Tustin: Shoppers Camp Outside Micro Center For Graphics Card Release

02.25.2021 | 12:00 AM | TUSTIN – The anticipated release of the Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card prompted nearly 100 people to camp overnight outside of a Micro Center, Thursday morning.

The campers bundled up for the cold night outside Micro Center in Tustin in hopes of scoring one, or more, of the $328 graphics cards.

The cards, like other recent releases, are expected to sell-out fast with a only a lean supply available, according to reports.

With demand far outpacing supply there was no shortage of those willing to brave the weather for a chance to either resell or use the graphics cards in their homebuilt computer systems.

One college student, Michael Phung, made the trek from San Diego to Orange County in hopes of purchasing the RTX 3060 for his homebuld system.Phung said the price and performance of the graphics card made it his choice for his new computer.

Another student, Jae Jun, said that he was hoping to resell one of the graphics cards as a way to make quick money amidst the pandemic.

With a shortage of graphics cards and online bots making purchasing an already limited stock difficult, brick-and-mortar retailers like Micro Center and Best Buy are among consumers only choice to find a graphics card without paying inflated prices.

Miles Madison

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