A curious situation in Poland against the background of a total shortage of video cards

With the growth of cryptocurrency quotes last year, a serious shortage of video cards began already in December, many 3D card models turned out to be a very rare commodity. However, some sellers have not been able to fulfill last year's orders so far! At least that's what happened in Poland.

When Jan Domanski, editor-in-chief of a local resource on computer components Instalki.pl, ordered a GeForce RTX 3070 from a well-known local retailer X-Kom last November, he could hardly have thought that the ordered device would not receive even after 10 months of waiting. In fact, shortly after X-Kom accepted the pre-order, it became clear that delivery was being delayed. Then the retailer offered a full refund. However, against the background of rising prices almost daily, Domanski nevertheless decided to wait for the ordered GeForce RTX 3070 - the retailer offered such an opportunity, although he indicated the duration of the wait.

They had to wait 10 months, after which the store contacted Jan and offered a video card of the LHR version, that is, with hardware protection against mining. The user ordered the usual GeForce RTX 3070, which is logical since, at the time of November last year, even Nvidia itself hardly knew that they would have video cards with hardware protection against mining. In general, if a video card is purchased for games, then replacing the regular version with LHR should not cause any problems or questions, only Jan was offered ... GeForce RTX 3060 LHR instead of GeForce RTX 3070 LHR. At the same time, X-Kom said that the other model offers exactly the same performance as its predecessor, Which, of course, is a lie.

It is not yet clear how the conflict will end, but one can think that due to a shortage in the market, such situations are not at all isolated, it is just that the situation in which Jan Domanski found himself was widely publicized due to his professional activities. It is also an example of how retailers are trying to get the most out of the current situation without worrying too much about the users.

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