A truckload of Nvidia 30-series GPUs has been stolen during transport in California.
Amid the ongoing silicon shortage and widespread unavailability of highly sought-after 30-series cards, EVGA product manager, Jacob Freeman, confirmed on the company’s forums that a shipment of the company’s EVGA GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards was stolen from a truck from San Francisco to southern California.
Thefts in California have reached record highs in the state, with trucks and transport trains becoming frequent targets for robbers who lift inventory right out of the trailers and train cars.
According to Freeman, the retail value of the stolen cards range from $329.99 to $1959.99, which would most certainly include everything from the company’s lower-end RTX 3060 cards to its high-end RTX 3090s.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that under state and Federal law:
It is a criminal and civil offense to “buy or receive” property that has been stolen. Cal. Penal Code section 496(a).
It is also a criminal and civil offense to “conceal, sell, withhold, or aid in concealing selling or withholding” any such property.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER notice that:
If you are able to successfully register your product and see it under My Products, then your product is NOT affected by this notice, you can also check the serial number at the EVGA Warranty Check page to see if it is affected.
EVGA will NOT REGISTER or HONOR ANY WARRANTY or UPGRADE claims on these products.
The product manager requested assistance from the community to say that anyone with information relating to the stolen products should share that information with the company at the email address stopRTX30theft@evga.com.
The theft will undoubtedly impact the availability of the 30-series cards for gamers across southern California, who will have to wait even longer to procure one for themselves without paying scalper prices.