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6 days ago, two months have passed since I ordered an ASUS TUF RTX 3080. I ordered it at an MSRP of $699 (plus 23% VAT in EU).
I still haven't received the card, despite the fact that I ordered it around 25-30 minutes after it went for sale on launch day... Now the same card at the same retailer is priced at around $1050, but at least for a short time it was available to order for the MSRP.
NVIDIA's CEO saying the RTX 3000 series had a "demand" issue, not a supply one is a giant joke, since they can't even fulfil day 1 orders for over two damn months.
Since then, seems like online retailers realized they can scalp even more money from people, so when the RX 6800 series cards went for sale, they were never listed at their MSRP, but their prices were hiked up right away. So a reference 6800XT which should be around $50 cheaper than the cheapest 3080, was listed at $915 and then sold out right away.
Fuck 2020, there's bad news from every possible angle... Let's hope for a better 2021!