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post #1 of 11
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Hey lads!

I have a question that might sound stupid but I`ll ask anyway.

I got this Sapphire 5850 Toxic with 2GB. I got it about 9month ago and paid
229€.
I was looking for a second one and found this:

Thats $412 which would be 306€! So the card I bought is now worth even more.
How can this be?
Even the 6970 are cheaper than this.
If someone can enlighten me i would be thankful.

/* It is not a bug of amazon, even on other sites they are uber expensive */
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post #2 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Eiht View Post
Hey lads!

I have a question that might sound stupid but I`ll ask anyway.

I got this Sapphire 5850 Toxic with 2GB. I got it about 9month ago and paid
229€.
I was looking for a second one and found this:
Amazon.com: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5850 TOXIC 2 GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card 100282-2GTXSR: Electronics
Thats $412 which would be 306€! So the card I bought is now worth even more.
How can this be?
Even the 6970 are cheaper than this.
If someone can enlighten me i would be thankful.

/* It is not a bug of amazon, even on other sites they are uber expensive */
Once a manufacturer discontinues a product, people who still have it NIB think they can screw people for a really high price. They'd be lucky to get half of that price.
post #3 of 11
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This might be the case with some geezers @fleebay.
But at amazon and other shops with a good reputation it is strange.
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post #4 of 11
Its because its discontinued, look at the Q9550 on newegg. That thing is WAYY overpriced, and performs worse than my 90$ CPU.
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eol card is eol
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post #7 of 11
not entirely there is a certain aspect where the amd 5 series have excelled for some people which is making demand and prices increase drastically
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post #8 of 11
The 5850 is a fantastic card-atleast my asus direct is, i can oc it from 765/1125 to 950/1275 @ 1.243v and max temps are only 67c and never had to much probs in any game, but yes this is wayyyyyyy over priced-lol. i have seen 5850 average price for whats out there between $190.00 to $265.00. But havent looked for a couple months.
    
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post #9 of 11
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not entirely there is a certain aspect where the amd 5 series have excelled for some people which is making demand and prices increase drastically
5850s aren't any good at this price.

It's purely because it is EOL at this point. Try to find a brand new 8800 GTX for a reasonable price.
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post #10 of 11
Few months ago there was some kind of Cyber-GoldRush. And this cards where the best at mining this "gold." There was a lot of demand for this cards. Thus the price sky rocketed since it was not being produced by the manufacturers anymore. That's the only reason. I sold my two HDs 5850s a few months ago for a profit.
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