Someone Was Selling GPU Loot Boxes on Amazon Japan

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As if PC enthusiasts don’t have enough challenges with ongoing hardware shortages, someone has actually tried selling GPU loot boxes on Amazon’s Japan storefront. Evidently, it was only a matter of time before someone combined the two to further capitalize on gamers. The mystery box makes no promise about what one could get other than it will be a graphics card.

This is exciting shopping!!!

Enjoy the thrill of unpacking!

This is an adventure about courage and good luck! All the products in our box are selected at random. This is an amazing charm.
Each box contains a graphic card (graphics card contains used and new, GeForce 30 Series and RX6000 are brand new. )
No one knows what style you received before opening the box.

Product Description

Boxes could contain anything from an NVIDIA GeForce 900 Maxwell/AMD Radeon RX 300 GCN series graphics card all the way up to the current NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Ampere/AMD Radeon RX 6000 RDNA 2 series graphics cards. Boxes could even include some other kind of graphics card, be it used or new.

  • [GOOD BOX]: Includes all series of NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards including RTX3090, RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3060 Ti, RX 6900 XT, RX 6800, RX 6700 XT, RX 6600 XT. (Graphics cards include used and brand new. GeForce 30 Series and RX 6000 are brand new. )
  • [High Quality]: All graphics cards are real and worth your money, so you don’t have to worry about it
  • [100% Winning]: The probability to win this random box is 100% so you can find your own surprise and get a random product of equal or super value
  • [Box]: The item in the box is randomly selected. If you want to know the item, you need to unlock it yourself. This is a brave game. If you like it, please feel free to order it!
  • Note: This is a special product, so we cannot accept returns or exchanges service! We will try our best to rotate the product as often as possible. Maybe not all products are shown in the pictures

The seller even went so far as to provide a breakdown of the percentages of various cards that would be shipped. Unsurprisingly, only 2% of the boxes could contain the highly sought-after current GPU generations. The 70% chance of other series of graphics cards leaves a lot to the imagination of what may have been scrounged up to ship. Buyer beware may not adequately enough describe how best to not approach this.

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It was reported the boxes sold out almost immediately, signaling the desperation of consumers around the world. At the time of the writing of this article, it has a product unavailable status, and there have been no reviews posted other than three ratings that ranked it as 2.2 out of 5 stars.

Source: Amazon (via Wccftech)

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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