#GPUSCALPERBOTWAR: 5K for an Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 on Ebay (Art)

RND/ To consider paying over five thousand dollars for an Nvidia RTX 3080 on Ebay (FTG!):

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$5K for an Nvidia RTX 3080 on Ebay

In which you electronically meditate on the underlying symbolic meanings of this global GPU ‘shortage’ and consider the inherent unresolved Capitalist ironies in casually talking /moaning about ‘scalpers’ in an age of artificial scarcity – especially when one of the largest tech companies on the planet couldn’t care less about self described ‘gamers’ (aka Big Business As Usual.)

Slate’s notion that struggling to buy a video card during a pandemic is somehow remotely ‘Soul-Killing’ seems darkly laughable:

Some tasty pseudo-financial analysis from PC Gamer (conveniently forgetting their own dubious, unexamined first principles regarding Capitalism): All the ways the world is trying to deal with the graphics card shortage and why they won’t work

Idea for a game: #GPUSCALPERBOTWAR. – In which scalper bots on the Blockchain fight it out for the latest and greatest GPU’s to run their own programs on (sounds a lot like an absurdist Scheme For Full Employment.) See also PCMAG: How Do Bots Buy Up Graphics Cards? We Rented One to Find Out

More violently sensible / hyper-rational (fiscal) based advice at Seeking Alpha: Don’t Sell Nvidia Because Of Chip Shortage

Finally, Linus Tech Tips: Nvidia Sold GPUs Directly to Crypto Miners!?

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