According to data scraper Michael Driscoll, scalpers have sold nearly 50K GPUs on eBay and StockX for twice to thrice the MSRP and made a profit of $15.2 million in profits. While the RTX 3080 sold for $1,300 on average ($699 MSRP), the RTX 3090 sold for $2,159, nearly $600 more than its launch price.
|GPU Graph||MSRP||Total Sold||Median Price||Past Week Median Price||Casual Scalper Break Even||Sophisticated Scalper Break Even||Total Sales||Estimated Scalper Profits||Estimated eBay/PayPal Profits|
|RTX 3060 Ti||$399||5539||$667||$800||$498||$406||$3,839,423||$974,121||$434,582|
In terms of the numbers, a total of 39,064 Ampere graphics cards were sold by scalpers, with the RTX 3080 topping the list with 14K units, followed by the RTX 3070 with 11.6K. The RTX 3090 came in third with 7.7K units sold by scalpers while the RTX 3060 Ti saw a relatively modest 5.5K units sold for $667, all the way up from $399. Strangely, the older Pascal and Turing cards also saw their prices go up by 33-100% since the launch of Ampere.
Out of all the AIB partners, cards from PNY and ASUS were scalped the most, explaining the infamous mining farm from a certain Simon Byrne. Both OEMs saw their cards go for 300% more than the base MSRP. Lately, however, PNY has put in measures to control scalping. That or they don’t have any cards to sell. ASUS, on the other hand, remains a scalpers’ favorite.
As for Turing, the pricing of all the cards has also gone up considerably since the Ampere launch. Strangely, it’s not the higher-end cards that were scalped, rather the budget-oriented RTX 2060 and 2060 Super. The former saw its price go up by 170% while the rather crossed the 150% mark, but then fell to around 140%. The rest of the GPUs saw relatively smaller hikes, ranging from 110-130%.