Thousands of dollars worth of EVGA RTX 3000 cards stolen in truck heist

Jimster480

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First. It is your fault (EVGA GeForce Ceo), not my fault, nor other custumers, if your truck get robbed. As a consequence of this, you have no moral right to "dont honor any warranty or upgrade claims on stolen products." I'm just a custumer that buy a product, I dunno if it was stolen and it is written nowhere when I buy, that I have to check the serial code of a product on your website... for a mistake that "you" did.

Second, "He also notes that it is a criminal and civil offense to “conceal, sell, withhold, or aid in concealing selling or withholding” any such property." My guess is that the thiefs are organized enough to use them to farm crypto, probably they wont ever resell them. If they are organized enough to rob your truck, I guess they can be organized enough to use the videocards for themself.

third, "criminal and civil offense". To which civil behaviour are you referring to? Today a lot of companies, expecially bigger ones, tend to do not respect any civil right and morality. And what it sadden me the most is that "civil rights" are mostly used as an excuse to obtain your own personal profits. This happens everywhere.
I totally agree. Nobody would be writing that they are selling stolen RTX cards. Secondly if someone does manage to buy one then it isn't really the fault of the person who buys it if they didn't know it was stolen.
 

Jimster480

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I am not a lawyer, but I have been through something like this.

Free advice from what I learned - use a credit card (not a debit card) in any transaction involving possibly stolen video cards - then check with manufacturer to confirm it is a legit video card - report it immediately if not and contact credit card issuer to reverse the transaction - also try to contact the seller as he may have bought stolen goods himself - follow up with writing to everyone (especially card issuer, EVGA, etc) - keep copies - use USPS (Certified or Registered mail).
Free advice is don't ever use a debit card for anything. Those cards are giant scams that leave you open to liabilities. Always use a credit card. Just make sure to pay off your balance at the end of the month to not pay interest.
 

lripplinger

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Ridiculous statement by the EVGA CEO. How is anyone going to know if the product in question was stolen, if they buy it online? Why would it be our job to check a serial number on the EVGA website. Seems like BS to me, but what do I know.
 

mbk34

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The real crime is the price these GPUs are normally being sold for. If they sold these particular stolen GPUs at MSRP then it's just a modern take on Robin Hood - I'll have a 3060 Ti please ;)
 

amghwk

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They should make this incident as a mission in a GTA game. Or at least as a DLC. GTA is a breeding ground for foul-mouthed low-lives and budding criminals.
 

BadThad

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Free advice is don't ever use a debit card for anything. Those cards are giant scams that leave you open to liabilities. Always use a credit card. Just make sure to pay off your balance at the end of the month to not pay interest.
100% agree!!! I've known a couple people that had their checking accounts cleaned out. It's WAY more difficult to get your money back than if you had used a simple credit card.
 

Gastec

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Sold a 3080 for 1500 dollars which I bought on release for 700 dollars. Then bought a 3080 Ti for 1400 dollars - Or I actually recieved the 3080 Ti before I sold the 3080 👌 Best perf/value I have ever seen 😂
True story, aye?
 

nismo91

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What a story to tell your grandkids... kid, when grandpa was young, guess what we stole a truckload of? it ain't gold or diamond kid, it was a truckload of graphic cards. something that people use when they want to play games on their PC...
 

Draconian

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If the distribution center is in southern CA, then why not unload the shipment at Long Beach instead of San Francisco?
 

captaincranky

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If the distribution center is in southern CA, then why not unload the shipment at Long Beach instead of San Francisco?
Because maybe that's where their contacts and fence(s) were. You can't exactly pull up to a corner in Hollywood and start selling stolen graphics cards out of the back of a van.

There's a "Long Beach Island", (**) on the east coast. Offhand I'd say they didn't drop them there, because it's a 3,000 mile drive, and they'd get Title 18 USC 2314 tacked on in the process.

(**) LBI is where our rich and famous go to play, Yes, and even the Kennedys
 

Draconian

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Because maybe that's where their contacts and fence(s) were. You can't exactly pull up to a corner in Hollywood and start selling stolen graphics cards out of the back of a van.

There's a "Long Beach Island", (**) on the east coast. Offhand I'd say they didn't drop them there, because it's a 3,000 mile drive, and they'd get Title 18 USC 2314 tacked on in the process.

(**) LBI is where our rich and famous go to play, Yes, and even the Kennedys
Nah, I meant...why not have the cargo ship coming from China unload at Long Beach/Los Angeles if EVGA's distribution center is in southern CA.
 

mailpup

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Nah, I meant...why not have the cargo ship coming from China unload at Long Beach/Los Angeles if EVGA's distribution center is in southern CA.
I going to guess that the San Francisco Bay Area ports are not as backed up as the Long Beach/L.A. ports because the later ports are seriously backed up.
 

captaincranky

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Nah, I meant...why not have the cargo ship coming from China unload at Long Beach/Los Angeles if EVGA's distribution center is in southern CA.
@mailpup is quite correct. The LA port is so backed up, it's frequently on the national news, complete with helicopter footage of a scene reminiscent of the game "Battleship" board, set up and ready to play. (But without the gun turrets, obviously).

In fact, President Biden wrote an executive order asking/ permitting /demanding, that the LA port remain open 24/7
 
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