The only graphics card company that actually limits them is EVGA. This will be my next graphics card when the shortage is over.It looks like third party manufacturers and retailers want to get in on that sweet scalping cash rather than let scalpers take it all for themselves. While I can't blame really them as enough people are clearly paying those scalper prices, I do hope they burn in hell.
If you enjoy playing PC games, I recommend you find another hobby, because you will never be able to buy a GPU again with this stance. Time and time again it has been demonstrated that so many people are panic buying idiots, that thinking you're going to sit on the sidelines and wait for it to clear up just means you're never going to end up with anything. So either do your due diligence and find your card at a reasonable price, or move on to something else."Time to break the piggy bank"
Contrary to this, I recommend to keep that piggy bank and skip this generation of GPUs. The more we give in to scalpers, manufacturers, the higher the likelihood of them increasing prices, not just for this generation, but also for future generations of GPU. Because they know they can, since nobody is stopping them, and people are still clamouring for the components despite increasing prices a few times, and even as much as 2 to 3.5x the original price.
I thought I was bad at labelling <Mod Edit> 'journalism' as such. Well played, and also correct."Multiple GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Models Listed For More Than $2,000: Time to break the piggy bank"
Continuing to treat the majority of your readers as complete idiots cements your place, firmly, at the bottom of that cesspit of trash journalism. As @watzupken wisely said above, the vast majority are going to be skipping this generation.