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In a few mins you will have a chance to grab a 6800 or 3060Ti

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Gibbo, 3 Dec 2020.

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  1. Martini1991


    Joined: 18 Sep 2009

    Posts: 29,187

    Location: Dormanstown.

    Any 6800/6800XT?

    I'd take a 3060Ti now even if it came in Jan.
  2. Acesbomb


    Joined: 14 Aug 2017

    Posts: 53

    Appreciate the communication on it, will check back in Jan.
  3. GloriousMess


    Joined: 4 Nov 2015

    Posts: 220

    Christ I hope your warehouse security is good.
  4. LtMatt


    Joined: 12 Jul 2007

    Posts: 35,531

    Location: United Kingdom

    Could 2020 be more odd if it tried? We have a retailer sitting on stock of new GPUs that are choosing not to sell them at this time until they have built up sufficient inventory.
  5. Ploddles


    Joined: 26 Nov 2020

    Posts: 113

    Or they don’t actually have them in stock, only possibly in transit to them.

    No company is going to sit on stock it has and refuse to sell it. They would rather have money in the bank than unsold stock gathering dust. Especially at this time with stock shortages when they could get a few more £££ in the bank.

    Stock on a shelf doesn’t pay wages, they need money in the bank for that.

    They do box shift a lot of stuff but it doesn’t make commercial sense to just sit on stuff in a warehouse and refuse to sell it.
  6. weldon855

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    Joined: 21 Oct 2013

    Posts: 1,780

    Location: Ild

    New GTA V DLC?
  7. AyeAyeAhoy!

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    Joined: 20 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,153

    Nope - in stock, in hand. Read Gibbo's posts elsewhere, detailing how many of each model are delivered / in transit / expected, etc
  8. benparker

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    Joined: 25 Jul 2015

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    While I see the reasoning of selling early Jan, why not leave a disclaimer saying didn't expect to get it delivered by Xmas or end of 2020?
  9. henson0115

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    Joined: 6 Dec 2013

    Posts: 1,740

    Location: Nottingham

    or open up the pre orders.... and tell people it will be late... come on we live in 2020 not 1920 gibbo.
  10. Ploddles


    Joined: 26 Nov 2020

    Posts: 113

    Nope, delivered = already sold
    In transit = not in stock
    Expected = not in stock

    If they had stock they would sell them.
  11. Gibbo


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 34,839

    Location: OcUK HQ

    We have the stock, over 1000 plus across 6800 XT, 6900 XT, 3070, 3060Ti etc.
    But we are not selling them, so you got that wrong.

    We will continue to build stock and first week of 2021 we should be able to open up sales with large inventories on said cards, of course some will still sell out in seconds because even if we have 1000 as we do now and can increase that towards 2500 plus for first week of January they will still simply sell out within minutes if not seconds.

    Were even seeing a mad rush on 1050Ti at moment. Demand is just bonkers, pandemic, brexit fears, further price increase fears, or just lack of supply but customers are buying any and everything up, unless miners are now even mining on 1050Ti, who knows but its crazy.

    We won't be opening up sales before Christmas, ABSOLUTELY NOT, our warehouse is already maxxed out due to crazy order volumes, so would be pointless right now to give the warehouse another 1000-2000 orders to try and ship before Christmas, they need time to catch up, recover and prepare for the next onslaught of orders that new year shall bring.

    If business is quiet after Christmas and warehouse has caught up then I may open up ordering on some cards and hint on this forum about it and nowhere else, but zero promises and it will most likely be January 2nd onwards and again hint shall be dropped in forum, were sat on a few hundred custom 6800 XT, a couple hundred 6900 XT MBA (as we never launched the product), 500+ 3070's and 1000+ 3060Ti as we did not launch several brands as can be seen from that not existing on our site. Hopefully in the next week or two we can further build those stocks more so come early January we can go live with potentially a few thousand cards, we still expect to sell out in a couple of hours but it will be more manageable and we should be able to prevent any over selling as its worked well for us on the recent launches by limiting ordering ability. :)
  12. Ploddles


    Joined: 26 Nov 2020

    Posts: 113

    I stand corrected then.
  13. Gerard


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,827

    Location: Ireland

    Fears? More like facts with regard to the last lot of launches, prices were cranked on just about everything. Leading upto launches it's become a trend on here that you see prices creeping up on a daily basis, the 5900x started at what, £530 then gradually went up and up now it's £600 last i looked.
  14. Gibbo


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 34,839

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Yes but all manufacturers are warning us are price increases, here is an email I got from one manufacturer earlier:

    Hi Gibbo,

    I hope you are well?

    I need to urgently update you on an immediate change we have had to make to our pricing due to the significant cost increases we have been incurring on logistic prices from the Fareast and subsequently for local European final logistic costs. (As well as material costs)

    We are doing our best to spread this cost, but it's impossible for us to maintain prices as they were, so we are absorbing as much as we can, but we have no alternative but to adjust prices with immediate effect.

    **The price change is effective from invoices from December 15th onwards

    Please adjust any PO prices that you have on the following products to the below-listed prices:

    2021 shall be interesting and no doubt more headaches......
  15. weldon855

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    Joined: 21 Oct 2013

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    Location: Ild

    That's bonkers so a couple thousand cards and are holding them all instead of selling them?

    Imagine if say a UK store had 2000 ps5s and refused to sell them. Lynch mob! :D

    It's a strange strategy and if those cards had been carefully allocated it would have removed the need for a couple of thousand people having to camp out on twitter and discord for stock alerts.
  16. michty_me


    Joined: 19 Apr 2012

    Posts: 3,970

    Now the question is, Will these 1000 cards be sold at the old price or the new price as per the suppliers email?
  17. Odin


    Joined: 2 Aug 2006

    Posts: 307

    Thanks for the update @Gibbo Can you please open a single AMD thread where you post these updates so it is easy to follow quickly :) ?
  18. degen


    Joined: 10 Oct 2006

    Posts: 694

    You need to ask?

    I almost feel bad for people who haven't managed to buy a card yet. Wait for all the increases due to shipping... then Brexit. Going to make the old RRP look like a fantasy.
  19. amigafan2003


    Joined: 18 Jan 2008

    Posts: 18,771

    Location: Fylde Coast, Lancashire

    I think it makes perfect sense, esp if they don't have the capacity to ship them before xmas.

    Thanks for the update @Gibbo - have a great xmas and we'll see you in the new year :)
  20. varkanoid


    Joined: 31 Dec 2007

    Posts: 12,135

    Location: The TARDIS, Wakefield, UK

    No its not he explained why they dont just sell GPU's they sell 1000's of lines and if they already have a massive backlog (I think previous he said they were behind 5 days worth of stock to ship out) how do you expect them to ship over 1000 GPU's at Christmas with social distancing and Covid/staff shortages. The poor warehouse guys must be sweating their cotton socks off they are just human like you and me some people can be downright selfish.

    You do not have a clue !
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