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RYZEN 5000 SERIES NOW ONLINE - 5950X, 5900X, 5800X & 5600X COMING NOV 5TH AT 5PM **NO COMPETITORS**

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Gibbo, 9 Oct 2020.

  1. LtMatt

    Caporegime

    Joined: 12 Jul 2007

    Posts: 36,186

    Location: United Kingdom

    Lol, impressive work mate.
     
  2. MrPils

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Jun 2009

    Posts: 549

    You honestly can't blame them if customers pay it. They're a shop and by definition are in business to make profit, not to make friends. Its an economical opportunity when stock is limited and demand is high, charging more and still selling simply makes more profit.
     
  3. a.tunnard

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Jun 2012

    Posts: 153

    Devil's advocate, scalpers less likely to buy from scalpers?
     
  4. LtMatt

    Caporegime

    Joined: 12 Jul 2007

    Posts: 36,186

    Location: United Kingdom

    Think the pound may drop tomorrow due to lockdown so fully expecting this to be £1000 ish by the time they are live on the OcuK website.
     
  5. himen256

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2010

    Posts: 339

    Location: London

    And i'm talkig about people working for a company that sole business is to sell staff. If you work there and are buying staff before is available to customers and then selling them on other sites you are taking legit customers away from said business. I have no problem with you selling your old pc parts but the same way as Overclockers staff can't participate in competitions this should not have happen.
     
  6. MrPils

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Jun 2009

    Posts: 549

    Probably should've kept it to myself, but they've priced me out again. They also wont take bitcoin to buy gift vouchers, I've asked a few times around each big launch for the last few years and been told maybe next time. I asked again a few weeks ago specifically for this launch in the CS forum and got told this time no, not now and not ever. I shop here based on price these days, not loyalty... Good luck to all shopping here tomorrow :)

    I should've added before - no refunds on gift vouchers, so while its the fastest method you are then committed to spending that money here regardless if you're quick enough through the checkout to get what you want or not.
     
    Last edited: 4 Nov 2020
  7. labbby

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Feb 2017

    Posts: 1,358

    Location: the ghetto


    it appears it's nothing to do with AMD its ocuk being greedy again. the old purple shirts are doing them at rrp and, what is even more funny, a guarantee that they won't put the price up between selecting product then getting to check out.... like ocuk did with the nvidia amp launch..

    if you search all the online pc (even street old purple shirts) they are doing the right thing and showing good prices... which is nice considering the crap everyone is going through... showing the 5900x at £509.99 but ohhh no OCUK are special, they're doing it at £539.99.

    the sheer arrogance of this company is amazing, they really don't understand how many long term customers are feeling after the Ampere launch..

    excuses you will hear from OCUK...

    1)" its due to the value of the pound" bla bla.. bs and even if it was use the thousands of pounds worth of interest you are making off the so called ampere pre orders to cover it....

    2) "we are the biggest and most powerful uk store so we have hugeeeee buying power"... clearly this is a lie after ampere, everyone else is getting stock when they aren't - founders edition ?????

    3) "we have great customer service" oh do me a favour, all i get is rubbish updates from some so called buyer that spends more time on the forum (garden section/stocks/cars) than actually doing his job.. iif you think im joking go check everybody

    this company is turning into a sham... what really angers me there is one retail store on the high street that is matching ocuk prices and they have a much higher overhead to cover..

    I would like to congratulate on ocuk helping me discover so many other online pc parts stores, before this whole ampere thing came to light i thought it was just you and the other one, but now i know about all the others... and now you guys are doing the same with the zen 3 launch..

    you guys really have no idea how people are viewing yourselves at the moment especially when many are in tight spots because of lockdowns and all sorts

    if you guys want to keep squeezing customers then fine but a lot of customers see you for what you are now.


    I would like to hear from @Gibbo about this rather than seeing pictures of his back garden.

    PS if other retailers ive tried not to mention up prices like you guys, sure ill feel the same, maybe not so bad because you guys have form.

    sorry doug for hijacking that a bit but i had to get it off my chest
     
  8. gambiting

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Mar 2014

    Posts: 110

    That stuff is usually prohibited by your contract, like I work for a video games developer and we get video games from work which we "shouldn't" then sell(the company can't legally stop us from doing it, but it's in the contract). That's a civil, not criminal law matter if anything though. And competitions are *very* heavily regulated and that's why people related to organiser are prohibited. Not quite the same situation.
     
  9. Lokken86

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Mar 2010

    Posts: 4,936

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Thanks. Super helpful info there.
     
  10. pzr vr6

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Jan 2010

    Posts: 867

    the 5900 is £540 now, not cool oc
     
  11. XeNoNF50

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jan 2016

    Posts: 2,242

    Location: Surrey

    They drop worldwide at 2pm gmt and OCUK selling at 5pm. Almost guaranteed they're hoping people give them that sweet sweet saturday delivery money too.
     
  12. Matmatty65

    Associate

    Joined: 27 Jul 2020

    Posts: 26

    I'm confused are these cpus dropping at 5pm or 2pm seen people saying 2pm
     
  13. smoorc

    Associate

    Joined: 17 Sep 2020

    Posts: 17

    I am happy to pay more, as I assume many others are if it means getting the product earlier.. If the price was truly increased to balance the supply and demand I would guess the price would be much much higher unless the stock levels are better than everyone is expecting.

    If its the choice of paying £100 more or waiting for a month extra I would pay the 100...
     
  14. labbby

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Feb 2017

    Posts: 1,358

    Location: the ghetto

    this is true, sea's were rough and working against the containers bringing stock to ocuk as well... that will take it up to £1050
     
  15. MrPils

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Jun 2009

    Posts: 549

    Oof...quick bit of advice, keep that to yourself and don't post it on public forums. I'd edit that post out fast...
     
  16. labbby

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Feb 2017

    Posts: 1,358

    Location: the ghetto

    go and pop into the graphics card section and see what ocuk's version of getting stock earlier looks like lol
     
  17. MrPils

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Jun 2009

    Posts: 549

    If they'll take £1200 and my Mrs they have a deal.... :p :D
     
  18. Smiffy-UK

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Apr 2014

    Posts: 827

    Location: Cornwall, UK

    Saved in case you have to. Thanks for that information.

    Hahaha! That's funny as F!
     
  19. Locky

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Oct 2003

    Posts: 12,778

    Location: Leicestershire/Derbyshire

    I was going pull the trigger on a 5950x and board, but I won't bother now I'm not getting gouged..
     
  20. PESolution

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Oct 2004

    Posts: 2,753

    Location: Teesside

    people will buy from here - short term they will make more money - long term, perhaps not, who knows? but what i know for sure, i wouldn't take a card from here or anything else in the future,. it genuinely is a shame