Out of the Blue

We finally got the roadside assistance guy out to jumpstart MrsBlue's dead car, so it was homeside assistance in this case. He got it started, and confirmed what we suspected, that the battery was basically shot. So rather than let it idle to try and recharge the battery, I just drove it to the auto parts store and replaced the battery. It's now working right again, and it's nice to have confidence in it, especially in winter weather. Thankfully it died in front of our house where it was easy enough to deal with, rather than leaving us stranded somewhere.

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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 19, 2020, 22:23:
MeanJim wrote on Dec 19, 2020, 20:39:
I managed to get a 3070 ordered on Amazon today. I'm not getting my hopes up until it ships after they canceled my 3080 order yesterday.

Holy shit, you were actually able to place an order for a 3080 and a 3070!? And possibly actually receive a 3070!? From Amazon.. amazing. anytime I look(which admittedly, is not often) they are all sold out, even third party sellers.

Someone posted this link here before. Someone set up a notification bot and has it streaming to Twitch. It sounds an alarm and posts a link every time it detects stock somewhere.

Thursday night there was a big dump of EVGA cards on Amazon, sold by Amazon. I got an EVGA 3080 FTW3 in my cart and checked out. They're usually gone before I can get it in my cart, and a few times I did get one in my cart, but it would sell out before I could complete the checkout. This time it went right through, and a lot of people got one, or so we all thought. The next day Amazon canceled the orders. I don't know if anyone actually got any of them, or what the real deal was. The email said there was "a problem that prevented us from processing your order properly," but when I contacted customer service, they said it was a "pricing error." I asked how MSRP was a pricing error, but couldn't get a straight answer.

I felt so relieved after getting that 3080. The hunt was over and I didn't have to jump every time I heard a stock notification. Then it was like getting punched in the gut when they canceled it. I'm going to be really pissed if this one gets canceled too.

Cutter wrote on Dec 19, 2020, 23:57:
How much over MSRP were they?

They're at MSRP, sold by and shipped by Amazon. Amazon trickles out a few at random times during the day. They don't show up as the default buy option, you have to click See All Buying Options button and the Sold by Amazon one will be there. I suppose it's a way of trying to stop automated purchases.

NewEgg has also been putting a few out each day during the week at 6 or 7pm CST. They tweet about it right before they go on sale, and they only sell them combos with shitty RAM or a PSU.

There are usually 1000-4000 people watching that stream, so you're battling with them to get something in cart and check out before they're all gone.

The Zotac store also has been selling them 1-2 times each day. They don't seem to have a schedule, they go on sale at some random time, but their site can't handle the load when people flood it trying to get them. I gave up trying to get one there. So many times I would get one in the cart, then during the checkout, the site times out, and when it comes back, I have to log in and start over.
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