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Is anyone else getting sick and tired of people "selling" pictures of rtx cards. I'm trying to find a deal and the way I see it the only people who this will cause problems for are average people not scalpers/bots?

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If someone is stupid enough to buy something that is very obviously listed as a picture...well, quite frankly, that's their problem.

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1 minute ago, kelvinhall05 said:

If someone is stupid enough to buy something that is very obviously listed as a picture...well, quite frankly, that's their problem.

I have the same view on "scalpers." People happy for government oversight really don't know the rabbit hole they're going down. They're essentially saying it's ok for the government to decide how you can and can't spend your money. 

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27 minutes ago, LiamFirks97 said:

Is anyone else getting sick and tired of people "selling" pictures of rtx cards. I'm trying to find a deal and the way I see it the only people who this will cause problems for are average people not scalpers/bots?

I made one of these, with it being disclosed (with pictures as well) that it was a floppy disk (with a message) and a picture of an RTX 3070 FE with an auction with free shipping and starting at 99 cents.

In 2 days, it made it to $750, and then my eBay account got suspended.
And no, it wasn't a trap:
Title: "NOT an RTX 3070 FE - Read Description)

Description: "This is NOT an RTX 3070 FE. This is a floppy disk and a picture of an RTX 3070. Do NOT buy this. If you do, then you're dumb and didn't read the description like I said to."

 

Said floppy disk may or may not have had an insulting message, if the person who bought it had a floppy drive and got the stuff.

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What I hate is the fact that they almost make it seems like its the real thing. Until you carefully read the description and it says it's either a scanned image of the box or a black and white A4 piece of paper... All while charging ridiculous prices to make you believe it's legit.

When the new 30 series came out, there were a bunch of "paper edition" on ebay. It was so stupid.

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1 minute ago, TetraSky said:

What I hate is the fact that they almost make it seems like its the real thing. Until you carefully read the description and it says it's either a scanned image of the box or a black and white A4 piece of paper... All while charging ridiculous prices to make you believe it's legit.

When the new 30 series came out, there were a bunch of "paper edition" on ebay. It was so stupid.

Um...all of the listings I've found clearly state what they are in the description.

 

Here is the first result that isn't a $2000 scaled GPU and is just a picture:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/184641089297

 

Very, very obviously states what it is. You'd have to be incredibly dense to miss it (hence why some people on this forum seem to be upset over this stuff 🤔).

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2 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Um...all of the listings I've found clearly state what they are in the description.

 

Here is the first result that isn't a $2000 scaled GPU and is just a picture:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/184641089297

 

Very, very obviously states what it is. You'd have to be incredibly dense to miss it (hence why some people on this forum seem to be upset over this stuff 🤔).

@LiamFirks97Anyone who buys stuff on eBay without reading the description should stop using eBay.

 

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6 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Um...all of the listings I've found clearly state what they are in the description.

 

Here is the first result that isn't a $2000 scaled GPU and is just a picture:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/184641089297

 

Very, very obviously states what it is. You'd have to be incredibly dense to miss it (hence why some people on this forum seem to be upset over this stuff 🤔).

Right now, yeah, they have to state it in large letters and make it as obvious as possible what it is, just so paypal doesn't take the money back to refund the buyers.

But on release, there were many that only had the smallest of mention in the description that could be easily missed if you didn't read properly.

This is one of the reasons why I don't even bother with auctions that use stock images. If you can't upload a real picture that you took of the product, you may as well not actually have it.

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The only thing I have a problem with is as mentioned, people selling an image and making it not clear if they're selling an actual card.

But otherwise I don't really care, those that want to spend twice as much as the MSRP on a graphics card should be reading the description.

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1 minute ago, Spotty said:

For sale: Picture of bugs bunny saying "No" (picture only)

How much?

 

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Move your post to classified, with the correct post layout.

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Is there any real proof that listing the images on eBay actually does anything to thwart the scalpers, or does it just make people feel like they're doing something? If all it's doing is making it harder for buyers to find real listings... Well, I think scalping is rather shitty, and in my local PC Facebook/Discord we can anybody caught doing it, and certainly wish people wouldn't buy from scalpers... But at the same time, it's not really my business to tell other people how to spend their money.

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I think if it's not shown in image or title that it could be considered a scam.

If you state all about it not being what people think it is and if bots buy them, then more the merrier.

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IMO if they list the specs of the card and not the specs of the image then it’s fraud. 
 

 

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-> Moved to Off Topic

 

Please keep this kind of threads as Status Updates. Besides being discussed to death, its more about you buying than them selling.

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8 minutes ago, LogicalDrm said:

its more about you buying than them selling.

100%. It's still going to be a thing, as long as there's a market for it. Want to stop that market? Stop going out of your way to buy them. The more they (scalpers) sell, the more expensive and outrageous they'll be in the future.

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7 hours ago, LiamFirks97 said:

I'm trying to find a deal

There are no deals for a RTX 3000 series card. All of them are overpriced with some going 2x their MSRP.  

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