Originally Posted by JackCY
Depends, in EU finding a cheap 1080Ti is near impossible, I haven't seen one, they all sell 2nd hand close to what new used to sell for and new ones are not sold anymore in stores.
In US you can find them around $500.
There is simple solution, don't pay outrageous 2nd hand prices, haggle and haggle. At best you want to pick up a GPU in person anyway and even then it's often quite risky and seller often doesn't turn out as they portrait the item, warranty information not present, something bent on the card, some weird story or general lack of care for electronics... it can be a mine field on 2nd hand market and paying more than 50% for an old card that's been used all it's designed life already is not good at all. You never know when these cards are gonna give up when they already ran for 2 years, sometimes maybe even often were mined on exclusively or when not gaming on. Modern GPUs do die even with their crazy Nvidia limits to make sure the chips die as least as possible.
The supply for expensive when new, used worthwhile cards to upgrade to is small.
Yes, been looking for a 1080ti in french and swiss sites and the cheapest (new) was 880 E ! For used (read: mining) ones, I stumbled across a 250 E one ... advertised as not working, for parts only !!! *** ? For working used ones (if you have to be picky enough to want a working one), I had one or 2 at 550 E in the UK. Seems the UK is the most reasonable market ATM ...
But still, totally crazed prices, in Europe. I understand the US is quite different in this regard ...
Frankly, no way to fork out close to 900 E for new or 60% on a mining 1080ti, I'll stay on my 970 until sellers are desperate enough. I'm still at 1080p and I'll delay a bit the VR stuff.
Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
I don't understand the new market for 1080Ti's to be honest. On Amazon, for example, almost all of their 1080Ti's are listed for over $1000! How can that be???
I think inventory has not yet rotten enough for sellers to be desperate. Let's wait 6-12 months