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Production hurdles aside, scalpers have made it especially difficult for enthusiasts to find this season’s hottest processors, graphics cards, and next-gen gaming consoles. While the incentive for this immorality is obvious, Oracle data engineer Michael Driscoll has shared a report that provides an idea of just how much bank scalpers are making.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Processors

An analysis of listings and pricing trends for AMD Ryzen 5600X, Ryzen 5800X, Ryzen 5900X, and Ryzen 5950X “Zen 3” processors revealed total profits of $576,737 and total sales of $1,628,521.

CPU GraphMSRPTotal SoldMedian PricePast Week Median PriceCasual Scalper Break EvenSophisticated Scalper Break EvenScalper/eBay ProfitsTotal Sales
5600X$299728$428$413$375$304$96,454$314,126
5800X$449633$589$545$558$457$93,715$377,932
5900X$549533$873$825$682$558$190,756$483,373
5950X$799322$1395$1275$987$812$195,812$453,090

AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards

An analysis of listings and pricing trends for AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6800 “Big Navi” graphics cards revealed total profits of $201,694 and total sales of $477,930.

GPU GraphMSRPTotal SoldMedian PricePast Week Median PriceCasual Scalper Break EvenSophisticated Scalper Break EvenScalper/eBay ProfitsTotal Sales
RX 6800$579263$859$850$720$589$81,044$233,321
RX 6800 XT$649191$1277$1247$807$660$120,650$244,609

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Graphics Cards

An analysis of listings and pricing trends for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3080, and GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards revealed total profits of $9,606,076 and total sales of $22,385,052.

GPU GraphMSRPTotal SoldMedian PricePast Week Median PriceCasual Scalper Break EvenSophisticated Scalper Break EvenScalper/eBay ProfitsTotal Sales
RTX 3060 Ti$399112$649$649$498$406$22,948$67,636
RTX 3070$4994141$786$809$623$507$1,254,754$3,321,113
RTX 3080$6997222$1315$1250$869$711$5,278,707$10,326,885
RTX 3090$14993749$2250$2017$1849$1523$3,049,667$8,669,418

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Consoles

An analysis of listings and pricing trends for Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles revealed total profits of $10,091,369 and total sales of $23,586,474.

Console GraphMSRPTotal SoldMedian PricePast Week Median PriceCasual Scalper Break EvenSophisticated Scalper Break EvenScalper/eBay ProfitsTotal Sales
Xbox Series S$2996863$469$500$385$304$1,481,654$3,533,691
Xbox Series X$49922932$865$895$639$507$8,609,715$20,052,783

PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition Consoles

An analysis of listings and pricing trends for Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles revealed total profits of $19,036,493 and total sales of $34,753,329.

Console GraphMSRPTotal SoldMedian PricePast Week Median PriceCasual Scalper Break EvenSophisticated Scalper Break EvenScalper/eBay ProfitsTotal Sales
PS5 Digital$3997322$937$1025$516$406$4,294,061$7,215,539
PS5 Disc$49925642$1021$1101$642$507$14,742,432$27,537,790

“In short, scalpers have made $82 million in sales, $39 million in profit since September on just these 14 products on eBay,” Driscoll summarized. “But let’s not forget eBay and PayPal, taking in $6.6 million and $2.4 million, respectively, in fees for providing the platform and payment options.”

The Verge also conducted a similar exercise to ascertain the true cost of AMD, NVIDIA, Microsoft, and Sony’s latest tech. The most expensive item is NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3090, whose street price is $2,076, followed by AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 XT at $1,232.

PS5, Xbox, GPU Street Prices: Holiday 2020

ItemRetail PriceStreet Price
PS5 (disc)$499$1,024
PS5 (digital)$399$990
Xbox Series X$499$835
Xbox Series S$299$471
Nvidia RTX 3090$1,499$2,076
Nvidia RTX 3080$699$1,227
Nvidia RTX 3070$499$819
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti$399$675
AMD RX 6800 XT$649$1,232
AMD RX 6800$579$841

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10 Comments

  1. These people are scum.

    I wonder how long until people start ordering scalped cards just to get the scalpers addresses and then vandalize their homes…

    …or worse.

  2. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 25184, member: 203″]
    These people are scum.

    I wonder how long until people start ordering scalped cards just to get the scalpers addresses and then vandalize their homes…
    [/QUOTE]

    That’s a horrible ([I]great[/I]) idea

  3. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 25191, member: 96″]
    That’s a horrible ([I]great[/I]) idea
    [/QUOTE]

    To be clear, I’d never do such a thing.

    (I’d laugh if it happened though)

  4. It’s ebay buyer protection. Order scalped card. Return current card and claim that isnwhat was shipped. Profit?

  5. Those big companies should just make a deal with E-bay and the likes to not allow sales of new tech products for 3-6 months after release and the problem will become a lot smaller

  6. This article says a few things…..

    7200 3080 sold by D-Bags vs 190 6800 XT. Either AMD didn’t make any stock or actual customers bought them…….or no market for them in D-Bag land.

  7. [QUOTE=”magoo, post: 25243, member: 244″]
    This article says a few things…..
    7200 3080 sold by D-Bags vs 190 6800 XT. Either AMD didn’t make any stock or actual customers bought them…….or no market for them in D-Bag land.
    [/QUOTE]

    No the markup on 6800 xt’s is like 3-4x where as the markup for the 3080’s is like 50%. I have NO CLUE why but that’s just looking…

    Ok not that bad I’m seeing them for 1050 now. I suppose once Cyberpunk 2077 came out hype died down as people were not in a hurry to get one once they realized the 20 series played the game fine.

  8. [QUOTE=”magoo, post: 25243, member: 244″]
    This article says a few things…..
    7200 3080 sold by D-Bags vs 190 6800 XT. Either AMD didn’t make any stock or actual customers bought them…….or no market for them in D-Bag land.
    [/QUOTE]

    Or, you know, Nvidia had a 2 month headstart, but yeah, AMD availability is even worse here then Nvidia’s was.

  9. I don’t know why if the manufacturer has limited supply they don’t just have a pricing structure similar to what scalpers are doing. First week they are rediculous priced, second week it comes down some, etc, etc until it’s at MSRP. AMD/AIB’s profit, scalpers have no room left the buy, if you really want one, you can get one with warranty albeit at a price. Sure people will be upset as those with money will get them before those without, but that’s the world and that’s how it’s going now anyways.

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