Suroosh @ NVIDIA wrote
This morning we saw unprecedented demand for the GeForce RTX 3080 at global retailers, including the NVIDIA online store. At 6 a.m. pacific we attempted to push the NVIDIA store live. Despite preparation, the NVIDIA store was inundated with traffic and encountered an error. We were able to resolve the issues and sales began registering normally.
To stop bots and scalpers on the NVIDIA store, we’re doing everything humanly possible, including manually reviewing orders, to get these cards in the hands of legitimate customers.
Over 50 major global retailers had inventory at 6 a.m. pacific. Our NVIDIA team and partners are shipping more RTX 3080 cards every day to retailers.
We apologize to our customers for this morning's experience.
The site is bugged. It keeps showing cards in stock but they all fail the checkout process - don't waste your time, for now.
Same here. I can fit a 3080 FE with the case intake fan left intact, all the other 3080s are too long. If I want to remove the intake fan I can then fit up to 320mm in length, but I'd prefer not to. Plus, I eventually want to put a water block on it.
I guess I can hold onto my GTX 1080 for a little while longer. I might try and snag a 3090 FE if those become available before the 3080 FE. It would require removing the intake fan, but I might be able to add a fan underneath to help with airflow until I get a water block on it.
But I, too, am thinking at this point I might see the Zen 3 before an FE card becomes available.
I found a twitter account that had tweet bragging about using a bot to snag lots of cards.
Twitter account is now private
but tweet was
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thanks for the private bot @BounceAlerts"
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Lol you guys are dedicated.Best Buy is like Charlie Brown and the football...it is in my cart, this time they will let me check out...nope..oh wait I added it to my cart...they will let me checkout this time...nope...it is kind of fun, but they move the damn football every time
With where the case is on display, it wouldn't be the prettiest to look at since it sits on top of the desk and I imagine the fan noise would be more prominent. But it would be functional...Just take your side panel off, I've left my off for years, does wonders for temps.
How hard is it for these stores to force manual verification for these purchases? It's not like bots are a new thing. Wtf.
Exactly, and on top of that they make even more money when the scalpers sell it as well, and Amazon/Newegg/Whatever take another cut of that inflated sale. Shit, when these scalper setups buy from Amazon, Amazon doesn't even move the product in the warehouse. It just gets tagged that it's now for sale by the scalper, and doesn't shift. It's made scalping as efficient as possible.These retailers don't care. It's instant revenue and profit for them so that they can rejoice over their stock prices rising by an eighth of a percent.