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MSI scalping their own 3080s on ebay, links included [REDDIT]

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Richdog, 7 Oct 2020.

  1. UnderToker

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Sep 2011

    Posts: 190

    I think any company scalping their own cards are scum - it’s that simple and it isn’t any kind of “mistake” at all, they just got caught and are backtracking
     
  2. The Old School Gamer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Feb 2019

    Posts: 1,135

    Location: Guernsey

    Not a good look for MSI, even if wasn't them directly.
    But those buying them at such prices deserve to be financially raped for being thick.
     
  3. MrRockliffe

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2014

    Posts: 4,370

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Staff at MSI and Starlit would be well aware that the 30xx series of cards are new, and as MSI pointed out, they shouldn’t be selling new products.

    Hence, one of the following:

    Staff are knowingly putting these up for sale

    Staff are negligent, and don’t know their own trading rules

    Staff are negligent and really didn’t know they were new products.


    Regardless, there clear cause for blame, even if there wasn’t malicious intent.


    Intuition would tell me that the staff knew exactly what they were doing, and thought they’d get away with selling just a few to improve cash flow/bonus.
     
  4. PiKe

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,249

    Location: Lake District

    Come off it, as if nobody at any point would have realised they can't possibly have 30 series cards that have been refurbished already when there are barely enough to fill current orders.
     
  5. Thatchappers

    Associate

    Joined: 2 Oct 2020

    Posts: 36

    Feel kind of bad for ordering a Gaming X Trio now. I knew they were shady but didn't think this kind of thing went on in tech. I knew it happened in the music industry, maybe I'm just naive.

    There is no way on Earth that the higher ups didn't know this happened. If it hadn't blown up it'd still be happening.
     
  6. Slinky69

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Aug 2016

    Posts: 477

    Location: Bristol

    What makes you say that? How many cards were involved, it looks like a trifling number?
     
  7. Thatchappers

    Associate

    Joined: 2 Oct 2020

    Posts: 36

    Others have put it much better than I could, but these are high margin items in absolutely unreal demand. I really don't think an official partner would take the decision to do this without the green light from someone at MSI. How would they get access to the inventory?

    As much as everyone detests it, this model has (and still is, or was before the Rona at least) been used to great success in the live music business. This reeks of MSI wanting to dip their toe in to the old "dynamic pricing" model.
     
  8. ihatelag

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,140

     
  9. Woodsta888

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Sep 2013

    Posts: 2,280

    Location: Exmouth, Devon

    No ones gotten any cards, because there are so many internet reviewers and websites these days

    There, said it
     
  10. banbom44

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Mar 2018

    Posts: 1,102

    Imagine paying double what something is worth i don't get what the big thing is ill buy one next year some time when they are in stock.
     
  11. banbom44

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Mar 2018

    Posts: 1,102

    Looks like MSI have been caught with their pants down starlit got access to stock that they should not have yeah right no wonder their is no stock dodgy companies putting them on Ebay.
     
  12. pc-guy

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 3,991

    Just read the content and the twitter feed etc. The retailer behind the company selling the card is MSI. MSI even owned up that the company is legit ie they are dealing with this retailer and this specific retailer is part of MSI business group and they usual deal with excess stock rather rather than in demand stock. MSI doesn’t know how it happened.
     
  13. Joxeon

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 Oct 2019

    Posts: 7,093

    Location: Uk

    Going on its +10% performance over a 3080 I imagen the 3090 falls into that category.
     
  14. pc-guy

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 3,991

    you have no idea what you are taking about. Starlit is a SUBSIDIARY company of MSI. That means it is OWNED by MSI. Two different companies - yes, but money made goes to the same people controlling the company.

    Your entire post reeks of MSI rep talk. Are you paid by MSI to do social media work or something? Try to flip black into white.
     
  15. Nutloose

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Sep 2020

    Posts: 206

    They’re probably items that have had the caps done so are refurbished ;)
     
  16. pc-guy

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 3,991

    You are on form buddy. You previous post is saying starlit is not part of MSI and pulled out a load of other crap about other companies. Now you are not acknowledging MSI and Starlit are one and the same but using the MSI apology as your go to for dismissing it.

    as your previous post said. Starlit and MSI would have a contract setting out the premise of what they can get hold off and how they are to sell these on etc etc.

    a) how does starlit get their hands on a load of 3080 when they are only meant to handle “excessive inventory”

    b) suppose it is a mistake at MSI inventory, as a long term reseller of MSI stock who deals solely in computer tech, how does Starlit doesn’t realise that the 3080 is brand new stock and not excess and they don’t check in with MSI to ensure they don’t breach their contract by selling it on

    3) assuming Starlit doesn’t check in with MSI and sells them At a price they fancy. How do you suppose the MSI stock inventory checking system would say when a batch of brand new just off the conveyor belt 3080 cards instead of going to fulfilment to retail partners or regional distributors has instead gone to its own subsidiary for resell clearly in violation of their contract terms as such event should never happen.

    on any of the above event, things will only turn out as they are right now if there is a human wilfulness in doing the WRONG thing. Clearly MSI and its subsidiary have put profit before doing the right thing. I think they are trying it on to see if they can get away with it. If they didn’t get caught I suspect the next batch listing on eBay will have a load more cards.

    and as for you, please let us know who you work for...is it Starlit or MSI?
     
  17. cliffy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,110

    It is now being reported that Starlit was selling 2080's at launch also so it is not the first time this has happened, just the first time they got caught. Someone in MSI knew exactly waht was going on at Starlit most certainly did. Shady practise, wont be buying from them again.
     
  18. Nutloose

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Sep 2020

    Posts: 206

    Me neither.
     
  19. IT Troll

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,643

    Location: Edinburgh

    People have now realised that they made the same “mistake” during the 2000-series launch. Selling out of stock cards at above RRP.
     
  20. Scougar

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jan 2007

    Posts: 13,403

    Location: PA, USA

    I mean, you gotta laugh. It just keeps getting worse for this launch.