The 2020 holiday shopping season is defined as the PS5 and GPU. As difficult as it is to buy a console like the GeForce RTX 3090, some people are asked to use other, less legal methods to get both products. Baleto has a stake in some consoles for resale, but theft is obviously another source.
A GeForce RTX 3090 GPU worth about Rs 40340,000 was stolen from MSI. According to Tom’s hardware. Based on the translation of the MSI internal document embedded in the following tweet, there are about 40 containers of popular cards.
Theft of MSI Chinese Mainland factory, 40 boxes x RTX3090 was stolen, the total value of which was 2200000RMB ……
MSI has been officially announced for reporting effective information and a reward of 100000 RMB has been reported to the police. pic.twitter.com/JWw8hOMioG
– Xi to Ruo Li (@ GoFlying 8) December 7, 2020
The GeForce RTX 3090 sits at 1,499 dollars at the end of Nvidia’s highs, and often sells for hundreds of dollars more on eBay, which seems like enough motivation to steal them. What is less clear is how these cards were stolen. Tom’s hardware MSI No. Communications, video surveillance and inspections of each truck are considered the main security for sending a GPP outside the warehouse. MSI is believed to be the company’s “insider” thief, but a tweet on Friday, in December, did not provide any information other than the document.
On the PS5 side of things, thefts in the UK involve a mechanism that seems More dramatic and dangerous. In maneuver Time Referred to as a “rollover”The thieves use the car, one on the front and one on the back of the delivery truck, to slow down the truck and also stand in the back of the car while opening the rear. This method requires some kind of internal information about what is actually in the given truck, but Time Saying it has been used 27 times this year, the increasing frequency of holiday ships has begun to carry more and more expensive products. You can see an example of “rollover” in the Romanian video above.
Happy # PS5 Each day. Tried to document the unveiling of one of our, but Amazon tricked us with an unsolicited air fryer instead (after giving us the delivery password). Did anyone else have this problem today? pic.twitter.com/99IUSzSJUU
– Back April May (backelectric) November 19, 2020
In another possible theft, Amazon PS5 buyers found air fryers, cat litter and other household items instead of consoles. IGN Amazon’s traditional Prime-branded black version received a collection of customers receiving “PS5” with a resale tape. Conversations with current Amazon employees suggest that it will be very difficult to smuggle the PS5s from the Amazon warehouse, but it is possible that the consoles were turned over from the delivery truck. IGNThe full Odyssey is worth reading, But affected customers from now on Receiving real PS5s, And criminals remain unknown.
At this point both products need to deal with higher prices than retail to get a PS5 or GeForce RTX card. Given that you just can’t buy easily at the store, True prices 499 for PS5 and not 4,499 for GeForce RTX 3090, but how much does it cost to resell them. When we last surveyed on eBay we found the average price of the PS5 to be PS 1,024 and the GeForce RTX 3090 to average. You can start to see why both products have become targets of thieves.
If there’s a lesson to be learned from “don’t steal”, it’s that sellers and manufacturers need to provide a way to make it. Pre-order and sale more reasonable. The epidemic has affected the amount of consoles and graphics cards that can be safely produced, but the problem is exacerbated by the scarcity of limited resets. Until then a simple method of guaranteeing a purchase, resale, and occasional theft that helps happen will continue.
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