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Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site)

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2020/09/23 19:19:20 (permalink)
I think the easiest way for any company to combat the bots is to leverage the brick and mortar locations to their fullest.  Send them the bulk of the items and limit 1 per person (or 2 for 3090).  I'm sure most of us have an authorized reseller nearby or close enough to make a small trip.  If each store had like 50 cards on restock (since online would be getting very little), this would get into gamer's hand with far less headache.  If by the end of the day the store had any leftover for any odd reason, put those up online for sale. Just an idea for future launches.

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    Ogredose
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/09/27 21:02:28 (permalink)
    I mean, these are obstacles to overcome, with luck
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/09/28 15:20:00 (permalink)
    Whatever helps.
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/09/28 18:43:06 (permalink)
    So they pay people to go wait in line. Physical bots instead of virtual ones. I think that would work better, but not for people with no locations nearby.
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/09/29 03:52:21 (permalink)
    Maybe a minimum time for a checkout, if someone completes everything up to payment in 5 seconds, it can't be legit.

    Salty after selling my RTX 2080 thinking i'd be able to buy a 3080 before 2021 and spend the EVGA bucks from folding to help with the upgrade... Joke's on me
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/09/29 11:02:09 (permalink)
    Honestly, I'd probably be OK with something like that. I kinda miss having a "friendly local computer store" nearby. Nearest one is two hours from where I moved to.

    That having been said, I'm willing to wait for supply to catch up with demand.
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/09/29 13:21:45 (permalink)
    Arm-chair web design time. Assuming they resolve the issue with the site crashing they could implement some kind of randomized quiz. Give people 2 minutes to answer a few easy captcha-like questions. As long as it's different enough for each card drop and randomized for each user the bots won't be able to respond in time to pick any cards.
     
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/09/29 13:24:26 (permalink)
    Preorder
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/09/29 14:47:25 (permalink)
    Making changes to the site right before a drop seems to be the most effective.
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/09/29 15:00:47 (permalink)
    I'm just going to keep doing this.



    It's a start
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/09/29 15:59:11 (permalink)
    STR1D3R_2
    I'm just going to keep doing this.



    Oh that's brilliant!
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/09/30 20:13:58 (permalink)
    Allow people that have bought EVGA cards in the past to have a chance to purchase the cards. I believe they are doing this now . They could also create a sign up and pick from that group at random
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/09/30 21:21:16 (permalink)
    nosoul05
    Allow people that have bought EVGA cards in the past to have a chance to purchase the cards. I believe they are doing this now . They could also create a sign up and pick from that group at random


    If they're still only allowing "elite" members, then you're right, except there are a couple caveats (two EVGA products in the last year or 1 select EVGA card registered whenever).
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/10/01 05:36:18 (permalink)
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    nosoul05
    Allow people that have bought EVGA cards in the past to have a chance to purchase the cards. I believe they are doing this now . They could also create a sign up and pick from that group at random


    If they're still only allowing "elite" members, then you're right, except there are a couple caveats (two EVGA products in the last year or 1 select EVGA card registered whenever).




    True but there is a 100 post requirement right? I will take that over standing in a line for hours and constantly pressing f5. 
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/10/01 06:10:25 (permalink)
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    Allow people that have bought EVGA cards in the past to have a chance to purchase the cards. I believe they are doing this now . They could also create a sign up and pick from that group at random


    If they're still only allowing "elite" members, then you're right, except there are a couple caveats (two EVGA products in the last year or 1 select EVGA card registered whenever).




    True but there is a 100 post requirement right? I will take that over standing in a line for hours and constantly pressing f5. 


    As far as I know, yes.
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/10/01 06:14:30 (permalink)
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    nosoul05
    Allow people that have bought EVGA cards in the past to have a chance to purchase the cards. I believe they are doing this now . They could also create a sign up and pick from that group at random


    If they're still only allowing "elite" members, then you're right, except there are a couple caveats (two EVGA products in the last year or 1 select EVGA card registered whenever).




    True but there is a 100 post requirement right? I will take that over standing in a line for hours and constantly pressing f5. 


    As far as I know, yes.




     
    Yes, 100 posts is the 3rd option- listed here 
    https://www.evga.com/member/elite/ 
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/10/01 13:23:41 (permalink)
    nosoul05
    Allow people that have bought EVGA cards in the past to have a chance to purchase the cards. I believe they are doing this now . They could also create a sign up and pick from that group at random


    nosoul05
    Allow people that have bought EVGA cards in the past to have a chance to purchase the cards. I believe they are doing this now . They could also create a sign up and pick from that group at random


    or ya know preorders


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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/10/01 13:55:11 (permalink)
    I think limiting direct sales to Elite Customers makes sense. I doubt scalpers would put in 100 posts just to resell. Especially if they limit each Elite Customer to 1 30 series card per year and do a money upfront preorder or non-refundable $50-100 deposit pre-order.
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/10/01 15:42:40 (permalink)
    the elite customers was close, the qualifications just make little sense

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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/10/01 15:51:02 (permalink)
    I bought an EVGA 660ti and 980 but now neither qualify for the elite membership. :'(
    Post count is my only hope now.
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/10/01 15:52:17 (permalink)
    ive been buying products since 2010. just post 70 more times its awful encouragement 

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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/10/01 15:56:01 (permalink)
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    I'm just going to keep doing this.


    Oh that's brilliant!



    I only viewed a few cards and the next time I logged in there was a bunch of offers stating 5-15% off. Along with the stock offer price I included a note to the sellers stating "I detest scalpers!".


    It's a start
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/10/01 16:01:14 (permalink)
    do you think that helped? lol we can only hope and pray it does

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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/10/01 18:46:43 (permalink)
    A phone call to every buyer, with voice ID checking linked to one ID database.

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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/10/01 18:47:51 (permalink)
    blood sample
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/10/01 18:57:03 (permalink)
    KingTroy
    do you think that helped? lol we can only hope and pray it does


    Highly doubt it. It may if many people did the same but again I doubt it. It was an annoyance to see so many offers pop up from scalpers just because I viewed an item. They awaited my response, some with a private message, I returned it with a flip off. I am not even looking to purchase any cards at this time as I have enough.


    It's a start
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    Re: Easy Solution to combat the bots (won't help EVGA's site) 2020/10/01 19:34:27 (permalink)
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    I'm just going to keep doing this.


    Oh that's brilliant!



    I only viewed a few cards and the next time I logged in there was a bunch of offers stating 5-15% off. Along with the stock offer price I included a note to the sellers stating "I detest scalpers!".


    Sounds annoying, but screw 'em for trying to rip people off.
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