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    Quote Originally Posted by g7rta View Post
    Then you’ve got the people listing “photos of graphics cards” again, it’s another scam.
    Some of them are deliberately trying to attract bids from Bots, so they can trace the scalpers.
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    I know they claim to be doing this Tim, but most don’t make it obvious.. they all say “returns not accepted” and are breaking eBay rules themselves. I’m pretty sure most (if not all) are still hoping we will come along and give them our cash.

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    I've seen a couple with this warning in the item description: "THIS AUCTION IS FOR A PHOTO ONLY - DON'T BID ON THIS UNLESS YOU ARE A BOT."
    I daresay most people won't read the item description though.
    GPU prices are ridiculous at the moment and disk drives are about to go the same way, I'd wait until next year to make a PC upgrade.
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    I got lucky last fall and bought a GTX 1080ti, intending to replace it in a few months as soon as the prices came down. It looks like I will be using it for another year and that isn't so bad, as most of my settings are ultra and I very seldom experience stutters. I bought it for $500 and they are now going for nearly double that.

    On another subject, I have used E-Bay many times (I bought my 1080ti there) and have never had a problem.

    On E-Bay you can see the seller's history, and nobody with even 25 sales with 98% satisfaction would do anything to get a neg for a few hundred dollars, so when you see a seller with 100, 1,000 or 10,000 sales and a 98% approval rating you can be sure the sale will be on the up and up. Buying anything from Russia or Ukraine would be insanity IMO, so that isn't even worth mentioning. And you do have to read the product details.

    I don't buy from sellers with less than 97% positive and I would never buy from a seller that has a higher than normal shipping cost, I see that as a sure sign of dishonesty (and if you do "get your money back" you won't be reimbursed for the shipping cost).

    I won't buy anything from China unless it is something trivial that I wouldn't mind waiting six weeks for, and other than China, I don't think I've ever bought anything outside of my home country.
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    A big factor to take into consideration when shopping for a new video card is the power supply it recommends you use. My 3060 Ti, for example, has a recommended power supply of at least 650w, which I have. The newer video cards are very power hungry, so be sure you have the power supply needed to run the thing.

    If I were in your shoes, I'd frankly look for a new pre-built PC as those will give you the best option right now to get the performance you want for a relatively decent price compared to the sky-highway robbery that's going on with video cards today.

    A little heads up too, it's the industry's worst-kept secret that NVIDIA 3080 Ti (and probably 3070 Ti) are on the way soon, which we'll likely see in pre-built PCs, unless you can land one in the open market by sheer luck. A pre-built with a newer video card is your best bet, it's just a question of what your budget is. Otherwise, you're in for a wait.
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