The phenomenon of scalping is now on everyone’s lips as it has had a disastrous impact on the availability of next generation consoles but also of NVIDIA GPUs.
DEV.TO data engineer Michael Driscoll, who previously published a report on earnings from PS5 and GPU sales, in a new analysis focused onimpact scalping had on the AMD Ryzen 5000 range of processors, which of course were sold on sites like Ebay at higher prices.
Overall, scalpers sold 8,720 Zen 3 processors on eBay alone, for a profit of $ 5,880,472: the scalping process generated profits of $ 946,000 for retailers and $ 625,000 for eBay and PayPal, due to fees.
L’AMD Ryzen 5 5600X was the most sought after GPU, thanks to the lowest price and the best price / performance ratio. In the data released by Driscoll we read that 3,204 units of the Ryzen 5600X SKU were sold, equal to 36.7% of the total number.
There Ryzen 9 5900X instead accounted for 1,962 units sold, and generated profits of $ 459,256 in profit, equal to 48% of the total.
It has also recently been highlighted how scalpers have shifted to StockX, a popular new platform for selling watches, sneakers and streetwear.