NVIDIA apologizes for RTX 3080 order chaos

NVIDIA RTX 3080 founder's edition crazy price

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However, frustrated buyers figure that the stock was snapped up by bots, with one user tweeting that he “stayed up all night just to get crashed servers and everything sold out within two minutes without me even seeing the item as available.” As Gizmodo noted, plenty of cards have popped up on eBay at double or more the retail price and one Founder’s Edition card apparently sold for $70,000 (there’s one on the site right now that’s been bid up to $43,900 as of 4AM ET today).

As for the lack of stock, NVIDIA said that it’s “shipping more RTX 3080 cards every day to retailers.” Newegg tweeted that it “experienced more traffic than the morning of Black Friday” and sold out of RTX 3080 cards in five minutes, saying “bot protection was in place, orders were human.” The company promised to release more of the cards “as we get more.”

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