We know that graphics cards are a hot commodity at the moment, as we go into next-gen gaming and new graphics cards from both AMD and Nvidia. And we can understand getting a little heated when trying to find the rare graphics cards PC gamers are raving over. Where we draw the line, however, is hitting someone with a hammer and stealing one, which is exactly what's happened in Germany.
According to German site Computer Bild, there has been a brutal attack on a seller of a graphic card. A video made by the tech site lightly covers the details about the attack and the condition of the victim but right now we don't even know if the perpetrator has been caught.
On December 4, a 27-year-old from Paderborn who had put a graphics card up for sale on eBay Classified had a buyer arrange to come and pick it up from their apartment personally. Upon meeting, however, it's reported that the buyer assaulted the seller with a hammer in their own apartment.
The victim was sent to the hospital with serious injures while the buyer fled with the graphics card. The original video from Computer Bild advises that if you happen to be selling any tech or anything of real value like this seller - you should always have someone with you when the transaction happens. On that note, we would recommend you never have a person come to your home to purchase something.
The story was posted on the Build a PC subreddit (although it was removed because it's not about building a PC) and commenters sympathised with the victim although some tried to blame Nvidia and AMD for a shortage of graphics cards being sold at the moment.
Right now many are desperately trying to find the new line of cards from Nvidia and AMD to power next-gen games like Cyberpunk 2077 and fans are frustrated with the lack of stock everywhere. There isn't any confirmation that this incident was connected to either the 30 series from Nvidia or the 6000 cards from AMD. And as Zenteski rightly says on Reddit, "Yeah I'm going to go off on a limb here and say that the guy who attempted murder with a weapon over a piece of technology to play video games, is probably a little worse than the large companies who are trying to make some money."
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