The 2020 holiday shopping season is defined by how difficult it is to buy consoles such as the GeForce RTX 3090 for PS5 and GPUs, and some are tempted to use other, less legal methods to get both products. Some consoles for resale have bots account, but theft is another source.
About 40 340,000 worth of GeForce RTX 3090 GPUs were stolen from MSI, According to Domin hardware. These are 40 containers of popular cards based on the translation of MSI’s internal document embedded in the tweet below.
MSI Chinese Landscape Factory Stolen, 40 Boxes Stolen RTX3090, Total Value 2200000RMB ……
The MSI has been officially notified and the police have been informed that 100000 RMP has been charged for reporting useful information. pic.twitter.com/JWw8hOMioG
– G Di Ruo Li (GoFlying8) December 7, 2020
The GeForce RTX3090 sits at 4,499 on the high end of Nvidia’s line, and often sells for hundreds of dollars on eBay, which seems like enough motivation to steal them. It is not clear how these cards were stolen. Domin hardware MSI’s communications refer to video surveillance and inspections of each truck as key safeguards for GPUs to be removed from warehouses. This led the MSI to believe that the company was an “internal” thief, but no information other than that document was provided in the tweet, which was dated Friday, December 4th.
On the PS5 page of things, thefts in the UK include a pattern Very dramatic and dangerous. In a maneuver The Times Refers to “rollover”, Thieves use cars, either in front of or behind the delivery truck, to slow down the truck from the front and open its rear end when standing on the hood of the car coming from behind. This method is said to require some kind of inside information about what is actually in the given truck, but The Times It says it has been used 27 times this year, and the frequency will increase as holiday exports begin to carry more expensive items. You can see an example of a “rollover” in a video from Romania above.
Happy # PS5 Day for all. I tried to document our introduction, but Amazon instead tricked us with an unsolicited air fryer (after giving the delivery password). Did anyone else have this problem today? pic.twitter.com/99IUSzSJUU
– Bex April May (xbexlectric) November 19, 2020
In another possible theft, Amazon PS5 buyers received air fries, cat litter and other household items instead of consoles. IGN Discovered a collection of customers who received a “PS5” box with a tape different from the traditional Prime-branded black version of Amazon. Conversations with current Amazon employees suggested that it would be very difficult to smuggle PS5s from an Amazon warehouse, but the consoles may have been removed from the delivery trucks. IGNThe whole Odyssey is worth reading, But until now, affected customers Gets real PS5s, And the culprits are unknown.
At this point both products need to handle higher prices than retail to get a PS5 or GeForce RTX card. Because you can’t easily buy one in a store Real prices 9 499 for a PS5 and 4 1,499 for the GeForce RTX 3090, but what are they resale price. The average price of the PS5 reached 0 1,024 and the GeForce RTX 3090 averaged 0 2,076, which we last reviewed on eBay. You can start to see why both products have become targets of thieves.
If there is a lesson other than “do not steal” then sellers and manufacturers should provide ways to do so Pre-orders and sales are very reasonable. The infection has affected the size of consoles and graphics cards that can be safely manufactured, but creating a shortage with limited restarts exacerbates the problem. Will continue as long as there is an easy way to guarantee purchase, resale and occasional theft.
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