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With the prices of the gpu hopefully starting to fall. With the ETH bubble looking to have pop. Will you still honor the pre orders. I personally have had to wait though know you have advised to get a refund. My reason for not getting a refund is I didn't see a better option to get a 3080 at msrp. Thank you for reading.
 
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With the prices of the gpu hopefully starting to fall. With the ETH bubble looking to have pop. Will you still honor the pre orders. I personally have had to wait though know you have advised to get a refund. My reason for not getting a refund is I didn't see a better option to get a 3080 at msrp. Thank you for reading.

Did you miss the 40 pages of ` These cards are now EOL` part?
 
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With the prices of the gpu hopefully starting to fall. With the ETH bubble looking to have pop. Will you still honor the pre orders. I personally have had to wait though know you have advised to get a refund. My reason for not getting a refund is I didn't see a better option to get a 3080 at msrp. Thank you for reading.

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With the prices of the gpu hopefully starting to fall. With the ETH bubble looking to have pop. Will you still honor the pre orders. I personally have had to wait though know you have advised to get a refund. My reason for not getting a refund is I didn't see a better option to get a 3080 at msrp. Thank you for reading.

The 3080 is EOL, hence people need to request refunds or select a different product.

All remaining back orders are emailed every week, stating queue position and that cancelling or selecting a different product is recommended.

Also prices are not dropping, they are still increasing in cost from the manufacturers, any price drop been spotted is just resellers moving price or a change in currency.
China is looking to be having a severe Covid problem and as such the longer outlook is prices will remain firm or go up more, 3080 10G is no longer been made by board partners and even the LHR versions are extremely scarce and the 12G version are coming through in extremely smaller numbers and cost pretty much the same as a 3080Ti.........
 
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Hi have been waiting over a year for TUF OC 3080 and am currently 20th in queue. I feel I have waited to long to pull out of the queue for a refund.I understand overclockers are under alot of stress with this card situation.Do you guys have any suggestions on what I do.

Should have just got a 3090 at MSRP a year back mate and forgot about that 3080 headache. ofc trying to get a 3090 now isn't easy because everyone else did that strat of getting the 3090 when 3080 was a rat race.
 
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Tried looking for a source saying 3080 is eol/discontinued. I just don't see how the best/most sought after gpu would be be dropped. With lhr and 12gb will there be no compensation/offers for customers who have waited. I appreciate your time with this. any official quote from nvidia saying its discontinued/eol that will shine light on this matter.
 
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With lhr and 12gb will there be no compensation/offers for customers who have waited. I appreciate your time with this. any official quote from nvidia saying its discontinued/eol that will shine light on this matter.

Dude, there was an offer a long, long time ago. There isn't anything to come by waiting further other than disappointment. If you can't move on from this by now nobody is going to convince you otherwise.

Also, has there ever been an official announcement that a graphics card was EOL? I don't recall such a thing. It's widely reported to be EOL which should be enough for you.

Time to get your refund, sign up for the FE alerts and try your luck there. Or, since you've waited this long, wait for the 4 series at the end of the year.
 
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Tried looking for a source saying 3080 is eol/discontinued. I just don't see how the best/most sought after gpu would be be dropped. With lhr and 12gb will there be no compensation/offers for customers who have waited. I appreciate your time with this. any official quote from nvidia saying its discontinued/eol that will shine light on this matter.

You're right man, keep your order in for another couple of years and show them who's boss!!!
 
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Tried looking for a source saying 3080 is eol/discontinued. I just don't see how the best/most sought after gpu would be be dropped. With lhr and 12gb will there be no compensation/offers for customers who have waited. I appreciate your time with this. any official quote from nvidia saying its discontinued/eol that will shine light on this matter.

There will be no compensation.
OcUK emails all customers weekly with a queue position update and a link where you can request a refund that will be processed immediately.
I've also been suggesting on the forum that people should cancel for several months now and been recommending people try to find an FE card as that is now the only chance of a 3080 or change to an alternative product.

There really is no more we can do I am afraid, all we can do is apologise on behalf of board partners that enough stock simply could not be produced of the product due to unforeseen demand and a worldwide pandemic causing all kinds of issues.
 
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Tried looking for a source saying 3080 is eol/discontinued. I just don't see how the best/most sought after gpu would be be dropped. With lhr and 12gb will there be no compensation/offers for customers who have waited. I appreciate your time with this. any official quote from nvidia saying its discontinued/eol that will shine light on this matter.

March 2021.
 

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I can remember when the 3090 FE was available from nvidia at MSRP for a whole day. You could even buy one if you had bought other FE cards.
Dammed crypto!
 
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Tried looking for a source saying 3080 is eol/discontinued. I just don't see how the best/most sought after gpu would be be dropped. With lhr and 12gb will there be no compensation/offers for customers who have waited. I appreciate your time with this. any official quote from nvidia saying its discontinued/eol that will shine light on this matter.
Tbf there has been offers from ocuk to swap your 3080 to something else multiple times.

Btw a product going elo is not something companies typically advertise or announce. Buyers will find supplies of a certain product line are no longer available and time that with new product releases it's easy enough to 2&2 together.
 
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Tbf there has been offers from ocuk to swap your 3080 to something else multiple times.

Btw a product going elo is not something companies typically advertise or announce. Buyers will find supplies of a certain product line are no longer available and time that with new product releases it's easy enough to 2&2 together.
Products have been offered as a "upgrade" when really it was a downgrade for extra money. Its not something I would expect if the product I ordered doubled in price Well then I want the current value of said item. Offering something less valuable for more money is just down right money grabbing. So no I will make sure I get the product that they have promised. Which there obligated to uphold.
 
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Products have been offered as a "upgrade" when really it was a downgrade for extra money. Its not something I would expect if the product I ordered doubled in price Well then I want the current value of said item. Offering something less valuable for more money is just down right money grabbing. So no I will make sure I get the product that they have promised. Which there obligated to uphold.
have fun never seeing your product or money then
 
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Products have been offered as a "upgrade" when really it was a downgrade for extra money. Its not something I would expect if the product I ordered doubled in price Well then I want the current value of said item. Offering something less valuable for more money is just down right money grabbing. So no I will make sure I get the product that they have promised. Which there obligated to uphold.
I know it's kick in the gut (or you might view as bait and switch) but it's the reality of the situation, OCUK were not getting any more stocks to clear the backlog. Get you money back and move on.
 
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Products have been offered as a "upgrade" when really it was a downgrade for extra money. Its not something I would expect if the product I ordered doubled in price Well then I want the current value of said item. Offering something less valuable for more money is just down right money grabbing. So no I will make sure I get the product that they have promised. Which there obligated to uphold.

It is not money grabbing, it is trying to provide a solution, you won't be getting a 3080 so if that is your intention your only option is a refund I am afraid as were not getting any more 3080's, all we get now is the odd LHR model and they have become very rare.

Request a refund and chance your luck with getting an FE card, that is the only way now to get a 3080 at MSRP.
 
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It is not money grabbing, it is trying to provide a solution, you won't be getting a 3080
That is literally a bait and switch if I order something of value say 1 gold coin and the value of gold tripples. saying oh there is no more we can do here is a refund is down right scandalous. I bought something and I expected you to hold your end of the agreement. How would you feel gibbo if you ordered a car and waited so long only to be this close. In the queue to be told no we can't supply you car for excuse x/y/z
 
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That is literally a bait and switch if I order something of value say 1 gold coin and the value of gold tripples. saying oh there is no more we can do here is a refund is down right scandalous. I bought something and I expected you to hold your end of the agreement. How would you feel gibbo if you ordered a car and waited so long only to be this close. In the queue to be told no we can't supply you car for excuse x/y/z

I would be pretty upset, but at the same time they wanted to sell me that car just like we wanted to sell you that 3080. If for whatever reason, pandemic, parts shortage, earth quake or simply demand exceeded what they can supply I will consider myself one of the unlucky ones and accept that is the case, throwing my toys out the pram, shouting and screaming won't get me anywhere.

The car thing has happened to me and I just accepted it because if something cannot be supplied, it cannot be supplied. As such I placed a deposit for something else six months ago which fingers cross will arrive in June, if some disaster happens and they cannot supply me one, yep sad times but I know I will get my few grand deposit back and that is that.
It is not an OcUK thing, its a worldwide shortage effecting all.

All we can do is apologise but it is very common knowledge that 3080's are essentially as rare as hens teeth and OcUK mails all customers weekly with a queue position and option to get a refund, OcUK has not forced you or anyone to wait, it has been your decision to not request a refund.
We pushed very hard, we upgraded as many customers as we could free of charge whilst our losses were around £100 or so per card, the cost prices then exploded so customers have been offered alternatives or paid for upgrades and since then supply has become pretty much none existent on 3080's so the only option has been to select a different card and refund/pay difference or request a refund.

End of the day as a company we would far rather supply the product, but the product is not available to do so and if we were talking a few quid loss per card or even a £100 or so we would upgrade customers to the 12G version or the 3080Ti, but when its over £500 loss per card that is something we cannot do for obvious reasons. Not a lot we can do if the products are not coming. That is why I've been saying for months on the forum people should get a refund and try their hardest to get a NVIDIA FE 3080 as that is and will be the only way to get a 3080 FE at MSRP.
 
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I would be pretty upset, but at the same time they wanted to sell me that car just like we wanted to sell you that 3080. If for whatever reason, pandemic, parts shortage, earth quake or simply demand exceeded what they can supply I will consider myself one of the unlucky ones and accept that is the case, throwing my toys out the pram, shouting and screaming won't get me anywhere.

The car thing has happened to me and I just accepted it because if something cannot be supplied, it cannot be supplied. As such I placed a deposit for something else six months ago which fingers cross will arrive in June, if some disaster happens and they cannot supply me one, yep sad times but I know I will get my few grand deposit back and that is that.
It is not an OcUK thing, its a worldwide shortage effecting all.

All we can do is apologise but it is very common knowledge that 3080's are essentially as rare as hens teeth and OcUK mails all customers weekly with a queue position and option to get a refund, OcUK has not forced you or anyone to wait, it has been your decision to not request a refund.
We pushed very hard, we upgraded as many customers as we could free of charge whilst our losses were around £100 or so per card, the cost prices then exploded so customers have been offered alternatives or paid for upgrades and since then supply has become pretty much none existent on 3080's so the only option has been to select a different card and refund/pay difference or request a refund.

End of the day as a company we would far rather supply the product, but the product is not available to do so and if we were talking a few quid loss per card or even a £100 or so we would upgrade customers to the 12G version or the 3080Ti, but when its over £500 loss per card that is something we cannot do for obvious reasons. Not a lot we can do if the products are not coming. That is why I've been saying for months on the forum people should get a refund and try their hardest to get a NVIDIA FE 3080 as that is and will be the only way to get a 3080 FE at MSRP.
Suggesting I am toddler/baby in a pram is very rude. Am upset at the fact that the company has such horrible practices/service In the matter. Your right refund is the only option. And one the company should do on mass. Why keep there money (QUOTE) not getting your 3080 (QUOTE) I you have no intention of clearing the company's back order.
 
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