Back in the USSR: video cards began to be sold with coupons

Due to the ultra-high demand, the scarce GeForce video cards of the fresh 30th series began to be sold with coupons. One person can only buy one device. Memories of queues for furniture and household appliances during the late Soviet Union began to pop up in the minds of runet users aged 40+.

Back in the USSR: video cards began to be sold with coupons

The card system for the sale of GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards was introduced by the American chain Best Buy, the largest consumer electronics retailer in the US and Canada, included in the Fortune 1000 index.

To buy a video card, you need to take a live queue and get a coupon from the store seller. It is allowed to buy only one video card per person, while it is forbidden to take a queue for another person.

“We will distribute one ticket to each client in the queue. If you receive a ticket, you will be guaranteed the opportunity to purchase a video card in the store from 8 am local time, ”says a message on the Best Buy website.

Limitations apply to GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3080, RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti video cards.

Due to the increased popularity of cryptocurrency mining, the price of video cards in the last year has grown at a record and exceeded the recommended ones by 2-3 times. At the same time, due to the restrictions of the Chinese authorities, the mining market was flooded with used devices costing 3-4 times less than the recommended one.

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