This is actually brilliant. While looking to see if anyone reasonable had an NVIDIA RTX 3080 card on eBay at a reasonable price (nobody did), I came across this drawing that someone is selling on eBay and people are actually bidding on it.
Sadly, this is probably the closest that anyone is going to get to possessing an RTX 3080 for the next few months. It’s clear that it was mostly a paper launch for Nvidia to get press coverage and the scarce availability helps build more hype and result in more sales.
Perhaps, even dodgier and less obvious is someone else selling a “PAPER EDITION” of the RTX 3080.
The listing kind of makes it seem ambiguous here. The image they have used looks like a real graphics card and people who don’t carefully read the descriptions could easily be fooled. I am pretty sure the bids are all fake on this and it’s more of a joke, but if it’s not, RIP.