Yes; I scalp graphics cards and I am proud of it. You, an upset privileged gamer, may cry out; “Why?” Well, it’s simply because I do not respect you gamers whatsoever, and here is why.
As a non-binary feminist, I experience way more harassment and oppression online than the average fencesitter cishet white person. I am brave and bold with what I say and when faced with oppression, I do not back down. While I am entitled to speak my mind without ridicule from cishet white people, that injustice still happens. That being said, the vast majority of discrimination I receive is from gamers.
I have many theories for why this happens; heterosexual parents, white privilege, etc. The most likely one however is simply the video games themselves. Generally speaking, all modern video games have incredibly harmful themes of misogyny, racism, transphobia, and more bigotry. Gamers, as a people, are extremely impressionable, as being unemployed/unsuccessful in life opens the doors to all sorts of strange ideologies. Just because they are weak-minded enough to be indoctrinated doesn’t excuse their behavior, however.
When you are around a system of oppression, you learn to get a good sense of opportunity. For example, NFT’s had a spike in popularity, so I invested. I am currently HODL’ing multiple NFT’s and I can see them being extremely valuable in the future. To think I will be even richer years from now, all because I was intelligent and attentive enough to find opportunities. I saw this with the ongoing GPU shortage as well, and as soon as the launch of the RTX 3080 I had made a bot to find in-stock GPUs and buy as many as possible.
Not only have I been able to make thousands reselling the cards off of StockX and eBay, but also been able to deprive a critical component of a gaming PC for hundreds of gamers. The only people who can afford my prices are 9 times out of 10 a crypto-miner, who will run that card into the ground and probably resell it 4 years later to gamers who will only have it a year before it dies on them. In the event of that 1 time out of 10 that it is a gamer buying off of eBay, I will usually jack up the price specifically for them. I consider it reparations for all the emotional torment gamers have brought upon me.
So yeah, buy your $2,200 RTX 3090’s, $1,600 RTX 3080’s, your $1,000 RTX 3070’s, and your $700 RTX 3060’s. I will be laughing all the way to the bank.