NoviiThe best way to combat scalpers is for sure not to buy from them. I know that its hard and tempting but it's literally the only thing we as consumers can do imho.
novablinkicelanceIt's really hard. This is an Economics 101 problem. We have scalping because demand is much higher than supply and "official" suppliers can't increase the price. Therefore, we have scalpers. The real problem is that scalpers could be "hoarding" supply and creating "artificial" shortages. They could be acting as a descentralized-monopoly in distribution of sorts. A way to help is to ensure that no actor can "hoard" product. Many ways to try this and we're seeing some already (one video card per household for example).
tanasysJust dont buy anything from them
NightCr4wlerPTtanasysJust dont buy anything from themthis
JonathanJRodNightCr4wlerPTtanasysJust dont buy anything from themthisSo you won't have a GPU up to a year after release, are you okay with that? Look at the PS5 situation. STILL SOLD OUT BECAUSE OF SCALPERS!
bnr32jasonUnpopular opinion: Join them. Most likely a real gamer isn't going to buy your 3080, a miner is. So get a card, scalp it so the miner pays way more, and then take your $1000 profit and use it to build an even better PC in 6 months if/when this all calms down.
JonathanJRodNightCr4wlerPTtanasysJust dont buy anything from themthisSo you won't have a GPU up to a year after release, are you okay with that? Look at the PS5 situation.
tnguyen121789wait it out for now