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Wait, does GameStop sell GPUs now?

Because we definitely needed another retailer fighting over video cards

GameStop has sold PC gaming hardware for a while, including full-game laptops, monitors, headsets, mice and speakers, but in the post-use era, it apparently wants a piece of the desktop component business from Best Buy and Newegg as well. Most prominently, the company started selling Nvidia RTX 3000 series graphics cards – where by “sale” I mean engaging in the same kind of almost imperceptible listings, flashing and disappearing like any other GPU vendor.

As PC Gamer reports, GameStop made all of its weekly circular announcement revolve around PC games this week, including several GPUs, motherboards, a power supply and a case:

Back in reality, however, GameStop sold out these GPUs a few days ago, roughly the moment they went on sale. Judging by the responses to GameStop’s tweets, this was the typical reaction:

And as far as I can tell, GameStop’s entire selection of PC components consists of two motherboards now.

Source: Verge

It is difficult to blame GameStop for selling components, however, hilarious Javascript or not – the street prices of Nvidia and AMD GPUs are totally out of control, selling for 2x-3x their value. I just don’t understand why GameStop would go to the trouble of trying during the shortage. Maybe you could refurbish old graphics cards in your refurbishing factory? Even the oldest cards are in high demand now.

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