It is an evil that seems to never end, but this time they have received a good dose of karma. Speculators are still on the lookout for electronics, be it next-gen consoles or graphics cards. Especially now that Nvidia has released the RTX 40.
They are not exactly cheap if we look at their basic price of 1,200 euros, but that hasn’t stopped speculators from ravenously throwing themselves into the market. We already know the tactic: buy en masse to sell for double, triple or the figure they deem appropriate. However, everything has changed.
As Techpost points out, the RTX 4080 is not becoming an exclusive product because of its scarcity, but because of its cost. This results in the stores having a good source of stock that doesn’t sell fluentlywhich is a stone in the way of speculators.
And it is that taking a look at eBay we find that the prices of the Nvidia GPU are close to the official prices. Such is the desperation of speculators to get rid of them that they are trying to return them to the retailer. The surprise comes when they find that companies like Newegg do not accept refundswhich seems to indicate that the brand is aware of the large number of returns they are receiving from speculators.
From VideoCardz they point out that a reseller took over six RTX 4080 from various manufacturers, but has been forced to sell them for the minimum price. He himself admits that “the market is not what i thought“. Meanwhile, we are still waiting for AMD to launch its workhorse in the form of the Radeon RX 7900.