This... which is why I grabbed a new Vega 64 under $400 while I could
I'm trying to do that in Canada. We're getting there, cheapest I've seen it for the last month is $523. Price keeps yo-yoing from $549 to over $700+. I imagine the price will drop further once the Radeon VII is released next month!
With the latest increase in difficulty, only those that need to replace dead 10-20 cards out of their farm should buy GPUs for mining, except the poor suckers who just now decided to enter that market with 1-2 cards.
While it is not dead, for the "regular people" is isn't currently viable until AMD or nvidia release a new versions of cards that get a great hash jump. Though that will cause another mining price increase like last time.
Still GPU availability is still an issue even a year after it was declared "dead".