Amazon Warehouse Asus Strix RTX 2080 Ti Rip-Off Scam Warning! Buyers Beware!

05/15/2019
by Bill Owen
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Mnpctech's Bill Owen and Jacques publish a warning about a growing scam by customers of Amazon Warehouse. Jacques discovers his three separate orders for a used RTX 2080 Ti video cards are all fakes. People are buying "Used" Nvidia / Asus Strix RTX 2080 Ti Video cards. Swapping the serial number labels from their older video cards that share the same cooler design as Asus Strix RTX 2080 Ti. They return their old card to Amazon Warehouse disguised as an RTX 2080 Ti video card for a full refund. They now have an RTX 2080 Ti GPU that cost them nothing. We as customers suffer when we order these fake Asus Strix RTX 2080 Ti GPUs.

Amazon Warehouse needs to seriously re-evaluate their Custom Return process for checking and confirming expensive video cards. Video card manufacturers along with ASUS need to start engraving serial numbers on their cards. This scam has likely been done with past new video card releases. We wonder how does Amazon Warehouse handle these video card exchange scams? These customers have committed over $1,000 valued GRAND THEFT over state lines. Does Amazon send local law enforcement officers to their homes? Do these RTX Asus Strix 2080 Ti Amazon scammers eventually get arrested by the Police and go to jail? The person who originally returned the GTX 1080 card Jacques opened in his video, unless he swapped out the labels, he could just say “I made a simple mistake and sent the wrong card." Swapping labels shows intent to fool the Amazon Return Center.

Our questions for Amazon Warehouse and GPU manufacturers:

● What is Amazon warehouse Return / Refund process for PC hardware valued over $1,000?

● Why isn't PC hardware manufacturers like ASUS not engraving serial numbers?

● Why isn't Amazon warehouse not recording and back checking the serial numbers?

● What are the penalties when these people get caught when their scam is discovered?

Hopefully manufacturers start to re-consider how retailers can correctly identify their products.