hiking the prices. Scalpers don't deserve to make money off this, it's technically price gouging which is illegal.
Fuck the scalpers they need scalping!
This was obviously a paper launch. Anywhere between 10.000 and 30.000 cards globally means production just wasn't ready. We probably have to wait until December / January before supply gets much better. It seems they just wanted to release before the next gen consoled and new AMD cards.
Agreed. Especially after Newegg's response on Twitter saying they sold out in 5 min (They sold out in 2min, and their website was down from 9:00 to 9:02) no bots got any cards and they were all human. Calling major BS on that one when Ebay has scalpers showing multiple receipts from Newegg.
And NewEgg had the balls to say this wasn’t due to bots, they were all human orders. Considering how quickly they sold out, that is a flat out lie!
I was watching the Nvidia site for the Founders cards yesterday in the UK, it went from notify me to out of stock in a single quick refresh, there was BS for sure. Not that i mind now anyway as i have a better/cooler AIB card ordered for the same price.
I'll most likely be using my Asus TUF 3080 for the same reason i bought it, gaming! Took me hours yesterday just to get an order in at 649.99 and even then the price was going up/down all the time. Still dunno my queue position yet..
Here TUF for 750 euros incl. VAT. yesterday. Only a few got it and most have to weeks or months. Now the price is 820 euros.
I am looking forward to getting one but I don't have to have it now. I'll wait until supplies are plentiful..
Similar things happen with most every gpu launch that I've been a part of and most console launch, always tons of crying about it. Nothing can be done. Supply and demand.
People cry about evvvverything these days, really very tiring to be honest. I come to places like n4g, reddit and FB groups to check on the latest news, buy/sell, share content stuff like that but it has all been reduced to endless complaining with nothing of value left. Ive had to leave several once great action figure / game collecting groups because of this.
Yeah, ironically the PS5 gamers are complaining they didn't get a preorder. PC gamers are complaining at the exact same time mind you that they didn't get a 3080. Both hardware products were always going to be supply constrained and that could have been predicted 10 years ago. Some got them some did not. Most will go to gamers and most will be used for playing video games. Scalpers suck. Frustration is understandable, and the need to visit that frustration on others is very strong, so we get to hear all about it.
One more, lol: Two weeks ago it was Xbox they were angry at for not having any games or something, and leaking all their stuff, ect. Last week they were furious at Nintendo for having the gall to release 3 of the highest rated games of all time(3D Mario) for 20 dollars a piece, in a package(Not only was that too much to pay, apparently, but the limited release window was not fair????? or something, even though it was a very large window). Today they are all mad at Sony and Nvidia, and don't forget, ALL RETAILERS, for their handling of preorders on a VERY supply restricted set of products. Also, they already forgot about the last two weeks.
People are pissing and moaning on the internet again? What else is new.
You would have to be an idiot to spend thousands when you can at least wait and see if you can get the 3090 on the 24th.
Just. Fucking. Wait. This happens with every major tech release, I've got money saved for a full new PC build, but I'm waiting for the 3080 to hit more normal stock levels before I buy it, not a big deal!
This is a retailer problem. Retailers should make it so people can only purchase 1 of a high demand item per transaction/account and also have a checkout CAPTCHA. Makes it harder for scalpers to buy an entire inventory
Fucking scumbags. Pure and simple.
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