In a world where graphics cards are used to play games, mine cryptocurrency, and do scientific calculations, their value gets very high. Consequently, when they are in short supply, their actual selling prices skyrocket, which naturally makes them a target for thieves. Perhaps this is what happened to EVGA as someone has stolen a truckload of EVGA's GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards.
A shipment of EVGA GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards priced between $329.99 and $1959.99 (i.e., the shipment contained virtually the whole lineup starting from the GeForce RTX 3060 all the way to the GeForce RTX 3090, which are among the best graphics cards nowadays) was stolen from a truck in Southern California on October 29, 2021, the company said in a statement. It is unclear if an armed robbery took place, but a truckload of expensive graphics cards is certainly worth tens of thousands of dollars these days.
The stolen add-in-boards might end up in an Ethereum cryptocurrency mining datacenter, or could be sold via online auctions. To that end, EVGA reminds that it is illegal to buy, receive, sell, conceal, withhold, or aid in concealing selling or withholding stolen items.
Furthermore, since EVGA knows part numbers of stolen graphics cards, it will not register them or honor warranty or upgrade claims on these products, which is important for gamers, but may not be important for miners. Meanwhile, gamers can check whether a card they are buying is affected by the issue at EVGA's website.
Those who have any information about the stolen goods are asked to share the information with the company using an appropriate email.
I can't be bothered with a serious reply with the bs in the world.
If I had never seen a Fast and Furious movie and you told me the first one was about a bunch of gearheads hijacked semi trucks for DVD players I would not believe you!
What sucks about this is someone can unwittingly buy one of these from eBay and then go to register or get warranty support to find out they were stolen. So more than likely it will hurt consumers not the thieves.
I cannot stand a thief, I hope they catch them but since they were stolen in California the authorities will just let them go!
They should publish the part/serial number of stolen products, so the potential customer/buyer that cares (I'll admit that not everybody cares) can check or ask question about that before buy the product.
Is that bad in Calif ? Sorry, never been in Calif all my life.