Obviously… Still waiting on these decently priced cards.
ignoring all other factors hurting supply the RTX 3080 original MSRP in Australia was $1139, the RTX 3080 Ti is dropping at an MSRP of $1,920 (available at UMart for a reasonable mark up… lol)
For the record… 3080Ti is showing performance jumps of a mere 5-8 FPS in most AAA titles at 1440p. Yet somehow the card has dropped at a 70% increase in MSRP.
Pay to win games are over, it's now pay to play full stop. I suggest people who are waiting just accept the fact that cards aren't getting cheaper, and massive stock isn't coming to miraculously drop prices. If anything, businesses will artificially restrict supply to keep demand up anyway, you'd be crazy to think they are going to suddenly drop cards back to MSRP if they suddenly got a large enough shipment to supply all their customers. They are making bank out of this. If you think NVidia isn't going to jump on the hype and increase the price of their cards in the future you are crazy. Why would let their distributers make more profit selling the item than they receive by selling it to the distributer?
My mates didn't want to pay $1199 for an EVGA 3080 last year, now they are stuck on a 970 and a 1060 because they're past the point of no return and out of their budget. If the card you want right now is in your budget and in stock, don't wait.
Buy it, use it, enjoy it.