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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/01 17:50:43 (permalink)
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EBay is such a huge scam site though - chances are if you bought one, you'd receive a 3D printed model of a 3080 and the seller would have disappeared with your money.


I buy a lot a on eBay and when it comes to PC parts its scam central. I have had good luck with car parts tho.


It is scam central both way though. I've had friends get scammed out of money because the buyer said they sent them an empty box. Ebay will usually side with the buyer. Ebay in general is a sh*t show.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/01 18:04:25 (permalink)
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EBay is such a huge scam site though - chances are if you bought one, you'd receive a 3D printed model of a 3080 and the seller would have disappeared with your money.

I buy a lot a on eBay and when it comes to PC parts its scam central. I have had good luck with car parts tho.

It is scam central both way though. I've had friends get scammed out of money because the buyer said they sent them an empty box. Ebay will usually side with the buyer. Ebay in general is a sh*t show.

Exactly. I've sold 3 items on EBay this year (a CPU and 2 motherboards), and both of the motherboard buyers disputed the sale saying the motherboards didn't work - both complete BS as I even had photos of them working right before I sold them. The first guy I gave half the money back because I felt sorry for him, even though it was clear he broke the board himself (in hindsight I should have told him to take a hike), but then the other guy tried it on but he just missed his 30 day return period so I said no way - it was a mint condition ASUS ROG Z390 Maximus XI Code motherboard in perfect working order, and he claimed A2 error (which is a hard drive error anyway!). I've had several issues with being scammed as a buyer too. With the high shipping costs and then EBay taking 13.5% of not only the purchase price but ALSO the shipping cost, I think in future I might just throw stuff out rather than deal with EBay scammers.
 

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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/01 18:59:53 (permalink)
I never sell on ebay anymore even though I was never scammed. Potential risk is too great.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/01 19:04:24 (permalink)
Yep there are better alternatives now. Escrow services and local trades.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/01 19:07:57 (permalink)
Yea it’s so easy to get scammed out there. Gotta be careful. I was able to score a card at Best Buy so thankfully I can avoid a lot of the crazy out there now. Just trying to help my friend get one now.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/01 19:13:03 (permalink)
I agree, some type of policing especially when it’s so obvious.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/01 19:20:49 (permalink)
I can't imagine ever buying something this valuable through a platform such as ebay.. scammers' paradise 
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/01 19:31:41 (permalink)
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EBay is such a huge scam site though - chances are if you bought one, you'd receive a 3D printed model of a 3080 and the seller would have disappeared with your money.


lol sounds like awfully lot of effort 

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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/01 20:39:46 (permalink)
Pretty impressive that they can manage to collect 100 cards 
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/01 20:44:14 (permalink)
I've had pretty good luck with electronics on ebay, but honestly I don't use it that much. Stories like I see on this thread scare me though.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 02:30:03 (permalink)
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How are they able to bulk buy all those GPUs and how much are they paying per GPU. 


1.Pretend to be a business
2. Contact a distributor and purchase a pallet of GPU's
3. ???
4. Profit


At the scale they are selling they are more of less a business.
 
 
 
TBH I don't really see the problem here, it seems people are more then willing to pay the high prices and I'm sure "scalpers" bought the cards by legal means so they are 100% in their right to sell the cards at what ever price they want. Its not like GPUs are a necessity like food or gas, they aren't a regulated product so they are free to ask what ever price they want and sell them at what ever price the market is willing to pay. Dose it suck, sure, if you don't have the extra cash to buy the cards or time to get one from a more stander retail outlet. But its not like you have to have a modern GPU today. One buy a older card like a 5xx or 6xx or 7xx card and wait for the prices to fall if you don't like the market right now.


Pretty much eBay has become the go-to place for scalpers to make a quick buck, unfortunately like u said if there is a demand for it, then these scalpers will continue to do it. There are people who literally do not care about pricing and just throw money away, giving the scalpers the source of buyers every time. It sucks but it is what it is, nothing can be changed much now. 
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 02:33:13 (permalink)
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 02:53:09 (permalink)
With that many cards on hand, that store almost certainly is connected with distributors or other scalpers. The current global chip shortage and mass of people looking to upgrade their cards from 2 or more generations ago is scalper's paradise.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 07:36:10 (permalink)
They will get destroyed on taxes next year. Worst part is, Ebay/paypal are benefiting greatly from this type of seller with hundreds in fees per sale, so they could care less.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 08:59:23 (permalink)
My worry is that this concept of "scalpers paradise" is just going to shift to the next thing after GPUs, and price gouging will become normal and accepted.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 09:01:10 (permalink)
As long as the next thing is luxury yachts or private jets then I'm fine with it.

Last.FM used to be a lot better.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 09:03:15 (permalink)
I wouldn't call that "ripped off" then actually.. you were kind of spared from receiving garbage and having to fight an uphill battle to get your money back, no? :P
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 09:04:27 (permalink)
LOL same. When did PC hardware become a luxury item worth scalping?? I must be getting old...

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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 09:06:22 (permalink)
This is why I never use Ebay. so much easier to use Offerup and only deal with people that have solid ratings and you don't get hit with fees.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 09:06:27 (permalink)
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I've had pretty good luck with electronics on ebay, but honestly I don't use it that much. Stories like I see on this thread scare me though.

Me too.  I bet it's worse for high volume/popular products though.
 
I sold a $700 monitor that wasn't in super high demand, and had no issues with it.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 09:08:34 (permalink)
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LOL same. When did PC hardware become a luxury item worth scalping?? I must be getting old...

I'd blame the mining industry.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 09:18:44 (permalink)
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LOL same. When did PC hardware become a luxury item worth scalping?? I must be getting old...

I'd blame the mining industry.


I do, but I also blame nvidia hiking its SKU prices to the moon on the upper end of its product stack. I question whether that was truly necessary, or just priming the market to accept higher prices. I strongly suspect the latter.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 09:54:16 (permalink)
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EBay is such a huge scam site though - chances are if you bought one, you'd receive a 3D printed model of a 3080 and the seller would have disappeared with your money.

I buy a lot a on eBay and when it comes to PC parts its scam central. I have had good luck with car parts tho.

It is scam central both way though. I've had friends get scammed out of money because the buyer said they sent them an empty box. Ebay will usually side with the buyer. Ebay in general is a sh*t show.

Exactly. I've sold 3 items on EBay this year (a CPU and 2 motherboards), and both of the motherboard buyers disputed the sale saying the motherboards didn't work - both complete BS as I even had photos of them working right before I sold them. The first guy I gave half the money back because I felt sorry for him, even though it was clear he broke the board himself (in hindsight I should have told him to take a hike), but then the other guy tried it on but he just missed his 30 day return period so I said no way - it was a mint condition ASUS ROG Z390 Maximus XI Code motherboard in perfect working order, and he claimed A2 error (which is a hard drive error anyway!). I've had several issues with being scammed as a buyer too. With the high shipping costs and then EBay taking 13.5% of not only the purchase price but ALSO the shipping cost, I think in future I might just throw stuff out rather than deal with EBay scammers.
 


I used to sell on eBay a lot, I found with pc parts if you can get the scam buyer to state they tried to fix it or sorting along those lines you can call support and have them close the case. don't tell the scam buyer to straight up try and fix it tho, eBay support is not that dumb. 
for example when I sold high end motherboards I always put a very cheap low end CPU in the board, most buyers would remove the CPU and ether pocket it or try and use a better one. call up eBay, hay the CPU is gone or the buyer removed the CPU from the item and you can get the case closed. It may take a few calls to find someone that will close it.
but it started to get so bad a few years back that I don't even sell on eBay or any place that has to use PayPal. 
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 09:59:41 (permalink)
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LOL same. When did PC hardware become a luxury item worth scalping?? I must be getting old...

I'd blame the mining industry.


I do, but I also blame nvidia hiking its SKU prices to the moon on the upper end of its product stack. I question whether that was truly necessary, or just priming the market to accept higher prices. I strongly suspect the latter.

I mean lower prices make the incentive for scalping even higher.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 10:03:02 (permalink)
bitcoin miners make it possible for scalpers to do what they do many people are okay with buying 2x msrp
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 15:54:19 (permalink)
I'm really surprised that anyone is able to get so many cards to scalp. If this person has done over 100 cards that means they've made solid 6 figures at this point. While it's not a good thing to do, I must say I kind of respect the hustle, it's impressive at the least.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 15:56:20 (permalink)
How the heck do they get their hands on this many cards??? Bots or inside contacts?
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 15:57:13 (permalink)
I really hope that someday soon this all blows over. I don’t want to go through all this again in a few years when it’s time to upgrade the system. Hopefully GPU mining becomes less profitable and we can actually start seeing news about frame rates again instead of hash rates.
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 16:24:58 (permalink)
this is unfortunate hopefully these shortages can end soon 
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Re: EVGA card scalper store on EBAY , sold 100 or so cards 2021/06/02 16:35:38 (permalink)
Scalpers are the worst thing ever using bots to take away products from people who actually want it, its crazy that sites allow that but for them its just money and not caring about who get them
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