What you need to know
- Arguably the oldest egg in town, Newegg, is at it again with another Newegg Shuffle.
- Here's how it works: You tell Newegg what you want to buy, they tell you if you're allowed to buy it, then you have a limited amount of time to give them your money.
- This time around, the shuffle has an emphasis on GPUs and DDR5 memory.
Still a participant in the endless, bloody battle for the best graphics cards? Have you seen the snow fall, pile up, melt, then fall again, having spent a year or more wondering when you'll finally get a GPU with which to play the widely beloved Square Enix game Marvel's Avengers on your PC? Newegg Shuffle (opens in new tab) is here for you.
If you're one of the "west coast best coast" crowd, then the shuffle kicks off at 8 a.m. PT and goes 'til 10 a.m. PT. That's your window to select what you want. Then, from 12 p.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT, Newegg will decide if you're worthy enough to purchase anything. If you are one of the chosen, then you have two hours from whenever Newegg pings you to cough up the money.
For those on the east coast, just add three hours to all those times. So your shuffle starts at 11 a.m. ET. But remember, this is all January 6, 2022! If you see this post on January 7, all hope's lost and you should probably give up on ever getting the components of your dreams (just kidding; keep an eye on our coverage and we'll let you know when more appear).
This Newegg Shuffle is all about GPUs and DDR5 memory, so if either of those are on your wishlist, prepare to camp out at your computer. That RTX 3060 isn't going to buy itself!
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So tired of not being able to just buy a video card. I still want the 3080, as it's the right price and performance, but even if I get "chosen" by the shuffle, the cheapest option is $1,300, nearly twice retail of the card alone. What a scam.
A lot of people feel your pain. Though if you have the tolerance to keep waiting, that's good. Better to wait and not indulge the daylight robbery. And if the 40-series rumors pan out/supplies aren't painfully scarce, perhaps all the patience will be justified.
I really hope that anti scalper bot bill becomes law...
There is a Shuffle just about every day of the week. I have gotten lucky with getting a PS5 and a few GPU's since the Shuffle started. But got to be careful because sometimes their retail price gets close to scalper prices.
Put my name in shuffle. Hopes aren't high but it's better than nothing.
I scored a 3080 Aorous off a shuffle in Sept and it was a debacle. It appeared brand new, but the card crashed non-stop. Returned for a refund. Look at the reviews of bundled items and they have been pretty consistently terrible. I used to love Newegg, but something over there has changed. Dumping product they can't move as a bundle was likely hailed as a genius move in the boardroom, in reality... We see exactly what you are doing and will reward your "genius" appropriately.
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