What is AMD thinking?

1 : Anonymous2021/04/16 20:06 ID: msbbcg

Why did AMD replace the previous set schedule for drops with the new random drops? This only benefits those using bots that can continually monitor the webpages. It's near impossible to get one now. I waited all day yesterday for the drop, then waited a bit more today until I stopped checking only for them to drop AMD cards at an entirely different schedule. What are they thinking?

2 : Anonymous2021/04/16 20:38 ID: gurm88y

A few people have suggested that the drop was missed yesterday because the new captcha on add to cart wasn't working right. So it doesn't necessarily mean they were going to a totally random schedule, to be fair. Next week may be back to Thurs for all we know, or Fri may be the new normal day. I'm not saying they couldn't do more to help real people get them over scalpers but just offering an alternative to "they changed the schedule to spite you" idea.

ID: gurr1ux

Even that is sub par to how they initially were doing the drops. They used to have it at around the same time, plus or minus 10 minutes, then they changed it to random times throughout the day for no reason. I used to know when they they would have a drop, just manually refreshing the page for around 10 minutes with no need for a bot. Now the drop can be any time. This change is such as waste of time. They need to revert it back to the old way. Set the time/day of the drop as the same for each week not the bs they are doing now.

3 : Anonymous2021/04/16 21:15 ID: gurr2y7

If you can't beat them, join them. Get a bot. Use it to get one card for personal use.

ID: gurslu4

Yeah I'm going to. Sad that AMD is promoting the use of bots but it is what it is.

ID: gusgaib

Joined Falcodrin's stream and was doing homework assignments, with the product page for the Midnight Black 6800 XT up...I thought it was fishy that there was no regular timed drop on Thursday so I joined his stream on a hunch.

"Whoa, someone is saying movement on AMD"

Refreshed the page - Add to Cart => had time to enter my CC info, checked out and my card was charged.

Saw at least 5 other people in his stream get cards too, ~120 viewers.

ID: gushn0q

Where might one acquire one such bot?

4 : Anonymous2021/04/16 21:06 ID: gurpxz2

May it have to do with their service provider, digital river, that just not up to the task?

ID: gurranu

If it is, they are silent AF. They need to tell their consumers why they are making GPUs even harder to buy with random drops. Even if it were still every Thursday, I hate having to check throughout the day for stock. Would be better if they had it at the same time each week.

5 : Anonymous2021/04/16 20:10 ID: gurij4o

Yeah it really looks like they don’t want normal people to get the cards lol

ID: gurj3s8

I just want to understand their logic. They say they want to prevent scalping but then they give scalpers such an advantage because their bots work well with the random drops. Yet regular consumers are are left to guess when they will add GPUs.

EDIT: Who's the clown disliking all the comments.

ID: gurjdce

there logic is this.

Say they care about gamers and want to get GPUs in the hands of gamers to save face, but do nothing because at the end of the day they're getting paid.

If they gave a shit they'd find a way to actually prevent this situation, but they don't actually care.

ID: gurj21c

That much is obvious with how they've handled (or not handled tbh) this entire shitshow.

But hey, they don't give a fuck. at the end of the day they get their sales. Doesn't matter who buys it, as long as AMD gets that $

6 : Anonymous2021/04/16 20:26 ID: gurko35

AMD said back in December they were not going to produce any more reference models and I believe they haven't produced a single new one since then. They dont have the cards to sell.

ID: guro2ux

Yeah this ain’t it. They said they’d expand it, and drops have gotten more regular with time..

ID: gury3nu

I just got a 6900XT today off their website. So they do have cards to sell if you keep an eye out.

ID: gus3mnb

i had it in my cart but wouldnt confirm out. any tips?

ID: gurlrm9

So why has it taken them 4 months to offload their supply?

7 : Anonymous2021/04/17 01:04 ID: gushjyc

There’s a schedule?


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