Hardware shortages are not uncommon, but the pandemic has worsened the situation. The whole planet is locked in its home so people are looking for a way to work. One of these ways is gaming, but it seems that so much demand has made it impossible to find a new high-tech graphics card, such as the AMD Ryzen 5000 and Nvidia RTX 3000 GPU. Newegg seizes the opportunity and proposes a controversial solution. : the lotteries.
If you want to buy an Nvidia RTX 3080 now, you can. However, you will probably pay about twice the retail price to a reseller at eBay or the Amazon. The situation has been like this for months. That's why Newegg is trying to do something new.
This week, the company posted a page on its website explaining its proposal. The “Newegg Shuffle” event will allow interested customers to enter a lottery for selected products - The lottery will take three hours. Highly sought after hardware is sometimes offered at these events. AMD and Nvidia have admitted to a major shortage of GPUs so some of their products may be offered in the lottery.
Newegg has a specific plan - those who win the lottery will communicate via email with the company to complete the markets their. The products will be sold to the winners based priority and winners they will only have two hours to complete their purchase before Newegg moves on to the next person on the list. With this system, you should not you hope that will watch when new stock will appear so you can buy the products before the others. Instead, you should hope that the Newegg random number generator will benefit you.
The company states that future Shuffle events will include individual items in addition to combinations. However, we do not know exactly when they will take place. Maybe these lotteries are still your biggest opportunity get a CPU or GPU in the near future.
Source of information: extremetech.com