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When you order a card you should receive your queue position immediately...

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by E Cam, 19 Oct 2020.

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  1. E Cam

    Associate

    Joined: 19 Oct 2020

    Posts: 3

    I ordered the Asus GeForce RTX 3080 TUF Gaming OC 10GB GDDR6X a few days ago. Only then did I stumble across the forum and realize the dire situation.

    I have no idea what my position in the queue is, and I wonder if I am worth cancelling my order and buying a 2080 instead from a physical shop.

    But I cant make an informed decision because OcUK haven't sent me a queue position.
     
  2. PrincessFrosty

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Oct 2009

    Posts: 1,026

    Location: Norwich, UK

    You wont get one in a physical shop, the reason the queues are so long is because there's next to no supply. The reason the queue emails only go out weekly is because there's not enough movement in the queue to justify sending them out constantly, batches of cards are arriving at best once a week. You will likely get a queue email mid week.

    I'll do you a favour and help you adjust to your new reality as fast as possible by simply being frank with you. There's tiny supply and massive demand, queues are extremely long and the wait is going to be months most for people queuing today. You'll most likely go to look for alternatives to justify leaving the queue but you wont find any unless you're prepared to pay huge markup on a scalped one. That's the bottom line, set your expectations accordingly.
     
  3. Teaf

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Dec 2006

    Posts: 7,954

    Without a rate of queue-decline, the number would realistically be close to meaningless, so giving one out would be frivolous.

    However, you can contact customer services here to ask them for further information if you'd like.
     
  4. surfsquid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,118

    Location: Bucks

    He said 2080. Don't be so condescending.
     
  5. E Cam

    Associate

    Joined: 19 Oct 2020

    Posts: 3

    Local shop sells 2080 Graphic cards. I wonder if it's going to be a sunken cost fallacy waiting for 3080 stocks to catch up. Been looking forward to playing Cyberpunk but I'm not sure the 1070 I have will handle it.

    One per customer should have been a rule. Bots should be banned. It's appauling.
     
  6. E Cam

    Associate

    Joined: 19 Oct 2020

    Posts: 3

    True, but an idea of roughly where I was at date of purchase would have been a fair expectation of a retailer to provide.
     
  7. surfsquid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,118

    Location: Bucks

    I ended up grabbing an EVGA 2080 super, with the intention of using the step up program sometime within the 90 day window.
     
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