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I remember when the 900 series came out a little bit ago and the 770 n 780 went down in price. The asus 780 dcu2 oc edition was down to 340msrp. Why is it so high on amazon and newegg now? Low on stock? Will they get more in stock now that its not their newest card out? Really hope they produced some more.
    
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I remember when the 900 series came out a little bit ago and the 770 n 780 went down in price. The asus 780 dcu2 oc edition was down to 340msrp. Why is it so high on amazon and newegg now? Low on stock? Will they get more in stock now that its not their newest card out? Really hope they produced some more.

1. Everything has lag time.
2. They're hoping some people don't keep up with GPU launches and haven't noticed Maxwell's arrival yet. Therefore they would still be willing to pay top dollar for the aforementioned Kepler cards
3. They're in no rush to sell them. Dropping prices to $250 would sell them out quickly, but they have no incentive to get rid of these products quickly if warehouse space is not an issue.
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1. Everything has lag time.
2. They're hoping some people don't keep up with GPU launches and haven't noticed Maxwell's arrival yet. Therefore they would still be willing to pay top dollar for the aforementioned Kepler cards
3. They're in no rush to sell them. Dropping prices to $250 would sell them out quickly, but they have no incentive to get rid of these products quickly if warehouse space is not an issue.
so its just a matter of waiting and checking each day to see if they got new stock in?
    
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so its just a matter of waiting and checking each day to see if they got new stock in?

Not necessarily. Let's take this scenario:

Let's pretend Newegg bought 1000 GTX 780ti cards from Nvidia for $500 per card. They then intended to sell them for the market price of $650 per card for a profit of $150 each.

Now Maxwell has launched. The market price for the 780ti is (just to pick a number) $400. Newegg knows they can cut prices down to $400 and continue selling the same volume they were before, but now they're taking a $100 loss per card.

Since GPUs don't take up much warehouse space compared to their value, Newegg can continue to list the 780ti GPUs at $650 and wait to see if anyone buys them. Or they can drop them to $500 to accelerate the clearing of stock while still not taking a loss.

The marginal cost of keeping a GPU listed is near zero, so Newegg does not have a substantial incentive to cut prices on their Kepler GPUs. They may still do so in order to clear warehouse space if needed, but I doubt it.
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Not necessarily. Let's take this scenario:

Let's pretend Newegg bought 1000 GTX 780ti cards from Nvidia for $500 per card. They then intended to sell them for the market price of $650 per card for a profit of $150 each.

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Since GPUs don't take up much warehouse space compared to their value, Newegg can continue to list the 780ti GPUs at $650 and wait to see if anyone buys them. Or they can drop them to $500 to accelerate the clearing of stock while still not taking a loss.

The marginal cost of keeping a GPU listed is near zero, so Newegg does not have a substantial incentive to cut prices on their Kepler GPUs. They may still do so in order to clear warehouse space if needed, but I doubt it.
interesting take on that. Didnt know it worked that way. Tha ks for the info. Hopefully they go down or they get more 970s in because prices now arent what they should be
    
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