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EVGA B-stock sale (instant rebates)-Example: GeForce GTX 1660 XC 6GB, $179 down from $209

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I've been looking for another video card lately and have periodically checked the EVGA site. It looks like they dropped the prices on all their B-stock items today. The GTX 1660 went from $209 down to $179, which seems decent given prices on other sites.

Other products:
GTX 1660Ti down to $219 from $269
GTX 1660Ti XC Ultra down to $239 from $299
RTX 2060 XC Ultra, $299 from $369
EVGA Hadron Hydro case, $59 from $154

Many more. Link:
https://www.evga.com/products/pro...spx?type=8
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I bought the RTX 2070 XC Ultra Gaming on a prior sale and it was either brand new or so close I cannot tell. Worked great for about 6 weeks so far. No noticeable fan issues or coil whine. Stays cool under load.
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Are B stock products someone might have used for 3 months and returned? If so I don't think it's worth the savings.
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Those look very much like my price targets for new stuff with full warranty that I am willing to wait for. Smilie

Or EVGA could also be pulling an Apple to generate sales for new stuff sold cheaper as refurbished without pulling down market prices.
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Are B stock products someone might have used for 3 months and returned? If so I don't think it's worth the savings.
I've understood from previous posts for B-stock that they are usually close to new, not bit-mined to death video cards. Incidentally, there are some water coolers and other components, too. No idea how those prices are though.
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I've understood from previous posts for B-stock that they are usually close to new, not bit-mined to death video cards. Incidentally, there are some water coolers and other components, too. No idea how those prices are though.
Thanks, that makes sense given the 1 year warranty.

Tempting but I feel like firesale prices are coming on video cards and other electronics.
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Whats the return policy on b-stock?

Also, debating 1660 ti (b-stock) vs 1660 Super (New). Super is $10 cheaper with MIR.

My primary interest in Davinci Resolve.
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Tempting but I feel like firesale prices are coming on video cards and other electronics.
I have mixed feelings on that. I was thinking about it earlier -- manufacturing has been paused and is only just now returning to normal. Instead of sale prices, we could actually see price stability due to shortages. There certainly hasn't been much movement lately, and I haven't seen too many great deals lately, just some lukewarm ones like this.

Right now, another issue to consider domestically is that trucking has been affected by all the restrictions on movement across the US, which means that even if electronics reach US ports (which are also affected by social distancing, etc.), the movement from there might be slowed. I haven't seen any commentary on what effect that will have on prices -- if there's limited stock, I wouldn't expect any sales. If the manufacturing and logistics manage to move the products to retailers who aren't seeing any sales, THEN we could see great prices. A lot depends on how much stock the retailers/sellers had when this all started and when/if goods starting flowing again.
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I have mixed feelings on that. I was thinking about it earlier -- manufacturing has been paused and is only just now returning to normal. Instead of sale prices, we could actually see price stability due to shortages. There certainly hasn't been much movement lately, and I haven't seen too many great deals lately, just some lukewarm ones like this.

Right now, another issue to consider domestically is that trucking has been affected by all the restrictions on movement across the US, which means that even if electronics reach US ports (which are also affected by social distancing, etc.), the movement from there might be slowed. I haven't seen any commentary on what effect that will have on prices -- if there's limited stock, I wouldn't expect any sales. If the manufacturing and logistics manage to move the products to retailers who aren't seeing any sales, THEN we could see great prices. A lot depends on how much stock the retailers/sellers had when this all started and when/if goods starting flowing again.
All true. But when they announce 2 million unemployment claims next week, and GDP drops 20%, you'll see some sales.

TSMC is still open, but they had their first Covid 19 case a day or two ago, so they could end up closing. Not sure where the cards are manufactured either, or if those factories are open. China has reopened a lot of factories, but yesterday there were stories of a resurgence in the virus.

Best deals could be once the virus has subsided and NVidia is making cards again, but the economy is in deep recession.

If you need a card now cause you've got time to play, grab one!
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I have mixed feelings on that. I was thinking about it earlier -- manufacturing has been paused and is only just now returning to normal. Instead of sale prices, we could actually see price stability due to shortages. There certainly hasn't been much movement lately, and I haven't seen too many great deals lately, just some lukewarm ones like this.

Right now, another issue to consider domestically is that trucking has been affected by all the restrictions on movement across the US, which means that even if electronics reach US ports (which are also affected by social distancing, etc.), the movement from there might be slowed. I haven't seen any commentary on what effect that will have on prices -- if there's limited stock, I wouldn't expect any sales. If the manufacturing and logistics manage to move the products to retailers who aren't seeing any sales, THEN we could see great prices. A lot depends on how much stock the retailers/sellers had when this all started and when/if goods starting flowing again.
I don't disagree with the above.

Right now, both supply and demand are depressed especially for an expensive video card (which is a discretionary item for most people) so prices are likely to stay where they were at slightly elevated prices. Unless manufacturers or vendors were caught with large inventory (Like the single fan video cards that Newegg has been trying to get rid of at discounts) or they need the cash flow to pay employees and are willing to take lower margins. May get occasional sales. I am surprised how little price movement there has been so far up or down since this disruption began.

What is not clear is whether the supply will be restored before demand catches up or vice versa. My guess is that manufacturing can start sooner than consumers who will be feeling the economic pinch in a delayed fashion and will see recovery slowly to again start to buy.

If there is a long shutdown of things, then there will be a huge pent up demand and appetite for buying that will likely push prices up dwarfing supply. So, I wouldn't wait until an all clear hoping for better prices. But, prices are likely to dip just before then when supply chains are restored but consumers have not recovered financially yet.
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Pretty good price on a 1660TI

The thought of a bstock gpu scares me but not on a psu.

Their mid week madness isn't as good as it used to be but hardly any computer price parts are.

Their everyday prices with rebates and associates' code discounts are really good.

Scored myself a new 1660super for $210, they also had a 1650super for $140.

Newegg has good budget PSUs for cheap lately as usual they involved MIRs.
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