American online retailer Newegg is now under hot seat blamed by players over issues of GPU stock shortage.
Once again, the stock of the most-awaited RTX and Radeon graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD, as well as the latest AMD Ryzen processors, had already depleted.
Of course, fans that have waited for the restocking of the products were not happy with this outcome. Their answer: blame Newegg for mismanagement of its product sales.
Where can you get GPUs?
If you’re a gamer, high-quality graphics is one of the best things that can ever happen to your game. Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), for those who didn’t know it, is an electronic unit that boosts the rendering of images, video, and animations found in your PC.
It accelerates the computer’s CPU to perform faster processing without overpowering the main unit.
Due to this, gamers need to upgrade their computer unit by getting the best GPUs in the market.
Unfortunately, they’re quite expensive and tend to have limited stocks only.
The latest models of GPUs in the market are Nvidia and AMD’s RTX and Radeon graphics cards, along with the newest AMD Ryzen processor.
So far, these two brands have the highest-quality GPUs out there, which makes them more in-demand. Players were even blaming one of its top sellers, Newegg for its short supplies.
Stop doing combo deals, Newegg!
In the recent exchange of messages on Twitter, Newegg has announced its GPU inventory had already gone out of stock.
Newegg lists 22 different packages for the Nvidia RTX 3080 flagship, nine different packages for the RTX 3090, and 32 packages for both the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and 6900 XT.
Following the announcement of restocking, tons of people went online to buy the products. Only a few minutes after this, all AMD and Nvidia latest GPUs were no longer available.
The result: thousands of online buyers blaming Newegg for its poor sales management.
Rather than buying the specific GPU product itself, the online store often sold the products in bundle packages. Resulting in a more expensive charge for each buyer.
One Twitter user rants out saying, “Hey @Newegg if you’re wondering why everyone hates you and gives you the middle finger, it’s because you gave us one first with these anti-consumer combos.”
No warnings for bots
A lot of Newegg consumers also blame the store for not controlling buyer bots. These bots are mainly hoarders of a certain product in a store.
Once it goes out-of-stock, the groups behind the bots would be selling the hoarded products at more expensive prices than the original.
Newegg, however, explained their side saying, “We stop bots all day every day,” the retailer tweeted. “We also increase bot protection on these popular launches. The issue is the short supply and high demand. A LOT of people want some scarce products with limited supply. The amount of traffic we see on our site during these launches is incredible.”
As of now, the retailer advises a quick major sale on these GPUs, starting on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET.
If you’re looking for these products, better mark your watch.