After reading our review of NVIDIA’s RTX 4090, you may have wanted to buy Team Verde’s new flagship card. But be careful: after spending an astronomical amount for the GPU, you may receive an empty box, exactly as happened to this use of the American portal Newegg.
Buy An RTX 4090 And Recieve Metal Weights
The story, posted on Reddit by user NuclearInnardsBeep, quickly made the rounds of the web. As you can see from the image provided by the user and available below, he bought an NVIDIA RTX 4090 on Newegg but, once he received the card at home, he realized that in the package there were metal weights instead of the GPU much desired.
The weights, of course, were used to simulate the weight of the NVIDIA graphics card purchased by the user, which according to what was reported on Reddit was to be a Gigabyte-branded GPU.
At the moment it is too early to point the finger at Newegg, Gigabyte, the couriers, or other figures involved in the purchase scam, which could also be a scam developed by NuclearInnardsBeep itself to pocket an RTX 4090 and then receive a refund of the amount paid.
In reality, however, the user also explained that, after having reported the incident to Newegg, he would have seen his profile blocked on the eCommerce specialized in products and parts for PCs.
In recent years, however, Newegg and many other websites specializing in the retail sale of hi-tech products have become the focus of scams of this kind, many of which involve replacing an expensive product with a lower-end one or with useless objects designed to simply mimic their weight or size.
At the moment, however, Newegg has not yet released any statements regarding the complaints of NuclearInnardsBeep, although the Gamer Nexus colleagues explained on Twitter that they are in contact with the eCommerce customer service to verify at what level the scam has occurred and how (and if) the user will be able to receive a refund or a new card.
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Abram left his e-business studies to devote himself to his entrepreneurial projects. In 2017, he created the company Inbound Media and wrote articles about high-tech products for his Chromebookeur site. In 2019, Chromebookeur was renamed Macbound and became a general purchasing advice site. Today, Abram manages the development and growth of Macbound, surrounded by a young and talented team.