Sapphire issues warning about scam Radeon GPU offers on Amazon
Sapphire claims that scam sellers have been active on Amazon for months
Amazon may be one of the world’s largest retailers, but that doesn’t mean that all products on the platform are legitimate. In recent months, Sapphire has spotted an growing number of scam sellers on the Amazon. These sellers claim to be selling graphics cards at greatly reduced prices. Now, the company has issued a warning to gamers, stating that they should only buy their products on Amazon if they ship from, or are sold by Amazon directly.
Sapphire is one of the top producers of AMD Radeon graphics cards. Their graphics cards are highly sought after, and scammers are taking advantage of this. Sapphire claims to be doing what they can to combat these Amazon scam listing. Sadly, there is little that the company can to to stop these 3rd party sellers.
GPU buyers on they should ensure that they are purchasing their high-end hardware products from Amazon directly or through a dedicated PC components retailer. There are plenty of great places to buy hardware outside of Amazon.
Even with products linked directly from the Sapphire Technology Store, third party sellers that have been running a scam for months can still potentially be the first listing when you press Add to Cart. From our end, SAPPHIRE is unable to fix this.
— SAPPHIRE Technology (@SapphireTech) November 30, 2023
Last month, we reported on Amazon’s scam GPU sellers. At the time, scam listings included a $399 RTX 4090 graphics card, and a $455 RTX 7900 XTX.
Amazon’s GPU scammers want to exploit the upgrade itches of PC builders. We all love a good hardware upgrade, and a new GPU is often the most impactful upgrade that you can give any gaming system.
If you are buying a GPU, always try to purchase your card from a reputable seller. The internet’s filled with dedicated PC components retailers. There are also many trusted and well reviewed sellers on Amazon.
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