So I am looking through the website and notice that Micro Center is one of the many GREEDY companies raising their prices on graphics cards. Which you do not need to do.
If BestBuy can sell a 3060 for $399 still, then Micro Center can lower their prices from $900-$1300 to something a little more reasonable.
Hopefully, other people will realize the greed and go elsewhere. I know I will. I had a certain respect for Micro Center that has fizzled away quicker than you can say Nvidia.
P.S. Yes I made an account just to post this.
Which 3060 from Best Buy are you looking at? The EVGA one? EVGA has been the cheapest 3000 series cards as they aren't tarrifed as they ship from Taiwan.
Micro Center is also selling the EVGA 3060 for $399 as well; https://www.microcenter.com/product/634181/evga-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-xc-gaming-dual-fan-12gb-gddr6-pcie-40-graphics-card
Micro Center ROG Strix 3060 for $529.99 and Best Buy's ROG Strix 3060 for $529.99
Micro Center Tuf 3060 for $509.99 and Best Buy's Tuf 3060 for $509.99
Micro Center Gigabyte Gaming Rev 3060 for $459.99 and Best Buy's Gigabyte Gaming Rev 3060 for $459.99
Micro Center Gigabyte AORUS Elite Rev 3060 for $499.99 and Best Buy's Gigabyte AORUS Elite Rev 3060 for $499.99
The only 3060 I found to be a price difference between Micro Center and Best Buy was the MSI Ventus series which both goes in favor of Best Buy at 489.99 vs 504.99 on the dual fan and the triple fan being 499.99 vs 519.99. This is only tied to the MSI brand as well as the same patterns show in the 3070 series cards with matching prices on all other brands but MSI. This doesn't sound like Micro Center is being greedy unless they really wanna upcharge MSI but maybe they are paying more for MSI cards than Best Buy is or Best Buy is taking a hit at MSI cards if they are buying at the same price.
I think pricing for cards is insane yes, but using EVGA Pricing vs ASUS/MSI pricing clearly shows how the impacts of Chinese tariffs impacts the cards. EVGA 3080 Tis are 1400 while ASUS and MSI are nearing 2k.
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