It’s Sunday - time for some updates!
The Ryzen 5000 launch went a lot better than expected - yet I still didn’t manage to get one of these shiny new processors. Well, technically, I ordered it - but I highly doubt it to arrive any time soon.
Since I’ve launched the RTX3000 bot for the exact same reason it’s time to release a new bot: @iloveryzen5000 which now tracks the new Ryzen 5000 CPUs on Amazon, BestBuy, Newegg, Alternate and Notebooksbilliger.
Newly added shops: Notebooksbilliger.de, equippr.de, Asus Webshop (de).
As always a list of currently supported products and shops:
The bot reportedly missed some restocks on Newegg and BestBuy and I’d like briefly to talk about this entire “US shop tracking”.
Tracking US shops for me is a lot harder than european shops. For example, if I open newegg.com I get greeted by this fancy message:
Such shenanigans and the fact that I’ve never used of these shops makes debugging a lot harder.
With the addition of the AMD bot, which also tracks Newegg and BB, we’ll see if this situation improves. In case the bot continues to miss restocks I unfortunately have to drop support for these shops.
A lot of people ask me for adding price filters since some insane folks are selling things for more than double the MSRP. Sadly the answer to that is that I can’t add price filters because I don’t know what people are willing to pay.
Maybe you don’t want to pay more than MSRP at all? Maybe you’re willing to pay 30% more? 40%? 100%? Where would I set the limit?
Take my case for example: I’m willing to pay more than MSRP since it’s virtually impossible to get a GPU in Austria. Would I pay double the price? No. Would I pay 20% more? Probably.
Maybe you’re good with paying 50% more - but adding a price filter at 20% would hide restocks from you. This would probably lead to people being upset about missed restocks instead of insane prices - which is why I can’t add price filters.
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