aka_STEVE_bI don't know , most scalper prices on EBay are currently around 2-2 1/2 times over retail costs...That is a steep hill to climb, if you go that route.
Slayer6xthats what happened to me.. got right in and took 46 min to accept the my submit button. like i said save yourself the trouble and really consider how much your time is worth. its probably worth enough to just pay a scalper
Slayer6xlook at it from my point of view. i have searched roughly 200 hrs trying to get a card at msrp.. at 20 dollars an hr on top of the 1300 i already planned to spend i could probably buy two scalped cards before evga gets the next 20 min of their lists filled let alone most ppl will wait up to a few years at this rate..
Slayer6xanyone else feel defeated.. i get the que seems like the best option at this rate we all will have searched for cards for so long we could of just gotten a scalped card.. i can imagine some of our hrly wages would easily cover the scalper cost with the time we have put in.
Gr3yGhostSlayer6xthats what happened to me.. got right in and took 46 min to accept the my submit button. like i said save yourself the trouble and really consider how much your time is worth. its probably worth enough to just pay a scalper <snip>Finally, I was able to nab a 3080Ti FTW3 Ultra - I had the money, I could afford it. I had the day off so I was able to spam F5 to get in the queue early enough that I only waited a week to get my notify email.<snip>
Slayer6xif you have the ability to wait by all means go for it my friend. the way i see it is I've spend hundreds of hrs. searching.. that would be been thousands if I was at work instead. I can make more money far faster than evga will ever get me a card at msrp
Slayer6xhonestly i was just trying to take the moral high ground and not help a scalper but its pretty much no choice at this point. after hundreds of hrs searching 3k for a card doesn't sound so bad when msrp is imaginary. evga has elites that has scored way way more than one card while who knows how many have gotten exactly zero even though they showed up the same time