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8800 gt shortage?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by strick94u, Nov 13, 2007.

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    So i go to Microcenter looking for an 8800 gt when this sellsmans says he knows they have 10+ in stock but they will not sell till the current 8800 gts 320's and 640's are depleteted. Now I don't know if this guy is nuts or not since their web sight shows na da. Anyone know who has them?
     
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    Call em a bastid and tell him to give you one lol
     
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    inq says they holding them back on purpose
     
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    They just don't want to put the GT on the shelf untill the inferior and more expensive products sell out. I walked into a Fry's and bought mine right off the shelf.
     
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    Haha nice. Obviously the 8800GTS series will be remaining on the shelf now that the GT is just a couple of notches away from the GTX. But that's definitely not fair. Check the law. At least in my country, if one has the cash available the retailer cannot refuse to sell something he has in stock, for any reason whatsoever.

    I haven't found a single online shop with stock.

    I've got a pending pre-order with OcUK. When I placed the order on the 8th November the ETA was 14th November.
    Checking yesterday, they moved the ETA to 16th November.

    If they keep on moving it I think I'll either go crazy or cancel as soon as I find someone stocked. It is frustrating enough having to wait for shipment etc etc let alone this... :banghead:
     
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    some guesses..

    they release stuff they havnt got to bugger up the 38xx launch..

    too many duds and they wont release any more..

    the shops have em but are holding back to clear their now unsellable stock at the current prices..

    take your pick.. praps its a bit of all three..

    all current prices have been messed up thats for sure..

    trog
     
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    buy from them online

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0276270
     
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    Here in Spain is imposible to find any 8800GT even in some wholesellers. Looking around in some webs, can't find neither in other countries.

    maybe nvidia has not enough GPU's stock?
    maybe are waiting for the 38** to be released in order to adjust their prices?
    waiting to the older cards to be sold?

    who knows... I'm still waiting the cards to build my new pc :cry:
     
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    in the uk, i got my XFX GeForce 8800 GT 512MB DDR3 Extreme coming tomorrow! :D BUT... i order the plain XFX GeForce 8800 GT 512MB DDR3 originally, nearly 3 weeks ago, and they kept delaying it!, @ 1st it was by 4-5 days then another 3 days, then they told me the 20/11/07 they would be in!.. so i 4ort F*K IT, paid and extra £13 and got the Extreme version! [store @ www . cclonline . com]

    kinda p****d me off cos its the only bit missing from my new build
     
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    OMG I hope they don't do the same thing with my order!:banghead:

    Where are you ordering it from?

    Honestly I've been having dreams of installling the 8800GT for the past 3 days (yup I'm that obsessed) waking up to the disappointment that it hasn't even arrived yet!!
     
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    hehe read post FULLY lol.. [store @ www . cclonline . com] :cool:..

    the worst bit was that i had sold my old ancient AGP system, so i had to goto pcworld (high priced big pc chain) to get the cheapest pci-e i could find! (a 7200le 128Mb for £35) jus so i could run my new setup! btw im takin bk as soon as it get my 8800GT!.. also im dyin to play the new crysis game wont even run @ the mo:(
     
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    Austrialian or did I get the memory bytes in my mind confused?
     
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    Google bfg and evga on the 8800Gt.

    IMO the 8800GT was a mistake. By Nvidia.

    It ruined the existing nvidia stocks - who would now be buying an 8800GTS 320 or 640MB now that the 8800GT is out? By heck the GT is just a few measly benchmarks below the GTX - at that price one justifies buying the GT!!!

    No wonder every retailer has the 8800GT "out of stock" at the moment!

    Hmph....

    They're just waiting to get rid of old 8800GTS 320/640MB video cards. OTHERWISE HOW COULD THEY BE JUSTIFYING HAVING A STOCK OF THE 8800GT PERFORMING BETTER THAN THE EQUIVALENT 8800GTS'S?!?
     
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    GTS Vs GT.. is jus like 70fps vs 75fps, aint gonna make no diff! APART FROM THE FAT PRICE TAG!!!!!!!!!!!!:nutkick:
     
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    I sold my 8800 gt couldn't resist

    I payed 265.00 shipped and sold it for 320.00. I now preordered a 8800 gt for 249.99 shipped so after fees and shipping my new gt cost me 200.00 when it gets here. They are not in stock now but thats the price if you preorder here is a link to it. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XD1JJK/?tag=tec06d-20 If you don't like PNY here is a XFX for 269.00 shipped but they are out of stock so you must preorder. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XQHBEE/?tag=tec06d-20. You can also apply for a amazon credit card and they will take 30.00 more dollars off the price.
     
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    Newegg sells out, restocks, sells out in about a few hours, and the cycle starts over again.
     
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    i ordered mine as a vanilla 8800gt for $249 from buy.com when i opened the box they had sent me the superclocked version. woot :toast:
     
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    Yeah, the E-Tailors are really milking this...
     
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