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2022-01-25 6:09:27 AM  
I thought the collapse of cryptocurrency was the silver lining.
 
2022-01-25 8:49:14 AM  
So when will I be able to finally buy a plain 3080 for NO more than 200 over MSRP?
 
2022-01-25 9:11:08 AM  
I just got an email from newegg for a 1600$ radeon 6900.

Soooooo.... yeah....uhhh
 
2022-01-25 9:33:12 AM  

chaoswolf: So when will I be able to finally buy a plain 3080 for NO more than 200 over MSRP?


By that time, we'll be on to the 6090
 
2022-01-25 9:35:22 AM  
Now toss in some historical pricing for good measure to see how exciting the price drop really is.

Jan 5, 2021 - Gigabyte Gaming OC 3080, paid $838.13 after tax
Jan 5, 2021 - MSI 3070 Ventus triple fan, paid $642.20 after tax
^ - - - - Last wave of product on Bestbuy before first round of price increases hit nearly everything except for FE cards a few days later

Jan 24, 2021 - Asus Strix 3090, paid $1,407.21 (sweet deal from Amazon warehouse on an open box return after my 5% cash back it'd take me about 15 cents shy of $1337)

Jan 22, 2021 - MSI Suprim 3070, paid $809.98, no tax but that does include $9.99 shipping
Feb 10, 2021 - Asus KO 3070, paid $669.98, no tax but that does include $9.99 shipping
Apr 8, 2021 - Gigabyte 3070, paid $769.98, no tax but that does include $9.99 shipping
 
2022-01-25 10:00:25 AM  

chaoswolf: So when will I be able to finally buy a plain 3080 for NO more than 200 over MSRP?


Never?
Those companies know that the price point is higher than that now.
 
2022-01-25 10:13:35 AM  
Next up: Americans discover that cell phones can be used for real-time voice communication.
 
2022-01-25 10:46:58 AM  
Just in time for the RTX 3050 launch.
 
2022-01-25 1:27:57 PM  

chaoswolf: So when will I be able to finally buy a plain 3080 for NO more than 200 over MSRP?


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2022-01-25 3:08:27 PM  

chaoswolf: So when will I be able to finally buy a plain 3080 for NO more than 200 over MSRP?


Someone hit me up when Best Buy, Micro Center, and other stores have cards on the shelves going unsold for days at a time.

That's likely when.
 
2022-01-25 7:28:11 PM  
Imagine millions of crypto-bros shiatting themselves at the same time.

Should have sent a poet.
 
2022-01-26 3:15:51 PM  
When retailers can't get supply of new Xboxes and PS5s, Ford can't get chips for their cars and supply of all other computer parts is low it's "Supply Chain Problems".

When its video cards tho'... crypto is the only culprit.

Get real.

With Ethereum going proof of stake, miners haven't been buying since last summer since the ROI isn't there.  You guys make it sound like gamers won't over pay for cards.  There are gamers out there that will pay 10 grand for a counter-strike skin.
 
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