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Sensing that high prices are driving gamers away from Radeon, AMD swung into action by dealing with the problem at two levels. First, VP Global Channel Sales, Roy Taylor micro-managed the supply chain in China, and next, the company dealt with distributors and retailers.
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At the time of preparing this article, most Radeon R9 series-based graphics cards, including high-end ones such as the R9 290X, and non-reference cards, are back to their original price-points on US retailer Newegg.com

It's about time. I wanted an R9-290 when they came out, but ended up snagging a used GTX780 for around the same price, it's nice to see they finally have this under control.
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Awesome! Looks like I'll be able to get a new video card soon enough.
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Ok, this has nothing to do with what AMD did, but rather the fact that demand is down now that script asics are out and AMD GPU's are being offloaded by miners. Just last night on Ebay you could have gotten a Sapphire 290 for $215 shipped and they had around 60 of them to sell.
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They've been back. Where has this article been?
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This was probably an American phenomenon. Here the prices barely changed at all. They are at normal levels for months, with the exception of a couple of weeks at start.
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You can't pay someone to buy a used 290 card off you it seems. When I was trying to offload one of my 290x's over a month ago I couldn't even get a 400$ offer for it (for a card that was bought in March and mined on for all but 3-4 days). With no money to be made in mining no one was going to pay even 50$ over MSRP for the cards nonetheless the crazy prices Newegg was charging. Some cards are even under MSRP now like the Tri-X which is supposed to carry a $50 premium.
 
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article is about a month late.
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Originally Posted by MapRef41N93W View Post

You can't pay someone to buy a used 290 card off you it seems. When I was trying to offload one of my 290x's over a month ago I couldn't even get a 400$ offer for it (for a card that was bought in March and mined on for all but 3-4 days). With no money to be made in mining no one was going to pay even 50$ over MSRP for the cards nonetheless the crazy prices Newegg was charging. Some cards are even under MSRP now like the Tri-X which is supposed to carry a $50 premium.


its because your cards have been running balls to the wall the whole time mining. Would you buy a used car that a 2014 that's been red lining the whole time? no

Id rather buy a brand new 290x for retail than buy 2 used ones that were mining
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its because your cards have been running balls to the wall the whole time mining. Would you buy a used car that a 2014 that's been red lining the whole time? no

Id rather buy a brand new 290x for retail than buy 2 used ones that were mining

Right I understand that. But the card in question was only purchased a few weeks before I even tried to sell it and mining was not even profitable for the majority of that time. It just shows that people are staying away from used 290s in general because of the fear that the cards have been overmined and will just break down completely. That's why you can find them for so dirt cheap on ebay.
 
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