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Sapphire R9 290X went up on Amazon :-/

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2 years ago#1
It was $549.99 for a minute. Now it's $700 plus. How long do you think it will take to go back down? I have to buy from amazon because I have gift cards.
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2 years ago#2
Why the **** are they that much? I see it myself right now.
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2 years ago#3
Maybe they were shipped in Nvidia boxes and that confused Amazon.
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2 years ago#4
maybe they'll correct it? There were like 15 available at the time too. I know amazon usually compares pricing data with other companies and lowers theirs accordingly. They do this every week or so. But that card should not be $700+ dollars.
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2 years ago#5
Good ol Amazon. I see the price is still the same on Newegg. Shame you only have gift cards to Amazon.
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2 years ago#6
You want it? You'll pay OH YEAH YOU'LL PAY!
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2 years ago#7
sonicteam2k1 posted...
maybe they'll correct it? There were like 15 available at the time too. I know amazon usually compares pricing data with other companies and lowers theirs accordingly. They do this every week or so. But that card should not be $700+ dollars.


I've heard you can buy the 290 (non-x) card and mod the bios to turn it into a 290x but I have no idea if that unlocks all the cores though. If it does then perhaps you should look into an r9 290 instead since they are listed at their actual msrp.
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2 years ago#8
sonicteam2k1 posted...
maybe they'll correct it? There were like 15 available at the time too. I know amazon usually compares pricing data with other companies and lowers theirs accordingly. They do this every week or so. But that card should not be $700+ dollars.


Not sure I should have to explain this really, but that $700 card is not sold by Amazon. It's sold through Amazon. Big difference.
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2 years ago#9
Thundar posted...
sonicteam2k1 posted...
maybe they'll correct it? There were like 15 available at the time too. I know amazon usually compares pricing data with other companies and lowers theirs accordingly. They do this every week or so. But that card should not be $700+ dollars.


Not sure I should have to explain this really, but that $700 card is not sold by Amazon. It's sold through Amazon. Big difference.


The one through Amazon is actually the most expensive.
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2 years ago#10
MasterDonGero posted...
Thundar posted...
sonicteam2k1 posted...
maybe they'll correct it? There were like 15 available at the time too. I know amazon usually compares pricing data with other companies and lowers theirs accordingly. They do this every week or so. But that card should not be $700+ dollars.


Not sure I should have to explain this really, but that $700 card is not sold by Amazon. It's sold through Amazon. Big difference.


The one through Amazon is actually the most expensive.


Ah, I see. Price will probably adjust when they get more in-stock. Maybe they are trying to discourage people from ordering it when they don't have any lol. They do price match themselves within a certain period of time, so you could contact them if you want to be on a waiting list at the old price.
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