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(Amazon has the r7 260x in their golden box at 20% off)

Haha, the Sapphire Radeon R9 280X VAPOR-X is the successor to the Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 VAPOR-X which I spammed for my mining rig. Looks like its getting wiped out too, probably increasing Sapphires profit lines. The other one would be MSI. AMD ATI share price actually went up for a while (for about 20% to 30% i think), before going back down. TigerDirect is off to a rolling start.

(amazon also looks like its almost all out, with just the sapphire vapor-x 280x (affiliate link, just google it if you don’t want the referral))

One buyer even bought 14 cards in one shot. Reminds me of the time when I went sim lim and the 7950s were flying off the shelves.http://imaginarymarkets.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1879&action=edit

My own miners are 7950s, though 280x are used by people I know, for online guides for 280x you can try Cryptobadger

Tigerdirect also looks to begin stocking ASIC mining cards from Butterfly labs soon.

For Litecoineers out there, here’s some good news:

Could litecoin follow?

When asked whether TigerDirect would seek out more alternative currencies, Leeds didn’t shy away from his answer stating that the company “wants to make it as easy as possible to shop” at its store, and that bitcoin and litecoin fans are the kind of passionate customers it goes after.

“We are a tech company and everybody in this office is a gamer, a DIYer, a tech nerd. We look to our employees on guidance on what we like to use and what we like to buy.”

Leeds noted specific action would be taken to test the waters with the litecoin community. This community, he said, should look for exclusive units in the coming weeks. Based on reaction, Leeds said TigerDirect would make the best determination for its business when deciding whether to begin accepting litecoin for payments.

Sapphire Radeon R9 280X VAPOR-X

Well one, could use this to mine litecoins, or mine dogecoins, or even mine dogecoins to convert back to litecoins, whichever you prefer.

http://www.coindesk.com/video-cards-sales-first-day-tigerdirect/

Video Cards Drive First-Day Sales Surge For TigerDirect

(@pete_rizzo_) | Published on January 24, 2014 at 20:09 GMT | Companies, Litecoin, Merchants, News

TigerDirect’s decision to begin accepting bitcoin payments has sparked “video card madness” at the online electronics dealer, brand manager Steven Leeds told CoinDesk.

“Every single video card has seen a more than 50 percent spike [in sales],” Leeds said.

Rounding out the top four items in terms of sales increases since the company’s 23rd January announcement were power units, tablets and Xbox units. Further, Leeds revealed that TigerDirect’s website has seen a 30% bump in traffic on the news.

The top selling item in the first day was the Sapphire Radeon R9 280X VAPOR-X, of which 30 units were sold. Leeds reported that one buyer bought nearly half – 14 – of these components.

Could litecoin follow?

When asked whether TigerDirect would seek out more alternative currencies, Leeds didn’t shy away from his answer stating that the company “wants to make it as easy as possible to shop” at its store, and that bitcoin and litecoin fans are the kind of passionate customers it goes after.

“We are a tech company and everybody in this office is a gamer, a DIYer, a tech nerd. We look to our employees on guidance on what we like to use and what we like to buy.”

Leeds noted specific action would be taken to test the waters with the litecoin community. This community, he said, should look for exclusive units in the coming weeks. Based on reaction, Leeds said TigerDirect would make the best determination for its business when deciding whether to begin accepting litecoin for payments.

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