Graphic Cards GPU pricing trends

Ya I was about to try COD too but wanted to call and confirm before i make an order as I already had similar experience in another website.

Don’t order anything from such bogus/scam sites. The courier guy won’t let you open the box without money and after giving the money if you find out it’s something fake nothing can be done. Keep your money safe and buy only from legit sites
 
Don’t order anything from such bogus/scam sites. The courier guy won’t let you open the box without money and after giving the money if you find out it’s something fake nothing can be done. Keep your money safe and buy only from legit sites
Ya I check before I place order and they seem legit.
 

iPwnz

Brutally Honest
Skilled
Don’t order anything from such bogus/scam sites. The courier guy won’t let you open the box without money and after giving the money if you find out it’s something fake nothing can be done.
+1. Courier companies don't give a shit whether you get the actual product or a ****ing brick.
Many people on olx have been scammed that way.
 

nRiTeCh

Skilled
Who buys Asrock GPUz anyways? Demand for their cards might have dropped due to their poor reviews
Heck! Who even knows Asrock ever made Gpus. Thats the last brand miners/scalpers have spared but not its late..Te scalpers might had already did their shaddy job :p
 
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r4hul

Disciple
Saw multiple videos where they are actually showing that the prices of GPU are going down approx 10% from the price last month.
 

rajch2002

Disciple
the way new people are getting into mining with ridiculous pricing thinking they will be ambanis in few days. wait for few days and we will get very sweet deals....
 
Guess we are gonna need a rant thread for processor too, some sellers are saying that some distributors are gonna hike prices for ryzen processors. Not sure how true it is but you never know with these distributors, they might temporarily hike prices to push their old stock as they did with GPUs.
 

rsaeon

Disciple
Just wondering, are these kinds of practices allowed in EU?

It's a general trend worldwide, but yes. There aren't price protections outside of India, in fact I've always thought that the entire 'MRP' is something unique to India and the socialist republic that we decided for ourselves because of our population density and relatively young age as an newly-independent country. It was meant to help India regain her identity and prevent foreign investment from establishing influence within our economy (we all had ptsd from british rule) and it did serve that purpose but this decision ultimately hindered India's growth and recognition.

So we've been trying to attract foreign investment the last couple of decades but since we missed the prime window (80s, 90s), it'll take another couple of decades to actually bear fruit. Places like Japan and South Korea have had their economy invaded and taken over by western influence to the point where today they're world leaders in technological advancements but at the cost of their actual identity, which has been relegated to the rural areas and the older generation.

This socialist mentality is prevalent everywhere in India, even here in this forum where people who attempt to ask more than what they paid for are then publicly called out and shamed. I've never seen this anywhere else. Sure, people look down on scalpers in the west but they've accepted that sooner or later, anything and everything would be scalped. From GPU's to sports shoes. Supply and demand is a capitalist ideal that's ingrained within western culture. Can't afford it? Use credit, or work more hours.

Here in India, there are news reports of people arrested for selling 'illegal' sanitizers which are destroyed when there was nothing nefarious about the product, only the method of sale (without license, without bill). This is an entirely foreign concept in the west. In fact old laws had to be reinstated to prevent scalpers from hoarding essential medical goods during the early months of the pandemic last year:

March 18th, 2020: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/18/8180...defense-production-act-for-coronavirus-shorta

March 23rd, 2020: https://thehill.com/homenews/admini...ive-order-to-prevent-price-gouging-of-medical

March 26th, 2020: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/p...and-price-gouging-n95-masks-violation-defense

What this man did was completely legal in that part of the world, until it was not. And one day that law will be put away again, and it'll be legal again to do what this man did.

Just wondering, are these kinds of practices allowed in EU?

Prices for components in the UK/EU have always been significantly higher compared to US/Canada so they're less sensitive about prices increases over there. But once you do get the product, there are some pretty amazing consumer protections in place. Which is probably why the prices are higher there to begin with.

Currently, the lowest prices for components are in Canada.
 
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roofrider

I got one of these too! o_O
Adept
^ Does India have laws against price gouging? Not aware of it.
Or do you just mean the difference between MRP and MSRP as the protection we have here? What protection exactly when they can hike the MRP at will? Not saying there aren't entitled to.

I'm pretty sure even in first world countries GPUs aren't flying off the shelves at scalper prices (ebay) if they can't recoup the investment. And people are waiting for prices to drop, not because they (or even I) can't afford it but because it's nonsensical to pay 2x or more due to a market shock, which will, at some point, regain normalcy.

I don't sham, but there's a difference between a gentleman's profit for a used product vs. blind scalper pricing/profiteering on the forum. Yes, I've seen people with similar sentiments even at OcUK and OCN.
 
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