6 minutes ago, Tiberiusisgame said:
That's a good point regarding retailer versus manufacturer, especially in MicroCenter or New Egg's case. But I wonder if that's truly the same for a company like Amazon.
That also doesn't address the issue of EVGA selling the Titan X for more than the 1080Ti sitting next to it despite the performance differential, right? I figured I was missing something and that I needed to read between the spec lines, like only folks in-the-know would pass up that Titan X. Who would buy that after comparing the two? Trickery aside...
Lots of special cases.
Amazon is like no other retailer. They have warehouses of inventory, but only certain kinds of inventory. A lot of stuff that says its being sold "by Amazon" is actually coming from another retailer, re-seller, or manufacturer - depending. Amazon's entire business model is built on this network of sources. If you want to be a top-tier Amazon partner, you have to be able to meet their requirements for things like Prime shipping, etc.
Titans, of any generation, are rare. They don't make many of them at all. They can retain full price simply out of scarcity, not based on performance.
- This is actually true (supply vs performance) for many PC components, regardless of scarcity. For example, old CPU models retain their prices because they aren't cross compatible with different chipsets. So if a company MUST replace a CPU in a server with an older chipset, they HAVE to buy that older model CPU or else replace the whole system.
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