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- - By MrKris (***) Date 2020-12-23 15:04
This article is from 3 months ago:
Nvidia Confirms Scalpers and Bots Destroyed 3080 Stock Levels
https://www.eteknix.com/nvidia-apologizes-3080-going-out-of-stock/
" ... To stop bots and scalpers on the NVIDIA store, we’re doing everything humanly possible, including manually reviewing orders, to get these cards in the hands of legitimate customers. ... "

It did not work.
All the RTX 2xxx & RTX 3xxx are 'out of stock' but at Newegg and Amazon scalper-"partner sellers" are selling them for 1.5x to 3.0x (ebay actually looks slightly better, though 1.5x minimum).
The RTX 2060 (still at Frys.com?) and 2060 Super are officially discontinued by Nvidia.

The GTX situation looks almost as bad though I saw a 1650 Super for $205 from BestBuy.

At Walmart for example the last gen. AMD Radeon 5700 XT has prices of $569,99, $940.86, and $1,375.53("only 2 left!") - though the lower prices seem to be still available, I assume the scalpers have 'pre-listed' waiting for shortages.

For the new 6xxx series it looks the same, "sold out" everywhere, and on Ebay prices look extremely high compared to the offical list prices.
Parent - By Vegan (****) Date 2021-01-08 22:06 Upvotes 1
At least RAM is cheaper than ever.
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