AMD Ryzen 5000 processors have been bought by scalpers on eBay for earnings which quantity to virtually $1 million, and whole gross sales of practically $6 million, in line with some freshly revealed figures.
As Tom’s Hardware stories, the evaluation comes from Michael Driscoll (an Oracle information engineer) who created an eBay scraper script that combs via gadgets bought on the public sale website.
Driscoll compiled the stats for Ryzen 5000 CPUs particularly, noting that in line with his script, 8,729 of those processors have been bought on eBay up to now, leading to whole gross sales of $5.9 million (round £4.3 million, AU$7.6 million). The estimated revenue from that’s round $950,000 (round £690,000, AU$1.2 million).
These are somewhat staggering figures, they usually simply go to indicate the extent of the issue in the case of scalpers leaping on scarce inventory of CPUs, and reselling them for a giant revenue. Each eBay and PayPal profit from a minimize of these earnings as nicely, in fact, to the tune of $625,000 (round £455,000, AU$810,000) – once more an estimated determine.
Driscoll additional notes that Ryzen 5000 costs have stabilized considerably during the last m onth, and at the moment are operating at round 25% to 40% over AMD’s beneficial pricing, which is clearly nonetheless a reasonably painful hike.
The high-end chips hit probably the most by the inventory shortages are the Ryzen 5900X and 5950X, which characterize the CPUs inflated to the tune of 40%.
The Ryzen 5600X is at the moment going for round 30% over its beneficial worth, and the 5800X is up 25%, being probably the most affordable – comparatively talking – buy right here.
As to which processor was hottest in the case of sheer amount, the 5600X proved prime canine on this division – with its extra wallet-friendly beneficial worth, in fact – and three,204 items have been bought on eBay.
Ryzen 3000 inflation
The stats additionally indicated that costs for last-gen Ryzen 3000 chips are additionally growing, as of us who can’t purchase the brand new silicon surrender and search for alternate options.
Certainly, Zen 2 chips at the moment are reselling at round 25% extra, and older Zen+ CPUs have witnessed a rise of over 30%.
Driscoll observes: “The actual outliers are the 3100 and 3300X, which jumped nearer to 45% of their earlier worth. I might suspect this is because of patrons having their complete system able to construct aside from the CPU and simply shopping for one thing to tide themselves over till they may get the Zen 3 [Ryzen 5000] CPU they need.”
In the meantime, costs on some Intel processors have dropped on eBay since AMD’s huge Ryzen 5000 launch, with resellers getting round $200 much less for the Core i9-10900K, and about $50 much less for the 9900K. Core i7 chips apparently stay comparatively unaffected, although.
As for the Ryzen 5000 inventory issues which have allowed these scalpers to money in, sadly it doesn’t seem to be they are going to be cured any time quickly, and from what we’ve heard on the grapevine the high-end Ryzen 5950X and 5900X chips will continue to remain scarce, not less than for the subsequent few months.
These trying to purchase a Ryzen 5000 processor would possibly wish to control our articles designed to assist find inventory, specifically our function on where to buy an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, and the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X plus the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X.