Scalpers love it when the object of their desire is scarce. Unfortunately, people don’t seem to care much for the GeForce RTX 4080 at this low price for those who buy it at a high price. It was not realized. People seem more interested in keeping their cash or opting for the RTX 4090 flagship.
If these trends continue, Nvidia and its partners, retailers and unscrupulous scalpers will have to rethink the pricing of the RTX 4080. As a result, some scalpers may continue to hold shares purchased at premium prices. One pour for sorry scalpers (not really).
eBay tends to be a popular scalper route in the US Looking at overall eBay sales numbers for the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 graphics cards over the past week, we have some direct data showing the lukewarm response to the 4080. I have.
- The GeForce RTX 4080 sales numbers are incredibly low compared to the flagship, with the RTX 4090 beating the RTX 4080 3.4 to 1.
- An average of 8 RTX 4080 graphics cards are sold on eBay in the US per day.
- Sales of the RTX 4080 on eBay have flattened or declined since its launch date.
- The average RTX 4080 price on eBay is about 30% higher than MSRP and clearly not better than the RTX 4090 (38% higher than MSRP).
- The average RTX 4090 price on eBay in the first week was 54% above MSRP, with 64 cards sold per day.
- In the wake of the RTX 4080 launch, the flagship 4090 seems to be gaining popularity.
Other interesting data gleaned from US eBay searches indicate that current scalping profits from the sale of the RTX 4080 are marginal at best. The average selling price of the RTX 4080 on eBay is currently $1,560 and is dropping. It’s calculated that to make ends meet (due to eBay fees, taxes, shipping, etc.) the scalper would have to buy his RTX 4080 for less than $1,350.
That’s why the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition is a favorite among scalping buddies. Widely considered to be an attractive, high-quality design, it is sold directly or through select partners at Nvidia’s suggested retail price of $1,199. However, these cards are not widely available and Nvidia continues to work to mitigate scalping access. That’s why Nvidia recently introduced a Verified Priority Access program in some regions.
An RTX 4080 Founders Edition purchased for $1,199 must be sold for around $1,350 (14% commission) to break even on eBay. If the lukewarm reaction continues, even Nvidia may find it difficult to move his 4080 cards at $1,200, especially considering AMD’s early signs of RDNA 3 performance.
Scalpers Gonna Scalp
AMD GPUs on Twitter Monday reacted With glee, as RTX 40-series scalpers posted about being “burned” in the immediate aftermath of the crypto-collapse. has 500 eBay listings, some with over 10 in stock.
However, according to our observations, prices for the RTX 4090 have stabilized or increased slightly following widespread consumer disappointment with the RTX 4080. – A series of cards have arrived, but it’s a safe bet that the scalper will continue to get cards he can turn over for 20% more than he paid for.