July 17, 2024


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Someone in California Stole a Bunch of PC Graphics Cards From EVGA

The GPU vendor EVGA says it lost a shipment of sought-after PC graphics cards to a thief in California. 

On Tuesday, EVGA posted about the theft in the company’s online forums. “PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on October 29, 2021, a shipment of EVGA GeForce RTX 30-Series Graphics Cards was stolen from a truck en route from San Francisco to our Southern California distribution center,” the vendor wrote. 

“These graphics cards are in high demand and each has an estimated retail value starting at $329.99 up to $1959.99,” the company added. 

We’ve reached out to EVGA for more details. But based on the pricing, the vendor lost numerous graphics card models ranging from the Nvidia RTX 3060 to the RTX 3090. 

In response, the company is asking anyone with details about the theft to contact the company at [email protected]. EVGA is also reminding consumers that under California law knowingly buying or receiving stolen property is a crime. 

Nevertheless, the thief will almost certainly try to resell the stolen graphics cards at a time when demand for GPUs remain sky high. For the past year now, scalpers on eBay have been reselling Nvidia RTX 3000 products often for double the normal pricing. 

If a consumer does purchase one of these stolen cards, prepare to face some bad news. EVGA is indicating it knows the serial numbers of every GPU stolen, and plans on cutting off the warranty services for them.

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“​​EVGA will NOT REGISTER or HONOR ANY WARRANTY or UPGRADE claims on these products,” the company said. “If you are able to successfully register your product and see it under My Products, then your product is NOT affected by this notice, you can also check the serial number at the EVGA Warranty Check page to see if it is affected.”

However, consumers are reacting to the theft by calling on EVGA to publish the serial numbers for the stolen graphics cards. “That way you will protect innocent people from being sold stolen property,” one user wrote in response.

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