The NVIDIA RTX 3080 video card went on sale earlier today, but it seems that the new $699 video card has sold almost everywhere.In the United States, Amazon, Newegg, best buy and NVIDIA's own websites either list the card as out of stock or have to choose to be notified when the card is available. Even in the NowInStock.net Such a search site, consumers are also empty handed.
Throughout twitter, there have been reports of people trying to buy the card in person, but with less luck. One user reported that people had been exposed to the local micro Center store for two days to make sure they bought one of the 11 RTX 3080 graphics cards in the store's inventory. Another posted a picture of people queuing up outside their local store for the night, and his manager was forced to inform the queue of 30-40 people that he could only guarantee the supply of 10 RTX 3080 video cards. Some reported that they had opened multiple browser tags for different online stores to buy new cards, but missed all of them. Others said that despite their efforts to refresh the page, they never saw the real purchase options.
It is unclear how long these shortages may last. Newegg said in a recent tweet that it would not provide full inventory cards on the first day. However, Nvidia recently told us that these cards are now being produced on a large scale