We know that NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card will be launching on February 25th. Many retailers have been taking pre-orders for the $329 graphics card. One retailer out of Pakistan, ZAH Computers is completely ignoring NVIDIA’s release date and opening selling Palit RTX 3060 graphics cards right now. On top of that they are selling them for outrageous prices!
ZAH Computers is selling the Palit GeForce RTX 3060 Dual OC graphics card for 120,000 PKR (Pakistani Rupees), which works out to about $750 USD! This is obviously a massive premium as the card is supposed to retail for $329. ZAH has said that the reason for such a high price is “high customs duties and import prices”. I think we can call that BS!
WCCFTech is reporting that, “simply put are excuses that these distributors and dealers are known to hide behind and have been doing so for quite a while now”.
They continued: “The other thing is that these prices won’t just come down when the official launch happens on the 25th of February. Unlike preliminary pre-order prices in EU & US markets, the Pakistani prices are going to remain intact and will only go up considering the rising inflation and the ever-dropping value of the PKR compared to USD”.
“We have been told that this ZAH Computers has sold multiple units and are easily available to buyers who are willing to pay the scaled prices. With the same amount of money, you can get NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070 or if lucky, even an RTX 3080 graphics card but that’s the price you have to pay for living in an entirely unregulated market place”.