isn't there anyway to report them to Ebay for scalping like on Amazon? I have in the recent past shut down for the most part sellers that were doing ridiculous scalping on Amazon..
That's why I think AMD just ships without checking because he does offer 2. So AMD must be involved because regular users did all get access denied messages and that person did buy 2. So he must have some help from AMD.
I partially agree with you and that is that they can sit there and rot, and I actually hope they do.. On the other hand I believe that AMDs approach is irresponsible to the so called beloved Gamers as Lisa put it. If they so much beloved us they would put some type of measure like EVGA is doing, it would be a better way to put these cards into Gamers hands.. Yes would scalpers get some but one at a time ... With this system over less time, demand would decrees because more gamers would be getting the cards. You will always have ass hat scalpers/ overpriced products but they do not have to dominate the market..
Best way to get rid of the scalpers is easy... we just do not buy from them. Don´t pay a dime over retail price and they will stop buying up cards as there´s then no profit in it for them.
When I see scalpers asking inflated prices I always give them a ridiculously low bid. If all they get, even for a moment, are low offers maby they get a bit shaky.
Seeing how this person only purchased 1 GPU. This is just a regular scalper. Shoe bots will do this:
Although it was on AMD to make that link exclusive meaning the listing shouldn't have been posted on the same Digital River Buy-Direct page where numerous people are actively watching/refreshing along with bots scraping the site for a change.
AMD might as well do like NVIDIA and shut their online store down and send their cards to BestBuy or Walmart with a requirement that the cards be sold in-store only with limit 1 per customer.