Best Buy will have Nvidia RTX 30 Series cards in stock at select stores tomorrow

Shawn Knight

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Bottom line: Thursday, August 26 (that’s tomorrow) could be your next best opportunity to score an Nvidia RTX 30 series graphics card at MSRP, but you’ll need to prepare accordingly if you want to score one. Namely, you'll have to drag yourself out of bed early, head to your local Best Buy and wait in line.

Best Buy has announced that it’ll have limited quantities of GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards available on August 26. Notably, the cards are only being offered in select stores, meaning bots shouldn’t be able to keep cards out of the hands of eager gamers.

At 7:30 a.m. local time, Best Buy employees will start handing out tickets to those in line. There’s a strict limit of one ticket per purchasing customer. Those with a ticket will lock in the right to purchase a graphics card inside the store starting at 8 a.m. local time.

Best Buy has a store locator on the RTX 30 Series landing page that can be used to check and see if any of your local stores will have Nvidia cards in stock. I struck out in my search, as the closest store to me that’ll have stock is more than three hours away.

Best Buy made no mention of how many cards will be available at each store or what specific cards shoppers will be able to choose from. According to Twitter user @GPURestock, roughly 17,000 total units are expected in stores comprised of 3090, 3080, 3080 Ti, 3070, 3070 Ti and 3060 Ti models.

The electronics retailer recommends shoppers wear masks, and noted that it’ll be complying with local laws governing safety guidelines.

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NicktheWVAHick

Posts: 315   +477
Closest stores to me are over 2.5 hrs away in obscure (?go figure?) locations. Because Money = (Time)x(selection)x(frustration)x(mileage)x(pain) I’d rather just pay a scalper’s premium for exactly what I want from the comfort of my own living room at a time of my own choosing. It’s the American Way.
 

Bulllee

Posts: 225   +149
I remember not so long ago some joker getting any amount of all the cards ever sold.
Not knocking it just saying it.
 

RudyBob

Posts: 232   +240
I used to enjoy going to BB on Sundays after looking at their ad in the newspaper. I'd take my daughters and buy them something. I no longer enjoy going and I would never stop in to buy a to expensive video card. Good Luck to all participants though and I hope ya get what you want
 

Dimitrios

Posts: 909   +699
$50 says in a Ghetto area someone will end up killed or hurt. Funny part is that if you rob a store you will make out better than robbing a bank because of the value of a GPU's during this stupid mining craze.
 

Eldritch

Posts: 348   +552
So now stocking of hardware is news? How far we have come in recent years. Who needs news about inventions or new developments when we can obsess over graphics cards stock and price over and over and over again.

In my opinion, tech portals including Techspot are partially responsible for the scalper trend with constant bombarding about how rare graphics card are. People panic buy as they may not be able to get it later, buy it just to resell and it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.
 

Lounds

Posts: 919   +814
I'll be interested in what their listed prices are. Curry's in the UK are happy to list 3060ti's at about £600, I think I saw one at £580. So about $800 although we have 20% sales tax (VAT).
 

Irata

Posts: 1,737   +2,907
So now stocking of hardware is news? How far we have come in recent years. Who needs news about inventions or new developments when we can obsess over graphics cards stock and price over and over and over again.

In my opinion, tech portals including Techspot are partially responsible for the scalper trend with constant bombarding about how rare graphics card are. People panic buy as they may not be able to get it later, buy it just to resell and it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

This, and by often not questioning the validity of msrp.
 

Skjorn

Posts: 624   +477
$50 says in a Ghetto area someone will end up killed or hurt. Funny part is that if you rob a store you will make out better than robbing a bank because of the value of a GPU's during this stupid mining craze.
Most people don't have a clue what a video card is. So I'd take that bet.
 

emmzo

Posts: 349   +333
What amazes me it`s people willing to pay 2x, 3x the decent (MSRP) price, because they just have to have it. I was blaming mining, scalpers, greedy corporations and the whole distribution chain, but in reality, it`s people stupidity.