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    Any tips on bagging a 3080?

    Hey everyone, just wondering if anyone was able to get the 3080 fe drop today? I used guest checkout and got all the way to purchase successful but no confirmation so I didn't get it, just wondering if anyone has any tips, would be much appreciated

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    Re: Any tips on bagging a 3080?

    At the moment you basically have to be sat at your PC all day, signed up to some alert service, such as PartAlert (Maybe not all day, FE drops are USUALLY around 1-3pm, think there was one odd one around 10am)

    You probably want to be logged in to Scan already, and have details pre filled like your address - I think using Paypal is quicker than card but i don't have a paypal

    They sold out in about 1-2 minutes yesterday, so if you aren't clicking the link almost immediately, you aren't going to get one

    Also make sure you're good at identifying boats lol!!

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    Re: Any tips on bagging a 3080?

    Meh, 3080 is old now. Not worth it.

    Wait for a 3080 Ti at the end of Feb.

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    Re: Any tips on bagging a 3080?

    Tips? Yeah, camp out on the nvidia page and spam your f5 key. Other than that, lube up and bend over, coz you're gunna get royally shafted on the price.
    Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!

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    Re: Any tips on bagging a 3080?

    Prefill payment and address details. Practice the action of quickly adding it then going to basket and checking out. See where all the boxes are that you need to fill in so when it is actually in stock you can save a few seconds.

    Though I haven't had any need to jump on the new cards bandwagon recently had to do this for the Xbox Series X. Stock alerters are good but often delayed or there are too many people at once depending on them. Constant F5'ing is the best way but that takes a lot out of your day.

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    Re: Any tips on bagging a 3080?

    Wait! Wait as long as you can stand, and then wait some more, and then consider compromising and maybe getting a 3070ti or something.

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    Re: Any tips on bagging a 3080?

    All you need is a little Energon and a lot of luck...

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    Re: Any tips on bagging a 3080?

    Whut. Chap posted this week's ago and no one actually gave the right answer?

    Stock alert discord channels, my friend. It's the only way.

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    Re: Any tips on bagging a 3080?

    Quote Originally Posted by BiggusDickus View Post
    Whut. Chap posted this week's ago and no one actually gave the right answer?

    Stock alert discord channels, my friend. It's the only way.
    This is the best way right now otherwise you will be endlessly pressing F5 on the product pages and crying yourself to sleep at night.

    Discord alerts are not 100% guaranteed but they are probably our best bet at grabbing a new card. Try to get on a few channels too.

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    Re: Any tips on bagging a 3080?

    I got my 3060Ti in December with a 2pm drop, the 3080 drop yesterday was 3pm from what I can tell, I even asked NVidia when the next drops would be and all you get is thanks for your interest in our products and nothing else

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    2pm drops are going to be a meme for ever now It's literally the first thing I type when coming and going from the part alert channels! And many times in the day when I pop on and off
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    Re: Any tips on bagging a 3080?

    I used CtrlAltStock and PartAlert Discord channels and managed to get a 3070FE from Scan UK without any trouble. Just checked out as a guest and used PayPal as that's the quickest thing!

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    Re: Any tips on bagging a 3080?

    Quote Originally Posted by T1Cybernetic View Post
    This is the best way right now otherwise you will be endlessly pressing F5 on the product pages and crying yourself to sleep at night.

    Discord alerts are not 100% guaranteed but they are probably our best bet at grabbing a new card. Try to get on a few channels too.
    Not to mention all the friends you make out there!

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    Re: Any tips on bagging a 3080?

    To be honest I've had the best few weeks chatting to the guys and girls on discord It's a great laugh every day and meme's galore

    I am definitely sticking around after I get my graphics card, It would be a crime to leave now
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    Re: Any tips on bagging a 3080?

    Been after a 3080 for 6 weeks now to complete my sons Christmas build. I'm using discord for stock notifications but haven't bagged one yet.

    My advice if wanting one any time soon is pay scalper prices. Either that or plently of patience and stick with it.

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    Re: Any tips on bagging a 3080?

    End of Feb? I heard say indefinitely delayed.

    If end of Feb it is then I'll sit it out until they come onto the market.

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