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I'm 314 in the Q for an Asus TUF OC RTX 3080.
I can cope with waiting, I'm just not prepared to pay inflated prices to scalpers.
Similarly for Xbox Series X, LayZSpa, Yamaha CLP-7xx digital pianos, if you have a job and money to spend, it's actually quite hard to buy some stuff.
I bought the 3090 FE, better sell my 1080Ti and Titan Xp I suppose after quick dust out and test run on both.
Also got a Corsair 12pin cable for my AX1600i and a 1x PCI-E Riser to move my soundcard down bellow mobo line (Ultra case so still rear I/O's there.
The only prices that are good are founders/reference msrp. Paying above this is a joke.
Noone psys above list for a car.
Noone pays above rrp for a phone or tv.
This 3rd party involvement (AIBs) just adds another profit wanting party to the chain and its unneccessary.
you've actually proved your point wrong there, because people do pay above list for a car - when it's one that's in demand and low in stock, just like graphics cards at present :
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 was in ridiculously high demand, and was limited in numbers. Hence dealers having the cheek to just add $40,000 onto the price !
There have been occasions where other electronics have been in high demand and low supply and people would buy the phones and then immediately put them up for sale on ebay. I think of several different iphones over the years where this has happened. Of course of late Apple have got their stock issues sorted meaning that there is enough supply for the demand meaning that doesn't happen any more.
But as soon as you end up with a scenario where this more demand than supply, the prices will go up.
More car manufacturers have been hit with the processor shortages
Audi and VW have put 19000 staff on leave and shut down factories - cars are unable to be built without CPU and GPU SOC units
OCUK pay a lot of money for this forum, why would they allow it to be used to fill the pockets of other retailers? Regardless of circumstances, it's not here to benefit themUnder normal circumstances i would 100% agree. But knowing the hassle it is to find cards and not offering anything themselves i would think they could relax a little?