January 21, 2021

How much scalpers make selling hard-to-get PC hardware and consoles

By Gordon Mah Ung

Maybe you can’t buy the hottest new PC hardware yourself, but scalpers are ready to sell it to you for a tidy profit. 

These numbers come to us courtesy of Dev blogger Michael Driscoll. Driscoll, an Oracle Data Engineer at USG Corp. by day, applies his data skillsets in his off-hours to the scalping market for PC hardware and consoles. By Driscoll’s analysis, scalpers have sold at least $82 million in Ryzen 5000 CPUs, RTX 30-series cards, RX 6000 GPUs, and Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles. Most of it is still selling at stupid levels above the list price, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Source:: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3600431/how-much-scalpers-make-selling-hard-to-get-pc-hardware-and-consoles.html#tk.rss_all