EVGA’s New Queue-Based Checkout Gives You Five Hours to Grab a GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU

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EVGA is making it easier for NVIDIA fans to score a GeForce RTX 3080 or GeForce RTX 3090, which, according to CEO Jensen Huang, are selling like hot cakes due to unprecedented demand. A queue-based notification system has been implemented, meaning that stock availability notifications will be delivered in the order that they were received.

Normally, these are pretty useless for high-demand products because they’re sent out to everybody at once, but EVGA’s change should make it easier to get a GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics card when they become available (as you might expect, every card is out of stock right now).

There is one caveat, though: you only have five hours to place your purchase from the time you receive your notification. Otherwise, your “pre-order” will be released for someone else to snag.

“We have made some changes to the checkout process for EVGA.com 30 Series orders,” EVGA_JacobF wrote. “Now we are using a queue based notification system.”

“To sign up, use the notification button on the product you would like to be notified for. For everyone who already used the notify button previously, you are already entered. Once product is available (and it is your turn to purchase), you will receive a secure email that will allow you to purchase the product that you received a notification for. Please note that you have 5 hours to place your order, if your order is not complete within 5 hours, the product will be released back into queue system.”

“Also note that your email address that was used for the notify system MUST MATCH an email that has a registered EVGA account, if an account is not available with that email, you will need to create one before you can purchase.”

“Also note that this system will be available for US store first and evaluating for other regions.”

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