thenrepent t1_j92e36w wrote

> For raw cost, crypto miners and scalpers have played a big part of scarcity, unfortunately. And they are driving real costs well above MSRP. This in turn makes older cards more valuable and pushes up the entire market space as a whole. Everything is expensive just for the sake of being expensive. A few people simply exist to make a pile of money from it. And for these dumb reasons a 10 year old card can be sold for as much as it was bought new a decade ago.

The demand for GPUs for crypto mining should be fairly low nowadays - it was primarily Ethereum being mined with GPUs, and Ethereum switched to proof of stake (no mining). So that demand has fallen away entirely.