[quotemsg=20736830,0,582021][quotemsg=20734963,0,1312467]Graphics Card Deals Are Showing Up On...Massdrop?
Is this intended as a question? If so then no, they are not. They are selling these cards for $200-$250 over retail price, which can hardly be considered a "deal". Compared to what these cards were selling for less than two months ago, these prices are terrible. The current price spike for graphics cards will likely be relatively short lived, so if someone is willing to wait a few months for it to subside, these prices may very well look rather poor by comparison. What's more, the GTX 1080 is nearly two years old at this point, and it's widely expected that Nvidia will have a new generation of graphics cards available by this summer.
This isn't even a particularly good option for someone unwilling to wait and wanting to buy a card right away, since according to the Massdrop page, they won't be shipping these cards out for nearly a month. By then, who knows what the pricing of these cards will be like, and chances are good that better "deals" will show up elsewhere in the mean time. And good luck cancelling an order with them after the sales period ends, which is in just three days.[/quotemsg]
That's just the article headline.
And these are deals. You confused MSRP with retail price. MSRP is is the Market SUGGESTED retail price, whereas a retail price is actually what something sells for. These GPUs are suggested to sell for a few hundred less, but due to market conditions and the shortage they sell for more than that. The current retail price of these cards from most retailers would be around $900 for a GTX 1080 and around $1100 for a GTX 1080 Ti, as stated in the article. You can fact check this with Amazon, Newegg, Best Buy, Walmart, or just about any retailer that sells GPUs. As Massdrop is selling the GTX 1080 for $650 and the GT 1080 Ti for $950, these qualifies as deals in the present market.
There is also no indication that this shortage will end soon. It's already persisted for a little over a month, and it may continue for several more months. Even if AMD and Nvidia release new GPUs, there is no guarantee that they won't also be hit by the shortage. New GPUs often sell out under normal market conditions, so it's almost certain that they will if released during the shortage. Yea it is better to wait if you can, but for those that don't want to wait potentially months, this is currently one of the best options.