The 2020 holiday shopping season is defined by how difficult it is to buy a console like the PS5 or a GPU like the GeForce RTX 3090, and some people use other less legal methods. You are getting both products. Bots make up part of the resale console, but theft is clearly another cause.
About $ 340,000 worth of GeForce RTX 3090 GPU was stolen from MSI. by Tom hardware.. This is equivalent to 40 containers of popular cards, based on the translation of the internal documentation from MSI embedded in the tweet below.
MSI Mainland China factory stolen, 40 boxes of RTX3090 stolen, total value 2200000RMB …..
MSI was officially announced and notified to the police. A reward of 100,000 yuan for reporting effective information. pic.twitter.com/JWw8hOMioG
— Xi Ti Ruo Li (@ GoFlying8) December 7, 2020
The GeForce RTX 3090 is located at the top of the Nvidia line at $ 1,499 and often sells for hundreds of dollars or more on eBay. This seems to be enough motivation to steal them. What is not clear is how these cards were stolen. Tom hardware MSI communications state that video surveillance and inspection of each truck is cited as the primary security for GPUs shipped from warehouses. This has led MSI to believe that the company’s “insiders” are thieves, but the tweet on Friday, December 4th, provided no information other than that document.
On the PS5 side, theft in the UK, Much more dramatic and dangerous..In maneuver Times Called “rollover”The thief uses the cars in front of and behind the delivery truck to slow down the truck from the front and open the back while standing on the hood of the following car. This method has been reported to require some kind of insider information about what is actually on a particular track, Times It has been used 27 times this year and is increasing in frequency as more expensive products are beginning to be shipped on holiday shipments. You can see an example of “rollover” in the Romanian video above.
Happy # PS5 Everyone’s day. We tried to document our announcement, but Amazon instead tricked us with a one-sided air fryer (after giving the delivery password). Did anyone else have this problem today? pic.twitter.com/99IUSzSJUU
— Bex April May (@bexlectric) November 19, 2020
As another possible theft, Amazon PS5 buyers received air fryer, litter box, and other household items instead of the console. IGN I found a collection of customers who received a “PS5” box with a resealed tape that was different from the black version of Amazon’s traditional prime brand. A conversation with current Amazon employees suggested that smuggling the PS5 from Amazon’s warehouse would be very difficult, but the console may have been switched from the delivery truck. IGNThe complete Odyssey is worth a readHowever, for now, affected customers I’m receiving the actual PS5, And the culprit remains unknown.
To get a PS5 or GeForce RTX card at this point, you have to deal with a price higher than the retail price of both products. It’s not easy to buy at the store, so True price It’s not $ 499 for the PS5 and $ 1,499 for the GeForce RTX 3090, but it’s a resale cost. When we last surveyed eBay, the average price of the PS5 reached $ 1,024 and the average price of the GeForce RTX 3090 reached $ 2,076. You can see why both products are targeted by thieves.
The only lesson to learn other than “don’t steal” is that we need to provide a way for sellers and manufacturers to make it. Pre-orders and sales are fairer.. The pandemic has affected the amount of consoles and graphics cards that can be safely manufactured, but creating a shortage with limited replenishment only exacerbates the problem. It continues until there is an easier way to guarantee the purchase, resale, and occasional theft to help it.