The Rockville store is amazingly operated. That shit was smooth as butter. The store is operated so well.
I rolled up at around 8:40 this morning (release of ryzen zen3) and talked to the associate
who was there waiting for people to talk to him lol. He said they didn't
have any more vouchers for the 5900x, so I got a voucher for a 5800x. I
also asked about rtx 3080s and they said they didn't have any at the
time but that he could take my name and phone number and that an
automated text would be sent to me if they received any more 3080s
throughout the day. He specified that this was not a 'rolling' queue,
but that this was a day-by-day thing.
About 2.5 hours later, I got the text saying that "We received a GPU
you were waiting for, please return to the store by 5pm to pick it up"
You bet your ass I dropped everything I was doing and drove straight
there and got a fucking 3080 FTW3 Ultra.
When they opened at 9AM, the 'voucher line' (people who already got
their zen3 vouchers) was about 40-60 people long. I stood in line for
about 15 minutes before it was my turn to enter the store and they told
me where to go and that another associate would hand me my card.
So I walked out of there with an 5800x. Drove home. Did some things.
Got the text that a 3080 was waiting for me. Drove right the fuck back
and got my 3080 ftw ultra.
I am very impressed with the Rockville Microcenter. The Fairfax one
is closer to me, but I'm going to the Rockville one from now on
because of this.
Edit: RIP back account
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