Best Buy Didn’t Even Bother Selling NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Online, Likely Due to Bots

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Best Buy has been one of the more popular destinations for eager NVIDIA fans to try their luck at scoring one of green team’s hotly selling GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards. Despite some honest attempts in recent months at combating bots and other nefarious activities, however, the iconic electronics retailer appears to have given up with the release of NVIDIA’s latest flagship GPU, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, which is not being sold online at all. Instead, prospective owners were compelled to camp out early at a handful of locations early this morning for the chance of purchasing one in person. It isn’t clear when (or even if) Best Buy will begin offering NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ti via its traditional online channels.

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NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition graphics card will have limited quantities available on Thursday, June 3, at select Best Buy stores only. Employees at participating stores will start handing out tickets at 7:30 a.m. local time. We’ll have as many tickets as graphics cards available at each store, which means if a customer gets a ticket, they will be guaranteed the opportunity to purchase a graphics card inside the store beginning at 9 a.m. local time. Graphics cards are limited to one per customer.

Sources: Best Buy, PC Gamer

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