We would like to say that this is a joke and lootboxes with graphics cards never existed, but in the Japanese version of the Amazon store, they can still be ordered, or at least you could, because the offer is currently deactivated due to shortages in stocks. For products of this type (read: buying a pig in a poke) you have to pay around PLN 400, which for some may not be such a stupid idea these days.
Lootboxes with graphics cards take advantage of the nasty market situation and do it in a really questionable way
There is no shortage of those in the world who want to earn some money from someone else’s misfortune or desperation, and how not to be desperate, as a player who wants to replace equipment or buy a new graphics card from the beginning of 2021? So one Japanese retailer decided it would be a great idea to start selling special lootboxes with graphics cards that could even provide a lucky one for the flagship GeForce RTX 3090?
According to the offer, you have the best chance of getting a random graphics card outside the GeForce GTX 900 and Radeon RX 300 generation, as much as 70%. The remaining thirty percent guarantee you a model from at least seven years ago, but you should not count on real news, because for any GeForce RTX 3000 or Radeon RX 6000 card the chances are only 2%, and you are not sure if the model is new, whether used or even “real”.
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Nowadays, nothing stands in the way of wrapping the laminate of a weak card with cooling from the flagship and even cheating the programs to a small extent by replacing the BIOS. In other words, we warn you against such purchases, because they are very, very doubtful.