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NVIDIA's GTX 1080 Ti graphics card was selling for $1.63 - but was uncompetitive due to shipping

NVIDIA's GTX 1080 Ti graphics card was selling for $1.63 - but was uncompetitive due to shipping
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The NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti graphics card was sold for $1.63. A visitor of the American online store Newegg shared a photo of the found offer (the product is now removed). Unfortunately, a $400 shipping fee was required for the refurbished NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti, making it uncompetitive compared to other similar graphics cards on Newegg. The graphics card could be paid in four installments of $0.41 each.

The product listing provided no information about the graphics card itself, except that it is a 1080 Ti with 11 GB of integrated memory. The photos depicted the MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio, which was priced at $799 when it was released 7 years ago - at that time, it was almost the most expensive consumer graphics card.

The seller Creator Store promised that the graphics card would be "80-90% new", in good condition, and with 100% testing before repair. Creator is a Shanghai brand of "young fashion" that also sells a range of PC components. A rating of 3.7 is not the lowest and suggests that the store is at least not 100% fraudulent.

Among the products with a $400 shipping cost are a gaming PC, Vive Pro VR headset, and some PCIe expansion cards. Other products are not shipped for $400, but the prices seem to be random. A 2TB Samsung solid state drive is sold for only $80, while next to it is a transformer figurine for $500.

Those who hoped for a cheaper self-pickup delivery also had no luck. The NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti for $1.63 was only available for delivery within the USA. Creator Store does offer a free return within 30 days, but its return policy seems too complex, with several simple ways to avoid returns. Likely, no one was planning to return the $400 either.

A Newegg spokesperson responded to a query from Tom's Hardware: the product violates the marketplace policy and will be removed, which happened a few hours later.

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