Jesus Christ this is a simple question...when does Microcenter get shipment, at least for Flushing or close to it. I know Westbury one is one of the biggest in the country, and they get shipments Tuesday, Thurs, and Sat. Talked to the guy there, and he told me they get cards based on the number of customers, and Microcenter at Westbury is 2nd in that nation, thus gets double digit number of cards instead of single digits like Flushing. I got mine in Flushing one SAT morning, went there at 7:30am and just happened upon a good stocking day.
They register your ID with your purchase. So one address can only buy 1 high end card per month (NVIDIA OR AMD).
Brooklyn is great too, as it's located in a poor area and would often have good surprises if you decide to visit them, though they only get 2-8 at a time as well.
Yonkers is 1st come 1st serve, its super far away, and have few people who drive there weekly just to buy cards. Do not rely on online stock info, it's a gamble to drive there.
Flushing Microcenter usually gets 2-8 at a time. So you need to be first 5 at least to be waiting on the line. As of March, there's people waiting there EVERYDAY. So come early.
I'm one of 3 guys who bought out all VEGAS when VEGA64 & 56 launched back in the day, in all Microcenters in NY, even Yonkers. Ask me anything.
Long story short you have to be willing to wait multiple days outside on the sidewalk and be at the front of the line if you want a good chance of getting a 3080. "Any weekday, but sometimes up to 2 weeks of nothing" is the best answer they can give since supply chains are screwed, so there is no planning ahead to avoid all that. Now you see why scalpers that have bots buying all online inventory can sell 3080's at 3x MSRP with relative ease. Personally I gave up and hopefully things get back to normal in time for the 4080 ti in 2023ish (normal = just walk in and buy one). Until then I simply don't buy games that require more than a 1080 ti (not hard, there's 1000's that play fine on a Radeon 7970 from 2012 on Steam alone).
@ETherMan any idea what days does Brooklyn get stock? I have heard the one in Flushing gets deliveries on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Greetings. We receive shipments periodically to each Micro Center location. It would not be the same from store to store.
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