The past couple weeks I have been doing my best to receive an NVIDIA 480 on or around April 12th.
To sum it up, I currently have preorders at:
I have no need for four cards. In fact, I only need one. I preordered multiple cards at four different locations because of the limited availability of the 480. I don't want to wait until May to get it. I'm hoping one of those places will get me a fermi on/before release date... To give you an idea why, I built a computer 2 months ago which STILL requires a video card and I've been waiting patiently to try this rig out.
So here lies my problem. If two cards or more ship on the same day, I'm screwed. Again, I only need one. I'm hoping to cancel the others as soon as the first ships, but this may not be the case.
So my question is, how the hell would I get rid of one or more?
For example, if amazon and newegg ships on the same date, newegg's return policy is VGA replacement only, so I cannot get a full refund. I would have to sell it elsewhere... Even if the retailer lets me return it, I'm stuck paying $20 shipping it back. I'd hate to lose money on this.
How much do you guys think it would go for on ebay? I have to break even.... To give you a cost idea:
Thinking about it more made me realize that it is truly a gamble.
If I get rid of the preorders and it is hard to get, I may be waiting until May-June for my video card (Depending upon which preorder I stayed with)
If I stay with the preorders and the are extremely easy to pick up, I probably lost a lot of money, as I more than likely wouldn't be able to sell them over list price (again, I'm trying to compensate for ebay/paypal/shipping fees).
But who knows... Only time will tell the true availability of these things