AMD’s Radeon RX 6700 XT Launch: Out of Stock, Absurdly High Prices

Do not waste the time. During today’s sale, AMD’s new graphics card, the Radeon RX 6700 XT, was sold out. To make it worse, retail rates for the 6700 XT, which were expected to start at $479, have risen as high as $829.

Our first effort to acquire the commodity was made from AMD’s official online shop, which was scheduled to begin selling the card at 6 a.m. PST. However, owing to an increase in customer activity, the company’s website kept showing a “503 Operation Momentarily Inaccessible” bug.

The online shop of AMD

Weep.. (Credit: AMD)

The 6700 XT was not available until 6:58 a.m. on AMD’s online store. However, the commodity was already out of stock at that stage.

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We have looked at Best Buy for the graphics card. However, it was sold out in a matter of minutes, if not seconds. We saw the retailer launching sales for many 6700 XT versions at 6:15 a.m. Best Buy, on the other hand, advised us to wait before showing us the items were sold out each time we clicked on “add to cart.”

Place of Best Buy

Oh, no.. (Credit: Best Buy)

Newegg, on the other side, would not operate on a first-come, first-served basis. The store is offering 17 separate 6700 XT versions in a raffle scheme called Newegg Shuffle that will be available to potential customers until 11 a.m. PST this morning. If you like, you can join a raffle for all 17 models. In the afternoon, Newegg will draw winners and contact them by email, enabling qualifying consumers to buy the goods digitally.

Do not get your hopes up, however. We have joined the raffle at least six times but have yet to be chosen as winners.

Shuffle at Newegg

It is time to take a gamble. (Photo courtesy of Newegg)

If you have one close you, another option is to go to a Micro Center shop. The 6700 XT will be available in around 70 units at each Micro Center venue, according to the retailer. However, do not be shocked if a long queue of eager buyers forms outside the shop until it opens.

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The other poor news is that certain 6700 XT versions cost considerably more than the graphics card’s starting price of $479, owing to Trump-era tariffs and increasing production costs. For eg, an overclocked version from Asus costs $829. Six new versions are eligible for $700 and up.

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During today’s launch, not everybody came away empty-handed. Scalpers can be found offering the 6700 XT on eBay. The rates, on the other side, vary from $1,100 to $1,600 per card.

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