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mood posted a topic in Technology NewsPotential UK Console Scalping Ban Gathers Momentum [Updated] Update: Bill is unlikely to pass, but could help pressure the government into new legislation. Update 02/09/2021: Douglas Chapman MP has now formally brought forward a Bill to ban gaming hardware scalping in the UK. Titled the Gaming Hardware (Automated Purchase and Resale) Bill 2019-21, (as reported by Sky News), it aims to apply similar restrictions on console reselling to those insituted for ticket touting in the UK. Speaking to Sky News about the Bill's similarity to the previous ticket t
mood posted a topic in Technology NewsScalpers sold over 53,000 new Nvidia/AMD cards worth $65 million That's $16 million in profit A hot potato: Michael Driscoll's update on the state of eBay/StockX scalping continues with a look at the latest graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD. Just over 53,000 Ampere/RDNA 2 products were sold on the platforms, bringing in $65.45 million in sales and just over $16 million in profit. Following on from his examination of Zen 3 scalping earlier this week, Driscoll looked at the turbulent graphics cards market. Nvidia’s RTX 3000 series and AMD’s RX 6000 line
mood posted a topic in Technology NewsIt's 2021, and scalpers are still buying up PS5 inventory for huge profits Bots continue to be a headache for legitimate shoppers Editor's take: Experienced scalpers use software supplied from firms like Carnage to quickly buy up stock of in-demand items such as the PlayStation 5, then turn around and sell them for a profit on third-party marketplaces like eBay. Slowing them down has proven difficult, and really, do manufacturers and retailers even care? Sony promised to deliver additional PlayStation 5 stock late last year ahead of the holidays but ul
steven36 posted a topic in Technology NewsAMD wants to avoid the launch day debacle rival Nvidia faced with its RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards, which scalpers have been purchasing using automated bots. As AMD prepares to sell new CPU chips and graphics cards, the company is apparently working to prevent scalpers from snatching up its products, according to a document leak. AMD recently sent a letter to vendor partners about setting up safeguards to stop scalpers from crashing the Ryzen 5000 and RX 6000 launch day sales, according to RedGamingTech and Moore’s Law Is Dead, which both obtained the