Resellers on eBay have raised the average price of Nvidia's RTX 3080 graphics card to a record $ 2.400, according to a data engineer.
Scalpers charge over $ 2.000 to buy the Nvidia RTX 3080. Unfortunately, the continuing shortage of the latest graphics cards is causing the huge price increase for Nvidia's RTX 3000 GPUs on eBay.
As of mid-September, scalpers are reselling the RTX 3080 on eBay for $ 1.300 to $ 1.500, which is almost double the initial cost of $ 699 to $ 869 - depending on the model. However, in recent weeks, the pricing of graphics cards By order has really escaped.
To understand the full range of scalping, a data engineer based in Chicago, Michael Driscoll, he watches GPU sales on eBay using a computer script. On Tuesday, he told Pcmag that the average price for the RTX 3080 is $ 2.069.
Average prices on eBay for all RTX 3000 cards are starting to they increase on February. In the case of the RTX 3080, the cost was around $ 2.400. The RTX 3070, on the other hand, hit a record $ 1.200.
The numbers began to decline last week when Nvidia was released the most affordable RTX 3000 series, the 3060, which starts at $ 329.
"Prices stopped rising just when the 3060 was launched, so that may not be a coincidence," Driscoll said. "The drop is not huge but it is significant. As for the increases, I have no way of confirming it, but I know that many employers give μπόνους at the end of the year in February and the people begin to submit and receive tax returns, something that will could to lead to some increase in price. "
The craze has been transferred to the latest AMD Radeon graphics cards. EBay scalpers sell them for about twice the normal cost.
EBay prices have also risen as GPU vendors themselves - such as Asus, EVGA and MSI - increase prices for new ones graphics cards thanks to their rising costs components and a 25% tax set by Trump and will come into force for some Chinese imports.
As you understand this is not the time to buy a graphics card, we would suggest you have a little patience lest the situation improve.
Source of information: pcmag.com