Well...I'm here to tell my 2 cents on how gamers could get a graphics card without the interruption of scalpers and miners interference. This is more of an idea that I'm hoping BestBuy sees or a high ranking employee sees and tells someone higher to possibly implement my idea. I don't want credit or anything; I just want gamers (including myself, lol) to have a fairer chance at getting a graphics card at MSRP instead of those "scalper prices". Ok with that being clear, let's get into it. Alright so my first idea on this thread is that BestBuy implements a pausing period and a 1 graphics card per graphics card drop rule. A pausing period stops all of your graphics card purchases on BestBuy's website until 1 or 2 (you can pick any amount of time, BestBuy) graphics card drop(s) ends. Let me give an example. On January 19, 2022 you purchase a graphics card from BestBuy. After your purchase, your pausing period begins. fast forward to the next month...a graphics card drop happens on Febuary 21, 2022. You can't purchase nor put a graphics card in your cart because your still in pausing period. Skip to the next day (Febuary 22, 2022) your pausing period ends because its the day after the graphics card drop. If the pausing period is more than 1 drop (say 2) it would end the day after the second drop. Pausing Period should also be linked to your IP Address to stop users from making another BestBuy Account to avoid pausing period. The 1 Graphics Card Per Drop idea kinda links to Pausing Period because it prevents you from getting a card from the same drop. What i mean is you create a order for a RTX 3080 then go and create another order for a RTX 3070. Pausing Period should also start as soon as you order the first graphics card to prevent this. OK...you may be thinking, "what happens if the graphics card order cancels because the user went over the limited graphics card supply quantity?" Well no problem. Pausing Period should end when the cancellation email goes to your email inbox, then an additional email should go out notifying you that your Pausing Period Has Ended explaining why it has ended. The "Pausing Period Has Ended" email should also go out when it has officially ended after 2 drops. Well that was my idea for today! Sorry if it sounded kinda empty. I've never been good at writing in school and out of school, lol. See ya Later - yours truly, CJ
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