Amazon Germany customers who managed to preorder one of ZOTAC’s GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity graphics cards may be in for an extraordinary wait. According to now-deleted tweets captured by PCGH and ComputerBase, the company received an astonishing 20,000 preorders for the flagship variant, which – as you might imagine – isn’t something that can be fulfilled in the coming weeks. Assuming that the orders aren’t canceled entirely, ticket holders could be waiting up to an entire month for their shipments.
“Almost 20,000 pre-orders have been received and, with the best of intentions, we cannot serve them in a short time, as much as we wanted,” ZOTAC wrote. “So again: We are so sorry, but we don’t know what went wrong either.”
“We are currently working under high pressure on a solution and other cards are already on the way,” the company added. “But since we currently do not know how AMAZON will handle this, who receives a card when or whether they cancels, there are waiting times of one good month possible. “
What this tells us is that the stock situation could get a lot worse before it gets better. Can you imagine how many preorders are backed up for other AIC partners, such as ASUS and MSI, which are arguably even bigger than ZOTAC? And let’s not forget about the higher-specced variants with more memory that could be right around the corner. Fun times ahead.