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  1. ScottiB

    NVIDIA Fined $5.5 Million Fine As it did not Disclose 2018 Crypto Revenue

    It's fair to say that certain AIBs weren't blameless in this, but two wrongs...
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    NVIDIA Fined $5.5 Million Fine As it did not Disclose 2018 Crypto Revenue

    It was all an attempt to "save face". If they told the truth to the investors then it would have become public record. At the time their board partners and resellers were being abused by a portion of end users due to short supply. I lost count of the number of times that OcUK and other UK...
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    OC/UK on the move again?

    No, Gibbo's taking it home to guard his garage
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    OC/UK on the move again?

    Yes we are moving. Not far, but we need more space. The reason that the current shop remains closed is because we had to expand our tech department into there. Rest assured no staff have been laid off. There's no current plans for a full shop at the new site but we do have a pick up point on...
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    *** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

    Unfortunately not. We keep offering alternatives but people are still stubbornly holding out faint hope for some sort of supply miracle. I'm kinda hoping that the only people left are scalpers and miners who are just trying their luck but I'm not confident of that.
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    *** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

    it's nothing of the sort and you're just trying to be inflammatory now. You're right, the cards originally ordered are pretty much done & dusted but we're constantly working on sourcing more stock of alternative cards which we can offer to customers at better than website pricing. It's no...
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    *** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

    save our reputation and jeopardise the company in the process? That's not really an option. We're not talking about a few customers or less than a hundred quid per customer, we're talking about many hundreds per customer and thousands of customers. Sorry, we've been open about it all, when the...
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    *** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

    Nobody has more clout that Nvidia... When hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cards found their way directly into the hands of mining companies, instead of trying to clear back orders, is it any surprise that end user supply never improved? We were given promise after promise after...
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    *** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

    lol and the rest. Currently, there are a couple of really entry level SKU's which JUST sneak in pennies below that upper number.
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    *** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

    you keep banging on about this but the worst queues were queues that formed pretty much overnight on launch day and these were the first to have pre-orders suspended. We received nearly 9000 pre-orders before the following morning and about 80% of those were across six SKUs
  11. ScottiB

    *** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

    @Eagle6 We were honest! And we've continued to be at every stage. We sent everyone an email within a couple of days of the launch explaining the situation as it was, as we were led to believe and offered everyone an easy way to cancel their order. As I explained on the previous page. For the...
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    *** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

    Please forgive the bluntness, but we don't know. The card that you ordered might no longer be in production but Asus have not announced anything officially. We wouldn't be advising people to cancel or explore other options if we had any indication that there were more cards on the way.
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    *** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

    what I said was 4000 series probably wasn't going to happen... DO YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE?!?! It's not that subtle. :cry::cry: But who lets facts get in the way of a good story, eh? Maybe in future, pay attention to the guy who has worked in the industry for nearly two decades including a...
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    *** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

    You're still over simplifying. What Mr Sony is basically saying is that this plastic box now costs them about the same amount to make as they sell it for. He's not saying that they are making enough to cover the R&D, prototyping, set up & tooling, logistics, warehousing, office space, staff...
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    *** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

    Nobody is saying that graphics cards prices aren't realistically too high at the moment. However, don't over simplify things and reach an unfair conclusion. We are still talking about two fundamentally different business models. Sony's aim may be to ultimately break even or even make a small...
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    *** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

    Where do you get your data? some inside source? or, as usual, is it based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the console gaming model? For years it's been accepted that consoles are sold as a loss leader since (with the exception of the Nintendo Switch, which was sold at a small profit). PS5...
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    *** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

    Nvidia promotions always include terms & conditions which start with "*While supplies last", thus protecting them from such claims and there's nothing in the contract which "passes the buck" to the reseller, I'm the poor sod who has to read and sign them each time. The only time where we can be...
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    *** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

    That's painfully close. I'm really sorry. 3080 supply dried up horribly since the Ti's launched.
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    *** NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 SERIES STOCK SITUATION - NO COMPETITOR DISCUSSION ***

    I let this slide the first time, but stop trying to whip up indignation. We've apologised more times than I can recall for the situation and I've covered all of the issues so many times in this thread already. There's nothing remotely dodgy going on here. To summarise though; - There was no...
  20. ScottiB

    Prebuilt containing P850GM PSU

    Realistically, we can't jump at every issue that pops up in the industry, there's a new one every week it seems and when a manufacturer has an issue which they think we need to be aware of, they usually inform us. As far as the OPs specific issue, it's one thing to contact our CS guys and, as...
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