The crash in the graphics card market apparently affects scalpers as well. This was revealed by an analysis carried out by Tom’s Hardware on the GeForce RTX 40 offered for sale by scalpers on eBay.
Shortly after launch, the RTX 4080 was on sale on the marketplace at a price of $1,799.99 for the Founders Edition, only to exceed $2,000 for premium AIB cards. However, Tom’s Hardware study revealed that the RTX 4080 in question are not going like hot cakes like previous generationsbut also compared to other models.
LThe RTX 4080 in fact sells 3.4 times less than the RTX 4090: This means that one 4080 is sold for every 3.4 RTX 4090 cards moved. Tom’s Hardware also explains that scalpers are only able to sell 8 RTX 4090s per 24 hours, versus 64 RTX 4090s. The data also indicates that since the RTX 4080’s launch, sales of the GPU on Ebay have steadily declined or remained unchanged.
There are many reasons for this trend, but the main one is linked to the price that scapers ask for: 30% more than the MSRP for the 4080, which reaches 38% for the 4090, which pushes consumers to opt for the latter model.
Furthermore, it has also emerged that scalpers are making small profits due to falling prices and fees charged by eBay.