Isn't there a more efficient and customer-friendly way to sell graphics cards?
I've spoken to people at a local Micro Center and I've been asking around, and it seems to me that there are really redundant layers in place that might just frustrate, confuse, and exhaust people.
The entire "waiting list" (to get into the store) thing seems really redundant, and I've been hearing that it's not exactly practiced in its intended form anyway. At the end of the day, aren't people just lining up early in the morning and bum rushing the GPU section like its black friday?
How difficult would it be to implement an actual waiting list for a GPU?
Here's how I imagine it: A GPU registration system. For every make and model GPU a potential customer can see how many people are on the waiting list for each card. Maybe the 3060ti XC has a waiting list of 60 people, while the Founders Edition has a waiting list of 70. You are only allowed to register for ONE at any given time. You could set up alerts to know when you're 50th in line, or 12th. By the time you get that alert that you are next in line, you're already there. But you only get 30 minutes from the time you are alerted to get the actual card. If you're even one minute late it goes to the next person in line and you're moved to the back of that line. GPU's could all be kept in the back room like tennis shoes, just waiting for their owner to pick them up. It's simple, secure, and universally fair.