On Thursday, Nvidia opened pre-orders for the GeForce RTX 3070, the cheapest of the three Ampere-powered graphics cards Nvidia announced during its September event. This is a very good map. But if you’ve been following the RTX 30 series for the past few months, you’ll know it was a lot it’s hard to get one, and it’s likely to be difficult next year.
I knew I wanted to upgrade my graphics card this year and I was ready to buy the RTX 3080, but it literally sold out as soon as pre-orders go up. (Damn bots.) So I decided I’d be fine with 3070; However, I still don̵
I’ve run two monitors with 20 different tabs spread across four Google Chrome windows, plus an extension that will automatically refresh those tabs to make sure I don’t miss it.
Newegg disappeared instantly. Micro center too. On my screens, they went straight from not opening pre-orders to a full sale.
I bet everything on Best Buy, turning my attention to a dealer who claims I can still shoot the card. It doesn’t hurt that the Founder edition (exclusively for Best Buy and Micro Center) was my first choice anyway, and my Best Buy credit card meant I wouldn’t have to spend $ 499 at once. And I decided to live in the blog of all my experience in On the edgeis Slack so that my colleagues can enjoy my suffering.
Now you can too. Here’s how it went:
9:00: Okay, 9:00 and it’s not yet open for RTX pre-orders
9:01 AM: Exhausted already in Newegg
It seems that Best Buy has not yet opened pre-orders
It doesn’t look like they ever opened on Amazon
9:02 AM: The Micro Center is over
I’m not sure if they’re open at B&H, it just says “Coming soon.”
I HAVE ONE [at Best Buy]
9:03 a.m .: Shoot him, no. Take it out
Best Buy has not yet opened the founder’s edition
9:04 AM: Best Buy releases more inventory every few minutes
9:05 AM: GPU presets are sold out at Best Buy
GPU inventory is still coming in and out of stock
9:06 AM: Lol, I have 3 RTX 3070 in my cart ???
9:07 AM: LET ME BUIYYYYYYYY
9:08 AM: Gigabyte is sold out
I have the founder’s edition in the cart
9:11 a.m .: I’m on information for making
JUST BUY ME THE BEST PURCHASE
9:12 AM: I’m at the checkout, but I’m waiting to get paid now
9:13 AM: about wtf
Now he won’t let me make a curb
but I keep trying to send it
9:18: I don’t think God wants me to buy this GPU today …
9:19 a.m .: I think I’m about to give up
9:20: All things considered, Best Buy had the only decent type of moderation in buying it
They put certain units in stock every few minutes
I mean, it was still hell to get one in the cart, but it was a lot easier than Amazon and B&H, which sold out in a split second.
The Best Buy website collapsed
9:21 a.m .: FE is recovering now
I have it in my shopping cart on the web and mobile devices
What for God
9:25 AM: Okay, so it won’t allow me to send or pick a curb, but somehow I still have a unit ??
9:26: What gives Best Buy
9:27: I think the bots smashed Best Buy
9:28 AM: NEOO TOOK IT OUT OF MY STROLLER
At that moment, I was ready to give up, but Tom wouldn’t let me. He noted that Micro Center has one model in stock and this is the founder’s edition. So I quickly returned to the Micro Center section and …
10:13: I’m heading there NOW
Looks like I might have a happy ending to my blog
Ahhh, the page will not loaddddd
10:14: I think we’re getting somewhere
LET ME IN
LET ME INNNN
10:15 a.m .: Loaded in my phone
10:16: Loaded on my desktop
HOLY SHIT, I think I have?
10:17: Come on, let me complete the transaction
10:18: Come on Micro Center, please
10:23: I’m still stuck
10:24: YES. I WANT TO BUY A MICRO CENTER NOW
10:25: Come Micro Center mamma needs you to do your magic
10:27: Okay, I have five Micro Center pages open and two of them show my cart
10:31: HOLD. I AM A SUMMARY OF THE ORDER
10:32: I am on the last section !!!
10:36: Oh my gosh
DID IT JUST GO THROUGH
10:36: I THINK IT WAS PASSED THROUGH ???
10:38: OMG, I THINK IT WORKS
I’m checking my Micro Center account and my banking app
10:49: Not shown in my order history …
I can’t finalize this blog (in both Slack and Chorus) until Micro Center tells me
10:51: OH MY GOSH. FLOWS THROUGH
I RECEIVED EMAIL
11:55: FML. THEY CANCELED MY ORDER
IT WAS CANCELED
I SCREAM LIKE A CRAZY WOMAN