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Prices creeping back up again? (2021)

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by BUDFORCE, 8 Oct 2021.

  1. BUDFORCE

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 May 2012

    Posts: 4,308

    I mean to say, not like they were cheap.

    But I have been keeping my eye on prices, seems we have gone to non-existent/sell a child, up until about May, whereby you could get some at extortionate prices with stock alerts etc, this slowy, slowy improved into about August, where you could get AMD 6700 XT's for example £600/£650, but plenty of cards were in stock, granted still way over the odds.

    Out of curiosity I have just looked again now and seems prices are up and stock is down?

    £900 for a 3070......6700XT's creeping back up to £700.

    Tell me I am wrong (please do!) but seems to be going in the wrong direction again? And if so, why?
     
  2. throwaway4372

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Jun 2021

    Posts: 357

    Location: UK

    coz pc gaming is dead ofc
     
  3. RavenXXX2

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Oct 2007

    Posts: 19,409

    Location: North West

    ETH/BTC is on the rise = miners are thirsty for GPUs.
     
  4. newuser

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Aug 2005

    Posts: 505

    Dipped slightly then went back to nuts. 3090FE/6900XT if fed up and have money to burn. Otherwise wait for next gen.
     
  5. Kelt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Nov 2007

    Posts: 12,702

    Location: With the færies wearing black cherries for rings

    Yep, because the prices will get back to normal and will be half the price they are now.

    *runs after the flying pigs I've just seen in the sky
     
  6. rumple9

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 May 2010

    Posts: 290

    1) Christmas present buying time is here
    2) Over the coming 2 months lots of new AAA games are being released
    3) Prices always rise in September/October before the Black Friday/ Cyber Monday "Sale" (When things go back to their normal price on the illusion of being discounted)
    There are several things I want to buy at the minute and the price of all of them has gone up in the last 4 weeks

    As for graphics cards there seems to be more stock available than ever at retailers in the last month but prices have still increased
     
  7. shamus21

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,273

    Location: Alpha centauri

    Yep back to normal
     
  8. shamus21

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,273

    Location: Alpha centauri

    Maybe soon or it could be a long wait if the unscrupulous can hold pricing up for longer with all the hoarding of supplies which go`s for everything in general not just computer kit.
     
  9. shamus21

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 2,273

    Location: Alpha centauri


    I would not be surprised if Gibbo is keeping back some stock for the November / Blackfriday sales madness.
     
  10. gpuerrilla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 15,067

    Location: N.Ireland

    Yeah the chips for example were being hoarded is right, shows most of the time people are not fed the entire story. Big outfits stockpiling pretending none to go about. This is where a blockchain would be useful! :)
     
  11. BUDFORCE

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 May 2012

    Posts: 4,308

    Yeah I do love the "next gen" comments, or, "just buy an FE card"........
     
  12. Wucked

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Nov 2010

    Posts: 1,865

    I agree with the next gen and FE comments in a round about way. Upgrading from my 1080Ti to a second hand 3080FE at a reasonable price sometime late next year is about all I’m willing to entertain at this point. Otherwise if prices and availability remain as they are as part a the ‘new norm’, it’s probably time to leave PC gaming behind.
     
  13. AiiR

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Feb 2009

    Posts: 3,317

    Think you are all dreaming if you think GPU prices will be back to reasonable in the next 2-3 years.
     
  14. BUDFORCE

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 May 2012

    Posts: 4,308

    I reckon I forgot to add the "OCUK Sarcasm alert" to my post just above lol.
     
  15. Things change I've changed

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Jul 2005

    Posts: 12,675

    Location: The Orion Spur

    This is becoming a bit like owning a house now, hard to get on the ladder initially but once your on if house prices rise you're kind of ok as you can sell higher also, that being the case if you know that you usually upgrade your GPU regularly, or want to at least, then it might be worth jumping on even at the current prices as long term if they remain high then you can sell and buy at the elevated price and it won't sting the wallet as much.
     
  16. Twinz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2019

    Posts: 1,842

    Location: SW Florida

    I get what you are saying, but tech is different than real estate. A house that is well mantained will "function" more or less as well in 10 years as it does now. People are not becomeing exponentially more difficult to protect from the elements and make comfortable the way AAA titles continue to make rendering games more difficult year after year for GPU's.

    Todays super-duper-all-powerful top-dog GPU will be meh in a few years.
     
  17. weldon855

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Oct 2013

    Posts: 1,832

    Location: Ild

    Yes because every time someone needs a new appliance in their home they sell the house and buy a better one.
     
  18. Scougar

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jan 2007

    Posts: 13,544

    Location: PA, USA

    Well... Rtx 2060 is starting to get stock at my local retailer lol.
     
  19. CuriousTomCat

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Nov 2018

    Posts: 2,132

    I'll just continue playing older games for a couple more years until the 3060/ti or similar is around £300
     
  20. Things change I've changed

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Jul 2005

    Posts: 12,675

    Location: The Orion Spur

    I think it's pretty easy to grasp what I'm saying, yes GPU's are expensive right now, but if you do pay for that initial expense and get on the ladder, provided you sell at the right time you should be able to upgrade on each GPU generation cost effectively, buy high, sell high, if you traditionally like to upgrade regularly this is a viable option, albeit at a high entry cost.