AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU scalpers rack up $6 million eBay sales as stock misery continues

AMD Ryzen 5000 processors have been bought by scalpers on eBay for earnings which sum to virtually $one million, and total revenue of approximately $six million, according to some freshly disclosed figures.

As Tom’s Hardware reports, the examination arrives from Michael Driscoll (an Oracle info engineer) who made an eBay scraper script that combs as a result of merchandise bought on the auction website.

Driscoll compiled the stats for Ryzen 5000 CPUs specifically, noting that according to his script, eight,729 of these processors have been bought on eBay to day, ensuing in total revenue of $5.nine million (all-around £4.3 million, AU$7.six million). The believed profit from that is all-around $950,000 (all-around £690,000, AU$one.2 million).

All those are fairly staggering figures, and they just go to clearly show the extent of the challenge when it arrives to scalpers jumping on scarce stock of CPUs, and reselling them for a huge profit. Equally eBay and PayPal advantage from a minimize of people earnings as well, of training course, to the tune of $625,000 (all-around £455,000, AU$810,000) – again an believed determine.

Driscoll additional notes that Ryzen 5000 costs have stabilized rather around the last month, and are now operating at all-around 25% to 40% around AMD’s advisable pricing, which is definitely nonetheless a fairly painful hike.

The higher-conclusion chips strike the most by the stock shortages are the Ryzen 5900X and 5950X, which represent the CPUs inflated to the tune of 40%.

The Ryzen 5600X is presently likely for all-around thirty% around its advisable price tag, and the 5800X is up 25%, remaining the most realistic – fairly talking – invest in listed here.

As to which processor was most well-liked when it arrives to sheer quantity, the 5600X proved leading puppy in this office – with its a lot more wallet-pleasant advisable price tag, of training course – and 3,204 models were bought on eBay.

Ryzen 3000 inflation

The stats also indicated that costs for last-gen Ryzen 3000 chips are also growing, as folks who just can’t get the new silicon give up and appear for alternatives.

Indeed, Zen 2 chips are now reselling at all-around 25% a lot more, and older Zen+ CPUs have witnessed an increase of around thirty%.

Driscoll observes: “The authentic outliers are the 3100 and 3300X, which jumped nearer to forty five% of their preceding price tag. I would suspect this is due to potential buyers having their whole process prepared to construct other than for the CPU and just shopping for a thing to tide themselves around till they could get the Zen 3 [Ryzen 5000] CPU they drive.”

Meanwhile, costs on some Intel processors have dropped on eBay given that AMD’s huge Ryzen 5000 start, with resellers acquiring all-around $200 considerably less for the Core i9-10900K, and about $fifty considerably less for the 9900K. Core i7 chips evidently continue to be fairly unaffected, though.

As for the Ryzen 5000 stock complications which have authorized these scalpers to money in, sadly it doesn’t seem to be like they will be treated any time shortly, and from what we’ve heard on the grapevine the higher-conclusion Ryzen 5950X and 5900X chips will go on to continue to be scarce, at minimum for the future couple months.

All those seeking to get a Ryzen 5000 processor could possibly want to hold an eye on our posts developed to assist locate stock, particularly our attribute on wherever to get an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, and the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X plus the AMD Ryzen nine 5900X and 5950X.