Originally Posted by Arizonian
When the cards first launhed the preorder came out first. Had a bunch of people who jumped the gun thinking that was the official launch. Moments later the official limited release showed up briefly and it was sold out within 15 mins. Then for another 10 mins or do the Pre-order was still out so people bought what was showing available.
No one orderd the Signature thinking it was better or different. They are the same. Some bought it before EVGA showed the $999 card thinking it was preorder only. Others. Boise what was left shortly after.
I asked an EVGA rep off the record should I try on Monday or keep my preorder and was advised to keep my preorder as if Mondys lauch will be very very limited again. Sounds like I'd rather go for waiting over taking my chance canceling and not getting lucky enough when it launches again. Sounded as if I didnt score on Mondays launch my preorder would come quicker than stock availability if I wasn't lucky enough on Monday. For those that are waiting good luck. May not be until June if you don't score on Monday.
I'd be willing to bet there are some listed at 6AM tomorrow morning on EVGA's site.
Also, when the stock first showed up on the May 3rd limited release on EVGA's website, the Signature Edition didn't come out first, it just was listed ABOVE the standard GTX 690. I was F5'ing from 5:57 onwards, so I saw the links pop up right at 6AM exactly
. So I think people jumped on it as it was listed at the top without even scrolling or looking down out of excitement. So it's easy to see how some people made the mistake of going for the pre-order one first, and by the time they went back and looked at the product listing and saw the standard one for sale, it sold out probably right as some people were adding it to their cart.
I got lucky since the $999.99 price tag of the standard edition caught my eye first since it was what I was expecting to see, and I naturally went for it instead. Otherwise, I probably would have gone for the pre-order one first as well...