Thought I’d create a distinct thread and not cloud up the WAYW2k thread further.
This could just as easily be about Xbox Series X or PS5 from what I can tell. I also have been looking to build a desktop since the beginning of the year. GPU availability has been bonkers. I started just doing a daily search for card availability through Newegg and PCPartPicker. Then moved directly to sources like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Walmart, etc… Then I just stopped for a while and went to weekend searches. Recently, a few weeks ago, I signed up for notifications on B&H and NowInStock.net. Presently, I have alerts set for what amounts to hundreds of cards and still no success. Now I just stand up browser tabs that have active alert pages for NowInStock for 1660 Ti/1660 Super/1660/1650, 3060, 3060 Ti, 3070, 3080, 5700XT, 6800 cards. And wait for the alarm and try buy. I have yet to be able to put a card in my cart AND buy it yet. I have seen multiple times however where I have an alert (particularly 3060 and 3060 Ti cards) on Amazon and immediately go to buy and cannot get it bought… and then see it available minutes later for $1199 from a reseller (a $389 card). I am fortunate that I don’t need this, and no way I am going to buy one from a reseller, but good gracious this is the most strange thing I have seen in the tech-buying space.
I have been looking for a Series X since December and have had one in two carts but never able to land one.