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OVERCLOCKERS Scalping 3090's for 2.4k

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Don't feel bad. There is a bag of douche selling a 3060 for 1400 right here in my town.

I hope he gets a venereal disease.
 
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You were saying? Prices are ridiculous everywhere. From last week @ infinite-computing (UK):
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So no, they're not really the ones doing the scalping here.
 
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$2400 for a 3090 is actually not that bad. All the manufacturers have increased the msrp to over $2k for 3090.
 

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WHEN WILL IT END

When crypto-currency crashes. The scalpers will still charge a premium but nothing like what is going on right now.
 
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Is there really a need for yet another thread whinging about GPU prices?
 
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will end when bitcoin falls... these cards are currently generating $3600+ a year at current btc rates, so people have no issues paying for them, they're basically free cards after a few months and everyone thinks bitcoin is only going up...

So until ASICs come back or bitcoin falls, you're not buying a gaming card, you're playing games on a money making device.
 
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that's why i bought AMD.

a 3070 costs between 1200-1500€
a 6900XT costs the same.
i paid 1249€ for a 6900XT nitro +
 
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AMD has the same issues here...
 
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that's the situation in my country (mostly)
 

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will end when bitcoin falls... these cards are currently generating $3600+ a year at current btc rates, so people have no issues paying for them, they're basically free cards after a few months and everyone thinks bitcoin is only going up...

So until ASICs come back or bitcoin falls, you're not buying a gaming card, you're playing games on a money making device.

i like that way of putting it.. he he

UK ebay prices are now around £1200 for a 3070 card and £2000 for a 3080 card.. these are real prices based on what enough people are prepared to pay to absorb the current available supply...

the rewards for mining eth are currently going down purely because a lot of people are doing it.. but if the price of eth goes up the rewards will go up again..

the price of a gpu is now based on its ability to earn money.. not play games.. lets call this the new reality..

trog

ps.. for what its worth the real way to make money from mining is a long term thing.. forget the current dollar value.. keep mining though the slumps.. accumulate the coin and wait for the next up cycle..
 
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Scalpers ?

I recently saw a 3090 at a retailer in my country going for ... are you ready ? 3700 euros or about 4400 dollars.
 
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I've been watching GPU prices skyrocket on the local Craigslist (3090's over $4,000). "Will only meet at local police station". When legal computer parts cost more than felony amounts of illegal drugs it's time step out of the game and reevaluate your priorities. (I'll be 37 years totally sober in two months).
 
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its sad what the market has become.
there are people who refuse to participate in scalpers tactics, i know it might not seem it, but theyre around

All the manufacturers have increased the msrp to over $2k for 3090.
ive not seen that in the US
 
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One might argue that this will drive video card development.
 
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its sad what the market has become.
there are people who refuse to participate in scalpers tactics, i know it might not seem it, but theyre around


ive not seen that in the US
Up until late last year I was buying former top-end 3-5 year old GPU's dirt cheap off Craigslist. Now I see them selling on Ebay for 5 times what I paid for them. I'm not a gamer though and am not selling any of my inventory.
 
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Scalpers ?

I recently saw a 3090 at a retailer in my country going for ... are you ready ? 3700 euros or about 4400 dollars.
Why didn't you buy two?

What a steal!
 
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One might argue that this will drive video card development.

It will definitely pile a ton of money to the manufacturers, and raise MSRPs going forward.
 
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Now I see them selling on Ebay for 5 times what I paid for them
i dont disagree, i too see them selling at absurd prices. i think its shameful.
regardless what a person does with their GPU, the availability should be so that people arent forced to pay 3x MSRP, or go without.
it bothers me on a moral level, as a PC enthusiast. sadly, access to a steady stream of GPu's is not something everyone has, so they are left making due with whats available, which is what scalpers count on.
 
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One might argue that this will drive video card development.
One thing for sure, that would definitely make it easier for Intel to sell their first dGPU with three digit margins, say something with the performance level of GT1030 for 400$ ...
 
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One thing for sure, that would definitely make it easier for Intel to sell their first dGPU with three digit margins, say something with the performance level of GT1030 for 400$ ...
Think of how many they'd sell if they could turn a profit doing them at $150 or less. Greed is a very bad thing in the long run.
 
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One might argue that this will drive video card development.
If anything the market will become stagnant as far as development.
Why progress when you can just churn out more of the same and make buckets of money?
 
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Think of how many they'd sell if they could turn a profit doing them at $150 or less. Greed is a very bad thing in the long run.

It's not greed per se- it's unrealized inflation. It's happening to everything - houses, tech, you name it.
 
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Scalpers ?

I recently saw a 3090 at a retailer in my country going for ... are you ready ? 3700 euros or about 4400 dollars.
Hehe :) that's nothing. Check this one out.
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That is more than $7K :) for the 3090 Suprime :) Wonder if the price is going to change when the card gets to the store. It says April 19th. I will keep you posted :p

Maybe we can make a competition, who will find the most expensive 3090 and 6900XT at any store in the world :) if $2k is a lot, what is $7K?
 
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