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I bought an ASUS GTX 460 1gb non OC edition for $165 - $30 MIR= $135 NEW about 4-5 months ago and now EVERYWHERE the price has skyrocketed!

Newegg is out of stock, and will be so here is the amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WUXNPE/ref=oh_o05_s00_i00_details

WHY so expensive?
IDK if it's just this chip.

Also anywhere I can buy used/new cheap (usa)? I saw very few posts on ebay sold used for $100 (okay price), but I bid at the very last second, so too late! mad.gif :
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Becuase its not made anymore is my guess
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post #3 of 22
Usually when products are EOL, the price actually goes up since people are trying to get replacement parts for ones that perhaps died, or looking for cheap and quick upgrades from existing platforms.

In otherwords, the parts gain value before quickly losing value again.
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post #4 of 22
What Mad Pistol said. Just wait a bit longer for the prices to come down, or try and sell yours and upgrade.
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post #5 of 22
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So when could the price drop again?
I am not upgrading since I already own a 460, and anything more than a sli 460 could bottleneck my amd965.
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post #6 of 22
The price will drop when the demand for the card dies down. No real way of knowing that until it happens. But Kepler coming out should help with that.
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post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aregvan View Post

So when could the price drop again?
I am not upgrading since I already own a 460, and anything more than a sli 460 could bottleneck my amd965.

Or you could just overclock it a little. biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by Fossil View Post

Or you could just overclock it a little. biggrin.gif

It already bottlenecks with the 460s, so I would have to push 4.5+ if more than 460 sli.
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post #9 of 22
one reason is because it is being sold by ASUS not a distributor.
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aregvan View Post

I bought an ASUS GTX 460 1gb non OC edition for $165 - $30 MIR= $135 NEW about 4-5 months ago and now EVERYWHERE the price has skyrocketed!
Newegg is out of stock, and will be so here is the amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WUXNPE/ref=oh_o05_s00_i00_details
WHY so expensive?
IDK if it's just this chip.
Also anywhere I can buy used/new cheap (usa)? I saw very few posts on ebay sold used for $100 (okay price), but I bid at the very last second, so too late! mad.gif :

EVGA GTX 460 for 139.99

confused.gif By my count there are 5 GTX 460s under 150 bucks, and a couple other special model 460s going for a bit over 200. So when you say the price has SKYROCKETED, can you explain your definition of skyrocketed please?
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