MSI responds to subsidiary Starlit Partner scalping customers by selling RTX 30 GPUs over MSRP

NVIDIA has had a rocky road with its RTX 30 series of cards since launch. The stock availability did not meet the demands, and most of the stock was picked up by scalpers online. Now it looks like MSI’s own subsidiary Starlit Partner did some scalping itself, and MSI has now responded.

Recently, it was noticed that a seller on eBay was selling MSI-branded NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs, like the RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio for $1,359 as opposed to the $699 Founder’s Edition and $799 tag by MSI. It turned out that MSI subsidiary Starlit Partner was the one doing the scalping here, which angered many fans sensing foul-play on MSI’s end. MSI has now issued a statement that pretty much distances them from Starlit’s actions:

MSI seems to be writing it off as a mismanagement issue, but internet citizens still remain skeptical. What do you this? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

Via TechPowerUp


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