Crazy video card pricing 2021

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by Slug69, Mar 16, 2021.

  1. Urbansprawl

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  2. Sunder

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    Ha. I prefer some kind of variation of "an economist(technical trader) is a person who can tell you tomorrow, why the thing he predicted yesterday, isn't happening today".

    Technical trading is a good tool to visualise mass market behaviour, not a predictive tool. But it's good enough to show whether there is a general trend in one way or another.
     
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    The latest EVGA 3080 on the forums is deadset taking the piss. The OP admitted he got it from PLE this month. The card is on PLE now for $1329. However, on launch day I pre-ordered mine for $1149. His reserve is $1,900, instant is $2,700. That is deadset scalping. What a pile of shit.
     
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    I try to keep my prices on the low side in the interests of community spirit but obviously not everyone feels the same way. :(
     
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    It's unfortunate that people's desperation to get hold of one of these cards has normalised scalping among this community. That same card was advertised on the local FB marketplace for 2.7k and I'm assuming got no bites so decided to bring it over here. It's not what I have ever been about when selling on ocau but it's hard to blame just the seller when people are lining up to throw their money at them.
     
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    I like how it's always the same story, "my circumstances have changed, it's way overkill right now", yeah right :lol:
     
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    welcome to supply and demand. :tired:
     
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    its also funny how the timing works, shipment landed with the pre-order cards and suddenly 3080s are appearing in the for sale section with the above statements :lol:
     
  9. MR CHILLED

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    Along similar lines I usually see the old line "unexpected expense just came in" a lot.....and usually related to car breaking down or other assorted car excuses :cool:
     
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    Yeah, I asked.

    It was like 500 a few hours ago. Pretty sure the round flat 2200 was an offer they couldn't refuse.
     
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    Wait, the 2200 is what the actually got?!?! No way...

    There's a chance that thing is a paper weight.
     
  14. jjjc_93

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    $2,200 was the buy it now price. We will never know what the accepted offer was unless the seller tells us. I am surprised with so much money on the line that people don't try to push something through an RMA even if they have changed pads etc.
     
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    Given Myne_h's signature, it wouldn't surprise me if in a few weeks, he had a Zotac 3090 for sale, because his circumstances had changed, and it's way overkill for him now.
     
  16. Myne_h

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    Lol nah. Way too steep for my budget.

    Already made a couple of big (but no where near that big!) gambles that might not pay off.
     
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    So Dell has a special on XPS workstations with the 3060ti ships in 22 to 25 days. $2023.

    Awesome deal right?

    Do you think they are the classic 3060ti or the new neutered by Nvidia ones?

    I am not game to pull the trigger. The shipping time tells the story for me.
     
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    $1859 on Dell ebay. Tempted but I'm still not game, particularly with the proprietary motherboard and PSU (500w. Platinum?) limiting the flexibility of the rest of the machine.

    No view on whether they're neutered but by all reports (at least on the 3070 deals) the quoted timeframes have historically been very conservative.
     
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    Toms Hardware says the neutered cards are already on ships.
     

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