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May 5th, 2021, 01:06
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
She means it should be illegal and I agree as some of these scalping groups buy huge chucks of the stock, and markup the price by 30-50% to sell them online.
30-50% doesn't sound too bad, all the good video cards right now are marked up by 150-200%. Some RTX 3090's (like the Asus ROG White Edition) sell for up to $4500 on eBay.

And the RTX 2080 Ti that I paid $1000 for, 3 years ago, now sells for up to $1500 on eBay…used.

Not sure it should be called scalping though, unfortunately this is just basic capitalism, supply and demand. The video card manufacturers have set insanely low list prices on their cards, given the current low supply and high demand, which is why you have to buy from scalpers. Who's going to pass up the chance to buy and then sell and make a quick grand or two?
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