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2020/09/23 10:56:46 (permalink)
Hello all,
 
Just thought I'd share some tips for some who are not super familiar with the EVGA checkout process in order to help them have the best chances of purchasing a new 3080 or 3090
 
1. Be logged in to your EVGA.com account BEFORE any announcements of restocking. If you have to log in after you hear about it, you're wasting precious seconds. Be assured the bots will already be logged in. Don't give them that advantage!
2. Check to make sure you don't have a different product or an out of stock product in your shopping cart already! This is a known issue in the EVGA webstore... Sometimes the cart will not delete an item you tried to purchase in the past (can you say 3080 launch day anyone!).
 
 
What this means:
  • If you have tried to make a purchase in the past... you may not know that there will be that item in your shopping cart.
  • When you try to purchase the newly stocked item... now you have an out of stock item in your cart too.
  • This means that you have to remove the out of stock item from your cart and will be wasting precious seconds against our automated adversaries!
  • Do yourself a favor. Double check by clicking on your cart and make sure your cart is completely empty. If it's not, use the time now BEFORE the restock to clear your cart!
 
3. Pre Load an Associate Code so that you save 5% and don't have to type a code at checkout. This saves you at least $35 on a 3080 and at least $75 on a 3090!!!  You can do this step before the 3080/3090 is even restocked. Time is of the essence. Do it before the cards are back in stock. Need a code? Here's Mine to save 5% on all EVGA 3080's and 3090's 
 
How it works:
  • Using an EVGA Associate Code Link creates a cookie on your we browser that "saves" the coupon to your EVGA account. This coupon will then then remain attached to your account unless you clear your cookies from your browser or you make a purchase.
  • After using the link, add the 3080 or 3090 to your shopping cart.
  • Checkout and you'll see the EVGA Associate Code has automatically discounted your 3080 or 3090 by 5%!
  • You can also manually add the EVGA Associate Code but that takes time to copy and paste the code. If you forget to pre-load the EVGA Associate Code, you can manually enter it, but just know you are reducing your chances of completing the checkout process before the bots! If you decide to manually enter it and want to help a brother out, here's mine     VKHJ8KATGBMVC6L
 
AND FINALLY...
4. BE LUCKY. Doing the above will greatly increase your odds but let's be real... We're fighting machines here. We're gonna need to help ourselves have the best chance but only the few lucky ones will be able to snag the next restocks fighting machines. 
 
I wish all of my fellow humans the best of luck AND MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR!
 

 
 
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    AHowes
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 11:00:11 (permalink)
    I was thinking if ya had a 3080 still in your cart from last time it would speed up your purchase time next time by not pre removing it. ;)

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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 11:08:09 (permalink)
    While that may be true, if you have an out of stock 3080 variant in your cart it will be difficult if not impossible to remove it with the website being slammed. You'll have to make a few queries with the website to remove it and then add the new product.
     
    Good point though... I haven't confirmed if the out of stock item now is back in stock it it's persistent in your shopping cart and if it will allow checkout without errors.
     
    Any tips appreciated though! I'm ready for more real people to get these cards!
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 11:17:32 (permalink)
    Seeing how the website just took a dump 16 mins ago at the top of the hour, I have no faith that stock wont be gone by the time I can even refresh the page once.

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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 12:15:51 (permalink)

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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 13:21:00 (permalink)
    A chance? lol No average Joe is getting one any time soon. The bots got it covered and no retailer has made changes to stop that from happening. EVGA store included. Its a joke....

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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 13:44:23 (permalink)
    Well you can’t say that the EVGA store hadn’t made any changes.

    They’ve made at least one change by manually reviewing orders and cancelling those made by bots.

    Still unseen how effective that method is but at least there is a lot of communication between consumers and EVGA. Just look at how many tweets @EVGA_JacobF is answering... know of any other company personally Individually answering peoples questions on that scale? I certainly don't.

    We know there are problems with the website but EVGA listens to its customers. Just look at how they’re retrofitting the red “clown lipstick” on their FTW3 models. People complained. EVGA listened and took action to fix it.

    Right now they’re again trying to optimize the website for another restock. Will it be effective? Who knows but at least they’re taking action and not ignoring us. They get paid either way... they don’t have to try to prevent bots. That’s just the kind of company EVGA is... and why they have such loyal enthusiasts that support them.

    Cheers and good luck to everybody!
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 14:10:56 (permalink)
    FattysGoneWild
    A chance? lol No average Joe is getting one any time soon. The bots got it covered and no retailer has made changes to stop that from happening. EVGA store included. Its a joke....


    Keep in mind that the bots buying it for resell are not going to really keep it up long term. Probably the first week is all that they will be interested in as that is when people will pay a markup for it.

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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 14:17:58 (permalink)
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 14:18:26 (permalink)
    It’s not that difficult to stump a workflow robot... all you need to do is add an rng step in the checkout process that was not recorded or scripted for the workflow and the robot will fail.

    The logic on these bots is pretty minimal...

    It is not factual that it is difficult to break the robotic workflow

    Literally anyone who has developed automated robotic work flows has an intimate understanding of this fact.

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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 15:14:28 (permalink)
    First, I want to say this was a great post, OP. Good job forward thinking. 
     
    With that said, none of this matters when the site crashes upon adding a card to the cart. The infrastructure needs to be in place for any of this to matter.
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 15:30:46 (permalink)
    Did anybody get a card from the latest notification? I couldn't because I crashed on me.

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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 15:33:40 (permalink)
    Site kept crashing for me, even got one added to the cart but that's as far as I got.
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 15:36:52 (permalink)
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    Did anybody get a card from the latest notification? I couldn't because I crashed on me.


    LOL this guy got a notification.  I haven't seen anything on the last 3 releases.
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 15:44:05 (permalink)
    I got a notification and was already on the site. As soon as the notification hit the site was not responsive.

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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 15:56:40 (permalink)
    Zeddivile
    I got a notification and was already on the site. As soon as the notification hit the site was not responsive.


    It wasn't responsive even before notification. I didn't get the notification until 7 minutes after the cards went up. They went up 45 after and my email came at 52 after.
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 16:00:25 (permalink)
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    1. Be logged in to your EVGA.com account BEFORE any announcements of restocking. If you have to log in after you hear about it, you're wasting precious seconds. Be assured the bots will already be logged in. Don't give them that advantage!



     
    Which does absolutely nothing when the site crashes and then auto-logs you out.  I was logged in, clicked add to cart. Site Crashed.  Opened link again... waited two minutes until it finally loaded... and what do I see... hmmm... I was logged out. 

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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 16:03:40 (permalink)
    I never expected ordering a new gpu to require a more streamlined build order and faster APM than starcraft: broodwar 
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 20:15:11 (permalink)
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    1. Be logged in to your EVGA.com account BEFORE any announcements of restocking. If you have to log in after you hear about it, you're wasting precious seconds. Be assured the bots will already be logged in. Don't give them that advantage!



     
    Which does absolutely nothing when the site crashes and then auto-logs you out.  I was logged in, clicked add to cart. Site Crashed.  Opened link again... waited two minutes until it finally loaded... and what do I see... hmmm... I was logged out. 


    I agree. That's why I wasn't able to get a 3080. I had it in my cart and the site crashed. 
     
    But if I hadn't have been logged in, then I wouldn't have even had it in my cart before the site crashed. If EVGA can get the traffic under control for long enough to complete the checkout process... maybe some real humans can complete the purchase before the machines. 
     

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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 21:20:42 (permalink)
    Thanks for taking the time to make this tips list. It has been a rough week, full of disappointment so far. Trying to snag one of these cards is not fun at this point. Hopefully the release of the 3090 helps with 3080 stock.
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 21:28:03 (permalink)
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    Thanks for taking the time to make this tips list. It has been a rough week, full of disappointment so far. Trying to snag one of these cards is not fun at this point. Hopefully the release of the 3090 helps with 3080 stock.



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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/23 21:56:01 (permalink)
    Just curious, what time were you guys seeing them back in stock? I stayed up after work today hoping to catch the 6am refresher (8 my time) but never saw anything.
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/24 07:45:15 (permalink)
    Jski1990
    Just curious, what time were you guys seeing them back in stock? I stayed up after work today hoping to catch the 6am refresher (8 my time) but never saw anything.

    I saw them a little after 4:45pm your time.
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/24 21:14:44 (permalink)
    Oh damn well I guess they could show up any time then
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/24 22:03:19 (permalink)
    Thanks for the info. 
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/24 22:22:51 (permalink)
    hey thanks for the info on preloading the code!
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/24 23:27:19 (permalink)
    I appreciate the advice
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/24 23:57:36 (permalink)
    Did not matter site kept crashing on the final payment, then had to restart the whole process.
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/25 06:52:05 (permalink)
    Worth the shot
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    Re: Increase your chance of beating bots to snag an EVGA 3080 or 3090 2020/09/25 08:43:53 (permalink)
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    1. Be logged in to your EVGA.com account BEFORE any announcements of restocking. If you have to log in after you hear about it, you're wasting precious seconds. Be assured the bots will already be logged in. Don't give them that advantage!



     
    Which does absolutely nothing when the site crashes and then auto-logs you out.  I was logged in, clicked add to cart. Site Crashed.  Opened link again... waited two minutes until it finally loaded... and what do I see... hmmm... I was logged out. 


    I managed to stay logged in the entire time, but it still didn't help when the site wouldn't accept my payment info. But this is good to keep in mind for the next time there's a drop!
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